"STARDUST" - Our Perry 43 4 Cabin is an ideal size to cruise the magnificent Whitsundays in style!
She can accommodate up to 10 passengers. Four double cabins; two with ensuite and a larger bathroom aft provide plenty of space and privacy!
The galley is fully equipped to cater for large groups including a microwave, stovetop and oven, large fridge and two good sized freezers. A large pantry means you will want for nothing!
The bright and airy saloon with large L shaped soft hide settee which comfortably seats 8 is the perfect place to relax after a fun filled day exploring. Whilst the spacious cockpit provides shade and plenty of seating with a new table and huge esky; great for entertaining. Dive from the rear duck boards straight into the pristine waters of the Whitsundays and "Stargaze" on the front deck tramps!
On-board entertainment includes a TV and state of the art entertainment system,DVD's, fishing books, recent novels and binoculars; perfect for Whale watching. For your comfort enjoy the air conditioning during our tropical summers.
As for performance; she boasts 2 x 50 HP inboard diesels, 1000L water capacity, 800L fuel capacity, and electric anchor winch. She also offers the excellent sailing performance we have come to expect from Perry catamarans.
"There was nowhere to go but everywhere, so just keep rolling under the stars" - Jack Kerouac
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This is the third time I've chartered, but my first with children. Two families, with 4 young kids (12,10,10,6) on a Perry 43', 4 cabin. All in all it was excellent. Cumberland Charter Yachts was flexible with the briefing timing on arrival due to the different arrival timings of our two parties, which was very helpful. We did all of our own provisioning, which we organised prior through click and collect shopping, and a phone call to a local butcher that vacuum sealed and froze all of our meat ready for collection on the morning of departure. The weather plays a big part in what you can and can't do. For our trip there was mainly 15-20kn SE winds and about 1 m seas. As such we stuck to the Western/Northern sides of the islands pretty much the entire time so that there was some protection from this. Kids were fine, and didn't seem to find the conditions of living in a confined space a problem at all. Recommend a stop at Hamilton Island about 3 days in, so that you can ditch rubbish and restock on water, ice and beers. Must do - Whitehaven beach, incl. the walk up at Tongue Bay, Reef World (from Hamilton Is.), snorkelling on the North end of Hook Island. Although it does seem quite daunting on day one to be taking a boat like this out on you own, but there is manual that explains everything, and CCY are always just a radio call always just a radio call away for advice. With a small amount of care and preparation, it is all very do-able. I'd happily do this trip again in the future and can strongly recommend bareboating in the whitsundays with CCY for their excellent service, communication and vessels.Matthew - CHUWAR, QUEENSLAND