Hi Janet, Rob & Brett
Just a note to say what a wonderful Easter holiday we had on-board Tikiti-Boo. This was our first experience chartering a yacht and the service we received from the team was fantastic and put me completely at ease with the whole experience.
Janet and Rob thank you for the emails and showing us over the boat weeks before hand and accommodation our early briefing time request. Brett gave us a thorough equipment & safety briefing before we left the dock, also giving us some good suggestions for our first night anchorage given the wind direction, which we used. The boat did everything it was supposed to, there were no surprises which was wonderful for first timers.
Rob, thank you for your help with the late Sunday night call re changing over water tanks. All in all, an Easter holiday to remember for all the right reasons. We will definitely be back for another gulf voyage and would recommend Charter-link to others.
Thank you again
We had a superb time and apart from a couple of very small details the boat went very well.
We were delighted with your service and look forward to making time to do that again. We did a trip to Whangaroa stayed two nights and sailed back. Next time we might sail from Auckland to Opua.
With warm greetings Veronica J. and Grant S.
Yes thanks we had a wonderful time and have been telling friends and family what a wonderful boat Sequin is.
Looking forward to seeing the fantastic Charterlink team next time we are chartering in the Hauraki Gulf.
Regards, Dee & Peter
Dear Rob, Janet and Brett,
Just a quick email to say how pleased we were with you and your organisation over our recent charter of Tikiti Boo. Everything was spotless on our arrival and Brett's efficient briefing allowed us to get under way quickly and to be in Kawau in time for sundowners promptly at 6pm!
Great wildlife wherever we went, including 2 minke whales, several pods of dolphins and a hammerhead shark.
Thank you too for arranging those inflatable lifejackets which were ideal for Carol and me. (We may be back next year, so treasure them!)
Thank you all again,
Kind regards, Carol and Bill
We had a fantastic time on the boat. I think the waterway is one of Aucklands best asset. As I've said to all my friends it was a highlight amongst highlights.
Thanks. We had a great time (just not long enough).
Thanks very much for the opportunity, we had a fantastic trip, on an excellent boat (probably the best equipped charter boat I have ever been on), and found Charterlink to be very professional and efficient. I would certainly not hesitate to do it again, and recommend you to anyone interested.
Thank you Rob for yet another outstanding charter! I have been chartering yachts in Tonga, Australia and here in New Zealand now for over 16 years and the service that you provide at Charterlink is exemplary. The boat and equipment is very professionally presented and allows for hassle free sailing every time. I often bring inexperienced crew with me and I do so with confidence when chartering from you. Coming from a professional maritime background, I have a keen eye for the finer detail and I must congratulate you on the presentation of your fleet.
On a par, is the high level of flexibility, willingness and integrity that you display when arranging a charter. It all makes for a fantastic experience every time. I look forward to many more great sailing expeditions and holidays with Charterlink. Thank you.
Dear Janet, Rob,
I wanted to thank you for the very pleasant few days we had on the Bavaria 33. As owners of a small Noelex 22’ trailer-sailer, the Bavaria was a real step up for us and – as Rob correctly noted – has somewhat spoilt us. Having electric everything (plus winches) made sailing very easy and meant that my sailing gloves stayed in my bag.
The boat was big enough for us and our three children (8, 12 14), who were happy to either sit in the bow or go below to read or sleep as we sailed. Renting a bigger yacht for a short cruise (Rakino, Kawau and Waiheke) was a very practical option for we locals: I have been recommending both the idea and yourselves to our friends. We plan to see you again next summer and will probably take the 38 next time.
Hi Rob, Brett and Janet;
Its not a problem to write a note of thanks when your expectations have been so far exceeded. As was the case in my charter of ‘Tangaroa’ in march. Thank you.
Specifically, the boat had a really complete and orderly kit – rarely the case with a charter. Every nook and cranny was immaculately clean when we boarded – also a pleasant surprise. Though we were an hour late at the end of the day when we did arrive, we got a thorough, documented, pleasant, knowledgeable and un-hurried briefing from Brett. You allowed us to spend the first night at the dock without incurring a big charge. In our trip, the yacht sailed better and closer than I had expected, and everything worked. We found documentation orderly and complete – like when we had to figure out how to enable propane flow, or change water tanks. And there was no ‘nannying’ – no requirement for us to report each evening’s anchorage: we were free and blissfully out of touch.
I have chartered bareboat yachts elsewhere in New Zealand, in the Caribbean, in Australia. But in all these aspects of an enjoyable adventure that I reference here your Charterlink operation in Auckland was superior. Even the winds cooperated on our voyage, blowing us southwest and home from Kawau when our time was up.
So thanks for all that. Was a great adventure and your operation was key. Hope to schedule another one next season.
Kind regards; Jay S