Based in Auckland, New Zealand, this 87’ luxurious sailing yacht offers inspiring and memorable short local excursions as a wedding or special occasion venue, or half, full day and overnight charters around Nelson, Abel Tasman, Marlborough Sounds, or the Bay of Islands.
The vessel’s sumptuous interior conveys a sense of effortless warmth and sophistication, with ample room for lounging in your cabin, dining alfresco in the cockpit area, formal dining in the saloon, or simply playing cards in the pilothouse. Meals on Yonder Star are an event, celebrating innovative cuisine made with fresh, local ingredients and complemented with wines and beverages that showcase regional excellence.
For the discerning traveller and sailing enthusiast alike, this elegant and beautifully New Zealand designed and built ketch, offers a refined blend of precision engineering and unsurpassed craftsmanship.
“The crew couldn’t have done a better job of looking after us and making it a truly spectacular time.”— Cynthia, USA
Catering up to a maximum of 28 day guests, and 8-10 overnight guests, Yonder Star should be your floating venue of choice for that special occasion, or a night or two of pampering.From the very moment your enquiries begin, you’ll enjoy the attention of the Yonder Star team. Their philosophy is to tailor special occasions and overnight charters to suit not only your requirements, but your budget exactly. Yonder Star comes fully equipped with crockery, cutlery, glassware, napkins, captain and crew (and chef where required). The vessel has a liquor licence and is non-smoking.All prices quoted include complementary bottled water, fruit juice, soft drinks, herbal teas, and coffee and are available on application (POA).
We offer tailor made breakfast, lunch, cocktail or dinner cruises, adult birthday celebrations, pre Christmas gatherings, specifically designed family occasions, hen’s nights or corporate functions and training days. Your options are really only limited by your imagination.
Specific half day hire (1-4 hour), and full day hire (4-8 hour) packages can be designed to suit your requirements depending on guest numbers, desired activities, embarkation and disembarkation time and location, along with catering and beverage requirements. Guests can decide whether to bring their own food, or Yonder Star can fully cater, along with providing your very own personal Chef.
Say ‘I do’ onboard Yonder Star and create an intimate memory with family and friends that you will cherish forever. The Yonder Star team can provide professionally designed half or full day ceremony options for either Nelson or Abel Tasman. An overnight of indulgence for the honeymoon couple, including all meals and beverages is discounted if booking a ceremony onboard.
Yonder Star’s cabins, each with en-suite bathrooms, can cater up to 8-10 overnight guests. You will experience some of New Zealand’s hidden coves and quiet bays, sandy beaches and rocky bluffs, along with an abundance of marine life. Sit back, relax, and imagine yourself on oceans far away.
When you cruise with Yonder Star you’ll enjoy luxury boating along with the very best land-based activities New Zealand has to offer.Wine and arts tours, biking and hiking trails, helicopter flights, fly fishing expeditions, golden sand beaches, shopping and much more – it’s all there for you to enjoy.The friendly team at Yonder Star can help with planning and booking activities before, during and after your cruise. We have extensive local knowledge and only recommend high-end tourism operators and businesses.
All you need to do is let us know what you enjoy or would like to experience, and we will design an experience that you will remember forever.
Yonder Star’s generous proportions reflect the designer’s intent to create a gracious residence at sea. Discerning travellers and seasoned sailors alike will appreciate the comfort, luxury and attention to detail throughout this elegant yacht.Topside teak decks are open and uncluttered. The soft, sheltered cockpit seating invites relaxation and open-air dining. Below decks, varnished mahogany, polished brass and sumptuous fabrics convey a sense of warmth and sophistication.
Length87′ (26.5m)Beam22′ (6.7m)Draft7′ 8″ (2.3m)DesignerDon BrookBuilderThackwray Yachts, New ZealandLaunched1980Completely Rebuilt1999Major Refit/Upgrade2003Cabins3 (1 Queen and 2 doubles with single overhead bunk)Capacity8-10 overnight guests.
28 day guests maximum.
Soft cockpit seating invites relaxation and open-air dining.
The light-filled pilothouse – Yonder Star’s interior hub – serves as both a navigation station as well as a living and dining space.
Forward of the pilothouse is an inviting and spacious open-plan saloon, with a comfortable living area to port and dining suite to starboard.
Slip into the comfort and luxury of the ‘Master Stateroom’ with en-suite. This is the largest and most sumptuously-appointed cabin.
One of two very large bathrooms on board:
Yonder Star has an additional two cabins (port aft and port forward)
Meals on Yonder Star are an event, celebrating innovative cuisine and fresh, local ingredients. The chef’s professionally-equipped galley is tucked away from the saloon, easily accessible but unobtrusive.