Charterboat Management


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 domestic Australians consisting of small business people, 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 10 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 28 vessels in total, 16 of these being catamarans. We also have 6 monohull sailing yachts and 6 Power Catamarans.

Why We Exist: At the very heart of Cumberland Charter Yachts (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. Three of the directors manage the operation on a day-to-day basis, thus providing a holistic view of how the business is performing.

Cumberland Charter Yachts' Vision:

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

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 in prime condition 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.


Vessels Currently Wanted For The Fleet

We are currently seeking investors for a Helia 44 sailing catamaran, large and small sailing monohulls and power catamarans of 43ft+

Due to the high demand in sailing and power we are also interested in 4 cabin/3 or 4 bathroom vessels.

We work closely with leading manufacturers, brokers and financial advisors to get you the best value add deals and service.


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 has 30 years experience in the Whitsunday charter industry and award winning, Eco accredited charter business with 30 years of boating knowledge and know how we are the most experienced in handling your investment.

Speak to our Managing Director, Charlie Preen today and discuss your dream vessel, call on Tel 07 4946 7500



 Champagne Sunset - Aquila 44

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  A beautifully presented 2017 Aquila 44 power catamaran currently in 4C charter in the Whitsundays with very strong forward bookings into 2023. Powered by two 300HP Diesel Volvos, she is a very comfortable boat which can take you anywhere. The Aquila 44 features 3 large airconditioned cabins all with ensuites. Alfresco dining in the cockpit and flybridge provides great entertaining areas. The Aquila 44 offers a new level of luxury not seen on any bareboat yachts in the Whitsundays, enjoy 360˚ views from the spacious saloon and galley that features a large seating area, hidden TV stowage and plenty of storage to make a live-aboard or cruising easy and pleasant. The cherry wood interior is complemented by Corian countertops. The galley has ample an fridge and freezer, electric stove, Nespresso coffee machine and microwave oven as well as a double stainless steel sinks. Aquila 44 Powercat is the complete package, charter ready and offered at $1,250,000 plus GST.
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Price :  $ 1250000

 Sorceress - Aquila 36
  Aquila 36 - 'Sorceress' Launched in 2019 the Aquila 36 is a power catamaran that blends plentiful live aboard space and qualities perfect for socializing with rugged strength and control. Offering the conveniences of a large yacht including topside summer kitchen and bbq grill, the Aquila 36 has cockpit seating for four adults and two comfortable cabins with private en-suites. The hardtop provides plenty of shade and the forward lounge is a sunlovers haven. Powered by efficient twin 250 HP Mercury Verado outboards. The boat is remarkably stable making it exceptionally comfortable at speed or while at rest. Escape the crowds and explore the Whitsundays in style. Sorceress is being sold in charter with strong forward bookings and a contract for 5 years. Price $680000 plus GST
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Price :  $ 680000

 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
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Price :  $ 450000