The first Fountaine Pajot Helia 44 available for charter in Australian waters.
Huge volumes in the saloon and accommodation areas are complemented by the epitome of elegance in contemporary design. Featuring 4 cabins and 4 bathrooms plus air conditioning throughout, these make cruising the waters of the Whitsundays even more enjoyable all year round.
Large portholes in the catamaran's hulls increase natural light by 30% while delivering enhanced views and a stylish aesthetic. Brilliant panoramic vistas from the saloon allow even more natural light to illuminate the interior, which enjoys a sleek, contemporary design.
Up on deck, life is even more relaxing than ever on the new Helia 44 Evolution. The catamaran features additional lounges for lazy afternoons with friends or a book as you watch the sun set over the horizon. Make your next charter yacht the Helia 44 Evolution and set sail for a holiday of a lifetime in the Whitsundays where dreams come true.
This is the third time I've chartered, but my first with children. Two families, with 4 young kids (12,10,10,6) on a Perry 43', 4 cabin. All in all it was excellent. Cumberland Charter Yachts was flexible with the briefing timing on arrival due to the different arrival timings of our two parties, which was very helpful. We did all of our own provisioning, which we organised prior through click and collect shopping, and a phone call to a local butcher that vacuum sealed and froze all of our meat ready for collection on the morning of departure. The weather plays a big part in what you can and can't do. For our trip there was mainly 15-20kn SE winds and about 1 m seas. As such we stuck to the Western/Northern sides of the islands pretty much the entire time so that there was some protection from this. Kids were fine, and didn't seem to find the conditions of living in a confined space a problem at all. Recommend a stop at Hamilton Island about 3 days in, so that you can ditch rubbish and restock on water, ice and beers. Must do - Whitehaven beach, incl. the walk up at Tongue Bay, Reef World (from Hamilton Is.), snorkelling on the North end of Hook Island. Although it does seem quite daunting on day one to be taking a boat like this out on you own, but there is manual that explains everything, and CCY are always just a radio call always just a radio call away for advice. With a small amount of care and preparation, it is all very do-able. I'd happily do this trip again in the future and can strongly recommend bareboating in the whitsundays with CCY for their excellent service, communication and vessels.Matthew - CHUWAR, QUEENSLAND