This vessel is one of two available in an established charter operation. It can be purchased alone or with the other boat (a Fast 58ft Catamaran). As a business operation it offers the advantages to maximise tax incentives such as all depreciation and operating costs. There are forward bookings set up through a supporting marketing network. This is truly an opportunity to purchase a well established vessel with lifestyle and financial return. It is a very popular charter boat providing Patrons an expansive layout and comfortable cruising. It is approved for up to 124 passengers plus crew.
The vessel is currently based in central Auckland and is ideally positioned for the beautiful islands of the Hauraki Gulf. The current owner is only selling due to pressure of other business commitments.
The vessel was bought over from Sydney in 2009 under its own power (New Chartplotter was installed before the trip). After arriving in NZ it was hauled out in Whangarei where it had major work completed to bring it up to a standard acceptable for the NZ charter market. Extensive work was required to bring it up to NZ survey standards. The cabins were completely stripped out and refurbished to a high standard. Shafts and rudders were removed and crack tested. Woodwork was stripped back and re-stained to bring back the rich colour of the timber. In 2011 the vessel was completely rewired to bring it up to NZ/AS standards. New Furuno depth sounder installed. Bar area was also refurbished with latest composition top. New sound system was installed with PA system. In 2012 the servery bench tops were upgraded to match bar area and extra cupboards added. AIS was installed and new Icom ship to shore VHF radio. In 2014 the vessel had a full hull repaint and most of the superstructure – mast was removed and re-painted.
The vessel has always been maintained to a high standard and is fully ready for ongoing charters.
The lounge is a focal point on this vessel – featuring a 50” TV (Satellite TV antenna installed) for watching sky TV & local programs). It is a valuable asset when large events are screened such as the last World Ruby Cup which was a great cruise success. The well equipped bar caters for the guests on board in a relaxing atmosphere
This area has two lounge chairs (which can fold down into a single bed or pushed together to make a double). The servery benches have been re-modelled with the latest composition durable top which blends into the wood panels which give the boat character. This works well as a buffet area for serving large groups. The area also has a TV which can be set up for promotional videos or wedding photos etc. Storage for the cutlery, plates etc are in cupboards in this section. Also a large hot water urn for teas and coffees as well as coffee machine.
This is a great area for dancing when the guests have a DJ on board and the guests are in the mood. It can also be set up for plated dining for 60 persons or casual dining for a larger number. This area is fitted out with disco lights which can add atmosphere when the music is rocking. This section can also be set up with a TV screen for corporate presentations. A commercial BBQ is set up in this section with extraction fan overhead.
The wheelhouse is incorporated in the passenger area and also features a TV screen. This is an interesting location for the clients to view the instrumentation and talk to the skipper while enjoying the view. It features seating running along one side with a sofa and coffee table on the other to relax in.
Outside Top Deck:
This is a covered area and has three round tables and can seat about 20 people in chairs and side seats. Very popular with patrons and offers a commanding view of the scenery while underway. There are two toilets on this deck for the clients.
Very popular place for the customers in good weather and is the only smoking area on the vessel. The walkway to reach this point has wide decks with handrails and is very safe. Lots of photo shoots are taken on this part of the vessel – great when sailing under the Harbour Bridge or New Years Eve fireworks. Plenty of seating available in this area.
The forward cabin features a double berth with hanging locker. Storage under the seats and against the hull. The Cabin is fitted with a DVD TVs
Rear cabin has two double berths and DVD TVs
Between these cabins is a bathroom with shower and toilet
This is a mirror reflection in both hulls so cabins are identical.
This has been a main source of charter bookings with lots of companies re-booking every season Comments from clients have always been very complementary with regards to service and food served.