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

    Pearl - Aquila 44.3

      Aquila 44.3 - 'Pearl' In this 2022 build, 3 cabin layout featuring a saloon and galley with 360 degree views and an extensive flybridge make entertaining a breeze. An alfresco dinette from the galley to the aft deck has a partition the lifts up to create a service bar, perfect for morning coffee's or sunset cocktails. Each cabin has its own ensuite allowing for maximum privacy when on board. With a beach wood interior, air-conditioning, central galley with Corian countertops, electric fridge and freezer, Nespresso coffee machine and water maker, the Aquila 44 design means longer cruising ability. The covered flybridge with additional dining area, sun bed on either side of the helm and easy access to the bow with the stairway from the bridge, makes navigating this vessel a delight.
      Price $1500000 plus GST More info

    Pirate Pete - Seawind 1260

      Have you ever considering owning a luxury cruising yacht or motor boat but couldn't justify buying one due to the costs, lack of time to use it or your limited big boat experience? Then you should consider owning a charter boat that offers financial returns, full concierge service in beautiful locations and guidance and training to build your experience. Due to a booming charter boat industry in both Sydney and the Whitsundays and a shortage of quality new charter boats, strong revenue is available on selected boats that can help fund ownership and dramatically accelerate ownership. Pirate Pete is a 2019 Seawind 1260 3 cabin vessel now available for purchase.
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      Price $850000 plus GST More info

    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 More info

    Treasure - Dehler 34

      This Immaculate 2006 model Dehler 34 is in survey class 4C survey boasting a light Mahogany timber interior with upgraded cream saloon upholstery. The Dehler range is highly regarded in Europe for its engineering designs, quality of construction using well known suppliers including Harken, Selden, Raytheon, Spinlock, Lewmar and North. In the construction of the Dehler the hull and deck mouldings are joined together as one. A lengthy process which eliminates cap rails, screws or gluing of the two components, Dehler in using this method have eliminated leaks, ugly toe rails and twisting of the hull under offshore conditions. Vessel was antifouled and top sides polished, sail drive serviced & prop speed applied to propeller, Feb. 2020. A new Volvo D1-30 motor was fitted in May 2020. New main sail and main sail bag in 2019. She is fitted with new dodger, electrical system, stainless steel bbq, dinghy and outboard motor. Income producing yacht in immaculate condition $150,000 including GST if applicable. This yacht is currently in Cumberland Charter Yachts Bareboat Fleet and can be viewed further at
      Price $150000 plus GST More info