Australia & New Zealand Yacht Charter

Here is a selection of charter yachts available in Australia and New Zealand

The Australia and New Zealand yacht charter scenes are varied and diverse. From the magnificent coral reefs of Queensland, to the historical ports of Tasmania or the ancient green peaks of the Marlborough Sounds in New Zealand, a yacht charter vacation in Australasia is guaranteed to provide a taste of something rare.

Dreamtime - Melbourne - Photo credit to Tourism Austrlia - Photographer SDP Media

AUSTRALIA

Australia's most acclaimed yacht charter areas include:

  • Cairns and the Great Barrier Reef: The Great Barrier Reef stretches for miles down the east coast of Queensland and is the largest Barrier Reef in the world. Naturally, the diving, snorkeling and fishing are superb.
  • The Whitsundays: Mostly national park islands, some spotted with first class resorts. The Whitsundays offer the warmth and beauty of the South Pacific, with the sophistication and quality facilities, of any first world country.
  • Sydney & Pittwater: Australia's most vibrant city. The stunning harbor of Sydney is the ideal place for a sailboat, power boat or corporate yacht charter. The Hawkesbury River, just north of Sydney, winds for over 50 miles inland through spectacular sandstone cliffs, small towns, uninhabited islands and woods.
  • Fraser Island: The world's largest sand island and a place of incredible natural beauty. An island of white sand dunes, patterned with fresh water lakes. Fraser is renowned for an amazing eco-system of bird, marine and wildlife.
  • Hobart: Tasmania is a scenic, historical treasure
  • Perth: Western Australia is adored for its brilliant blue skies, warm sunny climate and white sandy beaches. Its beauty is in its natural isolation, size and the merging of two oceans.

Kangaroo on Australian Beach

NEW ZEALAND

The New Zealand yacht charter scene is equally as spectacular. The country holds an ancient, mystic charm. The geography is diverse and stunning. Being a country of seasons and change; New Zealand always has something to offer toward a delightful yacht charter holiday. Auckland's Hauraki Gulf, Coromandel and the Bay of Islands offers miles of coastline, freckled with off shore islands and stunning beaches. The south island offers the protected waterways and spectacular scenery of Marlborough and Milford Sounds as well as the natural beauty of the Abel Tasman. New Zealand also offers the very best in world class cuisine and wine, which means whether you charter a bareboat, crewed, power boat or sail boat or a luxury yacht, you're guaranteed to enjoy it in style.

Anura Bay, East Coast, New Zealand- Credit P Jones

Australia Yacht Charter - There are many great Australia yacht charter opportunities. The two internationally known and world-class yacht charter areas in Australia are the Whitsunday Islands and the Great Barrier Reef in Queensland and the Pittwater or Hawkesbury waterways in the New South Wales, near Sydney

New Zealand Yacht Charter - The New Zealand yacht charter scene is quite spectacular. But it's no surprise that New Zealand and yacht charters go hand in glove. The New Zealanders (Kiwis) are particularly at home on the water with more boats per capita than any other country.

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Below is a selection of charter yachts available in Australia and New Zealand, for a larger choice of charter yachts, click here

Australia Yacht Charter News

38.7m Motor Yacht Hull 1015 Nearing Completion at Yachting Developments
New Zealand shipyard Yachting Developments is soon to complete the construction of the new 38.7-metre motor yacht. This new yacht is expected to be completed later on this year and will become the largest all-carbon sportsfisher in the world upon delivery.
ERA 80 Superyacht: A unique Superyacht charter opportunity identified by Ricky Smith Designs
80m ERA motor yacht concept by Ricky Smith Designs
New charter opportunities identified in Australia, with the 80-metre Ricky Smith Designs superyacht concept offering the right naval architecture, performance, interior and exterior spaces, and luxury amenities to fully enjoy not only this beautiful part of the world but also other worldwide destinations such as Europe, Asia or America.
Charter superyacht Akiko from the Coral Coast to the Kimberleys in Western Australia
Luxury yacht AKIKO - Master suite
Discover the awe-inspiring scenery hidden on the western side of Australia on a charter with superyacht AKIKO (ex.VvS1). Built by Alloy Yachts, this award-winning 34m/111ft luxury yacht has an excellent selection of water toys and a teppanyaki grill so you can be entertained while you watch your meal being prepared in front of your eyes.
Charter Spirit, Australia’s newest superyacht, at the Whitsundays and behold the Great Barrier Reef
M/Y SPIRIT - Master suite
Refitted only in 2016, 35m/115ft superyacht SPIRIT from New Zealand Yachts has exquisite interiors from designer Ken Freivokh. Her beam of almost 11m/35ft offers greater interior and exterior space than most yachts of her size and with a maximum speed of 28 knots, she can travel from island to island with time to spare.
Motor Yacht Oscar II available for charters in Australia
Luxury motor yacht Oscar II is available for charters in Australia. Find out more about great facilities and amenities onboard this beautiful yacht.
Shadow Vessel CHARLEY Delivered by Echo Yachts
Charley - main
Echo Yachts is proud to announce the delivery of the 46-metre shadow vessel Charley. This beautiful yacht is meant to support the 84-metre superyacht White Rabbit Gold, which is currently under construction. More details and images of Charley are now available.

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New Zealand Superyacht News

Top 15 Superyachts with Helicopters
Luna: Helicopter landing. Photo credit Muscapix
Luxury superyachts offer a large variety of luxury amenities these days. Not only they provide amazing opportunities for travelling in remote places and around the world but also feature helicopter pads, which allow their guests to travel from A to B with much more flexibility and comfort. Here are the top 15 superyachts with helicopters.
Charter 60m/197ft sailing yacht Seahawk in the South Pacific from June
Sailing yacht SEAHAWK - Master suite with private salon
60m/197ft sailing yacht SEAHAWK will be back on the charter market in the South Pacific this summer, providing charter guests with the unique opportunity to see destinations like Tahiti and New Caledonia aboard a high performance ketch from world renowned Perini Navi.
New Build 39.5m Expedition Yacht for Charter due 2018
The new 39.5m superyacht is being built in New Zealand. "The Beast" is the project name of the motor yacht that is under construction for the New Zealand and South Pacific charter market.
38.7m Motor Yacht Hull 1015 Nearing Completion at Yachting Developments
New Zealand shipyard Yachting Developments is soon to complete the construction of the new 38.7-metre motor yacht. This new yacht is expected to be completed later on this year and will become the largest all-carbon sportsfisher in the world upon delivery.
The Beauty of New Zealand is yours when you charter Sailing Yacht Silvertip
Sailing yacht SILVERTIP
Charter sailing yacht Silvertip in New Zealand. She is available right now from US $55,000 per week plus expenses.
In Pictures: The first day of racing of the NZ Millennium Cup 2017
The first day of the most exciting superyacht regatta in the Southern Hemisphere has come to an end with some exciting news. Read now to find out more and to see some incredible photos from the NZ Millennium Cup 2017.
Successful Period For Superyachts Visiting New Zealand – IMG

Auckland Superyachts
IMG New Zealand reports on a successful period for visiting superyachts. New Zealand has recently benefited from the introduction of a 24-month temporary import entry for visiting luxury yachts. Superyachts are now able to stay in the country for up to two years, undertaking a mix of charter work, owner cruising and maintenance – most...
The Safest Place to Charter a Private Luxury Yacht
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