Lifestyle Sailing and Diving Charter Business - Airlie Beach, QLD
How's this for a sea-change? An established sail and scuba diving charter business in the sensational Whitsundays! Operating from Abell Point Marina, Airlie Beach, Kiana Sail and Dive includes a magnificent 60ft (16.5m) cutter rigged ketch, which was purpose-built as a charter sail and dive vessel.
- Easy access to the islands and Great Barrier Reef
- Ideal opportunity for diving and/or sailing enthusiast
- Takes 14 guests plus 3 crew
- Powerful diesel engine
- Air-conditioned cabins and large saloon
- 2 large bathrooms with ample hot water
- Fully equipped for scuba diving, with all gear and high capacity compressor
- Licensed bar
- All meals prepared onboard
- Advanced Eco Accredited
This well established business boasts an excellent reputation and is well known in the sailing and scuba diving industry. Kiana Sail and Dive was a founding member of the marketing group, Whitsundays Sailing Adventures, and this sale includes both membership and a seat on the board as a director.
The vessel has been meticulously maintained, and the business is a PADI IRRA member. It also comes with Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority permits, including mooring on Bait Reef - a real bonus, because no new permits are being issued. Kiana was launched in 1990 and operated in South East Queensland, before being relocated to the Whitsundays in 1995. The current owners bought her from the original owner/builder in 2003, and she is currently in 1B, 1C and 1D survey.
At present, the business runs two 3-day/2-night sail and dive tours a week, with a skipper, dive instructor and deckhand/cook onboard.
The owners are reluctantly selling, as they have reached retirement age.