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 (CCY), 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.

CCY 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 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.


Vessels Currently Wanted For The Fleet

CCY are currently seeking investors for Helia 44 & Seawind 1260 sailing catamarans, MY 37, MY 44 and Aquila 48 power catamarans.

Due to the high demand in sailing and power we are all interested in: 4 cabin 2/3/4 bathroom, power or sailing catamarans. 40 + feet.

CCY 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

CCY 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



 Aquila 48 - Aquila 48
  The Aquila 48 was designed in collaboration with leading experts in the power boating industry including world-class designers, engineers and builders as well as the industrys leading yacht retailer. She represents the newest and most exciting evolution on the market today. Price on application charter specs from $1,365,000 excluding GST. talk to Sharon today for charter specs:
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Price :  $ 1365000

 Helia 44 - Helia 44
  The hugely popular Helia 44 has undergone a major facelift and has now been launched as the Helia 44 Evolution as of late 2015. 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 989,000 excluding GST
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Price :  $ 989000

 Seawind 1260 - Seawind 1260
  Have you ever considering owning a luxury cruising yacht or motor boat but couldn't justify buying one due to the costs, lack of time to use it or your limited big boat experience? Then you should consider owning a charter boat that offers financial returns, full concierge service in beautiful locations and guidance and training to build your experience. Due to a booming charter boat industry in both Sydney and the Whitsundays and a shortage of quality new charter boats, strong revenue is available on selected boats that can help fund ownership and dramatically accelerate ownership. From $700,000 excluding GST
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Price :  $ 700000

 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 $600,000 Excluding GST
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Price :  $ 600000

 Little One - Beneteau 37
  "Little One" is a Beneteau 37 comprising 3 generous double berths and a fold down single berth in the main saloon. The interior has a cherrywood finish and has recently been fitted with new curtains and cushions. The galley has double stainless sink, gimballed stove dnd stainless cooktop. New Vitfrigio fridge-freezer and Waeco 30 fridge freezer were fitted in 2015. Other recent upgrades include new 2 x 220ah house batteries, 2x2 solar panels fitted late 2015. New 9" Raymarine chart plotter 2017 with Australia and New Zealand charts, and new electric anchor winch 2016. New spray dodger and bimini were installed 2014 and are in excellent condition TV/DVD, Fusion am/fm radio with bluetooth connectivity, LED lights throughout and fans in all cabins and saloon A "Barefoot" rib, surveyed for 6 pax is included, fitted with 2014 6hp Mercury outboard The vessel is in 4D survey, all checks and certificates up to date and current. She was antifouled in March 2017 and topsides polished Little One has consistently provided excellent returns and has very strong forward bookings of $40,000 to 2018 -subject to change) Charter agreement options available by negotiation. Price S175,000 excluding GST.
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Price :  $ 175000

 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

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