Sail Away
Yacht Charters

Yacht Charters

Sail Away Yacht Charters offers fully crewed charters for your special occasion. Each guest can either lend a hand in sailing the yacht or if they prefer... just sit back and relax! A Sail Away Yacht Charter can also make for a terrific Team Building exercise. Or if you'd prefer the thrill of direct competition, there's always our Corporate race days. And it's just a short drive from Brisbane.

Our yachts are yours for the whole day from 8am to 4pm and you may start and finish any time it suits you within those hours. Of course if you need extra time then we can arrange that too!

Conditions of charter and cancellation policy

What to bring

Comfortable Clothes

Bring comfortable clothes like a shirt with a collar to protect your neck, shorts, tracksuit or a jumper in case it gets cold, hat, sunglasses, blockout, swimmers and towel. All these items should be brought in a soft bag for easy storage. N.B. White soled shoes only e.g. Dunlop Volleys.


Please bring your own food e.g. sandwiches, fruit and biscuits. On board we have a well equipped galley, stove, fridge and fresh water.


Please bring plenty of drinks. Poppas are ideal.


Most guests prefer to do their own catering. However if you would like us to take care of that just contact us beforehand.


Please bring your own. If you are doing a sailing course - we only indulge at the completion of each day's training.

Sea legs

We all suffer from sea sickness at some stage. Here are some precautions. Do not drink too much alchohol or eat exotic foods the previous night. See your chemist - there are a number of aids on the market - pills, patches, wrist-bands, ginger etc.

Our Boats

The Great South East

The great South East Sailing Catamaran

The Great South East is a brand new Lagoon 400 Catamaran.

Luxuriously appointed, she is registered for 28 passengers and equipped with a spacious galley, modern shower, toilet, fridge and freezer. There is plenty of room to stretch out and relax on this beautiful catamaran.

The Great South East is the ideal yacht for large groups, corporate charters and weddings

Cost 1-19 passengers $2500 per day
20-28 passengers $2980 per day.

Lady Helena

Lady Helena

Lady Helena is a 44.7 First Benetau yacht. 13.6 m long , she has all the safety equipment for 12 guests and 2 crew. A very comfortable yacht, she is equipped with a large galley , hot water, fridge and a stove. Sleeping accommodation is available for up to 8 passengers.

Cost 1-6 passengers $1250 per day
7 -12 passengers $1500 per day.



Hermione is a 44 ft Bavaria Vision A very sturdy and luxurious yacht capable of 12 guests - skippered charter Or 8 guests as a self drive Bare Boat.

Cost s- Skippered day charter max 12 $1500
Bare Boat $850 per day ; minimum 4 days . Experience required - Inshore Skipper or Day Skipper- minmum.

Sailing School


All our sailing courses are based on Yachting Australia curriculum.

We have been teaching sailing since 1994 and have produced many excellent sailors. From raw beginners to Offshore Yacht masters and Master Class V. WE conduct all our courses aboard a 44ft Benetau Lady Helena. She is in commercial Class survey 2C which means that she carries all safety equipment for Moreton Bay as well Offshore sailing. You decide how far you want to go. Whether it is a

2 day Introductory Course - $330.00
3 day Competent Crew Course - $495.00
6 day Inshore skipper course - $1050.00
Coastal/Offshore skipper course - price on application

Our last two sailors who passed the rigorous RYA Yachtmaster Offshore Exams were told by a senior Examiner they were very well prepared candidates. Previous sailing experience will be taken into consideration and we will be able to advise you where you should start.

Introductory Course - Two separate days on board . You will learn basic skills , hoist the sails, tack and gybe, steer the yacht and do some simple navigation . After two days , you will feel comfortable and safe aboard a yacht

Competent Crew course - This is a competency base course and majority of sailors complete this in three days . You will become competent in steering the yacht , changing sails , reefing , doing 6 basic knots, . On completion of this course , you will be able to competently crew on most yachts.

Inshore (Day) Skipper - this six day course is once again a Competency based course. You will learn how to take charge of the yacht. Engines, maintenance, repairs ,navigation, preparation for sea and much more. This course is usually the minimum requirement for Bare Boat Chartering.

Coastal/Offshore Skipper course - normally a 4-6 day Offshore course - $250 per day (includes all meals ).

Bare Boat familiarisation Course- If you are thinking of renting a Bare Boat , we suggest you do a full Inshore Skipper course. However if you have had previous experience and just need to Brush Up on what is required , we can arrange a special 2 day course for your whole group. You will find that you will have a great holiday if your crew is trained and can assist you in sailing tasks.



Lady Helena is still looking for new race crew. If interested contact Ben on 0419 444 041

 Lady Skipper Crew

The Sailaway team often enters yacht races from club races around Moreton Bay to the annual Brisbane to Gladstone Easter blue-water classic.

 Lady Kathrine


Menu 1 Cost $32 per head
Morning Tea: Coffee/Tea with Freshly made Cake of the Day
Lunch: Chicken and Salad Crusty Fresh Bread

Menu 2 - Cost $42 per Head (Most Popular Menu)
Morning Tea: Coffee/Tea with Chocolate Caramel Slice
Lunch:Anti pasta and cheese/Fruit platter Selection of Cold Meats Platter including honey-soy marinated Chicken Greek Green Salad Pasta Salad Crusty Fresh Bread
Afternoon Tea:Mini Quiche or Spinach Pie

Menu 3 - Cost $62 per Head
Morning Tea: Coffee/Tea with Chocolate Caramel Slice
Lunch:Anti pasta and cheese platter Best Quality Fresh prawns available on the day Greek Green Salad Crusty Fresh Bread
Afternoon Tea:Mini Quiche or Spinach Pie

Menu 4 - Cost $79 per Head
Morning Tea: Coffee/Tea with Chocolate Caramel Slice
Lunch:Anti pasta and cheese platter Selection of Fresh Seafood - which may include sand crabs, oysters and fresh prawns (selection is dependent on the season and availability of fresh seafood) Fresh Green Salad Crusty Fresh Bread
Afternoon Tea:Mini Quiche or Spinach Pie

Contact Us

We'd be very pleased to answer your questions and provide you with more information Maybe you'd like to inspect our Yachts? They're berthed at East Coast Marina in Manly. We welcome your visit. All you have to do is drop us a line to...

Sail Away Yacht Charters
GPO Box 804
Wynnum QLD 4178
Mob: 0419 444 041
Ph: 07 3393 3508

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Conditions of charter and cancellation policy

Sailaway yachts will provide the yacht that is booked providing availability and sufficient notice is given.

The yacht departs and returns to Manly harbour. Normal operating hours are from 8am to 4pm. However the client may change those times and Sailaway will endeavour to oblige subject to availability.

Yachts may also pick up and drop off at Raby Bay and Brisbane River - Newstead park.

In the event of bad weather i.e. -a strong wind warning for Moreton bay; we shall cancel and reschedule to another date suitable to both parties.

In the event of cancellation by the client:
within 14 days of the original charter date -nil refund.
within 15-30 days - 50% refund.
more than 30 days - 80% refund.
All amounts relate to the full Charter Price

Ben Stark
Sailaway Yacht Charters

Christmas Office Party

Now is the time to start planing your end of year office party. What could be better than a day on the bay or a night cruise on the river to say thank you to your staff.

Sail Away Yacht Charters
GPO Box 804
Wynnum QLD 4178
Mob: 0419 444 041
Ph: 07 3393 3508
Fax: 07 3393 3508