Leopard 384 - Premium (Located On Hamilton Island)

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Type: Sail
Length: 37ft
Year: 2010
Crew: Optional
Engine size: 42hp
Hull type: Catamaran
Beam: 21.30ft
Draft: 3.44ft
Engine: 2 x 40 hp
Cabins x 4
Fridge Capacity: 212L
Fuel capacity: 92 gal / 350L
Water Capacity: 264 gal / 838L
Auto Pilot
Bimini
Cigarette Lighter Socket
Cockpit Table
Echo Sounder
Fridge
GPS
Transom
4+ daysAUD $860.00 per day
These prices are for sailings this week.
Prices may vary according to seasonality.
 
 

Vessel Specification:
Length Overall: 11.43m
Beam: 6.04m
Draft: 1.05m
Headroom: 1.98m
Steering Type: wheel on bulkhead
Water Capacity: 780l
Fuel Capacity: 350l
Cigarette Lighter Socket: yes
Bimini: yes
Deck Shower: yes
Transom: yes
Cockpit Light: yes
Cockpit Table: yes
Radio: yes
CD player: yes
Cockpit Speakers: yes
GPS: yes
Chart plotter: yes
Echo Sounder: yes
Log: yes
Auto Pilot: yes
Anchor Winch: electric
Hot Water: yes

FAQ

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Hamilton Island Airport Transfers
With this vessel you will be provided with FREE transfers to and from the airport, a FREE marina berth at Hamilton Island for the duration of their stay and FREE snorkeling equipment.  

WHAT QUALIFICATIONS DO I NEED TO CHARTER?
Experience is more important than paper qualifications. Although no formal qualifications are required to charter your own bareboat yacht, at least one of your crew members has previous sailing or yachting experience to level 3-4.

Two people on board with sailing experience are required. The skipper must have sailed this size yacht before for at least 5 days or more, and have good navigation skills and must know how to anchor the yacht. The 2nd adult must have sailing knowledge and they need to know what to do in an emergency such as a man over board situation.

If you are unsure that you have the right experience to charter a vessel. You can complete our sailing experience questionnaire and we will be able to advise you if you are ok to charter your selected vessel, or what additional experience you need to obtain before your desired departure date.

Download the Sailing Experience Questionnaire. here

Level 1:
Handling a yacht under motor, basic wind awareness, mooring and anchoring skills and/or flotilla course at a Sailing School.

Level 2:
Handling a yacht under sail, reefing, reading a chart, line of sight navigation, competent at bows to and stern to mooring.

Level 3:
As above plus previous skipper experience on flotilla holiday or equivalent experience. You will need to be competent of handling a yacht in close quarters and picking up a mooring buoy in varying conditions. Passages are longer with more varied conditions and stronger winds.

Level 4:
More taxing sailing areas where extended coastal experience is beneficial. RYA Day Skipper or equivalent experience, you should be able to...
* handle longer passages cope with tides and currents
* call on navigation and pilotage skills
* know your position at any one time
Upon booking you will be asked to fill out a sailing resume outlining your sailing history. If you do not have enough experience or are a complete novice, the supplier’s experienced instructors can get you to a level where you are confident enough to handle your own yacht.

HOW CAN I LEARN TO SAIL?
If you don't have any sailing experience but wish to experience a bareboat charter holiday, why not enrol in a Sailing School course, which can have you sailing your own yacht in no time!

DO I NEED A PROFESSIONAL SKIPPER?
Of course you don't need to hire a skipper for your holiday, but choosing a crew to accompany you on your yacht charter holiday means you can sit back and totally relax.
The crew are chosen for their friendliness and professionalism, and are dedicated to making your holiday as enjoyable and relaxing as possible.
Book a skipper and hostess for a crewed yacht charter of complete indulgence, or create your own culinary delights and just have a skipper taking the helm of your supplier yacht so you can sit back and enjoy.

HOW SAFE IS BAREBOAT YACHTING?
To ensure your safety at all times during your sailing holiday, help is contactable 24 hours a day, seven days per week via VHF marine radio. Radio announcements ("scheds") are also run twice daily to inform you of the latest weather forecast and record each yacht’s daily movements and overnight anchorages. A reliable back-up service ensuresyou will not be alone in the unlikely event of an emergency, or if you simply need more supplies or provisions.

WHAT TIME DO I START MY YACHT CHARTER?
Contract start time is 12 noon on the first day of your sailing holiday, to provide enough time to fully prepare your yacht. If you are already at the base or wish to start your charter earlier, will endeavour to meet your requests. You will find out your briefing time any time from 8.30am on the day your charter commences.
Contract finish time on your last day is 10.00am. Late check-outs are available depending upon your vessel’s movements the following day. Late check-outs cannot be confirmed until the day before you finish your yacht charter. Again, special requests will always be given consideration.

WHAT DOES IT COST? ARE THERE ANY OTHER FEES?
You’ll be amazed at just how affordable it is to charter your own luxury yacht for the sailing holiday of a lifetime. As a general guide, a yacht charter usually equates to approximately $100 per person per night, depending on the size of vessel, number of people and length of stay.

SHOULD I TAKE OUT TRAVEL INSURANCE?
It is strongly recommended you cover your prepaid yacht charter fees against cancellation due to circumstances beyond your control. Ask us can about information on insurance policies available.

WHAT ABOUT FOOD AND BEVERAGES?
Careful provisioning is an important part of the preparation for your sailing holiday. By pre-arranging your provisioning, your vessel will be fully stocked with the type of catering you require prior to your arrival. Should you prefer to order specific provisions let us know and we'll do our best to help. Sailing can be very thirsty work. Your yacht can be stocked with a range of beer, wine, spirits and cold drinks so you will never run dry!

WHAT SHOULD I BRING?
Not very much! Each Supplier yacht is fully equipped for charter from every imaginable viewpoint. Apart from your personal possessions, you should bring your own...

  • beach towels
  • sunscreen
  • swimwear
  • polarised sunglasses (essential for seeing fringing reefs and can be purchased from the on arrival)
  • footwear – good solid footwear is advisable (an old pair of sneakers are ideal)
  • broad brimmed hat
  • light clothing that will provide protection from the sun and a tracksuit or warm clothing for the evenings
  • Soft luggage where possible
Additional information

The charter base for this vessel is located on Hamilton Island - the heart of the Whitsundays and the gateway to the Great Barrier Reef. 

With its own jet airport, 10 cosmopolitan restaurants, an expansive range of resort and self-contained accommodation and a tonne of activities, Hamilton Island is Australia's largest and most popular island holiday destination.
A multitude of activities will keep you entertained before you set your sails, such as
  • a golf driving range
  • mini-golf
  • go-karts
  • a health club
  • a unique Wire Flyer
A friendly representative greets every party upon arrival and transfers them to the base, so they can start their sailing holiday as soon as possible!
The charter base for this vessel is located in the Marina Village, just a short drive from the island's jet airport.
 
Upon arrival at either the airport or marina (if arriving by ferry), a representative will greet you and transfer you and your luggage to the supplier base. So don't forget to provide all of your arrival and departure details to the supplier team before your holiday! 
At the base, at least one member of your party will undergo a yacht charter briefing with staff member. This is an important opportunity to learn about the yacht and the local cruising area.
 
The base is very close to all of the conveniences in the Marina Village. There are shower/toilet facilities for guests, and the village also has a grocery store, National Australia Bank, post office, TAB, medical centre, bottle shop, bakery, souvenir store, newsagents and much more!

The Whitsundays are located just off the Queensland Coast of Australia with the closest mainland port being Shute Harbour.  the supplier Whitsundays is conveniently based on Hamilton Island which is located in the heart of the Whitsundays and is the perfect location to start your yacht charter holiday.
 
Getting there
It has never been easier to get to the Whitsundays...
 
By Air
Hamilton Island is only a 1.5 hour direct flight from Brisbane, 2.5 hours from Sydney and 3.5 hours from Melbourne.
 
Fly Directly to Hamilton Island:
Jetstar, Qantas and Virgin Blue all offer direct flights to Hamilton Island's jet airport from most Australian capital cities.
 
Fly to to Proserpine Airport:
Fly Jetstar, Virgin or Qantas to Proserpine airport (Whitsunday Coast airport), which is located on the mainland. Proserpine is a 30 minute coach ride to Shute Harbour followed by a 40 minute ferry to Hamilton Island. Alternatively you can fly in a light aircraft from Proserpine airport to Hamilton Island airport.
 
Fly to Mackay Airport:
Fly Jetstar, Virgin or Qantas to Mackay airport which is also on the mainland. Mackay is a 120 minute coach ride to Shute Harbour followed by a 40 minute ferry to Hamilton Island. Alternatively you can fly in a light aircraft from Mackay airport to Hamilton Island airport.
 
By Road:
If you are driving or catching a coach to commence your Whitsunday sailing holiday, you need to drive to Shute Harbour which is located 10 minutes past Airlie Beach. On arrival to Shute Harbour you can lock your car up in the nearby security car parking facility and catch a ferry to Hamilton Island.
 
Airlie Beach (Abel Point Marina) starts:
For a delivery fee of $220 each way the Operator can deliver your yacht to Airlie Beach so you can commence your charter from the mainland, instead of Hamilton Island.
 
Suggested Whitsunday Itineraries
You are free to explore the Whitsundays at your leisure during your sunny sailing holiday. However, the Operator has compiled two suggested itineraries for those who would like some advice on getting the most out of your cruising getaway!
Please note that all sailing itineraries for the Whitsunday Islands are subject to prevailing weather conditions.
During your briefing the crew will assist you in planning your sailing itinerary to ensure you see and do everything you want to in safety, comfort and style.
 
1 Week Suggested Itinerary
Day
Destination
(nm)
1
Hamilton Island to Cid Harbour, Whitsunday Island
8
2
Nara Inlet, Hook Island
12
3
Lunch at Blue Pearl Bay off Hayman Island
9
4
Butterfly Bay
4
5
Cateran Bay, Border Island
15
6
Whitehaven Beach, Whitsunday Island
12
7
Hamilton Island
6
 
2 Week Suggested Itinerary
Day
Destination
(nm)
1
Hamilton Island to Billbob Bay, Shaw Island
13
2
Thomas Island
4
3
Neck Bay, Shaw Island
11
4
White Bay,Haslewood Island
11
5
Whitehaven Beach, Whitsunday Island
6
6
Whitehaven Beach
 
7
Cateran Bay, Border Island
9
8
Butterfly Bay, Hook Island
10
9
Blue Pearl Bay, Hayman Island
4
10
Airlie Beach
16
11
South Molle Island
9
12
Nara inlet, Hook Island
9
13
Palm Bay, Long Island
13
14
Hamilton Island
8
 
The most informative cruising guide for the Whitsundays is "100 Magic Miles" by David Colfelt. This book clearly outlines all islands, reefs and features in the sailing area making navigating through the Whitsunday Islands a breeze.
The book also details fishing guidelines and snorkelling spots plus has loads of information on the local area and individual destinations.
While this book will be onboard, we recommend you purchase and read the book prior to your charter.
 
Weather and Sailing Conditions
Sheltered by the magnificent Great Barrier Reef, the Whitsundays offer smoother seas for spectacular sailing all year round.
With line of sight navigation, the islands of the Whitsundays are ideal for novices and experienced sailors alike.
The region's tidal nature means that you should consult the tide tables prior to planning each day's itinerary.

Wind direction from March to September is generally south-east to east, while September through February brings more north-easterly winds.
 
Wind Strength
Incidence of winds in given range, 1500 hours,
Hayman Island (observations over 15 year period)
Month
0-11 kn
11-16 kn
17-22 kn
22 kn+
Jan.
55%
29%
9%
6%
Feb.
42%
34%
19%
6%
Mar.
47%
29%
16%
8%
Apr.
44%
28%
20%
8%
May
47%
33%
15%
5%
June
64%
25%
9%
1%
July
65%
27%
6%
1%
Aug.
61%
26%
10%
2%
Sept.
63%
22%
12%
3%
Oct.
54%
33%
11%
3%
Nov.
56%
28%
12%
4%
Dec.
54%
30%
12%
5%
 
Wind Direction
Incidence of winds in given range, 1500 hours, Hayman Island (observations over 15 year period)
Month
Calm
N
NE
E
SE
S
SW
W
NW
Jan.
2%
7%
22%
31%
21%
2%
1%
4%
10%
Feb.
2%
5%
11%
32%
33%
6%
1%
2%
8%
Mar.
1%
2%
13%
35%
37%
6%
1%
*
5%
Apr
3%
1%
6%
30%
46%
7%
*
3%
4%
May.
4%
*
4%
24%
46%
18%
1%
2%
1%
June
3%
1%
3%
14%
41%
25%
4%
5%
4%
July
3%
1%
6%
23%
40%
16%
5%
3%
3%
Aug.
3%
4%
13%
26%
35%
5%
1%
4%
9%
Sept.
2%
5%
19%
33%
25%
2%
2%
5%
7%
Oct.
*
6%
20%
32%
21%
2%
*
4%
14%
Nov.
1%
10%
22%
27%
16%
1%
*
5%
18%
Dec.
*
10%
21%
29%
17%
1%
*
5%
16%
Temperature Chart
Whitsunday Weather
Jan
Apr
July
Oct
Av. daily high temp.
31°C
28°C
23°C
28°C
Av. daily low temp.
25°C
23°C
17°C
21°C
Mean sea temp.
27°C
26°C
22°C
24°C
 

 

 

 
 
 
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