With a timeless design featuring exceptional comfort on board, the Jeanneau 49i is the perfect bareboat for easy sailing around the Whitsunday islands. There are 4 private double cabins with ensuites, comfortably sleeping up to 8 people. Excellent storage throughout with a good size galley and saloon and all the amenities one could wish for including a large refrigerator and freezer space, microwave and oven. One of the most spacious cockpits on a yacht of this size with large twin steering wheels offering effortless handling in any sailing condition. Kick back with some music using the iPod dock or CD player as you sail. A centre cockpit table extends out to accommodate everyone comfortably, a deck BBQ, esky and deck shower. Fully battened mainsail with lazy jacks and furling jib makes the Jeanneau 49i a breeze to sail on your bareboat charter.
Claire and I set out on an 8 day, 7 night cruise on Finnigan. We were fortunate to have incredibly good weather the first few days/nights before high winds/rain came in on the final few forcing us into Hamilton Island Marina twice. Having been through the process of selecting a charter company, completing the paperwork/planning the trip, sailing with them and listening to stories from others that went with different companies - I highly recommend Cumberland. Their boats are kept in very good condition, the website is by far the most informative/easy to use, the initial briefing and boat orientation provided by Malcom got us off to a great start and the support/advice they provided throughout the trip was first class. If you are considering a sailing trip on the Whitsundays, dont hesitate. It was much better than we expected and is a trip that will be remembered as one of the best holidays I've ever been on. I'm sure other charter companies are fine but from our experience, Cumberland was head and shoulders above the rest.Andy -