Ariston boat on Harbour




80' Motor Yacht Australia Day Cruises Sydney Harbour

The newly refurbished and renamed Ariston is an impeccable choice for Luxury Sydney Harbour Cruises. Displaying a timeless elegance, Ariston boat has been custom fitted to appeal to the most discerning tastes. Despite its timeless feel, it is equipped with state of the art features including an audio visual system, internet connectivity, the latest LED screens and data for laptops for presentations. Classically and uniquely appointed, Ariston boat is a unique and elegant luxury boat, now available for private charters on Sydney Harbour.


ARISTONAustralia Day

  • From $1140 Per Hour
  • 58 Max Passengers
  • 58 Cocktail Style
  • 30 Casual Buffet
  • 30 Table Dining



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

Australia Day
$1140 per hour
Minimum 4 hour hire $4560
Includes public holiday surcharge

BYO Charter

$250 amenity fee applies to BYO Food
$20 per person amenity fee applies to BYO Beverages 
Includes all crockery, cutlery, cups, utensils, serving equipment, eskies and ice
Includes pre loading of food and beverage services

Wharf fees

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

Staff Fees

Staffing Fees
$300 per wait staff for a 4 hour charter
1 x wait staff per 10 guests
Includes public holiday surcharge
Chef charge of $600 applies to all catering orders
Includes public holiday surcharge

A 20% surcharge will occur on all food and beverages
Minimum 10 guests

Ariston Canape Menus

Canape menu 1
$39 per person
Suitable for 2 hour charters

Zucchini and corn fritter with avocado, olive, tomato and eschalot salsa (gf, v, ve)
Peking duck pancake with spring onion, cucumber and hoisin
Melted salmon and caper tart with creme fraiche and chives
Warm chicken and leek pie
Porcini mushroom arancini ball with basil aioli (v)
Slow roasted lamb shawarma pita with authentic zhoug sauce

Canape menu 2
$58 per person

Black eye bean, jalapeno and provoleta cheese tostada with pico de gallo (gf, v)
Steamed prawn and pork dim sim chilli sambal
Fresh pacific oysters with shallot and black sesame dressing (gf)
Caprese skewer with cherry bocconcni, baby roma tomatoes and pesto drizzle (gf)
Roast duck and crisp salad rice paper roll with shitake mushroom ponzu dressing
Beer battered flathead goujons with tartare sauce
Chunky beef and mushroom pie with minted mushy peas
Tequila and lime marinated chicken skewers with chipotle sauce (gf)
Sweet Canape
Frangipane tartlet with vanilla poached pear

Canape menu 3
$68 per person

Baby Roma tomato tarte tartin with woodside goats curd, balsamic glaze and micro herbs (v)
Peking duck rice paper roll with spring onion, cucumber and hoisin sauce
Lime marinated tuna logs with wasabi mayonnaise and shizu cress
Corn ans zucchini fritter with avocado, lime and coriander salsa (v, ve, gf)
Piquant prawn and shitake dumpling with soy butter
Pork, veal and fennel polpette in roasted tomato sugo (gf)
Karaage chicken with kewpie mayonnaise and togarashi
Prawn cocktail slider with lime aioli and crisp iceberg chiffonade
Roasted tomato arancini filled with mozzarella with garlic aioli (v)
Orrechiette with slow braised lamb ragu, green olives, fresh oregano and pecorino (Served in a small bowl or noodle box)
Sweet Canape
Lime and coconut creme brulee with pineapple and mint salad (gf)

Additional items
served in a small bowl or noodle box
$9.90 per item

King prawn salad avocado and macadamia nuts, lemon pepper dressing (gf)
Beer battered flathead gougons with tartare sauce and chips
Sri lankan fish curry with fragrant rice and fresh coconut sambal (gf)
Thai green chicken curry with fragrant rice and fresh chilli salsa (gf)
Slow cooked pork with wild mushrooms, garlic mash, spring asparagus (gf)
Sri lankan eggplant and potato curry with fragnant rice and fresh coconut sambal
Braised beef bourguignon with root vegetables and parisienne mash (gf)
Thai red salmon curry with jasmine rice and lychee, kaffir lime and chilli salsa (gf)
Grilled chorizo sausage with vine ripened tomato and orecchiette pasta
Slow cooked chickpea dahl with basmati rice and coriander, mint and lime salsa (v)
Seared tuna nicose with ligurian olives and balsamic drizzle (gf)
Fillet of blue eye cod with ginger and shallots in 8 hour master stock and rice noodles
BBQ pork with noodles, Asian greens and fried eschallots
Spicy Chicken madras curry with saffron basmati rice and mint raita (gf)

Note: gf - Gluten Free | v - Vegetarian | ve - Vegan

Ariston Buffet Menus

Buffet Menu One
$108.00 per person

Peking duck pancake with spring onion, cucumber and hoisin sauce
Caprese skewer with cherry bocconcini, baby Roma tomatoes and pesto drizzle (gf, v)
Corn and zucchini fritter with smoked Tasmanian salmon, avocado, lime and coriander salsa (gf)
Assorted boutique bread rolls with butter (v)
Chilled pacific oysters with cucumber lime and mirin [2 per person] (gf)
Ocean cooked king prawns with dill aioli [3 per person] (gf)
Green asparagus, fresh goats curd and fine herb salad with Caramelised walnuts (v, gf)
Crunchy raw slaw of red cabbage, Tuscan kale and matchstick apples with fresh mint, lemon and evo dressing (ve, gf)
Cocktail potato salad with artichoke, Italian parsley and lemon caper vinaigrette (ve, gf)
Grilled salmon fillet on crisp local rocket with ponzu yuzu sauce
BBQ Jamaican jerk chicken with coconut rice, fresh coriander, tomato and citrus salsa (gf)
Slow roast lamb shoulder with Caramelised shallots and button mushrooms (gf)
Seasonal fresh fruit platter (v, gf)
Devils chocolate mud cake with double cream (v)

Buffet Menu Two
$128.00 per person
Asparagus, sautéed leek and chèvre flan (v)
Lime marinated tuna logs with wasabi mayonnaise and shizu cress
Chilli and rosemary marinated lamb skewers with tomato and basil salsa (gf)
Assorted boutique bread rolls with butter (v)
Ocean cooked king prawns with dill aioli [3 per person] (gf)
Fresh pacific oysters with shallot dressing and black sesame dressing [2 per person] (gf)
Smoked Tasmanian salmon with fine eschalots, chives, lemon and baby capers (gf)
Rice, cranberry and roasted sweet potato salad with cinnamon, cumin and lemon juice vinaigrette (v, gf, ve)
Baby spinach, corella pear and parmesan salad with pomegranate, vino cotto and evo (v, gf)
Sautéed kipfler potatoes and artichoke with Dijon dressing (v, gf, ve)
Seared south coast blue eye cod with olive, French shallot and heirloom tomato salsa (gf)
Sumac and thyme marinated spatchcock with grilled fennel and citrus (gf)
Whole roasted beef fillet with red wine and rosemary jus (gf)
Steamed cinnamon and date pudding with butterscotch sauce
Individual pavlova with fresh Chantilly cream and berries

Note: gf - Gluten Free | v - Vegetarian | ve - Vegan

Ariston Kids Buffet Menus

Kids Buffet Menu 1 
$35 per person

Assorted boutique rolls with butter
New potato salad with creamy mustard seed dressing
Sesame crusted chicken strips with mango mayonnaise
Mini sausage rolls with tomato sauce
Petite chocolate brownie
Assorted chocolate dipped gelato cones( contains nuts)

Kids Buffets Menu 2 
$35 per person
Canape style

Crisp crudité platter with hummus
Small gourmet sausage rolls with barbecue sauce
Marinated chicken skewers
Battered fish with chips in a box
Fresh fruit brochettes
Mini Cupcakes

Ariston Substantial Grazing Style Food Menu
$35 per person

Minimum 10 Guests 
Traditional Vietnamese rice paper rolls filled with vermicelli noodles, fresh vegetables, ginger and black sesame. Chicken or Tofu, served with tamari sauce. (WG, WD)
Sushi and nori hand rolls Includes salmon, tuna, prawn, crispy chicken and vegetables. Served with soy sauce, wasabi and ginger. (WG)
Pulled pork, pulled chicken and Beef linseed Sliders on Charcoal Brioche 
Chermoula Chicken Tenders with mint yoghurt  (WG)
A gourmet selection of the finest sandwiches and wraps with simple, delicious and nutritious fillings
Poached chicken, mayonnaise, shallots, celery, honey seeded mustard, sunflower kernels & greens
Roast Beef, tomato relish, English mustard, beetroot relish (cream cheese and wasabi spread), cucumber & greens
Double smoked leg ham, seeded mustard, tomato, avocado, aioli and alfalfa
Organic Egg salad w/Dijon mayonnaise, chives & cress
Roast eggplant, roast red capsicum, feta cheese, About Life pesto and rocket
Grilled zucchini, roast capsicum, cucumber, hummus & greens
Smoked salmon, cream cheese, avocado, dill, spanish onion & greens
Tuna salad w/capers, avocado, spanish onion, cream cheese, cucumber & greens

Additional Options
Dipping Platter with kale pesto, hummus and tomato relish served with crunchy vegetables and freshly baked aromatic herb and garlic crackers. (V, WD)
$70 (serves 12)
Raw Sweet Slice, 4 assorted flavours, rocky road , raspberry swirl, passionfruit swirl, caramel slice. (V, WD)
$70 (serves 12)

Please Note: No chef on board. Delivered fresh on the day of charter and served in pre prepared platters. Dietary requirements must be requested

Ariston Formal Dining Menu

$94 Per Person
Please select 1 x entree, 1 x main meal + 1 x dessert

$30 per person

Smoked Tasmanian salmon with toasted Turkish crisp, rocket and chervil vinaigrette
Warm grilled tuna steak, green bean, Kalamata olive, kipfler potato, lemon, pepper and balsamic dressing
Citrus poached chicken fillets with miso mayonnaise and wasabi pea crush
Green asparagus, fresh goats curd and fine herb salad with crisp shallots and caramelised walnuts
Ocean king prawns with avocado, roma tomato and caper berry salsa

Main meal
$42 per person

Steamed blue eye cod in a miso sake sauce with soba noodles and steamed snake beans
Char grilled salmon, rocket, shaved fennel and herbed polenta salad with citrus and basil dressing
Breast of chicken on potato frittata with artichoke, pine nuts, crisp lardon and saffron vinaigrette
Pan seared pork cutlet with fresh peas and potato fondant
Grain fed fillet of beef on grilled portabello mushroom with asparagus, parmesan mash and light thyme jus
Spiced vegetable tagine with Moroccan cous cous and mint and coriander yoghurt

$22 per person

Coconut creme brûlee with papaya and pomegranate salad
Apple tarte tatin with double cream and strawberry and mint salad
Brioche bread and butter pudding with rum macerated muscatels
Lime and lemon tart with double cream and fresh berries
Selection of local cheese, dried fruits and assorted crackers

All three course meals include, bread rolls, coffee, selection of teas and petit fours

Ariston Platter Menus

Antipasto platter
Serves 10pax
$139 per platter

Rustic Italian breads, grissini and flatbreads (including gf options)
Oven baked semi dried tomatoes, marinated green olives,
Grilled eggplant, zucchini and bell peppers, marinated artichokes, persian fetta,
Smoked salmon, hot sopressa salami and san danielle prosciutto

Cheese platter
Serves 10pax
$139 per platter

Selection of local cheese, dried fruits and assorted crackers (including of gf options)

Ham buffet, served on a side buffet

Whole Guinness and honey baked ham with condiments and boutique bread rolls

Seafood platter
Serves 10pax
$558 per platter

Ocean cooked king prawns with dill aioli
Fresh pacific oysters with shallot dressing and salmon roe
Blue swimmer crab with fresh lemon wedges
Balmain bugs with tartare sauce
BBQ salmon fillets with grilled baby eggplants, toasted pine nuts and basil pesto

Note: $65 Platter delivery fees applied, no chefs required

Ariston Beverage Packages

Deluxe Beverage Package
$14.50 per person per hour

Corona Extra
Peroni Nastro Azzuro (imported)
Cascade Premium Light
White Wine
Kudos by Ant Moore Pinot Gris NZ 2014
Mondiale Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc
Red Wine
Gilardi ‘Ravelet' Rose French
Penfolds Koonunga Hill Seventy Six Shiraz Cabernet 2015
Stoneleigh Pinot Noir 2015
Petaluma Croser NV

Selection of soft drinks, juices, mineral water, tea and coffee.

Exclusive Beverage Package
$30 per person per hour

Cascade Premium Light
Red Wine
Banjo's Run Pinot Noir 2013
St Hallett The Reward Cabernet Sauvignon 2014
Banjo's Run Merlot 2013
White Wine
Coldstream Hills Chardonnay 2015
Banjo's Run Sauvignon Blanc 2011
Kudos by Ant Moore Pinot Gris 2014 NZ
Veuve Cliquot Yellow Label Brut

Selection of soft drinks, juices, mineral water, tea and coffee.

Alternative quality beers and wines will be served if the selection is unavailable.

Ariston Beverages on Consumption

Sparkling Wines (Bottles)
Veuve Cliquot Champagne - $130
Petaluma Croser N.V - $58
Chandon Brut NV - $55

White Wines
Wither Hills Sauvignon Blanc Nz - $40
Kudos Pinot Gris NZ 2014 - $45
Coldstream Hills Chardonnay 2015 - $60

Red Wines
Gilardi Ravelet Rose French - $49
Banjo’s Run Merlot 2013 - $62
St Hallet Reward Cab Sav 2014 - $60
Banjo Run Pinot Noir 2013 - $38
Stoneleigh Pinot Noir 2015 - $43

Cascade Premium light - $9
Corona Extra - $9
Peroni Nastro Azzuro - $9

House Spirits - $10

Soft drinks, Teas & Coffee - $4

Choose from a wide range of gourmet catering options. Ariston is also available for overnight accommodation


All prices in $AUS. and include GST
Prices are subject to change without notice
50% deposit required to confirm your booking
To protect our hand laid teak decks, soft soled shoes only permitted on board, wedge heels are fine but no stiletto heels



  •   Catering Available
  •   Bring your own drinks available
  •   This boat has a licenced bar
  •   Sound system on this boat allows you to bring your own music
  •   TV / DVD available
  •   You can get into/out of the water to swim from this boat
  •   Wifi internet is available on this boat
  •   Air conditioning available

Brand : Custom Built

• 3 levels including indoor/outdoor upper deck
• Full walk around layout with wide, side walkways and handrails
• Bluetooth compatibility and Spotify enabled iPod on-board
• Reverse cycle air conditioning on all levels for all seasons comfort
​• Karaoke machine available – No additional charge
• Handcrafted Southern Myrtle timberwork and soft leather trims
• State of the art 46" and 40" LED digital TV monitors
• Karaoke, Foxtel, free-to-air and DVD replay
• Wi-Fi connectivity for wireless replay of laptop presentations
• Remote controlled, Bose surround sound system with iPod input
• Fully equipped galley, fridge, freezer and icemaker
• Sleeps 10 in 5 twin cabins, each with their own private bathroom with full sized showers and toilets

Boat Suitability :

Conference cruises on Sydney harbour, corporate meetings, private charters and wedding venue in Sydney


More Information

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 embarkation 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?
58 passengers is the maximum surveyed number allowed on this vessel.
Note: An infant, regardless of age is considered a passenger.

Is the boat suitable for children?
Yes, the vessel has safety rails all the way around the boat and children's lifejackets are available on request. Children must be under adult supervision at all times.

What toilet facilities are on board?
Ariston is equipped with 4 modern, spacious marine toilets with easy access for charter.

On Tour
Can we have music on board?
Yes, the vessel is equipped with a BOSE sound system which is iPod and mp3 compatible. Please ensure your mp3 player is fully charged. Ariston is equipped with both indoor and outdoor speakers. Ariston has Bluetooth compatibility and Spotify enabled iPod on-board

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 and up to the skippers discretion. Please note payment will charged to the authorised bond post charter.

Do you allow for bikini girls as entertainment?
Yes, but this needs to be externally organised. Our vessels are licensed yachts fully exposed to Sydney Harbour and discretion is required. All bottoms must be worn for the duration of the charter. When in busy areas, a full bikini must be worn. Tops can be removed once the vessel is anchored in a quiet bay without other vessels in close proximity. It's an open door policy where the cabins are to remain open at all times during the charter for safety purposes. Sex shows are not permitted and the charter will cease if this happens. The bikini girls coming on board are to supply a RSA should they intend to serve drinks. We request you to not draw unnecessary attention to our vessels and respect the boat as well as it's crew.

Booking and Payment
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 faxed or 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.

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

See General Booking Information button below for details.

Wet Weather
What happens in the event of rain?

Ariston provides excellent protection from the elements because of its covered coach house area. We cannot offer a 'Blue Sky Guarantee'. 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.

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 - your 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.


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