Lynn and I recently caught up with Pete Sheehy the long-time Captain of the Whitsundays-based Jutson 60 Bliss in Airlie Beach.
Bliss is virtually the only crewed charter yacht committed to the Whitsundays on a year round basis and has an outstanding reputation based on client feedback for many years.
Built in Australia in 2004, she has been immaculately maintained and presents extremely well. The deckhouse design offers panoramic views from the main saloon and she comfortably accommodates a party of six in a master and two doubles – all ensuited and individually air-conditioned with large Plasma screens and lots of little luxuries like heated towel racks and full satellite communication.
The cockpit has an electric targa roof and a huge duckboard allows great access to the water. The jet powered tender is both functional and fun with the ability to tow water-skiers or donuts.
From $3465 per day (including all meals and services of two crew), I believe Bliss offers exceptional value for a five star experience.