Whitsunday Escape fleet still growing!
It’s been a big couple of years for Whitsunday Escape. We’ve grown from strength to strength and this means more boats! In the last 2 years we have acquired 8 brand new boats and 5 other recent models of popular designs.
With the biggest variety of boats on offer, we have a boat to suit everyone’s needs. We’ve got boats suitable for a honeymoon, boats for young families, boats for two families, and large groups. Whether you are a confident sailor, or just have a little power boating experience, Whitsunday Escape has a boat that you will feel comfortable with.
With our 41 boats, if we lined them up from end to end, they would be stretch for 507m – almost as long as the length of the main street of Airlie Beach! (For Airlie Beach pub crawlers, that’s Fish D’Vine to Paddy’s Shenangians!)
We now have the capacity to have 366 people holidaying with us at the same time.
We have 94 bathrooms.
4,659 people holidayed with us last financial year.
We supplied and washed over 10,000 bath towels last year.
Our oldest charterer to date was 92!
Here’s a quick introduction to the new boat choices
Brand new boats
The latest design from Seawind Catamarans, this 3 cabin, 2 bathroom sailing cat has all the usual favourite features like tri-fold cockpit door, generous cabins and down galley with the addition of a new cockpit lounge/seating area.
Nautitech Open 46
Unique to the charter industry in Australia this German engineered sailing cat is designed for performance. It offers a high level of comfort, style and features with ample cockpit space and 4 large ensuite cabins.
Boasting a forward cockpit with saloon access, this sailing cat is perfect for 2 families or 3 couples. Light and airy, this modern style is proving very popular. The 3-cabin owners layout offers plenty of bedding for up to 11 people.
Light, bright and beautiful, this new design of the classic favourite Leopard 40 sailing cat is booking out back to back. With 4 double cabins, 2 bathrooms and saloon access to the foredeck, it’s a favourite with groups of friends and families alike.
The latest design from French manufacturer Beneteau offers 2 ensuited double cabins in a light modern style, and a unique swim platform at the back of the boat for easy water access.
Nautitech Open 40
A mid-sized version of the Open 46, the Open 40 offers 4 double cabins and 2 bathrooms. Also designed for performance, it provides generous seating and lounging areas both inside and out.
French Fontaine Pajot cats offer a very high level of luxury, and the Summerland 40 is a welcome addition to the fleet with 3 double cabins and 2 bathrooms. The extra large flybridge offers a double daybed, and there’s also an internal helm.
Seawind 1160 3 Lite
Light, fast and airy, the new design of the old favourite Seawind 1160 is a winner. Offering 3 cabins and 2 bathrooms and the classic down galley, the new style is proving popular.
Other boats, recently acquired
Lagoon 450 Flybridge
Space, comfort and style is what sets the Lagoon 450 apart. A flybridge helm station is unusual for a sailing cat, and this one also boats a double daybed on the roof, a forward cockpit, and a very large traditional cockpit, as well as spacious cabins with ensuites.
The classic design is a firm favourite and we now have 2 identical boats to offer customers. This mid-range size and pricing makes it a great choice for 1-2 families, mixed groups or up to 4 couples.
Our big power cat now has an identical sister ship! Frequently booked back to back, acquiring a second one is great news for customers. The spacious 4 double cabins with ensuites, ample living space and large flybridge make this a firm favourite with customers not wanting to hoist sails.
Fast and comfortable, the Jeanneau 49i has featured in a Tourism Queensland commercial! The internal layout is great with 4 ensuited double cabins, a comfy saloon and good galley.
Structured internally just like the Leopard 47 power cats, the Leopard 46 sailing cat is very well-designed. The big cockpit provides outside dining for the whole crew and the 4 ensuited double cabins are very comfy.