THE VESSEL

Coral Sea Dreaming is a strongly built 16 metre steel Ketch yacht, uniquely designed to travel to the Great Barrier Reef and beyond in all kinds of weather. The solid build and deep 20 tonne keel ensures she cuts a fine line through the waves and holds a tight course navigating through the reef. The romantic and powerful main and foresail provide an exhilarating sailing experience.

 

Retro-fitted with a dive platform the vessel provides easy access to the water for divers and snorkelers. There is also a compressor and 3 large air storage banks ensuring quick re-fills and full tanks for all divers.

 

CSD sleeps 12 passengers and 3 crew in cozy bunk-style accommodation. There is air-conditioning fitted through out, a hot shower and 2 x toilets. She carries all the latest navigational aids and is commercially surveyed as a 2B vessel.

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Sleeping options available including private cabins, single bunks, and a quad share. Please note that sleeping arrangements are cosy due to the boats size, and do not include large storage space. Thus passengers are asked to bring only an overnight pack on-board. Backpacks and suitcases can be stored in our locker on the wharf at the marina. The vessel is in current 2B survey with a 200 mile offshore range.

A large rear cockpit, where passengers eat meals, mix and mingle, and forward dive deck provide plenty of room for passengers to spread out and relax. The boat is equipped with MARES and Scubapro dive gear (including computers) and a Bauer 3200 diver compressor to fill tanks while at sea. All snorkelling gear, stingersuits and wetsuits are provided in the tour price (no hidden extras with us).

SPECIFICATIONS

  • Length: 16 metres
  • Beam: 5 meters
  • Hull: Steel ketch

 

  • Survey: 2 B 200 nautical miles from land – 12 passengers overnight
  • Engine: Cummins 4BT 150 hp
  • Auxillary: Onan 17.5KVA
  • Dive Compressor: Bauer Mariner 3200 – 320 l/min – 4 tank fill
  • Dive tanks: 15 x 80 cu ft AIR (sorry Nitrox not available)
  • Dive gear: 16 x NEW MARES & SCUBAPRO sets with computers supplied to all certified divers– all equipment maintained to commercial standards 6 monthly service
  • Motor/sailing speed: 7 to 9 knots with 2.5 – 4 hours travelling to the reef depending on location
  • Auxiliary Vessel: 6 man tender vessel deployed at every location for emergency assistance
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LUGGAGE

*** Please note: overnight luggage is restricted due to the boats size and storage capacity. Backpacks and luggage may be stored back in our office in Cairns. Only bring onboard 1 small overnight bag (No Backpacks)***