Sailing Yacht YONDER STAR - Brooke Thackwray
Yacht Charter Description
Sailing yacht Yonder Star is the premier yacht for cruising within the New Zealand’s famed Hauraki Gulf and Bay Of Islands. She is conveniently located in central Auckland at the Viaduct Harbour Marina.
Originally constructed in 1980 at the Thackwray yard in Auckland, New Zealand, in 1999 she was lengthened and completely rebuilt at a leading shipyard in Florida. She was further upgraded in 2003 after her return to New Zealand and has been continuously updated since. On deck she is 87 feet long with a generous 22 foot beam. She can accommodate up to 8 charter guests. The yacht can cater to 28 guests for event charters.
Yonder Star is a gentlemen’s yacht with a classic interior of soft warm fabrics, craftsman finished teak joinery, indirect lighting and brass fittings. As well as the large cockpit she has two large interior living spaces: the raised pilothouse or the cosy lounge featuring separate dining and casual seating areas. The chef’s galley is able to produce a wide range of gourmet meals and numerous fridges and cabinets provide storage for extended voyages. She is fully air-conditioned with individual controls in each cabin, a music system throughout.
Generous deck spaces provide easy access around the entire vessel. Raised comings make her foredeck dry and secure and a unique, integral extending stair at the stern makes access back to the boat from the dingy or a swim easy and safe. The cockpit seats 12 people and a full awning means you can relax outside in any weather. Bean bags on the deck provide a great relaxing or reading space in the shade or the sun. LED spreader and boom lighting provides evening outside lighting. Deck showers, outdoor speakers and barbeque area complete the package.
Powered by a reliable gardener diesel, Yonder Star also has a 15ft centre console tender with a 50HP outboard for transits and guest fun with skis, wakeboards or water biscuit available.
Yacht Charter Accommodation
Professionally maintained by one of New Zealand’s most experienced captains, with an experienced crew including mate, chef and stewardess Yonder Star caters for up to 8 overnight guests in up to 4 separate cabins.
A luxurious master cabin is to the stern with integrated lounge seating, library shelves and writing desk. A feature is the unique underwater porthole providing beautiful sunlight effects and views of passing sealife. Also to the stern of the pilothouse is a double cabin with separate pilot berth with an ensuite bathroom. Forward of the lounge area is another double cabin (and pilot berth) and a forepeak with 3 or 4 berths. The vessel has a total of 5 bathrooms for guests and crew have separate quarters.
Throughout the boat are DVD televisions, ipod music stations and each cabin is separately air-conditioned.
The yacht boasts her own hotel in Auckland’s CBD for accommodation before or after your charter and can provide airport transfers and a full range of concierge services for your Auckland stay.
Yacht Charter Specifications
Charter Amenities and Extras
Yonder Star has the following tenders and toys: DVD collection
Playing cards and games collection
IPod connectivity, on board IPod and CD collection
15 ft center console tender with 50 HP outboard, wakeboard, skis and sea-biscuit.
2x oceangoing single person kayaks
Snorkel and dive gear. Rendezvous scuba diving available upon request. Scuba tanks and compressor are on-board and use is available upon prior arrangement
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