Sunday, November 29, 2009

To Night: “Yonder Star” in the boat harbour.


To Night: “Yonder Star” in the boat harbour. (remember no shoes permitted on board)
Next week: Club AGM
Following week: Christmas bash at Café affair.


When a Nelson business couple bought the ketch in Florida in 2002, they employed Grant Mitchell to take the helm and bring it home. Over eight weeks and with a crew of three, he sailed it Downunder via the Panama Canal, the islands and atolls of Galapagos, Marquesas and Tuamotus; on to Tahiti and down New Zealand's east coast to Nelson.
With obvious pride Grant showed us around his domain last Monday.
Nelson’s very own exclusive and gracious resident.
Yonder Star is the floating venue of choice for those special occasions, where you can enjoy the freedom of the open sea as you let yourself relax and fall under her spell.
The boat's luxurious interior redesign, professional chef's galley, teak decks, polished brass, sumptuous fabrics and beautifully appointed guest cabins convey a sense of effortless warmth and sophistication, with ample room for lounging in your cabin, dining in the saloon or playing cards in the pilothouse.
Designed by renowned naval architect Don Brooke, the 87-foot ketch offers a refined blend of precision engineering and unsurpassed craftsmanship.
It's all sophistication and high-tech fittings; a head-turning, unashamedly luxurious piece of sea-going real estate that sails around Tasman Bay from its home port of Nelson, chartered by international tourists and New Zealanders, too.
Yonder Star is an impressive 87 foot-long ketch, designed by a renowned naval architect and launched almost 30 years ago. Completely rebuilt in 1999, it underwent a second makeover in 2003, and Nelson has been its home port ever since.
I did overhear a few coy whispers from star struck admirers as we reluctantly dragged ourselves away.
Why don’t we just do it? $75 each is affordable for us! Please can I have one too?
Enquire now... yonderstar@YonderStarCharters.co.nz .

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