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

Sedlmayer Associates introduce 52m sailing catamaran SPECTRUM 52 design
52m superyacht SPECTRUM 52 introduced by Albert Sedlmayer
Seasoned-naval architect, Albert Sedlmayer, has formed a standalone company, and is also of?cially launching the 52m superyacht SPECTRUM 52 design to market. The SPECTRUM 52 will be the largest sailing catamaran in the world, when built.
Luxury motor yachts and tenders on display at upcoming Sanctuary Cove Boat Show 2014
Ocean Alexander 72 Yacht to be displayed at the 2014 SCIBS
Set to run from May 22 to 25, this year's Sanctuary Cove Boat Show will once again feature a wide range of luxury motor yachts and tenders, including such lovely vessels as Ocean Alexander 72 yacht.
VIP Lounge to return to Sanctuary Cove Boat Show 2014
VIP Lounge at SCIBS 2013
Following on from its successful debut in 2013, the VIP Lounge will be once again presented by the Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show team during the 2014 event, set to run in May.
First Keynote Speaker announced for Marine15
Bill Yeargin
Bill Yeargin, President and CEO of Correct Craft, has been announced as the first keynote speaker of the Marine15 International Conference and Trade Exhibition, which will take place from May 3 to 5, 2015.
Riviera Festival of Boating 2014 to host cirquetacular line up of social events
Friday May 23 - The Champagne Master Class luncheon for the ladies will be bubbling with interesting facts about champagne
Set to run over four days from May 22 to 25, this year's 3rd annual Riviera Festival of Boating will feature a cirquetacular line up of social events.
Sanctuary Cove Boat Show to once again host Channel 7 Stage
MKR contestants Paul and Blair
The popular Channel 7 Stage will return to the Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show (SCIBS) this year. The event will run from May 22 to 25, 2014.

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New Zealand Superyacht News

Launch of Fitzroy sailing yacht ESCAPADE (FY17)
Luxury sailing yacht Escapade (Project FY17) by Fitzroy Yachts
The brand new 37,5m superyacht Escapade (FY17) was launched by Fitzroy Yachts on Saturday, April 12, 2014, marking the end of operations at the New Plymouth yard.
Preliminary notice of New Zealand Millennium Cup 2015
Luxury sailing yacht Silvertip at the NZ Millennium Cup
The preliminary notice of the New Zealand Millennium Cup 2015 was announced yesterday, on April 9, 2014. The race represents the South Pacific's premier superyacht regatta and has a reputation for attracting superyachts with a penchant for taking the adventurous route.
McMullen & Wing signs contract to complete 50m expedition motor yacht ‘yard number 1016′ (formerly known as Big Star)
Luxury yacht 'yard number 1016'
McMullen & Wing has proudly announced a new contract to complete the 50m explorer yacht 'yard number 1016'. Designed by Gregory C Marshal Naval Architects, she is due to be delivered in early 2016.
Bellingham Marine to replace piers at New Zealand’s Westhaven Marina
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Bellingham Marine New Zealand has been awarded a design/build contract for the construction of X and Y Piers at Westhaven Marina, nestled in the lovely New Zealand yacht charter location - Auckland.
Auckland’s Westhaven Marina to get first major development
Westhaven Marina in the lovely New Zealand yacht charter destination - Auckland
To be delivered by the well known UK-based company Bellingham Marine, the first major development is set to get underway at Auckland's Westhaven Marina this month.
New ‘Destination New Zealand Superyacht Attraction Initiative’ announced by New Zealand Marine
The breath-taking yacht charter destination - New Zealand - Photo courtesy of Tourism NZ
New Zealand Marine has officially launched the new ‘Destination New Zealand Superyacht Attraction Initiative’, which will see NZ Marine join forces with government bodies to promote New Zealand as a destination for superyachts.
New Exclusive Dealer for Australia and New Zealand announced by Alexander Marine
Ocean Alexander 72 Yacht built by Alexander Marine
Great Southern Marine Pty Ltd has become a new exclusive distributor for Ocean Alexander yachts in Australia and New Zealand, as announced by Alexander Marine. Luxury yacht Ocean Alexander 72 will be displayed at the 2014 Sanctuary Cove Boat Show in May.
Loro Piana Caribbean Superyacht Regatta & Rendezvous 2014 to feature strong Doyle fleet
Doyle-powered luxury charter yacht Leopard 3
A total number of six Doyle-powered yachts will compete in the upcoming Loro Piana Caribbean Superyacht Regatta & Rendezvous, including such oustanding vessels as charter yacht Leopard 3.