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2018/2019 Season Rates

"MULTI-DAY CHARTER SPECIALS" - Many last season took advantage of these, …… Click here to read more. The longer you charter the greater the discount! Please note there are no specials over the busy New Year period (20th Dec until the 8th of Jan) and this is a 5 day minimum period.

  4 days        =        6% discount
  5 days        =        9% discount
  6 days        =        12% discount
  7 days        =        15% discount
  8 days        =         18% discount
  9 days        =        21% maximum

"EARLY BOOKERS SPECIAL" - If you confirm (deposit paid from our costing sent) your charter six months before commencement then you receive a further 5% discount! I.e. - a 11% total discount for a 4 day charter, 20% discount for a 7 day, or 26% for a 9 day + charter etc. (cannot be used in conjunction with "Trade Me" auctions).

"RETURN CLIENT DISCOUNT": (either a 5% or 10% discount). If you have chartered with us then you receive a 10% discount on your next charter if you return within a calendar year. If within 10 years then you receive a 5% discount. A return clients discount can NOW be used in conjunction with any specials we are running (except with "Trade Me" auctions).

PLEASE NOTE: Our boats are booked months ahead (especially in the summer months), if the boat of your choice is not available we apologize but we have a large fleet and will endeavor to find a boat to suit your needs. We are also constantly running specials each month to fill the gaps so let us know if you are flexible here. It's always best to give us a call so we can assess your requirements.

Pricing, rates and bond Information for Compass Charters: Subject to change without notice.

Charter seasons:

SUMMER     : 20th December until last day of February
SHOULDER : Start of Labour weekend to 19th December and 1st March to 30th April
WINTER      : 1st May to start of Labour weekend
PEAK          : 20th December to 8th January. No Discounts or Specials during this period except Return Client discount.
Note           : Minimum 5 day charter booking PEAK period and 3 days minimum during SUMMER Season and Public holiday weekends.
  • Standard vessel charter rates includes GST of 15%.
  • All rates below are "Self Skippered" - based on a 24 hour period.
  • Consumables fee - $30/day for Yachts/Launches and $15/day for Runabouts applies to all charters and is included in the daily rate. The consumables fee includes LPG, onboard consumables, marina rubbish disposal, berth and launching fees, BBQ use, outboard fuel (for hired 2HP outboards only), incidentals and use of CC Moorings. See below for details.
  • Bedding is included for charter 5 days or longer. Otherwise charged at $25 per set per charter.
  • Fuel use is not included. Fuel used is an extra cost on all vessels calculated on use.

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Yachts Design Summer Shoulder Winter Ideal/Max
Zachary Hicks Carpenter 29 $605 $525 $450 4/7
Dreamtime Hunter 30 $640 $545 $470 4/6
Okoromai Jeanneau 35 $835 $740 $650 6/8
Vis-a-vis Jeanneau 36 $835 $740 $650 6/8
Metaxa Beneteau 390 $870 $775 $690 6/8
Sirocco Beneteau 393 $905 $800 $705 6/8
Shard Beneteau 41 $1050 $950 $855 6/8
Bugamar Beneteau 44 $990 $910 $835 8/8
Yachts: Zachary Hicks
Design: Carpenter 29
Summer: $605
Autumn: $525
Winter: $450
Ideal/Max: 4/7
Yachts: Dreamtime
Design: Hunter 30
Summer: $640
Autumn: $545
Winter: $470
Ideal/Max: 4/6
Yachts: Okoromai
Design: Jeanneau 35
Summer: $835
Autumn: $740
Winter: $650
Ideal/Max: 6/8
Yachts: Vis-a-vis
Design: Jeanneau 36
Summer: $835
Autumn: $740
Winter: $650
Ideal/Max: 6/8
Yachts: Metaxa
Design: Beneteau 390
Summer: $870
Autumn: $775
Winter: $690
Ideal/Max: 6/8
Yachts: Sirocco
Design: Beneteau 393
Summer: $905
Autumn: $800
Winter: $705
Ideal/Max: 6/8
Yachts: Shard
Design: Beneteau 41
Summer: $1050
Autumn: $950
Winter: $855
Ideal/Max: 6/8
Yachts: Bugamar
Design: Beneteau 44
Summer: $990
Autumn: $910
Winter: $835
Ideal/Max: 8/8

Launches Design Summer Shoulder Winter Ideal/Max
Sakura II Bayliner 30 $795 $720 $650 4/6
E.J Salthouse 35 $960 $865 $780 7/9
Euphoria Pelin Sterling 36 $925 $835 $750 4/6
Launches Sakura II
Design: Bayliner 30
Summer: $795
Autumn: $720
Winter: $650
Ideal/Max: 4/6
Launches E.J
Design: Salthouse 35
Summer: $960
Autumn: $865
Winter: $780
Ideal/Max: 7/9
Launches Euphoria
Design: Pelin Sterling 36
Summer: $925
Autumn: $835
Winter: $750
Ideal/Max: 4/6

Runabouts Design Summer Shoulder Winter Ideal/Max
Mako Marlborough Rapier 5.2m $475 $360 $340 2/4
Slingshot II Fi-Glass Cavalier, 5.4m $520 $380 $350 4/5
Morpheus Frewza F18, 5.8m $540 $405 $355 4/5
Huntsman Huntsman S 6000, 6m $540 $405 $355 4/6
Orion McLay 650 Hardtop Cruiser, 6.5m $550 $435 $405 6/7
Legend Rayglass Legend 2150, 6.65m $580 $445 $425 6/7
Runabouts: Mako
Design: Marlborough Rapier 5.2m
Summer: $475
Autumn: $360
Winter: $340
Ideal/Max: 2/4
Runabouts: Slingshot II
Design: Fi-Glass Cavalier, 5.4m
Summer: $520
Autumn: $380
Winter: $350
Ideal/Max: 4/5
Runabouts: Morpheus
Design: Frewza F18, 5.8m
Summer: $540
Autumn: $405
Winter: $355
Ideal/Max: 4/5
Runabouts: Huntsman
Design: Huntsman S 6000, 6m
Summer: $540
Autumn: $405
Winter: $355
Ideal/Max: 4/6
Runabouts: Orion
Design: McLay 650 Hardtop Cruiser, 6.5m
Summer: $550
Autumn: $435
Winter: $405
Ideal/Max: 6/7
Runabouts: Legend
Design: Rayglass Legend 2150, 6.65m
Summer: $580
Autumn: $445
Winter: $425
Ideal/Max: 6/7

Skippered Only Vessels* Design Overnight Day trip
Voila Beneteau 54 Please enquire From $2200.00
Skippered only vessels: Voila
Design: Beneteau 54
Overnight: Please enquire
Day Trip: From $2200.00

*All skippered vessels include a skipper for your charter duration but not fuel. This will come out of your charter bond.

Consumables Fee: A $30/day for Yachts/Launches and $15/day for Runabouts applies to all charters and is included in the daily rate. All Yacht and Launch charters are provided with onboard consumables which includes salt and pepper, 1 toilet roll per toilet and toilet brush/cloth, detergent, Spray and Wipe, dish brush and cloth, 2 tea towels, Fishing rags (- so T- towels are not used :-)), matches for the stove, Pillows & pillow cases, hand towel and hand soap per toilet and air freshener. Also included is LPG, 2HP outboard Fuel for tenders (for hired 2HP outboards only), BBQ use, marina rubbish disposal, berth and launching fees, incidentals and use of the Compass Charters Moorings.

Payment: We accept Visa/MasterCard/Eftpos and Cash. You can also choose as a payment option to Direct Credit Compass Charters Ltd bank account and this can be done very quickly and securely via internet banking. Please contact us for bank account details or for any assistance. Charter balances need to be paid in full before charter commencement.

Security Bond: A bond is payable at charter commencement, we accept Visa/MasterCard - (NO AMEX sorry). With no damage, authorisation released within 20 days of charter completion less cost of fuels used, inventory lost & any outstanding charges as per T and C's. Bond amounts;

Self-drive (Bareboat) charters for all vessels: $3000

Skippered Charters have a Fuel/Service/Damage/inventory bond. A $3000 Security Bond applies to all overnight skippered charters. A $1500 Security Bond applies to all single day charters (8hrs).

Additional Services and Prices:
Extra hrs on charter
(up to a maximum of 4 hrs). If more than 4hrs then a full day is charged.
Hourly rate = daily rate divided by 12, e.g. $600/day = $50/hr.
Yacht/Launch - Short charter surcharge for a single day charter $200
Yacht/Launch - Short charter surcharge for a 2 day charter  $100
Runabout - Short charter surcharge for a single day
Runabout - Short charter surcharge for a 2 day charter $50
Tuition/Skipper per 2 hours (minimum)
Tuition/Skipper per 4 Hours $200
Tuition/Skipper per 8 Hours, plus food $350
Tuition/Skipper from 24 Hours, plus food
Waeco portable fridge/freezer $10/day
Onboard Accommodation per person* $30/pp ($15/pp for under 16yrs)
Bedding Hire per set per charter (Free for charters 5+ days)  $25
Fishing Rod Hire per rod per day.
1 hook and sinker per rod hire. Extra tackle available at our tackle shop as well as bait.
$10/day (max $40 per rob per charter)
Ski biscuit or Ski's with jacket & towrope $15/day
Kayak hire. (Single seater 2.7m.) with life vest, paddle etc. $30 booking/loading fee + $15/day.
Scallop dredge - UNAVAILABLE WHILE FISHERY IS CLOSED $50 booking/loading fee + $5/day.
Outboard hire (2 - 2.5HP)
$30 booking/loading fee + $20/day.
SUP (Stand up paddle board) $30 booking/loading fee + $20/day


On-board Accommodation*: For $30 per person (under 16yrs is $15 each). This enables you to stay on board your boat in its berth in the marina for the night before your charter, which starts at 1000hrs the next morning. Arrive here at the base between 1300 - 1600hrs, once the paperwork is complete, we'll take you down to the boat and settle you in for a Safety, Loo's, LPG & Lights brief. You should have already read the PDF manual which is sent to you at the time of booking your charter. Then you and your crew can settle into the vessel for the evening and really familiarize yourself with all the vessels buttons, switches and systems as well as all the inventory and safety equipment. Then the next morning you receive a full "Safety & Systems" briefing starting no later than 0900hrs (usually 0830hrs) - we need your "1st Mate" present for this full briefing as well. The briefings can take from 1.25hrs to 2hrs to complete as we give a full area/moorings, safety and systems briefings for each vessel. You are then free to leave that morning. There is 1 restaurant and the Waikawa Boating Club here in the marina only a short walk away. If you opt for this "onboard accommodation" option then your charter starts at 1000hrs and therefore handover is at 1000hrs on your final day.

Late arrivals: All briefings must begin no later than 1600hrs and any late arrivals after this will incur a "late arrival" fee of $48.50/hour. For example if you arrive at the office at 1730hrs then a late arrival fee of $72.75 would apply. 2000hrs is the latest you can arrive.

Extra Hours/Extensions: are available (up to 4 hrs) as an add on to any charter booked. If over 4 hrs then a full day rate is charged. How to work it out - divide the daily rate by 12 and that is the hourly rate for extra hours up to 4 hrs max. Please note that you will be charged a full day if you are more than 4 hrs from your original handover time.

Provisioning: There will be a 10% fee on top of provisioning/food costs for this service. Please note that there is a minimum fee of $25.

Cleaning fee, bond maintenance and blocked heads/tanks: We ask for you to "bring the boat back as you found it" and appreciate that you are on holiday, so you can opt for our Compass Crew to clean your boat but we do charge for this service. This usually takes between 1 and 3 hrs at $38.50/hr. Please let us know at time of booking if you would like us to clean the boat for you. NB: Any maintenance required due to any Bond issues is charged at $58.50/hr, unblocking of toilet and tanks is charged at $75/hr.

Relocation: Vessel relocations to/from Pelorus/Havelock for clients pre or post charter. Please contact us for a price. Indicative pricing - $500/day for the skipper plus travel costs for skipper to/from destination by road. Fuel is an additional cost, we will need to top up the fuel tanks after your charter and after the boat has been relocated. Relocations to other places also available. Please enquire for a more accurate costing.

Other extras: Bait, Tackle and Ice are available at our Compass Charters Base in the marina. Call us to arrange anything else you may need.



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Special Offers

The longer you charter the more you save! Our MULTI DAY CHARTER DISCOUNT has proved very popular so we are continuing to offer them for the 2018/19 season.

Get your crew organised and book 6 months or more in advance and get an additional 5% off your daily rate with our EARLY BOOKERS DISCOUNT.

To view the latest Compass Charters Special Offers click here.

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