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Incredibly quiet... and quite incredible.

In 2010 we commenced our journey to sustainability started with our belief that an electric motor would not only benefit our lake but our customers as well. Our beliefs are unchanged - it works!

You get to enjoy cruising the crystal-blue waters of Lake Taupō on NZ's only commercial electric yacht and take in the stunning vistas and explore the way nature intended…. unpolluted and uninterrupted.

We are guardians, not only of our eco-friendly yachts, but also of the natural world... of earth, water, and sky. We are kaitiaki, devoted custodians, holding the land in trust for everyone, preserving this special place for generations to come.

Clean, Pristine, and Truly Green

Truly the sustainable choice, Sail Barbary is dedicated to preserving the resources and natural beauty of this extraordinary place that we call home.

Our electric yacht is 100% emission free and lets you immerse yourself in the experience without the distracting rumble of a motor or the smell of noxious fumes. Whether you skim the surface under the sustainable power of the wind, or the gentle thrust of our eco-friendly electric engines you can enjoy your voyage secure in the knowledge that you are doing your part to preserve New Zealand’s natural wonders.

Our commitment to sustainability doesn’t end with our fleet but carries into everything that we do. We are devoted to reducing our carbon footprint and our impact on the environment in every way possible... from reducing packaging waste to employing environmentally friendly cleaning products to using recycled and bio-degradable goods on board.

Join us in our commitment to protecting and preserving Taupō Moana, Lake Taupō, and help this precious resource remain a vibrant oasis of natural beauty and sacred heritage available to all.