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We offers so much in the way of aesthetic enjoyment: the sea in all its moods; the wind, sky, and passing coastal landscape; birds, seals, and dolphins; and then there is the simple pleasure of standing on the decks of this beautiful 40 tonne gaff cutter under sail – there is really nothing quite like it. Steadfast is a 58’ traditionally built gaff cutter. Her keel was laid in Albany, Western Australia in September 1990, and she was launched (after two long breaks while we were developing a vineyard and establishing markets for our wine) in February 2006. She has been built in the traditional way, with 1¾” Jarrah planking on 4”x4” doubled sawn frames, also of Jarrah. Karri was used on the inside for longitudinals (beam shelf, clamp, and stringers), and Sheoak for deck planking (over a marine ply subdeck), skylights, and hatches. We imported Brazilian mahogany for the capping rail and Oregon (Douglas Fir) for the spars. Day sails Departing the wharf in Picton, our day sails are an excellent way to enjoy the great natural beauty of the Marlborough Sounds. Setting sail for the some of our special places, we’ll take advantage of the wind and enjoy a day on the water. Morning tea and a delicious lunch are provided. Overnight Cruising in Queen Charlotte Sound Departing Picton, we’ll explore some of the beautiful bays of the inner sounds, working our way out toward Cook Strait and the outer Queen Charlotte Sound. Sailing in French Pass and D’Urville Island D’Urville Island sailing offers the more remote character and outstanding beauty of the outer Marlborough Sounds. PRICES - Day sails - $180 per person, $95 for children under 16. (Minimum guests: 4) - Overnight Cruising in Queen Charlotte Sound - $300 per day per person (Minimum guests: 2) If you have any questions, we can answer those through GetMyBoat’s messaging platform before you pay. Just hit, “Request to Book” and send us an inquiry for a custom offer.
I started sailing in the UK while working on a tops’l schooner restoration, and have never departed from my love of traditional sail.
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90% refund up to 30 days prior.
Cancellation policy – Steadfast Traditional Sail reserves the right to cancel any tour due to adverse weather conditions, for which a full refund or re-booking will be offered. Cancellation by clients will incur a cancellation fee according to the following conditions: - 30 days or more before date of booking: 10% of the full booking - 14-29 days before date of booking: 50% of the full booking - 1-13 days before date of booking: No refund will be available