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Luxury sailing catamaran enters the Kimberley cruise market

Eclipse will operate two itineraries in the Kimberley from April to October
Australian super yacht specialist Yotspace will debut in the Kimberley this coming season with a new ultraluxe sailing catamaran, Eclipse, that accommodates eight passengers.

Queensland-based Yotspace will operate 26 seven-night expedition cruises from Broome from April to October.

There is a seven-night ‘Kimberley Explorer’ round sailing and a seven-night ‘Iconic Kimberley’ with a light plane return to Broome.

Owner/boat charterer Nicholas Mason said he saw an opportunity to enter the luxury small ship market in the Kimberley with a super yacht.

Rarefied luxury

‘We are bringing the rarefied world of luxury yachts to the mainstream market, redefining cruising in the Kimberley,’ Mason said,

He said cabins are air-conditioned with ensuite bathrooms and there are open-air and interior dining areas and lounges.

He said Eclipse is fully crewed, with gourmet meals, beverages and shore excursions included in the fare.

Introductory discount

There is an introductory 15% discount for bookings made by February 29, making the fare A$9,520 per person twin-share for the Kimberley Explorer itinerary.

The 15% discount applies to the charter of the yacht for A$72,590.

There is a 12% commission for travel agents.