Hanse 41 - '2 Easy'
A modern loft-style interior that is airy and spacious, the Hanse 41 has large windows allowing light to flood the main saloon and a lovely cross breeze flow through to the cabins. 3 private double cabins and 2 ensuites make it the perfect bareboat for a group of friends or family up to 6.
The central saloon has a large table that can extend to accommodate any fellow sailors for dinner, while the galley with twin sink that doubles as extra bench space, gas stove and oven makes meal preparation easy.
An extra-wide companionway leads out to the cockpit that has a twin helm for ease of sailing in any wind condition. A furling headsail with sheets all leading back to the cockpit provides stress-free sailing. The fold-down transom serves as a swim and boarding platform and includes a handy locker for storing snorkelling equipment after a day exploring the Great Barrier Reef.
A deck esky and BBQ ensures that there is not much need to leave the scenic vista of the islands to enjoy meals other than on the back deck as the sun sets.
"2 Easy" is designed with ease in mind and perfect for a Whisunday bareboating escape.
Firstly I must admit I was a little worried about spending 7 days in close range with two teenage daughters and a 8 year old son, and was very glad that the esky was stocked.
We arrived at Cumberland, Airlie Beach bright and chirpy the morning were to start our Whitsunday adventure, we loaded the boat and eagerly awaited our induction, this I must say was very painless and we did actually learn alot from it. We motored off to spend our first night at Cid Harbour and to catch up with family that were on the tail end of their holiday. We anchored for the night and had a absolute ball.
The next morning ,WOW, you wake up water lapping on the boat to the beautiful blue waters of the Whitsundays and the view is first class, someone pinch me. From there it only got better, Stonehaven Bay - what a find, Blue Pearl Bay - was totally magic, Butterfly Bay - my favourite, so quiet and serene, Manta Ray Bay - great snorkelling, Chance Bay - the night we stayed here we were the only boat anchored, we had dinner on the beach as we had it all to ourselves, Chalkies Beach - nearly as good as Whitehaven, and of course Whitehaven beach - the worlds most beautiful beach, they were all on our doorstep for the taking.
We were all getting along brilliantly and there were NO kids fighting, let me tell you that is a complete turnaround from being at home. It was wonderful, with no television or mobile phones or FACEBOOK we had our kids back and I cant begin to tell you how much fun we had.
My eldest daughter turned into quite the fisherman, much to her Dad's embarrassment and out fished us all.
We had the most wonderful holiday and can not wait to book again for this year, because at the end of the day we all work too hard and need rewards.
Thank you Cumberland, you are sensational.
Jeff - MUDGEERABA, QLD, AUSTRALIA
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