Spank Me Whitsundays - 82ft Maxi Yacht
Discover a trove of natural treasures during a 2-day 2-night sailing adventure aboard Spank Me; an 82-foot ex-racing yacht.
Spank Me Whitsundays caters to guests between 18 and 35 years old and the young at heart. She sleeps 27 guests and 3 crew in open-plan bunk rooms with mixtures of share-singles and share-doubles.
Cruise around the Whitsunday Islands and glimpse a stunning array of marine life during captivating snorkel excursions each day. Explore the World Heritage Listed Whitsunday Islands, visiting Whitehaven Beach and snorkelling the fringing Great Barrier Reef.
Help assist the crew by hoisting the mainsail and dropping anchor at each exciting destination, otherwise relax on the spacious deck and enjoy the view of the pristine Whitsunday Islands.
Every evening, roll up your sleeves and help the crew prepare mouth-watering specialities like beef tacos, spaghetti bolognese, healthy ham and beef salad wraps, continental breakfasts, fresh breads, green salad, pasta salads plus loads more, you won’t go hungry!
Or, position yourself at the ship’s prow where you can watch the sky change from buttery yellow to blazing magenta as the sun dips below the horizon.
The Spank Me 2-day 2-night Whitsundays Sailing tour can include - Whitehaven Beach, Hook Island, Hayman Island, Border Island and Whitsunday Island, with snorkelling stops at Luncheon Bay, Caves Cove, Blue Pearl Bay plus plenty of other awesome locations. Snorkelling equipment and all stinger suits/wetsuits are all included.
Originally named “Drumbeat”, Spank Me was built in Fremantle, Australia in 1989 by none other than Alan Bond. Despite her owner’s mounting financial problems, she was entered in the 1989-1990 Sydney to Hobart and not only survived the horrendous weather conditions that year, but also won the race.
Sold later that year, the vessel went to another prominent real estate tycoon - this time in New York, and the vessel was relocated to the east coast of the United States to compete for the next decade as “Congere”. Donated in the late 1990’s to the Naval Academy Sailing Foundation, “Congere” served as a training vessel for young American Naval sailors until she was purchased in 2001 by Spank Me Racing Corp. She continued her competitive sailing as “Spank Me BT”. Her last big race was the 2002 Newport - Bermuda Race in which she placed 3rd.
OzSail purchased the vessel in January, 2004 and relocated her back to her home country of Australia. She has kept her spankingly fun name and now conducts 2-day, 2-night Whitsundays sailing holidays around the World Heritage Listed Whitsunday Islands and Great Barrier Reef Marine Park.