The Georgianna McHaffie is a 40 metre, 750hp, all-weather vessel, built in 1961 in Japan by Hashihama Shipping Co. It’s original name, the “Hiashio” translates to mean “Quick Water”. She was totally refurbished by Westernport Heritage Cruises in 1998 at a cost of over $1.5M.
The Georgianna is full of old world charm and grace with brass lamps, an open fire, gilt edged paintings, solid wooden panelling and brass rails. On typical journeys, the boat carries 150 people.
Inside you feel the old world charm and grace. The Westernport Room offers its own unique ambience. Here you can enjoy a full compliment of the finest teas and coffees. It can also be set up as an intimate Conference Room complete with television and video facilities.
At midship is the magnificant Georgianna Saloon, where you can take morning and afternoon tea served in a most elegant of style. This gracious and spacious room is like stepping back in time. Enjoy a cocktail, nibble on hot or cold savories or just sit back, relax and cruise in comfort and style.
The Captains lounge offers unhindered sea views through large bevelled glass windows. There’s even an open fire that creates additional ambience.