WE WELCOME YOU ABOARD
BIG MAMA & RAGAMUFFIN 111
PICK UP/DROP OFF FROM TOWNSVILLE OR MAGNETIC ISLAND
A MEMORABLE SAILING EXPERIENCE- Escape, Revive & Feel Alive.
Big Mama is our home and Ragamuffin 111 is part of the Big Mama Sailing family, we look
forward to welcoming you aboard.
Explore & discover the hidden gems of Magnetic Island.
With 23 beautiful beaches and bays to choose from,
you can enjoy sailing in paradise without the crowds OR two hours on the water admiring
the views and Sunset on a Sunset Sail.
Big Mama Sailing is proud to offer two sailing vessels-
Big Mama and Ragamuffin 111.
Ragamuffin 111 is a yacht with a colourful racing history, well known for her
involvement in the Sydney to Hobart Race.
The choice is yours?
Explore Our Ocean Backyard
There's something pretty unique about having the ocean as your backyard and a home you can
take anywhere in the world with nothing but a slight breeze.
That's the beauty of life on board Big Mama for Lisa & Stu, their son Fletcher and precious boat
dog Coco! Jump aboard and discover what life is like for this sailing family whilst discovering some
of Magnetic Island's best kept secrets and most stunning beaches.
Meet Big Mama & Ragamuffin 111
Big Mama is a beautiful (18 m) ketch rigged yacht. Built in Bloomfield, Far North Queensland. Big
Mama is our larger vessel and we offer catering & ideal for everyone! Boarding from the island in
the bays can be more challenging so a basic fitness level is needed.
Ragamuffin 111 (14m) is a German Frers sloop design, a racing vessel & our smaller vessel. She is
one of Syd Fisher's famous vessels named Ragamuffin & she was number 3.
Syd Fisher is described as one of Australia's most successful offshore sailor.
Ragamuffin 111 is a BRING YOUR OWN EVERYTHING option(beverages and nibbles- not catered).
Ragamuffin 111 is suitable for a good fitness level, boarding from the bays on Magnetic Island can
be more challenging but Breakwater Marina is easy and the vessel is not suitable for small children
4 years and under, guests with fitness limitations & when safety is a concern.
Both vessels will be available for private charters from either destinations.
About Our Tours & What Makes our Sailing Experience UNIQUE & you leave us feeling INSPIRED
Unique & authentic sailing experience, exploring the hidden gems of Magnetic Island.
Eco Tourism Certified- We are committed & passionate about our environment, especially the
ocean & ensure our impact is reduced. We SAIL, rather than motoring as much as we can.
Please visit our Eco Tourism Page for more information.
Help us raise money for the Magnetic Island Turtle Hospital. Both our boats have recycle bins
on board, dedicated to raising money, while promoting the importance of recycling and we
donate this money to support sick and injured turtles.
12 guests MAX on board Big Mama & Private Charter Max 14. 10 guests MAX on
Ragamuffin 111 and Private Charters MAX 12 guests.
Charter both vessels and we can cater up to 26 guests.
SPECIAL Private Charter on Ragamuffin 111 for up to 6 guests- Half Day $1090 & Sunset Sail $750.
We offer a Half Day Adventure Island Sail, Sunset Sail, Private Charters & Private Full Day Charter.
Pick up/drop off from Townsville and Magnetic Island.
We are happy to modify any of our sail options to suit the interest of your group.