An agile and easy sailing yacht with spacious interior will have you enjoying every moment of your bareboat charter in the Whitsundays.From $365 - $555 AUD per night
With spacious easy to glide around cockpit and decks, a walk through transom, and a swim platform with a shower and ladder means you will be exploring the fabulous snorkel and dive sights around the Whitsundays at will.
The aft cabin boasts a 7 foot king size bed, while the forward cabin is near a shared ensuite, it is the perfect bareboat to charter for a couple on their honeymoon, or 2 couples. A two burner stove and gas oven in the fully equipped galley makes cooking a breeze and a small BBQ out in the cockpit gives you a choice of dining experience - alfresco under the stars.
The cockpit has a central steering wheel close to all the sheets and lines needed to easily sail the boat single-handedly if needed, while everyone else is up on deck soaking up the sun.
Fancy going sailing in the Whitsunday Islands? This was Gordon's suggestion one winter evening in the Yacht Club bar, where many good sailing schemes are hatched out over a pint or two. Well, said my partner, even if you're not going I am! Almost a year later we set sail with Gordon, and Pat, from Airlie Beach in "La Belle Vie". We'd had a long journey from England, but once afloat the transformation was immediate - warm sunshine and breeze in November! We'd all been sailing for many years, but helpful Tim, who came out to show us the ropes, was still able to show Gordon, and the rest of the crew, some useful new tricks with moorings. Next day we sailed off to discover these wonderful islands. So many beautiful anchorages, with perfect shelter when needed. And those waterfalls, gentle at first, but some heavy showers brought them to life. At home Gordon is none too keen on getting soaked, but with warm rain it didn't matter, and as soon as it stopped we were dry again. We needed to work the tides we thought, but no, Gordon pointed out that we had iron wind that could easily cope with the gentle tides around the Whitsundays if needs be. Then we dropped the anchor in Mays Bay but it dragged, so up anchor - but no, it was well and truly stuck now. Never mind, we had Gordon, who knew all about extractions! Fishing seemed a good idea, but that's one skill that neither Gordon nor the rest of the crew possessed. But we met live-aboards Rex and Jeannine, who came to our rescue with fresh fish they had caught. Gordon's cooking skills weren't great either, but Pat and Lynaire excelled, leaving Gordon to prepare burnt offerings on the barbecue with the help of the odd tinny. We'd never sailed with Gordon before, but now we're looking forward to sailing together again. The problem is to find somewhere as good as the Whitsundays, with a charter operation that can compare with the helpful and friendly team at Cumberland, where nothing was a problem!Richard - POOLE, DORSET, U K