cumberland charter yachts win national tourism award

Cumberland Charter Yachts celebrates another success at the Qantas Australian Tourism Awards. The event happened at the Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre last Friday evening (February 23rd). They are the winners of silver for Unique Accommodation.

They are one out of ten winners from Queensland. This represents the third accolade win for Cumberland Charter Yachts in 2017. They have won silver at the Whitsunday Tourism Awards and gold at the Queensland Tourism Awards.

Being able to skipper your own boat in the best cruising area on the planet is a truly memorable experience. Therefore, Cumberland Charter Yachts proves to be one of the leaders in the bare-boating industry.

Managing Director, Charlie Preen, and General Manager, Sharon McNally, celebrate alongside BIG4 Adventure Whitsunday, Abell Point Marina, Island Jetboating and Ocean Rafting. All representing the Whitsundays after winning gold at the Queensland Tourism Awards in their respective categories. “Receiving this award is an absolute honour” said Sharon.

“I would like to take this opportunity to thank my amazing team. They have worked tirelessly over the past 12 months. Whilst recovering from Cyclone Debbie and getting on with the general day to day business. We also could not have done this without each and every one of our boat owners. Investing their boats with Cumberland Charter Yachts helps us make the magic happen. This accolade goes out to them”

Charlie Preen stood proud on the night and was ecstatic at coming 2nd place. Specially after being up against six finalists from other states and territories. Also, considering they were all winners at the Queensland Tourism Awards in the same category. “Wining gold at the Queensland tourism awards was something special. But winning silver at the Australian Tourism Awards is simply amazing.” Said Charlie.

“We’d also like to congratulate Ocean Rafting for winning gold in the Major Tour and Transport Operator category. BIG4 Adventure Whitsunday for winning bronze in the Caravan and Holiday Parks category. And, of course, Abell Point Marina and Island Jetboating for being finalists at national level”, adds.

Cumberland Charter Yachts have been operating for 30 years from Abell Point Marina in the Whitsundays. They offeri bareboat holidays on sailing yachts, sailing catamarans and power catamarans across a fleet of 28 vessels.

Vicsail are delighted that Cumberland Yacht Charter, a trusted business partner for over 20 years, have received such a prestigious award. “Well done to Sharon and all the team.”, congratulates Brendan Hunt, CEO of Vicsail.

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