Sailing Yacht Charters on Sirius
Sirius is a Classic Staysail Schooner, designed by J.D. Thistlethwaite in the early 1930's.
She was launched in February 1935. This sturdy vessel was designed to survive the worst
storm that nature could serve up and she departed on a circumnavigation later that year.
Returning to Sydney in 1937 Sirius entered the history books as the first Australian built
yacht to do a circumnavigation and she is as strong and beautiful today as she was then.
She sleeps six guests in comfort with many changes including roling head sail, fully battened
main, a flush toilet, mains electricity and air conditioning.
The owners and crew have a family connection dating back to the 1970's and would love
you to become part of that history.
On deck there is pleny of room to lounge around and relax or get involved trimming the numerous sails. The natural teak decks provide a clear, unobstructed area going forward, for sunbathing or just lounging on deck. The cockpit has a folding table for al fresco dining and there is a large boarding ladder for easy access to the sea for a cooling swim.
Comfortable accomodation on Sirius for your Luxury Yacht Charter,
Sailing Holiday, or Skippered Yacht Charter.
Down below there is a spacious saloon with a traditional navigator's station and a longitudinal galley with 4 burner stove, double sink, and electrical fridge. The saloon table can seat six in comfort and the seating can be quickly converted into additional berths if required. There is plenty of accomodation with 10 berths including crew accomodation making her very comfortable for 4 or 6 guests. The forward cabin has a vee berth, the main cabin has a queen size berth, with, good head room and loads of storage
space. The aft cabin has a double berth with plenty of storage space. They share a head and shower compartment that is accessed from the main saloon.
Powerful fans are installed in each cabin, with aircon installed in the main saloon to ensure a comfortable night's sleep and there is a flat screen TV and DVD player for evening entertainment.
Sirius has been extensively refitted and is maintained in good working order
with a host of other new equipment too numerous to mention. Her instrumentation has been fully upgraded and includes radar, two chartplotters, VHF and SSB radios, autopilot and the usual depth, speed and wind instruments. She comes complete with wet weather gear, fins and masks for snorkeling, and a 3 meter RIB with 5 Hp outboard engine.
Sirius carries all the normal safety equipment required by the MCA and other governing bodies for a vessel of her size engaged in chartering and sailing offshore. She complies to all structural and other requiremnts for Yachts, Sailboats, Bareboats and Boats which are for Charter Rental or Hire.