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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Make the most of the teal and turquoise waters, the caramel beaches and the 144 emerald green islands which comprise the marine playground of 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.

Choose from our fleet of well-maintained New Zealand designed and built yachts.  From the budget Davidson 20s suitable for two overnight or four for a day sail, to the spacious Raven 31s suitable for up to six people for extended cruising in the Bay of Islands.  The Noelex 25soffer compact cruising and our Noelex 30s deliver performance fun.  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 fun flotilla.

Great Escape boats are all fully compliant with Maritime New Zealand regulations andhave all the safety equipment and cruising gear you’ll need.  All you need to bring are provisions and personal gear.

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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.