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 now include middle Australia consisting of small business people, families, singles 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.
Our 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 Abell Point 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 CCY and our clients.
CCY has eight directors who are 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.

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. 


Vessels Currently Wanted For The Fleet

CCY are currently interested in: 4 cabin 2/3 bathroom, power or sailing catamarans. 40 + feet. CCY work closely with leading manufacturers, brokers and financial advisors to get you the best deals and service. CCY can give you historical data and actual figures on similar boats. We offfer advice to potential charter investors and will work with you as business partners. We do not make projections or offer assumptions.

Speak to Sharon today and discuss your dream vessel. Tel 07 4946 7500

Vessels Currently For Sale

All vessels are guarenteed a 1 year charter agreement (some longer) all have strong forward bookings.

 Cumberland Fling - Highland 35
  The Highland 35 is a Fontaine Trawler Catamaran - This means greater stability, improved safety and a longer range with excellent performance at sea remaining comfortable whatever her speed. "Cumberland Fling" joined our fleet in April 2010 and has been one of our most popular power cats. The Highland 35 features Twin Volvo Penta diesel engines for easy manoeuvring, a large front deck area ideal for fishing or sunbathing, and the cockpit opens directly into the spacious saloon and galley area. She also boasts three large cabins, a fully appointed bathroom, and plenty of storage areas. The vessel has been maintained to the highest level and presents well throughout. "Cumberland Fling" is for sale in charter with strong forward bookings and a 5 year contract in place. Price includes GST.
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Price :  $ 375000

 Dehler Magic - Dehler 39
  'REDUCED FOR QUICK SALE' 'Dehler Magic' is no longer in charter and is for private sale only. 'DEHLER MAGIC' Dehler 39 Crusier Racer. Launched July 2000. Beautifully presented and maintained to high standard. The spacious 3 cabin layout makes for comfotable living and is finished in cherrywood. Powered by a 38 HP 3 cylinder Yanmar diesel with saildrive and 3 blade feathering propeller cruising at 7 knots. Cat 2 safety gear. Equipment includes Raymarine ST60 depth, speed, wind, 520 chartplotter, VHF and HF radio, 8 man RFD life raft, 3m Naiad inflatable dinghy, electric anchor winch, 2 x 220 amp hour gel batteries, 12 volt fridge and much more.
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Price :  $ 165000

 Finnigan - Voyager 1040
  Voyager V1040 Discovery Power Catamaran (2006) powered by twin, shaft drive Steyr 163 HP 6 cylinder diesel engines and 4 blade 20i bronze propellers. "Finnigan" is one of our popular motor cats and is ideal for cruising the waters around the Whitsundays! She boasts 3 double cabins with ample cabin stowage and an extra 2 berth convertible dinette, fully appointed galley and bathroom. With a DVD/CD/am and fm Radio and TV, entertainment is at your fingertips. The spacious aft deck is ideal for fisherman or sunbathers while the huge flybridge comes complete with clears. Safety VDO chart plotter, auto pilot, depth sounder and engine monitoring included as standard. Life jackets and wet weather jackets are onboard along with a 6 person Swift rubber duck and 6 HP Yamaha outboard. Enjoy economical cruising at 10lt/hr total at 14 knots, and a top speed of 22 knots. "Finnigan" is offered for sale for private use or can be kept in charter with all future bookings transferrable with sale. Price includes GST
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Price :  $ 290000

 Latitude Lady - Latitude 1035
  Roger Hill 10.35 Catamaran with Charter Income: Designed by Roger Hill for charter use in the Whitsundays, Latitude Lady offers the space and luxury normally only found on much larger vessels. Boosting two spacious queen size cabins with ensuites, plus a separate double aft cabin and a large aft bathroom. With the well appointed galley located in the saloon there's great ventilation, terrific access to the cockpit and is the social hub of the boat. Charterers are well catered for with two ICEER fridge/freezers so there's plenty of room for provisions. Designed for the tropics, there is great ventilation in the queen cabins, something often overlooked on boats designed for colder climates. With high quality & reliable Yanmar motors, very low hours, recently refurbished saildrives, new Ullman main sail, Latitude Lady has been built to a very high standard with all hardware chosen with quality, functionality and low maintenance in mind. Latitude Lady has had two stints in charter, firstly from mid 2006 to 2009 and then from April 2014 to the present day. With a little over one year to go on the current charter agreement and options for a further two years, Latitude Lady offers the chance for a savvy investor to generate an income stream in one of the worlds best sailing locations. With gross earning of $84k in 2015 and forward bookings of $36k already for 2016, we'd expect the current year earnings to exceed $90k. Do your sums on the list price of $249000 and compare it to what else is available. This represents a terrific opportunity for a lifestyle investment in the Whitsundays and a pathway to subsidised boat ownership. Price excludes GST
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Price :  $ 249000

 Mintaka - Seawind 1000xl
  Our Seawind 1000xl is certainly a STAR in our fleet! She is a comfortable cruising catamaran not short on performance. With dual 9.9hp Outboards she motors almost as well as she sails! For Sale with a 5 year charter agreement and strong forward bookings. Contact Sharon today for a spec sheet.
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Price :  $ 300000

 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.. Excluding GST.
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Price :  $ 145000

 Whitsunday Dreaming - Lagoon 40
  "WHITSUNDAY DREAMING" Introducing our stunning new Lagoon 40MY -Motor Yacht, the newest member of our fleet! Whitsunday Dreaming is a safe, easy to use luxurious power catamaran, with unrivalled comfort at sea or at anchor. Boasting over 100k in bookings so far this FY she is an excellent acquisition for a savvy investor. Fuel efficiency, long range cruising capacity and stability makes the 40MY a truly multipurpose boat. On deck, the 40 MY will guarantee real cruising pleasure with a large sheltered cockpit and Weber BBQ, rigid bimini, convenient steering station, and a fabulous sunbathing area on the cabin top. Inside, the accommodation combines elegance and comfort for up to 6-8 - guests (maximum 10) boasting 4 sophisticated double cabins all with en suite and 2 forward single pilot berths. The comfortable saloon and galley up design area are all functional and enjoyable to use with ample refrigeration and storage. Direct ceiling lighting by LEDs, and indirect by strip lights gives a warm atmosphere. See Multi Hull World review at
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Price :  $ 696000

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