Magnetic Island & Townsville


Big Mama is our home and 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.

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?

About Us

A Home on the Ocean

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 (60 foot) yacht (ketch rigged). Built in Bloomfield, Far North Queensland.

Ragamuffin 111 (48ft) is a German Frers design. 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.

Both vessels will be available for private charters from either destinations.


       About Our Tours

  • 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.

  • Award Winning

  • Owner/ Operators 

  • 12 guests MAX on our day trips on Big Mama & 10 guests on Ragamuffin 111.  Private Charter on Big Mama-15 guests.

  • Charter both vessels and we can cater up to 27 guests. 

  • SPECIAL Private Charter on Ragamuffin 111 for up to 6 guests- Half Day $900 & Sunset Sail $600.

  • We offer a Full Day & Half Day Adventure Island Sail, Sunset Sail & Private Charters

  • Pick up/drop off from Breakwater Marina, Townsville and Magnetic Island.

  • Children friendly!

  • We are happy to modify any of our sail options to suit the interest of your group.