Bareboat Charter

Moor and Moor New Public Moorings for the Whitsundays

Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service (QPWS) have announced an additional 60 new public moorings have been installed around the Whitsundays, and 40 new reef protection markers installed in order to protect the fringing reef better, provide convenient and sustainable access for boaties and help the area recover after Cyclone Debbie.

Prior to the cyclone, the Whitsundays already had 85 public moorings and 50 reef protection markers around the fringing reef of the islands. Now with a total of 145 public moorings and 90 reef protection markers for use by recreational boat users, bareboat charterers and the tourism industry operators, the reef is in a better position now to recover and regenerate.

Moorings are designed so that anchors don't have to be dropped on the sea floor and reef protection markers guide operators where it is safe to drop an anchor without it landing on coral bommies. The Environmental Management Charge (EMC) that charterers are charged, go towards the upkeep, maintenance and installation of moorings around the Whitsunday islands.

Different coloured moorings allow operators to easily identify the vessel size limit and maximum wind speed allowed for that particular mooring and is in the best interest of the 'captain' and the crew to adhere to these guidelines when picking up moorings for the safety of all on board as well as the protection of the reef. The Zoning Map will also help you understand where you can go and what activities you can undertake in each area of the islands.

If you follow Cumberland Charter Yachts' (Luxury Yachts Whitsundays parent company) 'Reef Protection Practices' while on charter and become a Citizen of the Great Barrier Reef, we can all do our little part in nurturing the Great Barrier Reef.

 

 

Lush Provisioning for your Luxury Yacht Charter

The planning that goes into arranging your bareboat charter takes a little time and effort, especially when you have to coordinate the rest of the crew. Deciding on convenient dates for your charter that suit everyone, where everyone is flying from, which airport to fly in to, where to stay and last but not least – provisioning for your charter!

Forget about making a shopping list, walking the isles in the grocery store, getting it from the store to the boat and then loading and packing it on to the boat. There are suppliers here in the Whitsundays who can take the hassle out of the provisioning for you, allowing you to kick back and relax into your holiday vibe.

Whitsunday Provisioning

Supplying provisions to bareboat charterers for 30 years, Whitsunday Provisioning source fresh produce from local farms in the Whitsunday region, ensuring you experience the true taste of the Whitsundays during your holiday.

Order everything you need conveniently online and they will not only deliver the provisions to your bareboat, they will even pack your stores on to the bareboat itself.  They cater to all dietary requirements so even the fussiest of eaters will be satisfied with their selection of menus.

Choose from pre-prepared seafood and fruit platters, easy meal plans, partial or full packages and the online bottle shop, making Whitsunday Provisioning a true one stop shop for all your catering needs.

Slice of Nature

New to the Whitsundays, Slice of Nature also source locally grown produce from the Whitsunday region. They offer fully prepared menu options leaving nothing else to do but cook. Choose what you’d like to eat during your charter from their online ordering system, and everything is delivered to your bareboat in pre-cut, portioned and vacuum sealed packages. Leaving more time for you to enjoy sunsets on the back deck of the boat with a cold one in your hand, rather than slaving away in the galley.

Along with the meal packages are recipe cards with step by step instructions on how to prepare the meals so even the most basic of cooks will come off as a seasoned chef.

Woolworths and Coles Online

There is a small Woolworths in Airlie Beach, with it’s larger sister store located in Cannonvale. A Coles can also be found in Cannonvale.

While all stores offer online shopping, we don’t recommend using the delivery service as they won’t deliver the provisioning to the boat. Abell Point Marina is a busy hub of activity, and provisioning from Coles and Woolworths has been known to be delivered to a random point at the marina and left in the sun for most of the day. If have your heart set on doing your own shopping or self-select, choose to do a click and collect from Coles or Woolworths, catch a cab to the marina and cart the produce to the boat yourself. Alternatively, use Whitsunday Provisioning’s online supermarket allowing you to self-select your meals, however they’ll deliver everything to your bareboat for you.

Another Aquila 44 joins the fleet

In March 2017, the Aquila 'Sunrise' joined the Luxury Yachts Whitsundays fleet and has been on charter consistently since. Due to popular demand for its luxurious interior, amazing outdoor and entertaining area as well as the demand for power catamarans for a bareboat charter, Luxury Yachts Whitsundays are welcoming a second Aquila 44 to the fleet in March 2018. Aptly named 'Champagne Sunset', she will be the perfect addition to accompany the Aquila Sunrise as a luxury charter option in the Whitsundays.

With 2 Aquila 44 vessels in the fleet make Luxury Yachts Whitsundays the only charter company in Australia you can hire one through, to experience the sheer beauty and comfort of this powercat. From the moment you step on board, you're impressed by the aft deck entertaining area with lounge seating and BBQ. From the centrally located galley is a large window that folds out, converting into a breakfast bar bringing the outdoors in and connect the aft deck to the galley. The adjoining spacious saloon features a large table with plenty of seating and offers 360-degree views to the outside. Each cabin boasts a queen size bed and private ensuites, with air-conditioning. 

The upstairs flybridge has another entertaining area with lounge seating including a small fridge and BBQ cooktop. An evolution of classic boating traditions where efficiency in design and performance compliment her luxurious living, the Aquila 44 is a boat like no other.

Champagne Sunset is available for bookings now, so get in quick to secure your charter today.