Published: Tuesday, 02 August 2016

Northrop & Johnson Australia was awarded central agency for three proven charter yachts in the heart of the Great Barrier Reef. 

Northrop Johnson Australia Signs Central Agency Charter Fleet 1

(Photos: Northrop & Johnson Australia - Dreamtime)

The flagship yacht of the fleet – 113ft Dreamtime accommodates eight guests in four cabins. Bahama at 90ft sleeps six guests in spacious luxury, while 54ft Monsoon is the perfect day boat to explore the reef or as a shadow boat to a large yacht for diving, fishing or film crew. The yachts are all from Lloyds Ships.

Dreamtime was custom built in 1986 by Lloyds Ships and last refitted in 2015. She features one full master with en-suite, two queen cabins with en-suites and one twin stateroom on the main deck. The main deck has a unique enclosed aft deck with large windows for dining and entertaining in comfort; her alfresco area is well suited for fun under the sun. She was built to explore and discover the world with high topsides for safety and a flared bow for comfort at sea. Dreamtime comes with a Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority permit to access most areas of the sought-after Whitsundays, along with the secluded bays and coves along the reef coastline.

With accommodations for up to six guests, Bahama features three en-suite cabins. The welcoming saloon features refined lounging areas, an entertainment system and a bar. Forward of the main saloon is the chef’s galley, Captain’s bridge and crew area. The foredeck offers a casual sun lounging area and the flybridge has 360-degree panoramic views of the ocean, with a sun lounger and alfresco barbecue area. 

Catering to only 10 guests, Monsoon comes with a few stand up paddle boards and a 7.3-metre sports fishing vessel as tender and water toys.

The Port Douglas-based fleet is owned by an experienced Owner who has selected Northrop & Johnson Australia to spearhead the presentation of his fleet to the global charter market.

Northrop Johnson Australia Signs Central Agency Charter Fleet

“I’m really pleased to be partnering with the Owner and his fleet of yachts,” says Northrop & Johnson Australia Managing Director Cameron Bray. “He’s well-known and respected for having amazing yachts, which are impeccably-maintained and run by highly professional crew. We’re aligned in our approach to our business, so it is a natural move to work with him.”

The Great Barrier Reef was recently named the world’s best place to visit in the coming year, and the local superyacht industry expects to see that translate to increased international charter guests. Bray says that he’s looking forward to presenting the three vessels to a global audience, which is yet to experience the wonders of the region by yacht.