The German designed and Italy built carbon fibre Maxi Boomerang measures 83ft long and 20ft wide. Featuring a sloop design, the yacht boasts a strong mast which extends 110ft above deck. The British Defender on the other hand, is a high tech Whitbread Maxi who was raced around the world in 1990 by the British armed forces.
Virtually identical, these yachts have been refitted for comfortable Whitsunday sailing tours and feature spacious open plan designs below deck with headroom higher than 6ft throughout, 3 showers and toilets and 3 dining tables. The wide decks offer plenty of space to relax and take in the exciting sailing experience of these racing thoroughbreds.
Open Plan Share/Double Cabin: Dormitory style accommodation with single bunk or double beds
Your day begins around 8.00am for breakfast before a refreshing swim or relaxing bushwalk. The morning is free for you to explore your island destination, relax on the beach or discover the beauty of the coral reefs at a snorkelling or diving hot spot.
Lunch is served at approximately 1.00pm and after a leisurely meal it's time to set sail for the Whitsunday Islands to reach a safe anchorage point for the night. By 5.30pm other yachts are pulling into port, allowing you to mingle with other passengers and share a sailing story or two over drinks at sunset.
Dinner is served by 7.30pm and the night is yours to party away or enjoy quiet reflection under the stars before calling it a day. The yachts feature a myriad of sailing gear and winches and passengers are welcome to assist the crew who well teach you the sailing basics as well as how to hoist and trim the sails and you might even get to take the helm.
Departs: 2.00pm from Abell Point Marina, Airlie Beach. Check-in by 11.00am day of departure
Boomerang: Monday, Thursday & Saturday
British Defender: Wednesday, Friday & Sunday
Children: This cruise is suitable for adults 18+ years
Maximum Number of Guests: 28
What to Bring: It would be appreciated that you limit the amount of luggage you take on board, and recommend soft sided luggage. Swimmers, beach towel, sunscreen, hat, sunglasses, camera, batteries, sandals or joggers for island bush walk, favourite music CDs/iPods, a sweater for cooler evenings. If you have larger luggage that you would like to store, storage facilities are available at most accommodation houses in Airlie Beach, or there is a store across the road from the check in office
Operated By: Explore Whitsundays