Bareboat Investment


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Our Vision

Provide an exceptional holiday experience, leaving customers with a lifetime of memories that exceed all expectations.

The Market

Originally chartering a boat attracted a more affluent client. Now, bareboat chartering provides an economical option for cruising in the Whitsundays and accommodates all levels of experience. This significant swing in the market has been achieved by a system of control, developed over many years with contributions by all industry participants.

Our target markets include international travelers and domestic Australians consisting of small business owners, families, couples and of course ardent yachties!

The cost for this type holiday has become more affordable mainly due to the fact that prices for a trip like this have not increased proportional to rising incomes. Also, with larger vessels available, it is possible to share the costs between up to 12 people.

The Company

Established in 1985, Cumberland Charter Yachts were able to cater for an ever-increasing market for yacht chartering in the Whitsundays. In 1988, Cumberland was the first to introduce catamarans to the charter boat industry. Today we boast a fleet of over 30 sailing monohulls, sailing catamarans and power catamarans.

Why We Exist

At the very heart of Cumberland Charter Yachts, our passion and courageous attitude toward exploring drives us to create incredible partnerships delivering unforgettable adventures. We believe in challenging the status quo, we believe in going further than the rest, we believe in team work and mutual success. This is why we exist and this is what has driven and inspired us every day since we started in July 1985.

Cumberland Charter Yachts has eight directors who are keen sailing enthusiast, in contact regularly and meet annually. Two of the directors manage the operation on a day-to-day basis, thus providing a holistic view of how the business is performing.

Vessel Management

Nothing quite compares to sailing your own boat around what is arguably the finest cruising grounds in the world. It’s even better when your boat operates as a charter boat so you are able to offset operating costs against the income earned.

Placing your boat with an award winning charter company such as Cumberland Charter Yachts ensures your peace of mind with the knowledge your vessel is maintained to the highest standard whilst producing an income. 

Our bespoke maintenance program ensures the vessels are kept to the highest of standards with a rigorous regime of mechanical checks pre and post EVERY charter. This means any mechanical or repairs to the vessels are carried out efficiently and cost effectively. Boat owners are kept fully informed with a comprehensive suite of monthly reports including forward bookings and detailed job transactions.

Our charter base is located at Coral Sea Marina in Airlie Beach. Facilities include administration office, maintenance facilities, vessel detailing service, showers and toilets and marina berths. Cumberland moorings are positioned in the bay directly outside the marina for use by Cumberland Charter Yachts and our clients.

Why Invest with Cumberland Charter Yachts

Cumberland Charter Yachts can give you historical data and actual figures on similar boats. We offer advice to potential charter investors and will work with you as business partners. We do not make ambitious projections or offer unfounded assumptions. We understand investment and provide conservative estimates with supporting evidence.

Cumberland Charter Yachts is an award winning, eco-accredited business with over 38 years experience in the Whitsunday charter industry and viewed as the most expeirenced to handle your investment. We work closely with leading manufacturers, brokers and financial advisors to get you the best value add deals and service.


General Manager/Partner, Simon Summerton.

Call 07 4946 7500 or send an Email

Vessels Currently Wanted For The Fleet

Sailing Monohulls

  • 32ft - 34ft sailing monohull
  • Power Catamarans

  • 35ft - 60ft power catamarans
  • Sailing Catamrans

  • 35ft - 60ft sailing catamarans

    Vessels Currently For Sale

    Charisma - Lightwave 38 Powercat

      The Lightwave 38 power catamaran launched in 2010 with new motors and sail drives installed in 2018. The Lightwave 38 has a contemporary sweeping profile and sleek, head turning appeal. Its modern stylish design demonstrates an ageless beauty. Providing unmatched fuel efficiencies whilst maintaining impressive cruising speeds, the Lightwave 38 power catamaran will take you to that perfect remote destination in supreme comfort. The Lightwave 38 power catamaran is luxuriously appointed. The accommodation includes two queen size staterooms and a third double cabin. The high standard of fittout include corian bench tops in the galley, air conditioning and a gourmet BBQ in the cockpit. A large bi-fold sliding saloon door offers a seamless flow to the cockpit and saloon areas and the galley up layout makes this an entertainers masterpiece. Charisma is being sold in charter with strong forward bookings and a contract for 5 years. Price $450000 plus GST
      Price $450000 plus GST More info

    2 Easy - Hanse 41

      Pride of the fleet and as rare as they come, offered for sale in 2C, 2D, 4C and 4D survey the Hanse 415, 2015 model comes complete with forward bookings in Cumberland Charter Yachts Whitsunday charter fleet. The Hanse 415 was a completely new and independent concept for a state-of-the-art, fast cruising yacht with many surprising details and functions. Apart from excellent sailing characteristics, the 415 has an extended waterline and modern hull design with an increased width, especially in the rear. This allows a better use of space below and on deck including a spacious, safe and comfortable cockpit with a wide passage to the large and fold-able bathing platform. 2easy can be easily handled by two people as all lines lead back to the main electric winches at the helm. With the self-tacking jib and luxury of the in-mast furling system, everything is made 2easy. Upgrades in the last 12 months include a fully rebuilt engine through Diesel Works, new windlass, new cockpit cushions (old ones can be used for deck cushions) partial running and standing rigging, new dodger, clears, Bimini and insert, and complete furling system. New saloon cushions and mattresses were also added, and the old ones are available if required. 2easy comes complete with a full inventory for charter operations, including a 3.5m RIB and outboard. For the cruising owner 2easy comes with a Gennaker, 8-man great circle life raft, a list of spares including mainsail, self-tacking jib and a full set of 28 upholstery items (mattresses, seats etc). Sold as a going concern. Contact Simon Summerton 042 344 9434 for an up to date income statement, breakdown of charter expenses and full details on how you can own this fantastic vessel in charter. Price $298,000 including GST
      Price $298000 plus GST More info