About Us

Phantom Charters: the real New Zealand sailing experience

Rick and Robin warmly welcome you aboard Phantom – real New Zealand sailing you’ll never forget. This sailing yacht was our first home together. We raised our son Jackson on board and travelled the waters of the world. We’ve had many adventures on the decks of this yacht, and we know there are many more yet to come: we invite you to join us for your own sailing adventure, right here in the pristine Bay of Islands.

For us, sailing and hospitality are a way of life, so you’ll have a real slice of New Zealand lifestyle as soon as you come aboard our charter sailing home. With many sea voyages behind us, from the Caribbean to Cape Horn and throughout the Pacific, you will be in good hands and friendly company. We’re a colourful, travel-wise family with many stories to tell and a lot of sailing experience in NZ waters; so if you’re looking for a true Kiwi sailboat charter experience, you’ve come to the right place.

Sailing charters in comfort and style – max 10 guests

We’re both New Zealand licensed captains, and while Rick is an Auckland native who left New Zealand on his yacht in 1974, Robin was born and raised in New York City. We met in the Caribbean and sailing has been our life for the last 35 years. We’re never more at home than when we’re treading the decks of Phantom; and it’s our honour to have you on board with us. 

Offering private sailing charters allows us to showcase the stunning coastline we live on, but it also gives us the chance to stay salty: so it’s a win-win for us! We also offer private sailing charters for groups of 2-10 guests.

Whether you’re an experienced sailor or a total landlubber: we tailor your experience for complete enjoyment. Relax and allow us to show you the magic of these islands in complete comfort!