Highland 35

Power Catamaran

We learnt a lot about ourselves as a family living on a caravan in the middle of the ocean.

From $554 - $924 AUD per night
* Based on a 7 night charter


"CUMBERLAND FLING" -The word 'Fling' means literally a movement in dancing
Our Highland 35, "Cumberland Fling" could be named for "The Highland Fling" a spirited Scottish dance and a spirited little vessel she is!
Fling is a perfect charter vessel for a small family or couples wanting to cruise the Whitsundays aboard an easy to handle, compact and bright power catamaran.
She has 3 cosy double cabins and a generous bathroom down below. And the galley up is well equipped including a convection microwave and gas stove top; sitting inside the saloon area, which contains, for your entertainment, a TV, DVD and stereo with USB connectivity. The convenient helm station is forward of the saloon with panoramic vision providing a plethora of natural light.
In the cockpit there is a dining table with deck chairs, whilst the fly bridge provides ample seating, another helm station and a large sun lounge.
The Highland 35 is a great all rounder charter boat,making cruising the Whitsundays a dream come true: much like dancing across the sea.
Come for a spirited dance with "Cumberland Fling" and you won't regret the time spent!
"Over the glad waters of the dark blue sea, our thoughts as boundless, and our souls as free." - Lord Byron

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The Kidd and Co Crew, under Captian Robert Kidd set sail on 20 September 2010 on the lovely La Belle Vie!....Correction, we set sail on the 21st September after very unusual rain conditions saw us stranded at the Marina on the first night....In no way did it spoil our trip, we were off and sailing by 9am on the 21st and we never looked back. As it was our first trip with Cumberland we played it safe and settled at Nara Inlet over night, we swam every morning and evening no matter where we were, the water temperature was fastastic. On our second day we headed for Stonehaven and on the way, under full sail, I lost my cap in the water....We came back to Nara inlet that night and the next morning headed for Cid Harbour. On our way, under full sail again, we passed something in the water...Yes it was my cap..over 24 hours since it blew off my head. Our quick thinking and risk taking crew member 'Chris', despite my protests, jumped in the dingy and took off to find the cap. By the time he was in the dingy we had lost site of the cap bobbing in the water, but Chris returned victorious and we are still laughing about it. And yes, I still have the lucky cap. We only had one mutiny, where in 20 knot winds on the way from Cid Harbour to Happy Bay, the Captain asked his crew to put a reef in the sail, we said almost in unison "nah we don't need a reef!"but we changed our mind when the winds got to 26 knots...and it was too late to reef...The Captain was not happy! We snorkled in Butterfly Bay, took the bush walk to the lookout in Tongue Bay and spent a beautiful day on Whitehaven Beach. We also stopped in at Happy Bay for a drink at the bar and a Pizza. There are so many desitinations that we did not see and I think we played it safe the first time around, so we definitely be back to explore this beautiful piece of QLD again. Thank you to the wonderful people at Cumberland Charter Yachts who went out of their way to help us and ensure we were confident and comfortable.
Joy -
Chartered Beneteau 411 20/09/2010


Type: Power Catamaran
Length: 10.35 Metres (34 Feet)
Beam: 4.4 M


Engines: 2 x 75HP Volvo Inboard Diesels
Furling Sail (s):
Steering Type: Flybridge Wheel
Water capacity: 470L
Fuel capacity: 800L


  • Refrigeration (130L)
  • Freezer (100L)
  • Oven
  • Deck BBQ
  • Microwave


  • AM/FM Radio
  • iPod Dock
  • CD Player
  • TV/ VCR
  • 240 Volt Power: No: Small Inverter
  • Fans
  • Air Conditioning
  • Bimini
  • Deck Esky
  • Deck Shower