30 Years of Bareboating in Whitsundays 2:16pm, Sat 31 Jan 2015Who would know this little know past time which originated in USA called "Bareboating" would become a holiday that families from all over the world would flock to the Whitsundays to enjoy.
Cumberland pioneered catamarans for charter, and were the first introduce them to the Whitsundays.
In 1995 CCY took delivery of 1.2 million dollars worth of new catamarans.
By 1996 CCY had 10 sailing catamarans available for charter by 1998 there were 12.
Boasting a Seawind 850 the New Seawind 1000, "Pride of the Fleet" the Parallax 11 and a brand new Elite 12 Luxury Sailing Cat.
Formidable vessel names like "Sea Dragon", "Green Famida", "John Bootie" and "Sudden Gust" its amazing anyone wanted to take a boat.
In 1998 we also celebrated public moorings being situated in several of the "sensitive sites" within the marine park "Stonehaven", Blue pearl and Butterfly Bay were made accessible for all and ensured the preservation of these spots.
By the turn of the century we were offering "Free" area briefs and a free night at Hamilton Island marina. There was Excitement, Romance, Adventure and Fun our email address was cumbyots@ which was swiftly changed.
The year 2000 brought G.S.T ,free days and a website- the directors said "that website thing that will never last, who would book a holiday online"
By 2004 our website was "innovative" and boasted images and videos of the boats. Eleven years on you can check availability, get a quote, and book online, even from your mobile phone. Plus we provide our charterers a dedicated page to plan and store all their holiday details.. Just imagine what the next 10 years of technology will bring..
Terry is still at the helm, albeit a little older and weathered from the years of exploring the Whitsunday. But bareboating in the Whitsundays is still the same great holiday offering all that it did back in 1985, Adventure, Exploring, Relaxation Unique Value and Wandering Zest ?....
Every year CCY welcome back clients who chartered last year and all those years ago, we also delight in new clients exploring the wonders that the Whitsundays beholds for the first time. With 30 years experience you know your in safe hands with CCY.