About Us

Welcome aboard Cruczar, come sailing the beautiful Hauraki Gulf with us. I’m Warren Brown, owner of Cruczar (pronounced Cruiser). I’m a keen sailor and fisherman who takes great delight in showing off the many islands of the Hauraki Gulf right on Auckland’s doorstep. Cruczar was launched in December 2008 and is based in Auckland.

We will go where the wind takes us, usually exploring Rangitoto, Tiritiri Matangi , Kawau Island and of course Waiheke. With many bush walks, see New Zealand’s regenerative flora and fauna and swim on the many white sandy beaches. For the more adventurous, a trip to Great Barrier Island can be part of your trip where there is some great fishing and picturesque evenings beside the fire in Smokehouse Bay. And if you are lucky, you might even get the chance to see some whales and dolphins out at Great Barrier.

Cruczar is a great boat for up to two families to share. All berths are adult size and even when full there is plenty of room on this boat. This is an experience that you will remember for many years to come, a great thing to do with the family and a great education for future generations.

For the more experienced sailor Cruczar is available as a Bareboat Charter. It is available for hire to people with a reasonable amount of sailing experience. A resume of your sailing experience is required upon booking a charter.

Exploring the Hauraki Gulf

Auckland is one of the few cities where you can jump on a boat and reach an island within 30 minutes.  The many islands in close proximity make it perfect for exploring by boat.

Add to your sailing experience by jumping off the boat and surfing the many beaches, visiting the beautiful wineries and eateries of Waiheke, whale watching, bird watching at Tiritiri Matangi, hiking up Rangitoto to take in 360-degree views of Auckland or doing a spot of fishing, the Hauraki Gulf has it all.

So, gather your family or friends and explore the Hauraki Gulf on our sailing boat Cruczar, there is so much to see and do!

To find out more about the Hauraki Gulf and what is has to offer, please click here.

Charters

Bareboat Charters

With bareboat we supply LPG and fuel for the tender. The boat sleeps 8 people 2 queen and 4 adult singles. The boat has a inside shower, electric toilet and a cockpit shower.  The galley has a 3 burner hob oven and grill and a 75 litre fridge and a 92 litre freezer.
The boat is very comfortable and roomy and is very good for 2 families or 4 couples to share.

Skippered Charters

The skippered charters are for people with little or no sailing experience who are keen to experience the beautiful Hauraki Gulf . You can try snorkelling, swimming and fishing as well as supervised steering of the boat. This is a memorable experience you will have for years to come.
The skipper/owner Warren, a keen fisherman and sailor has spent years cruising the gulf and knows the area well. I encourage everyone to come and share this magical experience with me.

Rates

BAREBOAT CHARTERS
Summer Rate1 December – 31 March
NZ$950 per day
Shoulder Rate1 April – 31 May / 1 October – 30 November
NZ$850 per day
Winter Rate1 June – 30 September
NZ$650 per day
Winter Deal3 Day – Off Season Special
NZ$1,650
SKIPPERED CHARTERS
Four hours min.$1400 plus $300 per hour thereafter
Eight hours (09:00 – 17:00)$2400
Overnight$2200 from 09:00 day 1 to 17:00 day 2
More than two nights$2000 per night

All prices exclude GST

Inclusions for Bareboat

  • Gas Barbecue
  • Rigid inflatable dinghy with outboard and fuel
  • Galley equipment, dishwashing liquid, dish sponges, cleaning products, rubbish bags

Extras for Bareboat

  • Refundable Bond: NZ$5,000 deposited prior to charter and refundable unless boat is damaged.
  • Optional Bond Waiver Insurance: NZ$25.00 plus gst per day.  Reduces bond to NZ$2,000.
  • Vessel Training Day Available: If requested or required. $NZ$120.00 + GST per person (min 4 persons)
  • Linen: the boat is equipped with duvets and pillows. Linen can be supplied upon request at $30pp and the beds can be made up for a further charge of $30pp.BYO Linen…Please bring your own sheets, pillowcases (2 pp), towels, bath mats and tea towels.  Please ensure a top sheet is used at all times to protect the duvet and for hygiene reasons.BYO Sleeping Bags…if you bring sleeping bags please also bring 2 pillowcases pp and a bottom sheet.

PLEASE NOTE: Payment Terms are according to the Terms and Conditions which are sent out on the Enquiry Reply

Availability

If you are looking to book our boat, please check the calendar for availability of dates.  When you have decided on dates, please fill in the Contact Form or phone Sabina at Decked Out Yachting on 09 482 2078, 021 670 063 or info@deckedoutyachting.co.nz for more information.

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About the Boat

Tennant Sienna 38ft 11.6m Sailing Catamaran

Cruczar (pronounced Cruiser) was launched in December 2008 and is based in Auckland. A pleasure to sail, it is very easy to visit some of the many beautiful islands in the Hauraki Gulf, cruise up to the Bay of Islands, or visit the Coromandel region.

All berths are adult size and even when full there is plenty of room on this boat. Cruczar will easily accommodate two families.

Cruczar is available as a Bareboat Charter only to people with a reasonable amount of sailing experience. A resume of your sailing experience is required upon booking a charter.

Contact Us

If you are looking to book our boat, please check the calendar for availability of dates.  When you have decided on dates, please fill in the Contact Form or phone Sabina at

Decked Out Yachting on 09 482 2078, 021 670 063 or info@deckedoutyachting.co.nz for more information.

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Decked Out Yachting

Sabrina

Phone:

+64 9 48 22 078

+64 21 67 00 63 

Boat Owner

Warren

Phone:

+64 27 975 1731