Waltzing Matilda Charters (Trading Name)

AU$395,000.00 Sold

The iconic business Waltzing Matilda Charters is being offered to the market for sale as a going concern for the first time in over ten years. The business has been successfully operating continuously in the Whitsundays for over 25 years and continues to enjoy good passenger numbers, and importantly be profitable for the owners.

The owners have operated Waltzing Matilda Charters since 2002, and have continued to build upon its solid reputation as an excellent value for money sailing trip around the Whitsunday Islands, one which attracts couples of all ages, from all over the world. They have continually upgraded and maintained the vessel "Waltzing Matilda", and have in place a professional reliable crew which delivers excellent customer service to passengers.

The vessel "Waltzing Matilda" is 16.45m in length, and accommodates a total of 16 in five cabins. She is equipped with an excellent galley with gas cooking facilities, loads of refrigeration, a saloon area with two separate seating areas and over 2.5 metres of headroom. The centre cockpit design and flat and uncluttered decks provide lots of space aft and forward for customers to relax while cruising.

The business is being sold as a going concern with the sailing ketch "Waltzing Matilda", both the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority and Commercial Activity permits required to operate, a professional crew in place, plus the website and all business and marketing associated items.

Waltzing Matilda Charters offers the owner a great lifestyle job. See the vessel out one morning, meet it the following afternoon, with the added benefit of being setup to operate with the minimum amount of paper work. Training is of course offered, and audited figures are available to interested parties, so call for a confidential discussion.

Reference 068
Make/Model Waltzing Matilda Charters (Trading Name)
Name Waltzing Matilda
Location Airlie Beach, Whitsundays
Region Queensland
Year 1976
Commercial Survey USL 1D for 50 total and 2C for 15 total
Designer Bruce Roberts
Builder Built professionally in Townsville Queensland
Length 16.45m / 53' 12"
Beam 4.77 metres
Draft 1.98 metres
Displacement 30,420kgs
Keel / Ballast 3/4 Cruising Keel
Hull Material GRP
Deck Material Fibreglass over timber
Engine No: of engines: One
Engine make / model: John Deere
Engine build year: New in 2006
Engine overhauled: Not required
Engine Servicing: Engine receives daily checks and regular servicing
Engine horsepower: 150hp
Diesel / Petrol: Diesel
Engine Hours Engine 1 hours: Approximately 5,500 as of April 2013
Fuel 600 litres
Water 1,300 litres
Accommodation Single berths: Nine singles plus one single in the saloon
Double berths: Two
Queen berths: One
Total berths: Sixteen (16)
No: of cabins: Five
Galley Stove details: 4 burner Force 10 gas stove (new in 2013)
Oven: Force 10 (new in 2013)
Grill: Force 10 (new in 2013)
Sink: Yes
Hot and cold water: Hot and cold water - heat exchanger
Water delivery type: Pressure water
Saloon Fabric: Soft fabric in fair condition as of April 2013
Saloon Seats: Seating for 14
External BBQ: Stainless steel BBQ
Other: Full stainless steel bench tops and splash backs
Other: Two timber tables in saloon
Refrigeration Fridge: New 2013 - Approximately 250 litres in total - 12 volt
Freezer: No
Wine fridge: No
Toilet Two electric toilets
Dinghy Barefoot 3.5 metre - Surveyed for 8pax
Outboard 15hp 4-stroke Yamaha outboard
Covers Bimini fitted over centre cockpit, Boom bags / boom tent
Ground Tackle Windlass: Muir electric anchor winch
Anchors: Two x 60lb Plough
Chain: 100 metres 13.5mm chain
Safety Gear Life jackets: As per survey requirements
Life buoys: One
First aid kit: Yes
Flares: Yes
V-sheet: Yes
Flash lights: Yes
Life lines: Yes
Bilge manual: One
Bilge automatic: One
Manual fire extinguish: Five
Other: Three x Karly floats
Electrics Battery house: Two x 90a.h.
Battery engine: Two x 90a.h.
Battery charger: 40a.h. 240 volt battery charger
Lighting system: 12 volt lighting
Other: 120a.h. alternator
Electronics Navigation Depth: Navman
GPS / Plotter: Garman 551S
Compass: Yes
Barometer: Yes
Marine radios: VHF plus one handheld VHF
Sail Inventory Mainsail info: One x Slab reefed mainsail in excellent condition (new in 2012)
Mizzen info: One x Mizzen sail in fair condition
Headsail info: One x furling headsail in excellent condition (new in 2012)
Spinnaker info: No
Furler info: NEW 2013 - Profurl furling headsail
Mast / Rigging Mast info: Two Alloy mast and booms
Furler info: NEW 2013 - Profurl furling headsail
Standing rigging info: All in good condition - checked annually
Run rigging info: All in good condition - checked annually
Rigging replace Y/N: 2004
Winch, Manual info: Seven
No: of winch handles: Two
Other: One x Spinnaker pole
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