Innovative design and modern lines defines this spacious multiull. 3 cabins with lots of extra's she's a dream to charter in the WhitsundaysFrom $644 - $809 AUD per night
Highland 35 - 'Stella Jean'
A perfect charter vessel to enjoy a Whitsunday bareboat escape be it a small family or couples wanting to cruise the Whitsundays aboard an easy to handle, compact and bright power catamaran.
She has 3 cosy double cabins and a generous bathroom down below. The galley is well equipped including a convection microwave and gas stove top. Sitting inside the saloon area contains for your entertainment, a TV, DVD and stereo with USB connectivity.
The convenient helm station is forward of the saloon with panoramic vision providing a plethora of natural light. In the cockpit there is a dining table with deck chairs, whilst the fly bridge provides ample seating, another helm station and a large sun lounge.
The Highland 35 is a great all rounder charter boat, making cruising the Whitsundays a dream come true.
A plaque at Blue Pearl bears a William Shedd quote “A ship is safe in harbor, but that's not what ships are for”. The forecast for our charter was the same every day: strong SSE wind warning, isolated showers, swell and seas to 3m. We could have stayed in safe harbour, but inspired by this, we took “Serendipity” as far and wide as she could in these conditions. The nature and appeal of area is the good protection found from every wind direction, and we enjoyed calm nights in the eastern anchorages on Hook and Whitsunday Islands. The best time to sail was in the morning when the winds were lighter. Heading northwards with the wind and sea behind us we surfed along; southwards had us ploughing into the waves with spray flying. Of the beautiful bays for snorkelling, Stonehaven, Butterfly and Blue Pearl were best. The water was clear and among the bright coral we saw an amazing array of fish, squid, rays and turtles. On leaving Butterfly Bay, we were entertained by mother whale and calf 50 metres off the entrance. When not swimming we enjoyed fossicking on the beaches. Our walking party was brought to a halt by a 2 metre python making its way across the walk trail from Sawmill Beach to Jones Point –wisely, we waited patiently until it lazily moved off into the morning chill. We appreciated the warm comfort of sleeping on board rather than camping on the island! Serendipity earned its name revealing delights in water and on land at each island we visited – Hook, Hayman, Whitsunday, South Molle, Double Cone and finally tranquil Woodwark Bay. We handed the yacht back on the last day in perfect sunshine on an almost windless day. Our charter in the Whitsundays three year earlier has been frustrated with too little wind. This holiday was in contrast blustery – as we stepped ashore on wobbly sea legs we pondered that this shouldn’t have been a great holiday. And yet it was. And immediately started planning the next charter.Melville Anthony - CITY BEACH, WA