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Setting New Standards for Self-Skippered Charters in Australia 4:47pm, Thu 11 Jan 2024

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The premium, luxury six-star Aquila 54 Power Catamaran joins the ranks as the largest power catamaran available for self-skippered charters in Australia



Cumberland Charter Yachts and Luxury Yachts Whitsundays is proud to announce the latest addition to its distinguished fleet, the Aquila 54 Power Catamaran. With this new addition, Cumberland Charter Yachts solidifies its position as a leading provider of premium boating experiences in the Whitsundays, offering enthusiasts an unparalleled range of vessels for self-skippered charters.

The premium, luxury six-star Aquila 54 Power Catamaran joins the ranks as the largest power catamaran available for self-skippered charters in Australia, complementing the impressive Leopard 58 sailing catamaran already in the fleet. This strategic expansion provides boating enthusiasts with an exceptional and diverse range of choices, setting Cumberland Charter Yachts apart as a market leader. Cumberland Charter Yachts, a multi-award-winning company has been operating for 39 years from Coral Sea Marina in the Whitsundays, offering bareboat holidays on sailing yachts, sailing catamarans, and power catamarans across a fleet of 35 vessels; one of the largest fleets in the Whitsundays.

General Manager of Cumberland Charter Yachts and Luxury Yachts Whitsundays, Simon Summerton expresses excitement about the addition, stating “We are thrilled to introduce the Aquila 54 to our fleet, further enhancing our ability to cater to the diverse preferences of our clients. The combination of the Leopard 58 and the Aquila 54 establishes us as the one-stop destination for those seeking top-tier, premium self-skippered charters in the Whitsundays.”

Both vessels offer a luxurious and spacious design, providing ample room for up to 12 guests. With state-of-the-art amenities, including a fully-equipped galley, expansive lounging areas, and a flybridge for panoramic views delivering an unparalleled level of comfort and style.

Ray Blight & Robyn Morris, owners of the Aquila 54 and visionaries behind the idea, share their perspectives: "Choosing the Aquila 54 was a deliberate decision. It was to ensure a unique selling point that rivals anything else in the bareboat market and trusting Cumberland Charter Yachts to manage and care for my investment was a natural choice given their track record of excellence."

This significant expansion not only reflects the company's commitment to providing the ultimate charter experience but also positions Cumberland Charter Yachts and Luxury Yachts Whitsundays as an industry leader in the region and showcases the company's dedication to offering a diverse range of vessels to meet the evolving needs of boating enthusiasts.

Cumberland Charter Yachts and Luxury Yachts Whitsundays are premier providers of self-skippered charters in the Whitsundays. With a fleet of meticulously maintained vessels, the company is dedicated to delivering unforgettable boating experiences exceeding expectations.

The Aquila 54 is open for bookings now starting from $14,936 for 3 nights for travel 1 April - 10 Sept, 2024 and 12 Oct - 8 Dec. It is available for charter for this limited time only, so don't miss out on this opulent opportunity for your next holiday.


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Cumberland Charter Yachts is an award-winning company providing exceptional holiday experiences, leaving customers with a lifetime of memories that exceed all expectations.




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