Ariston boat on Harbour

 

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ARISTON

 

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.


  Refundable Booking
  •   COVID-19 infection, isolation and family illness, see details
  •   Illness, accident, injury
  •   Transport issues
  •   Home emergency
  •   Pre-existing medical
  •   Flight disruption
We provide all our customers with Refundable Terms so if you are unable to attend your booking due to unforeseen circumstances outside of your control you may be entitled to a refund - please see our full set of Refundable Terms and Conditions here. To apply for a refund, please find the instructions on how to apply in the booking confirmation email you received after payment.
Upgrade your booking for extra 6% to receive a 100% refund if you cannot attend for one of the many reasons in our Terms & Conditions which you accept when you select Refundable Booking(s).

 

ARISTONAustralia Day

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

 

ARISTON Prices

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

DJ

$200 surcharge apply to all DJs

DJs must supply their own desk table

DJs were permitted to plug into Ariston's Bose sound speakers if they chose not to bring their own

 

 

Wharf fees

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


Refundable Booking

Starting from November 25, 2021, we provide all our customers with Refundable Terms so if you are unable to attend your booking due to unforeseen circumstances outside of our control, you may be entitled to a refund - please see our full set of Refundable Terms and Conditions here. You may find all instructions on how to apply for a refund online via your booking confirmation email after payment.

Scenarios include: Positive PCR test | COVID-19 Infection, Isolation and family illness - see details, Illness, accident, injury, Public Transport failure to the booking, Private Vehicle Failure to the booking, Home Emergency, And many more..

Staff Fees

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

Additional Hour

Chef fees $750 For 4 hours charters 

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


Ariston Canape Menus

 

Canapé Menu

One $ 46.00 per person, including GST.

Recommended for 2 hour charters only.

 

Canapé

Portuguese style tuna, caper and parsley tart.

Corn and zucchini fritter with avocado, olive, tomato and eschalot salsa. (GF, VEG)

Peking duck pancake with spring onion, cucumber and hoisin.

Mini salmon skewer wasabi miso brush, toasted sesame. (GF)

Pork, veal and fennel polpette in roasted tomato sugo. (GF)

Porcini mushroom arancini ball with basil aioli. (GF, V)

 

Canapé Menu Two

$ 64.00 per person, including GST.

Recommended for 3 - 4 hour charters.

 

Canapé

Fresh pacific oysters with shallot and citrus dressing (GF, VEG)

Ocean cooked king prawns’ dill aioli (GF)

Steamed prawn and pork dim sim chilli sambal.

 

Polenta and truffle chips with shaved parmesan and chives (GF, V)

Roast duck and shitake mushroom salad with smoked chilli dressing (GF)

 

Tandoori brushed rockling pops with coastal honey and sumac yoghurt (GF)

Crisp lamb and rosemary pie with piquant chutney.

 

Thai chicken curry with steamed fragrant rice and crisp shallots (GF)

 

Sweet Canapé

Mini pavlova with fresh cream and summer berries (GF, V)

 

Canapé Menu Three

$ 74.00 per person, including GST.

Recommended for 4 hour charters.

 

Canapé

Peking duck pancakes with spring onion, cucumber and hoisin sauce.

Lime marinated tuna logs with wasabi mayonnaise and baby cress (GF)

Corn and zucchini fritter with avocado, lime and coriander salsa (GF, VEG)

 

Kingfish sashimi served on an edible spoon with watermelon, pickled ginger, and lychee.

Rare roast beef in Yorkshire pudding horseradish cream.

Aloo Bonda Indian potato fritters with green chilli yoghurt (GF, VEG)

 

Karaage chicken with kewpie mayonnaise and togarashi.

Pulled pork slider with apple and fennel slaw grain mustard mayonnaise. R

Roasted tomato arancini filled with mozzarella with garlic aioli (GF, V)

 

Served in a small bowl or noodle box

Sri Lankan fish curry with fragrant rice and fresh coconut sambal (GF)

 

Sweet Canapé

Frangipane tartlet with vanilla poached pear (V)

 

Additional Items

$ 9.90 per item, per person, including GST

Served in a small bowl or noodle box.

 

Beer battered flathead goujons 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 crisp shallots (GF)

Slow-cooked pork ragout with wild mushrooms, garlic mash, gremolata (GF)

Sri Lankan eggplant and potato curry with fragrant rice and fresh coconut sambal (GF, VEG) 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)

Fillet of rockling with ginger and shallots in 8-hour master stock and rice noodles.

Char Sui pork with vegan fried rice and fried shallots.

 

 

NOTE: GF – Gluten free | V – Vegetarian | VEG - Vegan All charters will attract a chef charge of $375 that are up to a 4 hours in charter duration.

 

Ariston Buffet Menus

Menu

 

Buffet Menu One

Served as a side or table buffet

$ 110.00 per person, including GST.

 

Canapé

Peking duck pancake with spring onion, cucumber and hoisin sauce.

Aloo Bonda - Indian potato fritters with coriander yoghurt. (GF, VEG)

Portuguese style tuna, caper and parsley tart.

 

Buffet

Assorted boutique bread rolls with butter (V)

Chilled Pacific oysters with shallot and citrus dressing. [2 per person] (GF)

Fresh king prawns dill and lime aioli. [3 per person] (GF)

 

Insalata of finely shaved cabbage, Italian parsley pine nut and raisin with grated pecorino. (GF, V)

Crisp broccolini salad with chilli, lemon and baby capers (GF, VEG)

Cocktail potato salad with lemon, caper and grain mustard vinaigrette (GF, VEG)

 

Bbq salmon fillets with fresh rocket and salsa Verdi (GF)

New orleans jerk chicken cutlets with pineapple salsa and spiced yoghurt dressing (GF)

Slow roast lamb shoulder with caramelised shallots and button mushrooms, jus (GF)

 

Dessert

Seasonal fresh fruit platter (GF, VEG)

Devils chocolate mud cake with double cream. (V)

 

 

Buffet Menu Two

Served as a side or table buffet

$ 135.00 per person, including GST.

 

Canapé

Yellow fin tuna tartare on edible spoon with lime zest and crème fraiche.

Peking duck pancake with spring onion, cucumber and hoisin sauce.

Chilli and rosemary marinated lamb skewers with smoked tomato and basil sauce [GF]

 

Buffet

Assorted boutique bread rolls with butter (V)

 

Ocean cooked king prawns with dill aioli [3 per person] (GF)

 

Fresh pacific oysters with shallot and finger lime dressing [2 per person] (GF, VEG)

 

Smoked Tasmanian salmon with fine shallots, chives, lemon and baby capers. (GF)

 

Curly endive and radicchio salad with toasted chia, pumpkin and sesame seeds (GF, VEG)

 

Wild rice and roast sweet potato salad with pomegranate dressing, fetta and fresh parsley (GF, V)

 

Kepler potato salad with fresh herbs and crispy shallots and light mustard dressing (GF, VEG)

 

Grilled swordfish on vine-ripened tomato, with fresh rocket and salsa Verdi (GF)

 

Pan-fried spatchcock marinated in sage, lemon zest and chilli (GF)

 

Whole roasted beef fillet with red wine and rosemary jus (GF)

 

Dessert

Petite apple tarte Tatin with double cream (V)

Petite piquant chocolate brownie (GF, V)

Individual pavlovas with fresh Chantilly cream and berries. (GF, V)

 

 

NOTE: GF – Gluten-free | V – Vegetarian | VEG

Vegan All charters will attract a chef charge of $375 that is up to 4 hours in charter duration

 

Ariston Kids Buffet Menus

Kids Buffet Menu A

$35 per child

 

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 Buffet Menu B

‘Canape Style’

$35 per child

 

Crisp crudites platter with hummus

Small gourmet sausage rolls with barbeque sauce

Marinated chicken skewers

Battered fish with chips in the box

Fresh fruit brochettes Mini cupcakes

 

Ariston Substantial Grazing Style Food Menu

Grazing Drop Off Menu

Recommended only for daytime charters

 

Menu

$ 38.00 per person, including GST,

Minimum order 10 guests.

 

This is 5 pieces per person

Delivered fresh on the day of the charter in biodegradable presentation boxes ready to serve. Cocktail napkins included.

 

Vietnamese rice paper rolls with chicken or tofu served with nuoc cham dipping sauce. [GF, V, VEG]

 

Sushi and nori hand rolls including salmon, tuna, prawn, chicken, and vegetables. Served with soy sauce, wasabi, and pickled ginger [GF, V, VEG]

 

Pulled pork, pulled chicken and rare roast beef sliders with aioli and slaw on a brioche roll.

 

Oregano, garlic, and lemon zest marinated chicken tenders with tzatziki [GF]

 

Finger sandwiches and wraps, fillings to include a mixed selection from the following list   Smoked salmon and rocket with crème Fraiche and chives.

Tuna, celery, Spanish onion, and basil aioli.

Shaved ham, cheddar cheese, tomato and seeded mustard mayonnaise.

Roast beef, rocket, semi-dried tomato and Dijon.

Tandoori chicken with cucumber yogurt and crisp lettuce.

Chicken, avocado, mayonnaise, and Spanish onion.

Turkey, cranberry, and camembert.

Grilled Mediterranean vegetable wrap with hummus [V, VEG]

Egg, chive, mayonnaise, and baby spinach [V]

Pumpkin, goats cheese and rocket [V]

 

Optional Extras

Any of the following platters can be added to the Grazing Drop Off Menu

 

Antipasto Platter

$155.00, including GST

Minimum 10 people (can be ordered in multiples of 10 only)

 

Rustic Italian breads, grissini, and flatbread [GF options]

Oven-baked semi-dried tomatoes marinated green olives, grilled eggplant, zucchini and bell peppers, marinated artichokes, Persian fetta, smoked salmon, hot suppress salami and san Danielle prosciutto.

 

Cheese Platter

$155.00, including GST,

Minimum 10 people (can be ordered in multiples of 10 only)

 

Selection of local cheeses, dried fruits and assorted crackers [GF options]

 

Seafood Platter

$545.00, including GST,

Minimum 10 people (can be ordered in multiples of 10 only)

 

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 rocket and basil pesto.

 

Dessert Platter

$220.00, including GST

Minimum 10 people (can be ordered in multiples of 10 only)

 

Petite lemon meringue pie

Assorted petites French macarons.

Frangipane tartlet with vanilla poached pear.

Petite piquant chocolate brownie.

 

Please note: When ordering platters only, a $65.00 delivery charge will be applied.

 

NOTE: GF – Gluten free | V – Vegetarian | VEG - Vegan

 

Ariston Formal Dining Menu

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

Entree
$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

Dessert
$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 Plated Menus

Entree

Set menu $30.00 per person inc GST

 

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 course

Set menu $42.00 per person inc GST

 

Steamed blue eye cod in a miso sake sauce with soba noodles and steamed snake beans

Chargrilled 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 couscous and mint and coriander yoghurt

 

Dessert

Set menu $22.00 per person inc GST

 

Coconut crème brûlée 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 l

Lime and lemon tart with double cream and fresh berries

Selection of local cheese, dried fruits and assorted crackers

 

Chef charge is included when menu spend is equal to or more than $1,265.00, including GST All three-course meals, include, bread rolls, coffee, selection of teas and petits fours

 

 

NOTE; All charters will attract a chef charge of $300 that are up to 4 hours in charter duration

 

Ariston Beverage Packages

Deluxe Beverage Package
$14.50 per person per hour
Beer

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
Sparkling
Petaluma Croser NV

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

Exclusive Beverage Package
$30 per person per hour
Beer

Cascade Premium Light
Peroni
Corona
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
Champagne
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

Beers
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



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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

 

Features

  •   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

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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.

Cancellation
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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