Hobart Stay and Sail

Base yourself in the heart of Hobart and stay onboard.

We often get asked if we would hire out our yachts for accommodation, especially during periods where accommodation in the city is hard to find; like the Sydney to Hobart Race and the Wooden Boat Festival.  Staying in King's Pier Marina during these times is about as awesome as it gets for boat enthusiasts, The marina is where the competitors and participants in these events are located and the centre for all the dockside festivities.  We've decided to offer this unique Hobart experience as one of our products.  

By hiring Helsal IV as a private charter for a minimum of 2 nights you get to stay in King's Pier Marina in the heart of Hobart with the exclusive use of the yacht for sailing up to 3 hours per day for the length of your stay.  You will have the yacht to yourself for accommodation and a professional skipper and crew will take you sailing.   

Here is what you get:

  • The ULTIMATE waterfront accommodation

  • Two double-bed cabins with ensuites and a double bunk cabin

  • Full use of our galley for any meals you would like to cook onboard

  • Within walking distance of all the best restaurants and bars in Hobart

  • Secure access to the marina and facilities

  • Three hours of private sailing everyday of your stay (you can accumulate these and take them all at once if you like)

  • 24 hour helpline

  • Any number of upgrades are available on request (e.g. cooked breakfast onboard each morning)


December - February $3200 per day  for up to 6 people (48 hr minimum)
March - November $2200 per day  for up to 6 people (48 hr minimum)



Cancellation policy - If we cancel for whatever reason, we provide a full refund.  If you cancel for whatever reason more than 48 days prior to your scheduled arrival, we provide a full refund.  Full refunds will be provided at any time if you are unable to come on the trip due to COVID 19 regulations.   If you cancel less than 48 days and more than 30 days prior to your scheduled arrival, we retain a 20% deposit. If you cancel less than 30 days and more than 7 days  prior to your scheduled arrival we retain 50% of the total cost.  If you cancel less than 7 days prior to your scheduled arrival the full amount will be due (we will consider the circumstances of course).  

  • "THANX Mark and Luke!! Had the BEST DAY of our lives ever. And now even more convinced that sailing is something we need to take up, if not just for the pleasure of being on the ocean working with such beautiful beasts these boats are! Already spreading the word and will continue upon our return to the UK :D Simply Amazing."
    – Jenny H, Birmingham, UK
  • “I really had the time of my life on the Helsal IV. This is something you have to do in your lifetime. If you are in Hobart don’t miss this amazing experience.”
    – John Y, Hampshire, UK
  • "Relaxing in timeless Port Davey with Mark, Marcia and Luke was a worldclass experience not to be missed. Cruising calm, sunny waters of untouched beauty in superyacht style and comfort with an expert guide. Attentive crew combining safe sailing with friendly fun and fabulous food. Chance of a lifetime - grab it if you can."
    – Bob F, London, UK
  • "Lazily sailing around in a very handsome yacht, friendly, knowledgable and baby friendly crew, delicious assortment of food and drinks throughout the day, we had a wonderful day with all the elements working together perfectly."
    – Siegrists, Melbourne, Australia
  • "Thanks for such a great day out on the Derwent! What better way to spend a 39 degree summer afternoon than onboard such a beautiful vessel. Everything was perfect!"
    – Reny R, Hobart, Tasmania
  • "Where to begin!  In a nutshell the whole thing was great!  Beautiful food. Friendly, skilled crew. Comfortable beds.  What a treat. ... Mark and his partner Marcia were the consummate hosts.  The whole journey was a pleasure.  Many thanks M&M."
    – Pip C, Kingscliff, Australia
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