Luxury yacht moored in an amazing location

House boat | Russell | #40160

9/10 (2 ratings)
  • 8 Guests
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 4 Beds
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Kids ok
  • No Pets
  • No smoking


  • A unique opportunity to experience life on board a magnificent 57' yacht
  • Stay in the midst of the magical Bay of Islands on your own floating retreat
  • Take the dinghy to Russell village, catch the ferry to Paihia or take a kayak into a secluded bay

Escape Artist is a 57' Benetau sailing vessel. It is very comfortable, well maintained and comes with everything you need including a fully equipped kitchen.

Go ashore to Russell village and enjoy the local shops and restaurants. If you're feeling adventurous, book an excursion or hike to Flagstaff Hill.

There's loads of hot water so you can look forward to a long hot shower after a day full of sun, sand and swimming.

Relax at sunset in the covered cockpit, where you can reach over and grab an icy cold beer or bottle of bubbles from the cockpit's drinks fridge. Watch somebody else fry up the fish you just caught on the gas BBQ.

When you're ready for bed, there is nothing more peaceful than a quiet anchorage, the gentle sounds of the sea and the stars shining through the open hatch above you.

Special conditions: Bookings can only be accepted once we have arranged for a host to meet you and brief you on how everything works. This is not always possible at short notice but we will make every effort to confirm your booking quickly. The boat is not on a jetty so at least one guest will need to be able to operate a dinghy with an outboard motor or be fit enough to row. Children are welcome and we have life jackets for them but keeping toddlers safe on any boat requires constant vigilance.


  • Barbecue - Gas
  • Dinghy
  • Dishwasher
  • DVD player
  • Fridge
  • Heat pump - Aircon
  • Kayak(s)
  • Life jackets
  • Microwave
  • Mobile coverage - Spark
  • Mobile coverage - Vodafone
  • Oven
  • Radio/Hi-Fi/Stereo
  • Shower

Bed layouts

  • Aft Cabin

    1 x King bed

  • Crew's quarters

    1 x Bunk bed

  • Forward berth 1

    1 x Double bed

  • Forward berth 2

    1 x Double bed

Availability & rates*

Maybe booked

  • Extras: Cleaning FREE (included); Linen FREE (included)
Rate period Week day Weekend/Holiday
My Tariff
21-Jan-18 to 21-Apr-19
$600+/night $600+/night
For up to 2 people. Extra occupants: Adults: $75/night; Children: $20/night;
3 night minimum stay

*Pricing may vary depending on the dates you choose and the number of guests. Additional charges (extras) and minimum stay criteria may also apply. Service fees may also apply.

Reviews (2)

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  • Reason for giving 4 stars instead of 5 is because this is...

    Reason for giving 4 stars instead of 5 is because this is not an easy property for everyone to stay in. It is moored away from shore and you have to plan your comings and goings and things to bring onto the boat accordingly. Having said that if you enjoy the waters, it will be a perfect holiday stay.

    VivianLe2 new member Jan 2018

  • Fantastic location in the bay, vey private and luxurious

    Fantastic location in the bay, vey private and luxurious. A delight x100. Kids had a great time and enough deck space for many sun worshipers. Having the tender meant we could explore a little and fishing off the boat was fantastic (especially for the kids as the hit rate was extremely high!). A fabulous floatel experience for the sailor wanting a break away or those wanting a new experience onboard a luxury yacht. Thank you, thank you!!

    JanetteMa6 100%|1x Dec 2017

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