The Trust works to become increasingly self-sufficient by opening up our vessels for charters.  The proceeds from these charters go back into the Trust to preserve these iconic vessels and ensure community and youth sailing opportunities. Support the opportunity for young New Zealanders to become involved in sailing and learning about these iconic vessels, Sir Peter Blake and New Zealand’s sailing history, by booking a charter today.

Charter Options:

Sailing Experiences

  • Exclusive half day sailing experience
  • Exclusive full day sailing experience with an island stop
  • Exclusive sailing experience with an island drop (i.e. Waiheke)

Join the crew for a sailing experience of a life time. Your group will be encouraged to help sail and steer the yachts as you sail the inner reaches of the Hauraki Gulf Marine Park. In 4 hours we can circumnavigate Rangitoto and Motutapu Islands, and in 6 hours can include an island stop for lunch.

Racing Experiences

  • Racing Events – Rum Races, evening or weekend harbour racing
  • Coastal Classic – Auckland to Russell (Labour Weekend) or Auckland to Tauranga Race (Easter)
  • Exclusive event – Millennium Cup Bay of Islands (January)

Steinlager 2 and Lion New Zealand were raced extremely competitively by Sir Peter Blake and his crews, we enjoy continuing to race these yachts well. Our professional crew are well experienced in inshore and offshore racing, so will guide your team to a competitive, yet enjoyable day on the water.

Conservation Experiences

  • Motutapu Island Restoration Trust
  • Motuihe Island Restoration Trust

We work closely with both of these Trusts and the Department of Conservation to be able to bring to your group a day of sailing and conservation experiences. We can cater up to 100 people per day. We split the group in half and 50 will sail down to either island, whilst the other 50 will ferry and begin their conservation experience hosted by the Island Restoration Trust volunteers. At lunch time the groups swap. The day runs approximately 0930 – 1700.

A charter with us is for groups seeking a real hands-on sailing adventure. In a day an experience with us can above provide great team building and leadership learning opportunities. Or sail with us for multiple days for more learning, both technical sailing and life skills such as communication, time management, trust, resilience and courage.

Whatever your group or your goal we are happy to work with you to design a sailing trip for your group. Your group can book our vessels and crew to compliment and add to your programmes, we are happy to help deliver your organisations goals and objectives through sailing adventures and journeys.

Contact us for more information.

With a history rich in adventure and success, Lion New Zealand was the late Sir Peter Blake’s entry in the ‘85/86 Whitbread Round the World Race and winner of the infamous ’84 Sydney to Hobart. Lion provides great team building and overnight experiences for groups seeking a real hands on sailing adventure.

A kiwi legend with her iconic red hull, Sir Peter Blake’s‘89/90 Whitbread entry ‘Steinie’, won every leg on line and handicap, a record that still stands today. This world class competitor offers unforgettable sailing excursions including coastal and offshore sailing and unique transfer options.

P: +64 9 215 0762
M: +64 21 333 816

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