Sydney-Hobart Yacht Race winner Grant Wharington lists luxury digs

Superyacht-inspired luxury at Paradise Point
CHAMPION skipper Grant Wharington has unveiled his latest residential project — three luxury apartments at Paradise Point inspired by the sleek glamour of a superyacht.
The Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race winner will take one of the modern high-end homes in his Voir project to auction on October 31.
Unit 1/2 Paradise Pde is marketed by James Drake and Edin Kara, of Ray White, and spans 400sq m of ground-floor living space with 63m of Main River frontage, delivering spectacular coastal views.
A veteran sailor and boat builder turned property developer, Mr Wharington moved to the Gold Coast from Victoria 12 years ago, and was part of a four-way ownership syndicate for Stefan Racing.
Private marina berth for boats of up to 24m
Architectural design by Raunik Design Group
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Mr Wharington said the brand new full-floor homes, designed by Raunik Design Group, were inspired by his thrilling marine lifestyle.
“The beautiful marble, the mirrored glass doors and architraves, and the polished stainless steel — those are the sorts of super high-end finishes people love when they live on the water,” he said.
“But the reason the place is so unique for me is, as a boatie there is no other place I can think of on the Gold Coast that has 6m of water depth fully facing north, so that you can have an 80ft boat.
“Plenty of places have waterfront, but it is quite rare to have the depth to be able to have a boat of that size, and the waterfrontage is the equivalent of three or four standard blocks of land.”
Sleek, high-end finishes
Like being in the stateroom
The building’s exterior mimics the curve of breaking waves in off-form concrete, while interior features include high ceilings, marble floors, statement lighting and expansive use of glass.
There’s three large bedrooms, all with walk-in robes and ensuites, while the sprawling master suite takes it up a notch with a freestanding bath and dressing room.
The kitchen is equipped with stone benchtops, black cabinetry, and Gaggenau appliances, and
living and dining zones flow to the al fresco entertaining deck and tiled pool.
The private marina berth is equipped with 32 and 60 amp power supply to accommodate vessels of up to 24m. A luxury motor yacht is pictured in marketing material for the sale campaign, but — logistics aside — Mr Wharington said the jetty could accommodate even the Stefan Racing 80-footer.
Modern waterfront living
The master retreat even appears to float on water
Mr Wharington was also behind the build of the Gold Coast’s swanky YOT Club, launched in 2019. He later sold his half-ownership share to business partner, David Fisher.
Other local projects under Mr Wharington’s company, Pacific Projects Consultants, included three Hamptons-style units at Hollywell. He has also acquired the block right next to Voir for a future development.
Mr Wharington skippered supermaxi Skandia to line honours in 2003’s Sydney to Hobart.
The yacht was re-named Wild Thing and became known for its dramatic capsizing in the 2004 race. It was rebuilt and went on to win a number of line honours.
Mr Wharington and wife Kylie have retained Voir’s top-floor penthouse, while the first-floor unit sold prior to completion for about $6 million.

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