Fresh to the charter fleet, 92ft (28m) SIMBA is a brilliant explorer yacht available now for charter in Sydney, Pittwater and the Hawkesbury River.
Charter vacations in this pleasant part of northern Sydney take in the beaches, wetlands, bushland, lagoons and islands where guests can kayak, fish, swim, walk and enjoy native wildlife spotting, including wallabies, sea eagles, hundreds of species of birds, parrots and marine life.
Pittwater is a protected saltwater bay and river system at the northerly tip of Sydney, just 30kms from Sydney city, and blessed with hectares of National Park and uncrowded waters.
Navigable for over 100 kilometres, the Hawkesbury River has long been known as “the food bowl” of Sydney, its fertile banks home to farms, orchards and vineyards, many of which are open to visitors.
The “Shellar Door” of the Broken Bay Pearl Farm, the only pearl farm on the East Coast where the world’s rarest and most valuable Akoya pearls are grown, welcomes visitors for tours of the pearl leases, the boutique which displays shells and jewellery, and lunch of sustainably farmed Sydney Rock Oysters washed down with a cold glass of beer or bubbly.
Aboard SIMBA, charter guests can spread out and truly experience the wonders of Sydney’s winding waterways, taking full advantage of the yacht’s massive deck spaces, impeccably refurbished interiors and luxurious accommodation for up to eight guests.
SIMBA has all the amenities and luxurious features that make her ideal for family or group charters, with all the comforts of home, plus lavish features and an impressive array of watertoys that make charter aboard a unique and memorable experience.
There are several deck spaces for relaxing and unwinding, as you cruise the wide, unspoilt waterways Sydney is renowned for.
The spacious flybridge is the most appealing and versatile space aboard SIMBA – an all-weather area, with large gloss teak table and seating, as well as a separate lounge area and bar. Then there’s an external aft deck for simply relaxing on a sunlounge or sipping cocktails as the sky turns from dazzling blue to blush pink, vivid orange and then a sky-full of stars and city lights. At the bow is a cosy seating area for guests to enjoy the best views while cruising.
For launching watertoys, fishing, diving in, or the perfect place for sunbathing and socialising, the teak swim platform is a versatile leisure space. The aft deck above is set-up for dining undercover around the large timber dining table and cocktail bar.
Inside, the generously-sized saloon invites charter guests to unwind in the cosy lounge, with a library and the latest TV/AV system, ideal for family film nights or watching your GoPro footage from that day. Throughout the vessel, the décor has been updated with that laid-back beach house vibe that perfectly complements an Aussie summer sojourn.
Guests will be fascinated by the high-tech pilothouse equipped for worldwide exploration. Bench seating puts you in the front row for appreciating the Captain’s skills at the helm of SIMBA.
Below decks, the accommodation for up to eight charter guests comprises a full-beam master, VIP and two twin bunk cabins, each with its own private ensuite. The master stateroom has a king bed with ample storage and 32-inch TV, plus large ensuite including separate curved glass mosaic-tiled shower and full-size bathtub as well as 24-inch TV.
The two twin guest cabins feature over and under bunk beds, porthole windows, two 24-inch TVs and storage. The VIP cabin has a double bed, wardrobe, 24-inch TV and large ensuite.
For hours of fun in the secluded bays along Pittwater, renowned for their pristine and warm waters, SIMBA is equipped with a full selection of the latest watertoys. Guests of all ages will enjoy the two new jetskis and dock, kayaks, SUPS, wakeboards, wakesurfers and snorkelling gear, plus crab pots, outriggers and a new mesh swimming pool. There’s also a full scuba set-up for guests wishing to dive among the reefs and wrecks Sydney offers.
Guest are able to maintain their activity onboard with a gym, yoga or meditation session on deck, guided by your talented crew. Or maybe you would prefer a beach session instead?
Skilful, energetic and friendly, SIMBA’S crew of four are adaptable to all kinds of charters, from the simply sight-seeing to the action-packed. All of them are qualified instructors in the various watersports and experts in the must-see attractions and hidden gems of Pittwater and the Hawkesbury River.
The highly-acclaimed Chef on board is renowned for her delectable seafood dishes, fusing her native Brazilian traditions with European and Asian influences.
Watching your Chef whip up culinary creations in the open galley is a treat in itself and guests will marvel at the mouth-watering menus she creates to suit every occasion, using the freshest local ingredients, seafood, seasonal produce and surprising combinations that only an expert can accomplish.
“Seize the day”, as they say, and make SIMBA your getaway yacht for a liveaboard charter that takes in the myriad experiences of Sydney’s hidden gems over summer.
Rely on the charter experts at Luxury Charter Group to create your ideal “Sydney Summer” itinerary tailoring your charter aboard SIMBA to your preferences for activities, interests, meals and special celebrations.
Email our Australian-based luxury charter expert, Rebecca Montgomery, or give her a call on +61(0)490 094 072.