Charter 60ft "Zindabar" Schooner in Kerikeri New Zealand

60 ft
6 Guests

About This Boat

Explore one of the most beautiful cruising grounds in the world with our exclusive, luxurious yacht! Charter 60 feet "Zindabar" Schooner for up to 6 people. Rates as low as $1,500 NZD per day.

Zindabar, meaning ‘doer of great things’, as hailed to Sir Edmund Hilary after conquering Mount Everest, is an 18.3 metre (60 foot) Greg Elliott designed high performance cruiser. Engineered by High Modulus and built using modern composites by Dave Wade Boat builders in 1998.

She is a proven offshore yacht that has cruised extensively in New Zealand, voyaged to Tonga, Vanuatu, New Caledonia and Fiji on a number of occasions. She has also participated in many races including at least six Coastal Classic Auckland to Bay of Islands yacht races as well as the demanding Round North Island Two Handed Race to name a few however; unlike converted racing yachts she was always intended to cruise with emphasis on fast passage making and is therefore setup that way.

She has a huge cockpit for spending the days sailing, swimming, fishing and water-sports she also has three large double cabins as well as twin bunks, big saloon, a great bathroom with separate shower cubicle, large galley, fridge, freezer, all amenities and plenty of storage for all the toys. She has a deep keel for great sailing that lifts up for access to all those beautiful shallow anchorages. This and a schooner rig provides for a powerful yacht that is easily handled short-handed and therefore an ideal family and charter yacht.

The yacht is also fitted with all modern communication and navigation devices, new autopilot and safety equipment compliant with Category 1 Offshore voyages including satellite tracking beacons and life-raft.

Following an extensive refit in 2009 by her original builder she is immaculately presented, sporting a new set of performance sails, new dinghy, kayak, snorkeling and fishing equipment and resides on the picturesque marina in Kerikeri; she is all setup and ready to cruise in the magnificent Bay of Islands.

Boat Specification:

• Boat Type: Schooner
• Make: Elliot 1850
• Boat Name: Zindabar
• Year Built: 1998
• Refit: 2009
• Engineered by: High Modulus
• Length: 60ft
• Capacity: 6 people
• Cabin: 3


All prices are in New Zealand Dollars. Prices are for exclusive yacht charter.

• Day Cruises: $1,500 NZD per day
• Night Cruises: $2,000 NZD per night
• Extended Cruises: Price on Application


• $750 NZD


Great meals and beverages. All taxes, operating costs and use of equipment.

Day Cruises

Day cruises are usually six hours in duration collecting at 10 am and returning at 4 pm however; these times are flexible. We can pick-up and drop you off at nearly any pre-arranged location within the Bay of Islands.

Activities on a day cruise can include:

• Sailing among the islands in sheltered waters enjoying the scenery
• Alternatively experience an exhilarating sail across the bay
• Dolphin encounters are often part of the experience
• Select a desirable anchorage in a picturesque bay
• Enjoying a relaxing swim and snorkeling around the rocks, or
• Sit and enjoy the tranquility with refreshments
• Partake in a BBQ lunch featuring the best of local ingredients
• Row a dinghy or paddle a kayak ashore for a beach walk or swim
• Climb the island for spectacular views of the bay
• Relax with an afternoon sail back to the jetty

Overnight Cruises

Overnight cruises usually start at midday and return you to the jetty at 10 am the next morning however; there is flexibility.

Activities on an overnight cruise can include:

• A sail among the islands or further afield to a secluded and enchanted bay
• Observe the wildlife as you sail past their natural habitat
• Anchor in a picturesque bay to enjoy a beverage and a delicious lunch
• Take a relaxing swim from the boat, snorkel around the rocks, row a dinghy ashore, paddle a kayak, or simply relax onboard
• Perhaps another sail to our evening anchorage or favorite fishing spot
• Enjoy a sun downer, BBQ or great meal and a quiet evening under the stars
• A great nights sleep with the gentle motion and lapping of water
• Awake to peace and tranquility with the dawn chorus bird song
• Fuel up with a great breakfast before sailing off to enjoy the day

Add-on Cruises

After an overnight cruise you might like to add-on a day cruise to return in the afternoon giving you another great day on the water to finish off an amazing cruise.


  • Type: Schooner
  • Capacity: 6 People
  • Make Model: Elliot 1850 Schooner
  • Year: 1998
  • Rental Minimum: 1 day
  • Length: 60 ft

Rental Requirements

Cancellations by the owners/operators:

All departures, activities and itineraries are subject to weather, tides and sea conditions. We reserve the right to cancel any departure without prior notice in the interest of passenger comfort and safety.


Sailing, island and water-sports activities such as treks, dinghies, kayaks, swimming, snorkeling, diving, beach landings and ship to shore transfers are suitable for guests of adequate physical fitness and health and are not without some inherent risk. Whilst we take all possible measures to provide a safe vessel, compliant with all relevant regulations, and safeguard our guests during activities, we will not be held responsible for any personal injury due to the actions of our guests that are beyond our control.


The owners and operators of the vessel shall not be liable for your belongings or any costs related to illness or injury incurred during your cruise and therefore recommend that you have adequate travel insurance.


The nature of the environment ensures that all cruises are different including weather, wildlife and all things naturally occurring. This means that we do not know if you will see dolphins or catch a fish however; we do know you will get close to nature have a great time whatever she provides. We also have a clean environment policy therefore no rubbish shall be left on islands or deposited into the sea. All refuse is collected onboard and recycled at appropriate facilities.


  • Life jackets/required safety gear
  • 3 Cabins
  • Wheel steering
  • BBQ
  • Inboard Engine
  • Autopilot
  • CD Player
  • Dinghy
  • Dodger
  • Galley Stove & Oven
  • Berth
  • Furling Headsail
  • Furling Mainsail
  • Watersports Equipment
  • Head

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