The yacht Akka is a Stevens Custom 50' cutter sloop.
Rob and Andi Overton bought Akka in 1997, retired in 1999, and are
now living aboard, having wonderful adventures.
Akka was named
after a character in The Wonderful Adventures of Nils, by
the Nobel Prize-winning Swedish author Selma Lagerlof. In this book,
a little boy named Nils shrinks to the size of a mouse, climbs on
the back of a barnyard goose, and joins a flock of geese migrating
over Sweden. The flock of geese are led by Akka, who is "the oldest,
strongest and wisest of all the geese." Nils, Akka and the geese
travel together for a full year of escapades with their animal friends.
When Nils returns to human size, Akka asks him to remember always
to save places for all the wild creatures.