The Great Barrier Reef is one of the seven wonders of the natural world and the only living thing on earth visible from space. It's absolutely massive! It's not something that even on a large motor yacht you can sail around in a day or two. At 350,000-square-kilometres, it's larger than Italy. And there is so much to see and do.
The Reef is a living organism, breathing and resilient structure, varied, colourful and teeming with tropical fish, which sits on a shelf, 150 metres deep – a geological feature of the north-east coast of Queensland.
In these turquoise waters, as well as diving and swimming with an amazing array of marine life you can jet ski or kayak amid coral cays, or take in the panorama of that this landscape from a seaplane or helicopter! It is a tropical paradise of unspoiled beaches, reef islands, crystal clear waters and colourful coral.
The Great Barrier Reef extends in roughly a northwest-southeast direction off-shore from Rockhampton in the South to Cape York in the North, and includes the Whitsundays right in the middle and considered the heart of the Reef. You will most likely embark your luxury charter yacht here or further north in Townsville, Port Douglas or Lizzard Island.
Some of the exceptional luxury charter yachts available to explore this breathtakingly beautiful destination include the following:
INFINITY PACIFIC is a sensational 132ft (40.2m) luxury charter yacht designed by Luca Dini and Fréderic Méchiche and built in Italy by Mondomarine. She boasts ample deck space and a beautifully designed semi-circular glass entrance way. The aft deck is a superb spot for meals or entertaining, while her brilliant sun deck boasts a large jacuzzi and seating area, plus a versatile panorama sunroom for 12 guests.
The foredeck offers the perfect position for enjoying a cocktail at sunset.
INFINITY PACIFIC is beautiful decorated, featuring a chic, modern palette of white furnishings and dark timbers. The main saloon and dining area is open plan, with the lounge area set with two sofas, coffee tables and occasional chairs. Large windows provide plenty of natural light and sensational views. Further aft is a floor to ceiling semicircular glass enclosure, which effortlessly opens to offer the option of alfresco dining.
INFINITY PACIFIC can accommodate up to 10 charter guests in five palatial staterooms. There’s a lavish full-beam master suite on the main deck along with two VIP cabins and two twin cabins on the lower deck. The two spacious VIP guest cabins are also full-beam and have queen size beds, sofa, desk and walk-in wardrobe. A further two cabins are port and starboard, with side by side twin berths.
The eight professional charter crew aboard INFINITY PACIFIC are highly regarded for their passion and dedication. They are energetic and enthusiastic to share the wonders of Australia, including instruction in watersports and fishing.
This 114ft (34.7m) Dutch-built explorer-style superyacht was custom-built as a go-anywhere yacht with 4,000nm range and a wide beam which creates exceptional space onboard.
The sundeck with 4-person jacuzzi and undercover dining area is the ideal place for relaxing and socialising. Her bridge deck aft has a dining table, while the upper deck has an extensive dining and lounge area for meals and entertaining.
With interior design by Rene van der Velden Yacht Design, featuring a blend of exotic timbers and neutral palette, BELUGA has a warm and welcoming ambience, with marine-themed art and photographs. The bridge deck saloon comprises lounge and bar, while the main saloon boasts a massive lounge and separate dining area.
BELUGA provides accommodation for up to 10 guests in five staterooms, including a master suite, two double cabins, two twin cabins and two pullman beds. The full-beam master suite is on the main deck and includes a private office, large wardrobe and ensuite with bathtub, double shower and underfloor heating.
BELUGA’S crew of seven are compelling reasons to charter BELUGA, and always impress charter guests from all corners of the world with their 5-star service and impeccable approach to charter.
A superb example of a British-built Sunseeker 115 Sport Yacht, SETTLEMENT is the ultimate luxury getaway yacht. Perfectly equipped for adventure charter in tropical island paradises, SETTLEMENT is a versatile vessel, self-contained for lavish entertaining, as a platform for surfing safaris, dive charters or mother-shipping additional fishing or dive vessels.
SETTLEMENT’S aft deck has banquette seating, table and chairs for comfortable alfresco dining while on the flybridge is the amazing jacuzzi with sunpads, seating and dining areas, bar and four helm seats for taking in the views while underway or at anchor.
Inside, SETTLEMENT is a tranquil haven, designed with casual elegance and featuring dark timber flooring with polished timber panelling, fresh, contemporary furnishings in white with navy accessories and masterful lighting to enhance the mood of every occasion.
SETTLEMENT has spacious accommodation for up to 10 guests in five cabins, consisting of a main-deck master suite with office, mini bar and ensuite featuring shower, spa bath and his and hers sinks.
The experienced Australian captain has detailed local knowledge of the points of interest, fishing and dive spots in each region and some of the fascinating ‘hidden gems’ of the Great Barrier Reef that will make your charter aboard SETTLEMENT a truly remarkable experience.
ONEWORLD 103ft (32m) is a popular addition to the Australian charter fleet and one of the finest examples of a custom-designed and built Majesty 100 from UAE yard, Gulf Craft.
ONEWORLD’S massive foredeck is ideal for socialising, whether for a special occasion or just for lounging in the sun with your friends and family. The main aft deck has a dining table and seating and flows into the saloon for seamless entertaining. The sundeck has lounges, sunpads and a jacuzzi.
Interiors are decorated in immaculate style, with 5-star furnishings and fittings. The saloon lounge and dining spaces are elegant and inviting, and large windows take best advantage of the passing landscapes.
ONEWORLD accommodates up to 12 guests in five staterooms – three double and two twin each with an additional Pullman bed.
ONEWORLD includes a wide array of toys and tenders for the charter guest including a Funair slide, five-person jacuzzi and dive and snorkelling equipment. Along with her six crew, ONEWORLD’S onboard Chef is well-known for his personally tailored menus to suit every guest’s requirements.
MASTEKA 2 is a 122ft (37m) Dubois-designed luxury charter yacht with all the creature comforts and modern amenities to suit every guest. She has all new equipment and amenities onboard, including electronics, entertainment system, water sports equipment and a new swim platform for enjoying the warm, tropical cruising grounds of this idyllic paradise.
The expansive deck space, including a massive aft deck for alfresco meals, 8-person Jacuzzi on the bridge deck level at the bow and a great free-flowing layout make her an excellent choice for charter – whether for families or groups interested in cultural immersion, adventure or pure relaxation.
Interior spaces are open and welcoming. Her saloon is airy and luminous, with large windows, leather lounges, chic furnishings and ample space for entertaining and socialising, along with a separate dining section.
Onboard are five well-appointed cabins for up to 12 guests in sheer luxury, with a calm, neutral interior.
This world-class luxury charter yacht provides charters to the highest calibre with the added bonus of unbeatable local knowledge provided by Captain Bruce Jenkins and his welcoming crew, including a talented onboard Chef for guests' dining delight.
All yachts are subject to availability at time of booking.
Email our Australian-based luxury charter expert, Rebecca Montgomery, or give her a call on +61(0)490 094 072.