Cumberland Charter Yachts is the parent company of Luxury Yachts Whitsundays, who took out the silver award for Unique Accommodation at the Qantas Australian Tourism Awards held at the Perth Optus Stadium on Friday night.
They were one out of ten winners from Queensland and is the third accolade won by Cumberland Charter Yachts in 2017 after winning silver at the Whitsunday Tourism Awards and gold at the Queensland Tourism Awards.
Being able to skipper your own boat in the best cruising area on the planet is a truly memorable experience and Cumberland Charter Yachts has proven to be a leader in the bareboating industry.
Managing Director Charlie Preen and General Manager Sharon McNally celebrated alongside BIG4 Adventure Whitsunday, Abell Point Marina, Island Jetboating and Ocean Rafting all representing the Whitsundays after winning gold at the Queensland Tourism Awards in their respective categories.
"Receiving this award is an absolute honour," said Sharon.
"I would like to take this opportunity to thank my amazing team who have worked tirelessly over the past 12 months whilst recovering from Cyclone Debbie and getting on with the general day to day business. We also could not have done this without each and every one of our boat owners. Investing their boats with Cumberland Charter Yachts helps us make the magic happen. This accolade goes out to them".
Charlie Preen stood proudly on the night and was ecstatic at winning silver after being up against six finalists from other states and territories who were all winners at their state tourism awards in the same category.
"Winning gold at the Queensland Tourism Awards was something special but winning silver at the Australian Tourism Awards is simply amazing." Said Charlie.
"We'd also like to congratulate Ocean Rafting for winning gold in the Major Tour and Transport Operator category, BIG4 Adventure Whitsunday for winning bronze in the Caravan and Holiday Parks category and of course Abell Point Marina and Island Jetboating for being finalists at national level".
Luxury Yachts Whitsundays was created in 2017 after Cumberland Charter Yachts started seeing an increase in demand for larger and more luxurious vessels. Their pride and excellence in customer service and tourism is carried through to the Luxury Yachts Whitsundays brand and are proud to be able to offer luxurious experiences whilst bareboating in the Whitsundays.