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65' Luxury Motor Launch Australia Day Cruise

State of the Art is one of Sydney's most beautiful vessels we have to offer! With first class service, high end furnishings, a commercial galley, renowned audio visual facilities and an alfresco top deck, your charter on board Sydney Harbour will truly deliver a unique experience for your guests.

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Australia Day

From $1200 Per Hour

35 Max Passengers

35 Cocktail Style

25 Casual Buffet

20 Table Dining

This boat does allow
'Bring Your Own Food and Beverages'



Total cost =    Vessel Hire  
  Food   +  Beverages  
+   Staff Fees 
+    Optional Extras  
  Wharf Fees  

Vessel Hire Prices

Includes Captain

Australia Day
$1200 per hour
Minimum 4 hour charter $4800
Includes a surcharge for the public holiday

BYO Charters
BYO food surcharge $250
BYO beverage surchage $20 per person
Please Note – All catering, beverages, ice, platters, serving equipment and napkins will need to be provided by the client

A 20% surcharge will occur on all food and beverages

  Food & Beverage

A 20% surcharge will occur on all food and beverages

  State of the Art Canape Menus 

State of the Art Canape Menus

Menu One
$50 per person

Dim sim, pork, yuzu
Popcorn tiger prawn, lime aioli, coriander
Mushroom tart, whipped ricotta, micro shiso (VG)
Caprese brochette, bocconcini, cherry tomato, balsamic reduction (VG, GF)
Melted salmon, crispy rye, guacamole, dill (GF Option)
Vegetarian spring rolls, spicy peanut sauce (VG)
Slow cooked beef pie, minty mushy peas (VG Option)
Crispy chicken slider, brioche, cos, blue cheese sauce (GF Option)
Chocolate Mud Squares

Menu Two
$70 per person

Yum cha, pork dim sim, prawn wonton, vegetable gyoza (VG)
Duck breast, crostini, sour cherry, micro shiso (GF Option)
Popcorn tiger prawns, lime aioli, coriander
Melted salmon, crispy rye, guacamole, dill (GF Option)
Mini ahi tuna bowls, tuna sashimi, mango, avocado, scallion (GF Option)
Jamon and melon bites, iberico ham, honey melon (GF)
Caprese brochette, bocconcini, cherry tomato, balsamic reduction (VG, GF)
Beef fillet brochette, chili mustard (GF)
Chicken katsu bowl, asian greens, tonkatsu (GF Option)
Raspberry white chocolate brownie
Sticky date pudding, caramel sauce

Optional Addons (P/P)
Pacific rock oysters, mignonette, lemon 2 p/p | $7.90
King prawns, cocktail sauce, lemon 3 p/p | $7.90
King prawn salad, mango, cos, avocado, lime chili dressing (GF, DF) | $9.90
San choy bao, pork, lettuce bed, ginger, peanuts, chili (GF, DF) | $9.90
Blue eye cod, lemon oregano orecchiette, pecorino, roasted almonds | $9.90
Grilled chicken pita, cos, cucumber, tomato, tzatziki, mint, feta | $9.90
Zucchini falafel pita, cos, cucumber, tomato, tzatziki, mint, feta (VG) | $9.90
Chickpea yellow curry, red peppers, roasted cashews, coconut rice (GF,VG) | $9.90
Mini red velvet cupcakes | $5.90
Assorted fruit tarts, stone fruit, raspberry, blueberry, pear | $5.90

  State Of The Art Buffet Menus 

State Of The Art Buffet Menus

Menu One
$45 per person

Classic cheeseboard, quince, grapes, lavosh (GF)
Grass fed sirloin roast beef, salsa verde (GF)
Free range chicken breast, grilled lime, cilantro (GF)
Blueberry spinach, cranberry, feta, poppyseed ranch dressing (GF, VG)
Mediterranean pearl couscous, baked cherry tomatoes, olives, lemon, feta (VG)
Bowan island artisan sourdough, Ballantyne butter (VG)

Menu Two
$65 per person

Cheese & charcuterie, shaved meats, Tasmanian cheese, dried fruit, lavosh (GF)
Baked Tasmanian salmon, lemon garlic butter (GF)
Grass fed beef sirloin, salsa verde (GF)
Kipfler potatoes, butter roasted in thyme (VG, GF)
Mediterranean pearl couscous, baked cherry tomatoes, olives, lemon, feta (VG)
Shaved peaches, rocket, goats’ cheese (VG, GF)
Bowan island artisan sourdough, Ballantyne butter (VG)
Raspberry white chocolate brownie

Optional Addons (P/P)
Pacific rock oysters, mignonette, lemon 2 p/p | $7.90
King prawns, cocktail sauce, lemon 3 p/p | $7.90
Chargrilled asparagus and broccolini, garlic butter, roasted almonds | $4.90
Sweet potato fries, rosemary | $4.90
Whole dukkha cauliflower, miso tahini, yoghurt | $4.90
Slow cooked lamb shoulder, yoghurt, pomegranate | $9.90
Blue eye cod, lemon olive oil, capers | $9.90
Pork loin roast, braised apple, onion, thyme | $9.90
Mini red velvet cupcakes | $5.90
Assorted fruit tarts, stone fruit, raspberry, blueberry, pear | $5.90

  State Of The Art Platter Menus 

State Of The Art Platter Menus
Minimum of three platters required | No minimum if ordered in conjunction with buffet or canape menu | 4-5 platters are recommended for groups of 25 | All platters serve up to 10 pax unless stated otherwise and are accompanied by bread and butter | Custom options available

Charcuterie selection, olives, sundried tomatoes

Gourmet cheeses, dried apricots, grapes, lavosh

Antipasto, cured meats, cheeses, tomatoes, olives

Assorted cut vegetables, dips, fruit, lavosh

French pastries, mini cakes, fruit

Seasonal fruit platter

King prawns, cocktail aioli, lemon

Freshly shucked Sydney rock oysters, citrus, house made mignonette

Atlantic salmon, yellowfin tuna and Hiromasa kingfish sashimi, seaweed, pickled ginger, wasabi

Sashimi, peeled prawns, marinated oysters, ponzu & salmon caviar, flying fish roe, marinated seaweed, Japanese tobiko, citrus, seafood sauce

Australian lobster, freshly caught tiger prawns, Moreton bugs, SA blue swimmer crabs, Sydney rock oysters, fresh lemons, seafood sauce

SA blue swimmer crabs, tiger prawns, Tasmanian smoked salmon, Sydney rock oysters
Perfect for two people

  State Of The Art Beverage Menus 

State Of The Art Beverage Menus

Latitude Package
$15 per person / hour

Includes unlimited Chandon NV, white and red wine, beer, soft drinks, still and sparkling water.

Longitude package
$25 per person / hour

Includes unlimited Veuve Cliquot Brut NV, premium white and red wine, beer, soft drink, still and sparkling water.

Spirits | additional
$10 per person / hour

Mixers included. No shots allowed.

Consumption Bar
Payable at conclusion of charter. Menu upon request.

Non - alcoholic
$6.50 per person / hour

Includes unlimited soft drink and fruit juice.

Staff Fees

$300 per wait staff for a 4 hour charter
1-10 guests - 1 wait staff included
11-30 guests - 1 additional wait staff required
31-40 guests - 2 additional wait staff required
Includes a surcharge for the public holiday

Optional Extras

Catered food and beverage options or BYO food and beverages

Wharf Fees

Pick up and drop off wharf fees apply (Usually $100 total). Check your quote and contract for more info.

All prices in $AUS. and include GST
Prices are subject to change without notice
50% deposit required to confirm booking
No stiletto heels to be worn on board



Catering Available     

Bring your own drinks available     

Bring your own food available     

This boat has a licenced bar     

You can bring your own music     

Boat has Presentation facilities     

Get into/out of water to swim from this boat     

Air conditioning available     


Custom Built


• Multiple entertaining areas
• Cocktail style for up to 45 guests
• Formal seating for up to 20 guests
• Contemporary design and fine finishes
• Full air conditioning and heating
• 32 inch flatscreen television
• Alfresco top deck
• Commerical galley

Boat Suitability:

Corporate harbour functions including meetings, entertaining overseas guests, product launches and corporate lunches. Private boat cruises such as wedding cruises and receptions, engagements, birthdays and many more!

More Info

 Frequently Asked Questions

Safety and Equipment
Is the boat safe and in good condition?

Yes, the vessel is currently in survey with the Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA), which requires comprehensive safety equipment standards and regular safety checks. A safety briefing is given to the charter passengers before embarking and safety gear will be provided if required. All vessels in our fleet are selected for safety, comfort, quality and cleanliness. We are proud to keep them this way.

What is the maximum capacity of the boat?
State of the Art is surveyed to hold a maximum of 45 passengers, 1 skipper and crew dependent on your passenger numbers. Please note, an infant, regardless of age is considered a passenger.

Is the boat suitable for children?
Yes, State of the Art is suitable for children appropriate sized lifejackets lifejackets are available on request. Children must be under adult supervision at all times.

What toilet facilities are on board?
State of the Art is equipped with two modern, spacious marine toilets with easy access for charter.

Catered Food Options
Can we organise a meal on board?

Yes, we can recommend some excellent caterers for you where we can design the perfect menu to suit your budget and taste.

BYO Catering
Are we allowed to bring our own food and drinks?

Yes, we suggest that you bring boat friendly food that requires minimum preparation e.g. platter-style cold foods or food that can be cooked in our galley.

Is there a BBQ on board?
No, there is no BBQ on board.

Do I have to wash up the dishes?
No! Sit back and relax and the crew will do that for you.

Do we need to bring ice for the cooler / esky?

On Tour
Can we have music on board?

Yes, the vessel is equipped with a Bose sound system where you can plug in a music compatible device like an iPhone. Please ensure your mp3 player is fully charged.

Where can we go during our charter?
Your skipper can take you most places within Sydney Harbour, providing it is within the surveyed boundaries. Should your guests wish to go to a specific location within Sydney Harbour please let us know at time of briefing.

Can we extend our charter time during the charter?
Yes, although this is subject to availability. Please note, the charter will be extended based on the decision of the captain on board and payment will be processed post charter by authorised bond.

Booking and Payment
Can we view the boat before we book our charter?

Yes, the vessel is located in Berry’s Bay and viewings are possible most days. We recommend that you view the vessel so that you know exactly what the boat has to offer and whether it is suitable for your charter. Please call in advance to check availability and arrange a viewing.

How do I secure my booking?
A minimum 50% deposit is required to confirm booking, with the balance payable 14 days prior to commencement of the charter. Upon payment of your deposit, a Skippered Charter Contract will be emailed to you, confirming details relevant to your charter, which must be signed and returned. Payment can be made by MasterCard, Visa, EFTPOS, Electronic Funds Transfer or cash. Diners Card, Bankcard and Cheques are not accepted.

Is there any paperwork to complete before we go on our charter?
Yes, we require your signed contract and authorised bond form prior to your charter commencing.

If I cancel the charter, can I get a refund?

We do not offer refunds should you wish to cancel your charter. If boating conditions are unsafe, as determined by the management of Sydney Harbour Escapes, we will offer a six month voucher where you can reschedule your charter based on availability. Please see our General Booking Information on our website or contact a staff member on 02 9328 4748 for details.

Preparations and Arrival
What do you advise we bring along for our charter?
As conditions can vary on the water, it is suggested that you bring along a hat, sunglasses, sunscreen, swimmers, and seasonal jumper or jacket. Please wear white-soled shoes or non-marking boating shoes. Strictly no black soled shoes or stiletto-heeled shoes, as this will damage the decking.

Does our party need to get there before the set time of the charter?
All your party should be at the designated pick up point at least 15 minutes prior to your charter time to allow loading of passengers and gear and to enable enough time for the skipper's safety briefing. Please note, our charter will start and finish at the times on your contract.

Can one of our guests be picked up late and dropped off early from another wharf?
Multiple pick up and drop off points are not recommended as this will shorten your charter time significantly. We suggest that guests wishing to join the charter late or leave early should arrange alternative transportation via water taxi at their own cost. Please ask one of the Sydney Harbour Escapes team members for a Water Taxi contact.

Please call the friendly Sydney Harbour Escapes team with your enquiries
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