A stylish and comfortable vessel, MV Ambiance is perfect for New Years Day charter on Sydney Harbour.
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Ambiance boat, which has been lovingly and meticulously maintained, is now available for a New Years Day charter with Sydney Harbour Escapes. The boat boasts beautiful teak decks, with state of the art facilities on-board. This, along with its excellent service, makes it the ideal vessel for a relaxed NYD party.
Includes skipper and crew
New Year's Day
$780 per hour
Minimum 4 hour charter $3120
Includes a surcharge for the public holiday
$15 per person surcharge applies
Includes all crockery, cutlery, cups, utensils, serving equipment, eskies
Wait Staff for Catered Charters Only
$296.40 per wait staff
Number of wait staff dependent on menu choice
Includes a surcharge for the public holiday
Pick up and drop off wharf fees apply
A 30% surcharge will occur on all food and beverages
• Builder: Ranger Marine
• 15.8 metres
• mp3 compatible sound system
• Refurbished in December 2008 with new motors, new teak decks etc.
• Coffee machine
• Hot shower on back deck
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Ambiance New Years Day Menu All Inclusive Food and Beverage
This vessel has a custom menu available for overnight accommodation that is tailored to the particular event
Please see the prices tab which outlines the inclusions
Please contact us if you have any questions or special dietary requirements
Safety and Equipment
Is the boat safe and in good condition?
Yes, the vessel is currently in survey with the NSW Roads and Maritime, 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?
32 passengers, 1 skipper and 2 crew is the maximum surveyed number allowed on this vessel.
Please 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.
Is there sun and wind protection on the boat?
Ambiance’s covered cockpit and roll out awnings provide ample shade from the sun and wind.
What toilet facilities are on board?
Ambiance is equipped with 2 modern, spacious marine toilets with easy access for charter.
Catered Food and Beverage Options
Can we organize a meal on board?
Yes, we can recommend some excellent local caterers for you to speak with directly to design and deliver the perfect menu to suit your budget and taste.
Are we allowed to bring our own food and drinks?
Yes, we suggest that you bring boat friendly food that requires minimum preparation i.e. platter-style cold foods.
Is there a BBQ on board?
The vessel is equipped with an outdoor gas BBQ including cooking utensils. Please note that adverse weather conditions may make barbecuing difficult.
Do I have to wash up the dishes?
No, sit back and relax and the crew will do that for you.
Are there tea and coffee making facilities?
There is a gas stove and kettle on board for making tea and coffee. Bring along your own tea, coffee, sugar and milk.
Where can we put our food and drinks?
The boat has a freezer and fridge unit in the galley as well as two large ice coolers in the cockpit. You are permitted to bring along additional coolers if required. Older style metal eskies are not allowed as they damage the boat.
Do we need to bring ice for the cooler / esky?
Can we have music on board?
Yes, the vessel is equipped with a CD radio system which is iPod and mp3 compatible. Please ensure your mp3 player is fully charged. You may also like to bring along a selection of your favourite CDs. Ambiance is equipped with both indoor and outdoor speakers
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.
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.
What happens in the event of rain?
Ambiance provides excellent protection from the elements because of its covered coach house area and clear roll down awnings that can be rolled out to cover the transom if necessary.
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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