Charterboat Management


The Market

Originally chartering a boat attracted a more affluent client. Now Bareboat Chartering provides an economical option for cruising in the Whitsundays and accommodates all levels of experience. This significant swing in the market has been achieved by a system of control, developed over many years with contributions by all industry participants. 
Our target markets include international travelers domestic Australians consisting of small business people, families, couples and of course ardent yachties!
The cost for this type holiday has become more affordable mainly due to the fact that prices for a trip like this have not increased proportional to rising incomes. Also, with larger vessels available, it is possible to share the costs between up to 10 people.

The Company

Established in 1985, Cumberland Charter Yachts were able to cater for an ever-increasing market for yacht chartering in the Whitsundays.
In 1988, Cumberland was the first to introduce catamarans to the charter boat industry. Today we boast a fleet of 28 vessels in total, 16 of these being catamarans. We also have 6 monohull sailing yachts and 6 Power Catamarans.

Why We Exist

At the very heart of Cumberland Charter Yachts (Cumberland Charter Yachts), our passion and courageous attitude toward exploring drives us to create ‘incredible partnerships delivering unforgettable adventures’.  We believe in challenging the status quo, we believe in going further than the rest, we believe in team work and mutual success. This is why we exist and this is what has driven and inspired us every day since we started in July 1985.

Cumberland Charter Yachts has eight directors who are keen sailing enthusiast, in contact regularly and meet annually. Three of the directors manage the operation on a day-to-day basis, thus providing a holistic view of how the business is performing.

Cumberland Charter Yachts' Vision:

Provide an exceptional holiday experience, leaving customers with a lifetime of memories that exceed all expectations.

Vessel Management

Nothing quite compares to sailing your own boat around what is arguably the finest cruising grounds in the world. It’s even better when your boat operates as a charter boat so you are able to offset operating costs against the income earned.
Placing your boat with an award winning charter company such as Cumberland Charter Yachts ensures your peace of mind with the knowledge your vessel is maintained to the highest standard whilst producing an income. 

Our bespoke maintenance program ensures the vessels are kept in prime condition with a rigorous regime of mechanical checks pre and post EVERY charter. This means any mechanical or repairs to the vessels are carried out efficiently and cost effectively. Boat owners are kept fully informed with a comprehensive suite of monthly reports including forward bookings and detailed job transactions.
Our charter base is located at Coral Sea Marina in Airlie Beach. Facilities include administration office, maintenance facilities, vessel detailing service, showers and toilets and marina berths. Cumberland moorings are positioned in the bay directly outside the marina for use by Cumberland Charter Yachts and our clients.


Vessels Currently Wanted For The Fleet

We are currently seeking investors for a Helia 44 sailing catamaran, large and small sailing monohulls and power catamarans of 43ft+

Due to the high demand in sailing and power we are also interested in 4 cabin/3 or 4 bathroom vessels.

We work closely with leading manufacturers, brokers and financial advisors to get you the best value add deals and service.


Why Invest with Cumberland Charter Yachts

Cumberland Charter Yachts can give you historical data and actual figures on similar boats. We offer advice to potential charter investors and will work with you as business partners. We do not make ambitious projections or offer unfounded assumptions. We understand investment and provide conservative estimates with supporting evidence.

Cumberland Charter Yachts has 30 years experience in the Whitsunday charter industry and award winning, Eco accredited charter business with 30 years of boating knowledge and know how we are the most experienced in handling your investment.

Speak to our General Manager, Sharon McNally today and discuss your dream vessel. Tel 07 4946 7500



 Elandra - Helia 44
  The hugely popular Helia 44 has undergone a major facelift and has now been launched as the Helia 44 Evolution. Fountaine Pajot has sold more than 130 Helia 44 models since its launch in 2012, and the new Helia 44 Evolution features a range of improvements to make cruising life even more enjoyable. Redesigned portholes in the catamaran's hulls increase natural light by 30% while delivering enhanced views and a stylish aesthetic. The newly recessed mast creates brilliant panoramic vistas from the saloon and allow even more natural light to illuminate the interior, which enjoys a sleek, contemporary redesign. The decadent Quatuor version now available with 4 ensuites perfect for charter or extended passages. Huge volumes in the saloon and accommodation areas are complemented by the epitome of elegance in contemporary design. Up on deck, life is even more relaxing than ever on the new Helia 44 Evolution. The catamaran now features additional lounges for lazy afternoons with friends or a book. New stainless steel davits on deck provide even greater strength and durability. The Helia 44 Evolution is now available ask about charter specs and investment pricing from 1,058,826 excluding GST
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Price :  $ 1058826

 Mary Ann - Leopard 38
  The Leopard 38 offered for sale in 4D QLD Survey continued charter management with Cumberland Charter Yachts, this cutting edge design of cruising catamarans focuses on performance and comfort, offering an abundance of outdoor space to capitalise on sailing in the warm breezes of the tropics. She features a large cockpit with an outside dining area and versatile ergonomic seating for up to eight guests. A functional hard-top bimini protects the cockpit area and a canvas cover over the helm station, where all the main sail controls are conveniently located. Powerboat-style open transoms really make boarding easy. Other neat features include a easy to use anchoring system with electric windlass, a convenient dinghy davit with electric winch, and twin 29Hp diesel engines for good motoring performance. The galley-up design incorporates a spacious saloon area and aft-facing galley with a serving window overlooking the adjoining cockpit area. Large vertical windows forward provide excellent shade and rain protection, and allowed the designers to maximize interior volume in the saloon area. Accommodations include four double cabins and two forepeak berths, great for kids or additional storage, and two large heads with dedicated shower compartments. Mary Ann presents in great condition. She has been impeccably maintained by CCY since 2015 and a full maintenance history is available. She is dry-docked annually, anti-fouled, hull polished and any repairs completed. Engines are regularly serviced. Recent gear replacements include:- 1) Mainsail and Genoa 2) Batteries - Full set 3) Solar panels x 3 4) Fridge / Freezer 5) Anchor & anchor winch 6) Cabin upholstery 7) Saloon upholstery Yacht specifications as delivered are available on request. Price $370,000 excludes GST
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Price :  $ 370000

 2 Easy - Hanse 41
  Pride of the fleet and as rare as they come, offered for sale in 2C, 2D, 4C and 4D survey the Hanse 415, 2015 model comes complete with forward bookings in Cumberland Charter Yachts Whitsunday charter fleet. The Hanse 415 was a completely new and independent concept for a state-of-the-art, fast cruising yacht with many surprising details and functions. Apart from excellent sailing characteristics, the 415 has an extended waterline and modern hull design with an increased width, especially in the rear. This allows a better use of space below and on deck including a spacious, safe and comfortable cockpit with a wide passage to the large and fold-able bathing platform. 2easy can be easily handled by two people as all lines lead back to the main electric winches at the helm. With the self-tacking jib and luxury of the in-mast furling system, everything is made 2easy. 2easy comes complete with a full inventory for charter operations, including a 3.5m RIB and outboard. For the cruising owner 2easy comes with an almost new Gennaker, cruising inflatable dinghy (near new in bag), 8-man great circle life raft, a list of spares including mainsail, self-tacking jib and a full set of 28 upholstery items (mattresses, seats etc). Sold as a going concern. Contact or Tel 0427 419114 for an up to date income statement, breakdown of charter expenses and full details on how you can own this fantastic vessel in charter. Price $345000 including GST
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Price :  $ 345000

 Skedaddle - Mahe 36
  Mahe 36 sailing catamaran that joined the Cumberland fleet in 2010. This vessel is being sold in charter with strong forward bookings and a contract valid till Jan 2021. Skedaddle has two double cabins, two toilets and showers and large saloon area with TV and CD/DVD player. The modern galley up design is fitted with a gas stove and oven and separate fridge and freezer. Price includes GST.
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Price :  $ 339000

 Treasure - Dehler 34
  This Immaculate 2006 model Dehler 34 is in survey class 4C survey boasting a light Mahogany timber interior with upgraded cream saloon upholstery. The Dehler range is highly regarded in Europe for its engineering designs, quality of construction using well known suppliers including Harken, Selden, Raytheon, Spinlock, Lewmar and North. In the construction of the Dehler the hull and deck mouldings are joined together as one. A lengthy process which eliminates cap rails, screws or gluing of the two components, Dealer in using this method have eliminated leaks, ugly toe rails and twisting of the hull under offshore conditions. Vessel was antifouled and top sides polished, sail drive serviced & prop speed applied to propeller, Mar 2016. This yacht is currently in Cumberland Charter Yachts Bareboat Fleet and can be viewed further at She is fitted with new dodger, electrical system, ss bbq, dinghy and motor. Income producing yacht in immaculate condition to be sold as a going concern.. 145,000 Excluding GST.
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Price :  $ 145000

 Lazyitis - Beneteau 323
  The Beneteau 323 is a fast, responsive and comfortable coastal cruiser. With an overall length of 10m and length at the waterline of 8m, she has long legs that can take you where you want to go, and can easily be sailed single handed. "Lazyitis" is the baby of the fleet but certainly pulls her weight, and then some. Featuring two comfortable double cabins and the saloon converts to 2 single beds. The cockpit offers alfresco dining and a great area to sit, relax and enjoy cruising the pristine Whitsundays. She also boasts an electric anchor winch, self-furling head sail and state of the art navigation. "Lazyitis"has strong forward bookings and comes with a 3 year charter contract. Price includes GST
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Price :  $ 132000

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