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2019/2020 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 (24th 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

"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).

"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!

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:

SHOULDER: 1st September to 19th December & 1st March to 30th April
SUMMER: 20th December until last day of February
PEAK: 24th December to 8th January. No Discounts/Specials during this period except for Return Clients discount. 5 day minimum charter.
WINTER: 1st May - 31st August
Note: Minimum 5 DAY CHARTER booking during PEAK period. Minimum 3 DAY CHARTER booking at all other times.
  • 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.

Click on Boat Name and this will open up details on a separate page for you to view.

Yachts Design Summer Shoulder Winter Ideal/Max
Zachary Hicks Carpenter 29 $625 $560 $505 4/7
Okoromai Jeanneau 35 $860 $775 $700 6/6
Vis-a-vis Jeanneau 36 $860 $775 $700 6/8
Sirocco Beneteau 393 $930 $835 $750 6/8
Bugamar Beneteau 44 $995 $895 $805 8/8
Yachts: Zachary Hicks
Design: Carpenter 29
Summer: $625
Autumn: $560
Winter: $505
Ideal/Max: 4/7
Yachts: Okoromai
Design: Jeanneau 35
Summer: $860
Autumn: $775
Winter: $700
Ideal/Max: 6/6
Yachts: Vis-a-vis
Design: Jeanneau 36
Summer: $860
Autumn: $775
Winter: $700
Ideal/Max: 6/8
Yachts: Sirocco
Design: Beneteau 393
Summer: $930
Autumn: $835
Winter: $750
Ideal/Max: 6/8
Yachts: Bugamar
Design: Beneteau 44
Summer: $995
Autumn: $895
Winter: $805
Ideal/Max: 8/8

Launches Design Summer Shoulder Winter Ideal/Max
Sakura II Bayliner 30 $890 $800 $720 4/6
E.J Salthouse 35 $985 $885 $795 7/9
Euphoria Pelin Sterling 36 $990 $890 $800 4/6
Launches Sakura II
Design: Bayliner 30
Summer: $890
Autumn: $800
Winter: $720
Ideal/Max: 4/6
Launches E.J
Design: Salthouse 35
Summer: $985
Autumn: $885
Winter: $795
Ideal/Max: 7/9
Launches Euphoria
Design: Pelin Sterling 36
Summer: $990
Autumn: $890
Winter: $800
Ideal/Max: 4/6

Runabouts Design Summer Shoulder Winter Ideal/Max
Mako Marlborough Rapier 5.2m $475 $375 $340 2/4
Slingshot II Fi-Glass Cavalier, 5.4m $520 $420 $380 4/5
Morpheus Frewza F18, 5.8m $540 $440 $395 4/5
Orion McLay 650 Hardtop Cruiser, 6.5m $550 $450 $405 6/6
Legend Rayglass Legend 2150, 6.65m $580 $480 $435 6/6
GnT Southern Sport 776, 7.8m $790 $710 $640 6/6
Runabouts: Mako
Design: Marlborough Rapier 5.2m
Summer: $475
Autumn: $375
Winter: $340
Ideal/Max: 2/4
Runabouts: Slingshot II
Design: Fi-Glass Cavalier, 5.4m
Summer: $520
Autumn: $420
Winter: $380
Ideal/Max: 4/5
Runabouts: Morpheus
Design: Frewza F18, 5.8m
Summer: $540
Autumn: $440
Winter: $395
Ideal/Max: 4/5
Runabouts: Orion
Design: McLay 650 Hardtop Cruiser, 6.5m
Summer: $550
Autumn: $450
Winter: $405
Ideal/Max: 6/6
Runabouts: Legend
Design: Rayglass Legend 2150, 6.65m
Summer: $580
Autumn: $480
Winter: $435
Ideal/Max: 6/6
Runabouts: GnT
Design: Southern Sport 776, 7.8m
Summer: $790
Autumn: $710
Winter: $640
Ideal/Max: 6/6

Skippered Only Vessels* Design Overnight Day trip
Voila Beneteau 54 From $2350.00 (6 POB max) From $2200.00 (12 POB max)
Skippered only vessels: Voila
Design: Beneteau 54
Overnight: From $2350.00 (6 POB max)
Day Trip: From $2200.00 (12 POB max)

*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, the Bond Authorisation is 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 - overnight skippered charters. $1500 - 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 $100
Runabout - Short charter surcharge for a 2 day charter $50
Tuition/Skipper per 2 hours (minimum) $120
Tuition/Skipper per 4 Hours $200
Tuition/Skipper per 8 Hours, plus food $350
Tuition/Skipper from 24 Hours, plus food $500
Waeco portable fridge/freezer $10/day
Onboard Accommodation per person* $30/adult & $15/child 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 rod per charter)
Ski biscuit or Ski's with jacket & towrope $15/day
Kayak hire. (Single seater 2.7m.) with life vest, paddle etc. $30/loading fee + $15/day.
Scallop dredge - UNAVAILABLE WHILE FISHERY IS CLOSED $50/loading fee + $5/day.
Outboard hire (2 - 2.5HP) $30/loading fee + $20/day.
SUP (Stand up paddle board) $30/loading fee + $20/day
Trailer Use/towing fee - runabouts only $30/charter
Online Deliveries - provisions or goods delivered to our base $30/loading fee

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: Our base is in the Waikawa marina, approximately 5 minutes drive from Picton. There are "Fresh Choice" and a "Four Square" supermarkets in Picton. To save time on arrival we can arrange to have your provisions delivered prior to your arrival, just let us know and we'll send you a provisions list as a guide for ordering or send us a list (we use Four Square for this). There is a 10% surcharge with a minimum surcharge of $25 per order. There is a $30 loading fee for any deliveries to Compass Charters organised by yourselves (online shopping etc).

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.

Picton / Waikawa marina transfer: A1 or Picton Shuttles MUST be pre-booked and payment made to them direct on the day. Contact them on A1 : 0800 A1 PICTON or 0220 188472 OR Picton Shuttles : 0800 252520 or 03 573 7122 to make a booking.



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Compass Fleet

Compass Charters' diverse fleet consists of fully equipped and well-maintained yachts, launches and runabouts. If you need help choosing which vessel to charter, just contact our crew and we will be happy to help you. 


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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 2019/20 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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