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About Hobart Yachts
Come sailing aboard the 62 foot luxury Sydney to Hobart Maxi, Helsal IV. Experience what it is like to sail one of these magnificent crafts; even take the wheel if you like! Come for just a few hours on the Derwent or plunge right into the adventure and sail away with us on a yacht charter to places unimagined. Whether you choose to play on the Derwent, escape to the wilderness, or something in between, you'll never look to the sea in quite the same way again.
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Experience Hobart from the water on a 3-hour sailing tour by ocean-racing yacht. As you glide along the River Derwent, admire the city’s coastal scenery, look for wildlife and help the crew with tasks like trimming the sails or grinding the winch. Or, simply relax and enjoy the fresh air. Gourmet snacks will be served while you listen to tales about sailing on the high seas.
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Stephannay wrote a review Mar 2021
5 contributions
Excellent morning/afternoon day out! Bruce and Jonno were great, super friendly and very entertaining. Wish I hadnt spilled the homemade scones and jam though as they were delicious!🙊🙊 Would definitely recommend and sail again with them next time we are ever in Hobart.
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Date of experience: March 2021
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Response from MarkS171, Owner at Hobart Yachts
Responded 2 weeks ago
Great to hear Stephanie. I won’t tell my mother about the scones : )
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Philip Bateman wrote a review Feb 2021
Melbourne, Australia12 contributions
A lovely time aboard the Helsal IV thanks to Hobart Yachts, floating around with good company and lovely light weather. So fun to have this on its side ‘burying the rail’ for a moment or two. I can’t imagine sailing this from Sydney to Hobart (it does, it’s a 62 foot Maxi).. well I can imagine, I reckon it’s cold, wet, hard, a little terrifying and beautiful. This on the other hand, was very relaxed, with lots of snacks and good chats.
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Response from MarkS171, Owner at Hobart Yachts
Responded 12 Feb 2021
Ha ha Sydney to Hobart ... you'd love it! Thanks for the kind review.
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Katalin M wrote a review Feb 2021
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I organised this sail as a surprise birthday present for my husband's birthday. I spoke to Mark in the phone prior to booking and he was extremely accommodating to our needs for a different sail time. This flexibility made the whole experience possible for us. My husband was thoroughly surprised to be sailing on a boat of this size. We were blessed with a beautiful day, and although the wind did not pick up significantly, we got to experience Hobart from the river in such peaceful and calm conditions. Mark and the crew were very welcoming and great conversationalists. We learnt new things about Hobart and had a such a relaxing and comfortable time. I'm so glad I booked!
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Date of experience: February 2021
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Response from MarkS171, Owner at Hobart Yachts
Responded 12 Feb 2021
Thanks so much. We're glad you booked too.
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Jason B wrote a review Jan 2021
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My family of four (kids 12 and 3) had an amazing experience on the overnight charter. We sailed to Adventure Bay where we had the chance to fish, go to the beach, and hike to the peak of Fluted Cape with spectacular views of the cliffs. On our return we kayaked through the cliff caves at Hound's Tooth while the kids explored the coast in the dinghy. Mark is an excellent sailor and is willing to share his knowledge and give you a turn at the helm. Jimmy is a fantastic cook (our dinner was the best we've had on our vacation) and an even better photographer (be sure to look through the calendar photos). Both gentlemen were great with the kids. I highly recommend this if you are looking for an adventure with the family that you will never forget.
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Date of experience: January 2021
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Response from MarkS171, Owner at Hobart Yachts
Responded 1 Feb 2021
Thanks for your kind review. We had a great time with you and your family and I'm still working on implementing your aeronautical knowledge to trimming our sails. Can't wait for our next race!
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travellercanberra wrote a review Jan 2021
Canberra83 contributions11 helpful votes
Beautiful afternoon sailing the Derwent River - could not have asked for better weather, Mark looked after all on board re sailing and gave opportunities to anyone that wanted to test their sailing skills! Marsha prepared snacks & drinks throughout the afternoon, amazing scones from Mark's mum! We both love sailing and had initially booked our trip this time to Hobart to see the end of the Sydney to Hobart yacht race, with this not happening the afternoon sailing did provide us with a wonderful experience and great memories!
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Date of experience: December 2020
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Response from MarkS171, Owner at Hobart Yachts
Responded 4 Jan 2021
Sailing across the finish line in a Sydney to Hobart race veteran with a scone in one hand and some Tassie bubbles in the other ... the stuff of memories : )
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