“Bareboating” is a typically Kiwi word used to describe chartering and skippering your own vessel. In our case we have the finest launch in Auckland available for charters of 2 or more days.
Skipper your own launch with an introduction from our experienced team or hire a skipper to take you on your charter. We focus on helping you chart your own course, rather than restricting your freedom on the launch.
As of February 1st 2021 our rate 24 hours is $1200.
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Constantly upgraded bareboat launch, a comfortable cabin & industry leading safety equipment
Our launch Sian is maintained by a team with over 40 years of boatbuilding experience. She is constantly being refitted, reupholstered and improved. Maintenance and safety are our focus, leading to a spotless safety record and smooth voyages for all of our bareboat customers.
The freedom to experience the best of New Zealand boating
Our bareboat charter launch can reach all of Auckland's most beautiful maritime locations. Bareboat to the East side of the North Island as far as Whangaroa Harbour as far as South as Whitianga and out to Great barrier and the 12 Mile Zone.
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Some Important Things To Know About Chartering Our Boat
Do I need formal qualifications?
Formal qualifications will be helpful and may lower the Bond payment. We need to know you will be safe on the water and in control of vessel Sian. We will assess your qualifications and proceed accordingly however you will need to be able to demonstrate competent experience.
What happens if the weather is rough during my booked period? You can book another time, no worries at no extra expense, any time over the next 12 months.
Can I Inspect Or See The Boat First?
Of course, you can arrange a time with us to inspect the boat. Almost everyone who inspects our boat chooses us over the competition.
Is The Boat Licensed & Certified?
Our launch is licensed under maritime NZ. We have modern industry standard safety equipment and are always available for questions. A manual is on the boat for minor questions and all sizes of life jacket are supplied.
What Is Bareboating?
Bareboating is a Kiwi tradition, a way of saving money on charter launches.
It's a perfect way of freely navigating around Auckland's harbours and beyond.
Bareboating involves chartering your own boat and providing all the crew and provisions.
We supply the boat and you supply the skipper & crew.
Some basic training is required, as is a basic grounding in seamanship.
If you want to experience the freedom, excitement and relaxation of your own bareboat launch
to charter around Auckland, you can book with us above or read more about our Bareboat launch