Ocean Independence sends word that the 110-foot New Zealand Yachts powercatamaran Spirit has had a charter cancellation. She’s now open for a New Year’s booking in Australia’s Whitsunday Islands, with dates from December 29 to January 5.
I was aboard Spirit on Australia’s Great Barrier Reef for an article that appeared in the September 2017 issue of Yachting magazine. Spirit was looking great during my visit. She has undergone some serious refit work, and her interior looks even better than it did when I first was aboard about decade ago in New Zealand, right after Spirit was built in 2005.
Spirit accommodates 10 guests in five staterooms, including an upper-deck master with its own outdoor deck. The owner and crew are serious about scuba diving and offshore fishing, and the yacht is outfitted accordingly with gear. Crew are trained in both sports, and local guides and dive instructors can come aboard for charters.
The holiday weekly base rate to charter Spirit is $90,000. For charter guests who want to spend the New Year’s holiday hosting a party, the yacht is rated to welcome 60 guests at the dock. (Say, perhaps, at Hamilton Island.)
Any reputable charter broker can tell you more or help you book the New Year’s holiday on board.