Introducing the Salina 48, 'Serengeti' 11:48am, Wed 14 Jul 2010
Just a few of our charterers would remember cruising on the Holland 25, or Seawind 850. Humble in proportions, these two were a great way to cruise the Whitsundays. Today, comfort is not spared in the new line of super cruisers, as boat lengths reach double the length of the charter starters.
Cumberland have gladly received “Serengeti” to the fleet this winter. Recently voted the “Best Bareboat in the World” at a bareboat open day, the Fountaine Pajot Salina 48 is a grand vessel. While bareboat skipper and crew still require no formal qualification, this is a vessels who's size and weight demand the savvy management of the skilled sailor, and a number of helpful crew.... Not that this will be a problem - the discerning bareboat charterer will seek out the performance and comfort offering through the massive waterline length, while deckies will be smartly about the decks trimming sail on large winches complete with big boat sounds.
The balance of the crew will be elsewhere where in the 110 square metres of vessel, enjoying the comfort delivered by massive space and size driven stability.
The cockpit is massive, large table to Port with fixed seating around. there is more seating on the starboard side and the double sun bed stretching out aft. Ocean access is via two wide platforms at the waters edge.
The Saloon has another massive table with comfy L shaped seating. The skipper may be found lingering over the nav station complete with electronics package, including wireless remote for the auto pilot (which is a rare inclusion on bareboats). Starboard forward has a massive frozen locker for long cruising provisioning, and the gourmet galley completes, the vista, inventoried to impress the majority of chefs.
In the hulls, port side, there is island double staterooms for and aft, complete with en-suite. Starboard side aft is the skippers quarters - the biggest we have seen. complete with dressing table / desk and oversize shower toilet. Completing the accommodation is two single bunks forward in a private cabin.
The helm position is embedded in the cabin top. With double seats, with the first mate can comfortably eye the sail trim and adjust through the centre located lines to three large winches. The skipper will have a relaxed grip on the wheel with a full set of sailing telemetry on the Raymarine instrumentation.
If you have been waiting for the next big thing for sailing the Whitsundays, the Salina 48, Serengeti is now ready for you to arrive.