Bareboat Charter

bareboat charter

You’re the skipper.  Escape reality, live out a dream, do exactly what you want, it’s your boat.  With no one to tell you what to do, where to go or when to get there, a bareboat charter sailing holiday is your chance to explore the beautiful Bay of Islands at your own pace. It doesn’t get any better than a bareboat charter sailing holiday.

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We have a fleet of well-maintained kiwi designed and built yachts perfect for exploring the Bay of Islands. Choose a quiet cove for lunch, enjoy a leisurely sail to a sheltered overnight anchorage, explore the historic towns, meander through as many secluded bays and daytime anchorages as you like. On a bareboat charter, you have the freedom to discover the reason our Bay of Islands is a world-renown cruising ground on your own terms.

Variety of vessels

Choose the right boat for you from the Great Escape fleet;  the budget Davidson 20s suitable for two overnight, maybe a Noelex 25, offering compact cruising for a small family, perhaps a Noelex 30 which delivers performance fun for a group of friends, to the spacious Raven 31s suitable for up to six people for extended cruising in the Bay of Islands.    Whatever your sailing aspiration and crew, we have a boat for you.  If you want to holiday with a few friends, take a couple of boats and enjoy your own informal flotilla, if you want to meet new friends join one of our fun flotillas.

Great Escape boats are all fully compliant with Maritime New Zealand regulations and have all the safety equipment and cruising gear you’ll need.  Whilst older boats we invest heavily in maintenance, many have been completely refurbished, we have new sails and new motors throughout the feet.  We provide affordable, safe vessels so you can enjoy sailing with us, all you need to bring are provisions and personal gear.

Click on each type of yacht to see specifications and pricing details.  In addition to your boat charter fee, you will be required to pay for fuel used, optional insurance bond and linen hire if required.  A no-commitment detailed breakdown of all costs is provided when you book.

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Select your yacht:

Raven 31

Raven 31

The Raven 31 is a lovely example of an NZ designed coastal cruising yacht. Big volume interior because of the wide beam.

Noelex 30

Noelex 30

The Noelex 30 is the large sister to the very successful Noelex 25. Designed by Bruce Farr it is a lively performance yacht, and with the self tacking headsail easy to sail shorthanded. Also has a hydraulic lifting keel which enables you to get closer to the beaches.

Noelex 25

Noelex 25

The Noelex 25 is one of the most successful yachts of its size in NZ with over 500 being built.

Davidson 20

The Davidson 20 is a big volume small boat. It’s great for learning and for those cruising on a budget. Good sitting headroom with fixed table and galley, making very usable space below.