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Summer News 2013

As the weather heats up and you are back at work now are you thinking of a quick break?

Discover the secret of the Marlborough Sounds, sail and explore the enchanting cruising area of D'Urville Island or unwind with a Boat & Bach package for a relaxing weekend. Wherever you choose to go, you can find your next Compass Charters getaway at a great price.

We are right in the middle of our summer season and it has been our busiest yet! The Compass Charters fleet has been going strong with clients from all over the place. Please read our full newsletter to find out about our "Autumn Specials" and contact our crew to help you again this season to enjoy that floating holiday in the beautiful Marlborough Sounds.

Okoromai, the new Jeanneau 35, has exceeded all expectations offering so much room both inside and out that she can easily accommodate 6. With three good sized cabins and a spacious saloon she is ideal for 3 couples or just as easily handled by 1, she is modern and fast, with the advantage of a huge cockpit where you can all be seated for a relaxing evening.

We also want to let you know about a prize we are running for all clients who charter with us this season. It's a 2 night/3 day Boat & Bach holiday package. See details below or click here for more info.

A new engine in "Zachary Hicks"
 Our popular Carpenter 29ft has got a brand new Volvo D2 20HP engine this winter. Our early sea trials have achieved another knot plus out of her and she is now rearing to go for another season. If you are after and small yacht which can sleep 7 but ideal for 4 or even a couple as it is very easy to sail single handed, then Zachary Hicks is the perfect fit.

Separate freezer and fridge, new electrics, new genoa, new dodger and dinghy. Click here for more info on Zachary Hicks

Want to see a video of Zachary Hicks then click here to take you to it...

Our new yacht has joined the fleet is called "Okoromai" - a 2004 Jeanneau Sun Odyssey 35ft - 3 cabin version. It is going to be a popular yacht to you many regulars - Click here to read more

Many last season took advantage of our "Long Charter Specials" (A big 20% on a 7 day Charter -  so we are running them again ......Click here to read more. or call us on 0800 101 332.

Our "Long Charter" Specials
4 days =   5% discount
5 days = 10% discount
6 days = 15% discount
7 days+ = 20% discount

To download our 2012/2013 PDF brochure - CLICK HERE

2012/2013 Season Specials

"Long Charters discount".
- Our "Long Charters" discount we ran last season was very popular as it rewarded those who wanted to really explore the Sounds with discount. As with any holiday, it takes more than a day or two to unwind and begin to truly relax and enjoy the beauty of the Sounds as is there is always somewhere new to explore or a favourite old haunt to tuck in to so look for our "LONG CHARTER" discount specials (see above). So if you book a 7 day charter for the season coming up by the 1st of October you can get a massive 20% discount off the vessels charter!

"Return Clients discount". Compass Charters has always offered a 10% "Return Clients Discount" if you return and charter within a calendar year from your last charter with us - this won't change! But - this coming season we are going to reward clients who have been with us before at ANY TIME (in the last 20 years) with a 5% discount on any charter. This means if your last charter with us was 16 years ago you will still get 5% off as a minimum. Return clients discounts cannot be used in conjunction with long charter discounts. Proof of past charters with us is required.

"2012 Easter Weekend discount". Compass Charters is offering a 10% discount for charters booked for Labour Weekend (3 day minimum).

Boat & Bach prize

We are running a prize draw AGAIN this season for a weekend Boat & Bach holiday. If you book and charter with us this season you automatically go into the draw for this great prize. The boat is "Orion" - a McLay 650 hard top with a 175HP. The bach sleeps 6 and has all the usual Kiwi comforts. The lucky client will be drawn on the 1st of May 2013 and has one year to use the holiday.

Click Here - for more details

Cod season

Blue Cod is back on the menu for the summer!

New regulations are onboard all vessels and include a 2 cod/person/day and both a minimum (30cm) and maximum size (35cm). The 2012/2013 season will run from 20 December 2012 to 31 August 2013.

From all the feedback the scallop dredges have provided an easy feed to all who exerted the effort.

A New runabout in the fleet

A great runabout for you and your family!

We have a new (Literally) runabout in the fleet. A 2011 Fi-Glass Cavalier called "Slingshot II". She is 5.4 meters long with a Mercury 115HP 4 stroke outboard, ski pole, colour chart plotter, fishfinder, bimini etc... A delight to drive with comfort for all when cruising the Sounds here. Surveyed for 5.

Perfect for cruising the area from your Bach. Click here to read more.

NEED A BACH - Click Here....

New Yacht in the fleet

"Okoromai" - Jeanneau Sun Odyessy 35, A great family yacht!

At 10.42m overall length, the 35 is aimed squarely at the centre of the family cruising and sailboat charter market. It has been designed by Marc Lombard, one of the hot names on the Open 50 and 60 long-haul racing scene, indicating that sailing performance has been taken seriously. At the same time it is undeniably a people carrier, with the large volume interior space allocated effectively to suit bareboat charter in the three-cabin layout.

For more details Click here.....

"Okoromai" will be available from the 1st March as she passed MNZ survey with flying colours and we already have a few of you booked in. Register your interest and we can put you on the list to be the first to try her out.

Small enough for a couple to handle and plenty of room with 3 double cabins for a group of friends.

Register your interest - Click here....

Want to see a video of another Sun Odyessy 35ft as an example? - click here to view on youtube:

Boys and their toys
A great Hard Top for you and your friends!

We have a new Haines Hunter SS700 in the fleet. Powered with a 225 Yamaha 4 stroke it can get you out to your favourite spot in no time. She is 7.2 meters long with a 260HP inboard mercruiser. Top condition with comfort for all when cruising the Sounds here. Surveyed for 7.

We have 4 other runabouts in the fleet if you want a smaller model. Click here to view.

"Hot Potato" is perfect for cruising the area from your Bach. Click here to read more.

NEED A BACH - Click Here

Try our great Yachts

A choice of 9 yachts from 28ft to 46ft - we have one for everyones budget.

"Bugamar" (Beneteau Oceanis 44ft - pictured) has and BRAND NEW Volvo D2 55HP engine installed this winter adn with 4 double cabins sleeping 8 comfortably its a great family vessel. A proven charter yacht in Europe with new sails, electronics, and systems onboard. Space and comfort for friends and family to cruise our beautiful Sounds.

To see more detail on "Bugamar". Click here to read more.

To make an enquiry. Click here.

Luxury Day Trips
Treat yourself or Treat your Staff on Andromeda!

This is cruising the Sounds in Style. Andromeda is a 52ft Azimut - a thoroughbred in the launch world. We are doing 2 to 4 hr day trips this season and catered to your needs. If you are only briefly visiting our beautiful area then this is the way to see it.

To see more detail on Andromeda. Click here to read more.

To make an enquiry. Click here.

Fishing or Scenic Trips
Your own Skipper plus fishing guide!

We have a team of dedicated Skippers who love taking crew out for a special day. "Overture" is perfect for a day of space and comfort on the water. Overture can accommodate groups up to 10 people for fishing and 16 people for scenic trips. Very stable with this 45ft power catamaran out there in the water.

Go ahead treat yourself and family - or your staff. For more detail on Overture - Click here.

To make an enquiry. Click here.

Scallop & Blue Cod Season
Scallops are FAT again.

The scallops now are FAT and in top condition. We have scallop dredges for hire and from all the feedback last season, they provided an easy feed to all who made the effort.

Don't forget that Blue Cod is back on the menu again for the season starting the 20th of December! Charter one of our runabouts or if you want a boys trip out the E.J is the vessel for you. Many of our return 'blokes trips' base their annual holiday around a long weekend on EJ at this time of year. EJ really comes into her own for these groups as she has a massive stern deck, plenty of space in the lazarette for dive and fishing gear, a diesel heater and can accommodate up to 9...

Click here to read more.

Or if you just want to pop out when staying at a bach here in the sounds we have a selection of 4 runabouts to choose from.

Click here for runabout options. Click here for bach options.

1/4 Share in new vessels
Has that new yacht been out of your price range?

A new way to own your own NEW yacht. Have it professionally managed and earning income for you when you are not using it -now thats a refreshing thought! Register your interest HERE.

Click here to read more.

Full Newsletter
To get all our up to date news and details... Click here to read more

Safe and Happy Boating,

The Compass Crew
0800 101332
12th November 2012


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Here's what our clients have been saying about us.

"Thanks to you and the Compass Charter team for the great day we had in the amazing beautiful Marlborough Sounds. Would love to come back within 12 months although not sure if I will be able to manage that. For sure I will connect again when ever I will be in New Zealand." - Chartered Orion

"Thank you very much, we really enjoyed our trip and are telling our friends and family that Compass Charters are a good company to deal with and offer great holiday opportunities." - Chartered Okoromai

Contact us now - spaces are filling up fast for the 2019/20 season!

Special Offers

The longer you charter the more you save! Our MULTIDAY DISCOUNT has proved very popular so we are continuing the offer for the 2021/22 season.

Now is a great time to get your crew organised, book 6 months or more in advance and get an additional 5% off your daily rate with our "EARLY BOOKERS" discount - make the most of this offer before the opportunity passes.

To view our latest Special Offers click here.

"Multiday" AND "Early bookers" discounts can be used together during eligible periods.


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