Windjammer Barefoot Cruises is a 72′ gaff-rigged schooner designed along the lines of the trading and fishing schooners that worked the Grand Banks in the North Atlantic and plied the east coast of America for 200 years.
These classic schooners, handled by small crews, formed the hub of the trading industry and the basis for a thousand books written on small sailing ships.
Windjammer is a replica of the famous schooner ‘Integrity”‘ designed and built by Pete Culler, the grandfather of schooners, for the great Waldo Howland of Connecticut.
Launched in 1994, Windjammer is considered to be one of the most beautiful yachts ever built in Australia.
She epitomises the grandest of schooner qualities, sailing at speeds of 10 knots or more on the beam and broad reaches. With 2000 ft of sail area and raked masts, she is indeed a spectacular sight.
Whilst built in the best traditions of her era, offering sailing as it was in yesteryear, that is where Windjammer’s resemblance to her predecessors ends. Below decks, she is luxuriously appointed displaying a timeless elegance. New Guinea rosewood adorns the interior with fittings reminiscent of a bygone era. Barefoot Cruises Windjammer is a classic example of elegant lines and fine craftsmanship.
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The large uncluttered decks are ideal for soaking up the warm tropical sunshine. The comfortable lounge area on the deck is perfect for alfresco dining or just curling up with your favourite book. Good food is an essential ingredient in our guest’s enjoyment of this cruise. Fresh, seasonal produce is used to prepare a delicious range of meals each day. Special diets can also be catered for.
Windjammer is fully crewed with a captain, cook/hostess and deckhand. However guests are encouraged to take the wheel and tend the sheets, or for the more adventurous, climb the ratlines and fine-tune the canvas 70 feet above the deck. Whether you want an active or relaxing holiday, the professional attentive crew will ensure you enjoy a memorable sailing experience in the Whitsunday Islands.