What's in a name? 8:56am, Tue 21 Mar 2017What's in a name?
Cumberland Charter Yachts was officially named back in 1989, after originally being known as
"Fish N Fun". Our purpose and ultimate mission as a bareboat charter company gradually evolved as more boats were introduced to the fleet and Cumberland Charter Yachts were the first in the Whitsundays to start chartering Catamarans in the Whitsundays.
So why Cumberland? The Cumberland Islands are a group of 70 islands north of Mackay and were discovered by Captain James Cook in 1770.
He called the islands in the area "Cumberland Isles" in honour of His Royal Highness the Duke of Cumberland (Henry Frederick, the brother of His Majesty King George III of England).
In giving the name, Cook gave no firm indication which islands in the area were encompassed, but his chart showed the name covering islands as far south as St Bees Island and Keswick Island, and Hayman to the north. More recently these islands have increasingly become known as the Whitsunday Islands, and the general area more simply as the "Whitsundays".
The Cumberland Islands were grouped into the Whitsunday Group, the Lindeman Group, the Anchor Islands, the Sir James Smith Group and the South Cumberland Islands National Park.
What are you waiting for? Come and enjoy the Cumberland Charter Yachts bare boating holiday for yourself.
Written by Sue Spencer