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68’ Motor Sailing Ketch New Year's Eve Charter

Sydney Sundancer boasts multiple awards and we get rave reviews constantly about the food and service.

Sydney Sundancer is Australia's most awarded charter boat. She has won awards for the best decorated vessel in the harbour of light parade and led the parade in 2014. A ketch rigged motor sailing yacht, she combines the stability and comfort of a motor boat with the grace and serenity of a sailing yacht.

Luxuriously fitted in teak below deck with a large canopy that extends nearly the whole length of the vessel, you will have protection in all weathers. Sydney Harbour's fireworks display is acknowledged to be the best in the world, and from the expansive decks of the luxury yacht, you will gain an uninterrupted view of all the evenings activities.


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Basic Information

50 Max Passengers
50 Cocktail Style
50 Casual Buffet

Catering available BBQ Licenced Bar PA / Microphone available


New Year's Eve Tickets 2018
$790 per adult
$740 per child aged under 18 years
Timings TBC
Up to 50 passengers
All inclusive food and beverages
Pick up and drop off TBC

Sydney Sundancer will not be participating in the Harbour of Light Parade

Please be at the wharf 30 minutes prior your charter, New Year’s Eve is an extremely busy evening and the boat cannot wait for any late passengers

All New Year’s Eve tickets purchased through Sydney Harbour Escapes are non-refundable


All prices in $AUS and include GST
Prices are subject to change without notice
​​Full payment required to confirm tickets
Stiletto heels, platform or wedge shoes and black rubber soled shoes are not permitted to be worn on board


• Length: 16.26 metres
• Complete Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) Survey
• Complete catering available
• Private shower and toilet
• Fully equipped galley
• Fully licensed bar
• Extensive sound system
• 2 Double staterooms with ensuites

This vessel has been awarded many prestigious awards for both exceptional presentation and service. They have won the Australian Bridal Industry Award (ABIA) for Excellence for Best Harbour Wedding Reception Vessel five years in a row from 2003 through to 2007.  In 2008, Sydney Sundancer was inducted, as one of only six wedding suppliers, into the Australian Bridal Industry Awards “Hall of Fame”. Sydney Sundancer has also won the City of Sydney Council Award for The Best Illuminated Vessel on Sydney Harbour on New Years’ Eve and The Australia Day Council's award for The Best Dressed Vessel on Australia Day on Sydney Harbour (2000, 2001, 2002, 2007, 2010, 2011, 2012 & 2013).  In 2014, Sydney Sundancer led the Australia Day Parade of Decorated Vessels to - celebrate our Nation’s Birthday, selected by the Australia Council.

Whether you are a couple or with friends, rest assured, your hosts Lynne & John will welcome you in their “floating home" inviting you to mix and mingle and getting to know each other. When we welcome in the new year, at midnight, you will feel you are celebrating with friends. You will, therefore, join a select group and enjoy a party atmosphere second to none.

Boat Suitability

Private and Corporate charters, Overnight Charters

Boat Manufacturer or Brand

Swan Bay Marine


New Year's Eve menu
All inclusive food and beverages

Inclusive of fine wines, Bollinger champagne, James Boag beers and Cascade Premium Light served all evening plus a superb buffet meal

Pheasant Pate
Sea food pate
Duck and Orange Pate
Medallions of Lobster with Honey & Macadamia Dressing

Seared grain fed Beef Eye fillet
(marinated in lemon grass, ginger, lime juice and spices)
Home Roasted Turkey stuffed with Chestnut & Pate de foie gras
Barbequed glazed leg of Ham
Tasmanian Whole Baked Atlantic Salmon served with Tartare Sauce
King Prawns with Sundancer sauce
AAA Sydney Rock Oysters with optional Limes and vinagrette dressing
Woodbridge Smoked Ocean Trout and Woodbridge marinated Ocean Trout in Pepperberry liquer.
Leafy green salad with fresh herb lemon dressing
Pasta salad with basil dressing sugar snap peas, cherry tomatoes and semi dried tomatoes.

azelnut meringue and Strawberry gateau (presented in the shape of Australia with the year 2018 written in Strawberries)
Chocolate Almond liqueur cake  served with Strawberries and cream (presented in the shape of Australia with the year 2019 inscribed and national flags of all the countries of our guests on board)
The finest French and Australian cheeses with quince paste and fresh fruit
Filter Coffee served with Belgian Shell chocolates and other delicious delicacies

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?
Sydney Sundancer is surveyed to hold a maximum of 50 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, Sydney Sundancer 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?
Sydney Sundancer is equipped with one modern, spacious marine toilets with easy access for charter.

Arrival at the wharf
We recommend that your party arrives at the wharf 30 minutes prior to your charter. The boats need to book the wharves and have a limited time to pick up and drop off your guests.

What to bring
As with any outdoor venue, we recommend that your guests dress for the season . We ask all guests to wear soft soled shoes - No stilettos or heeled shoes. Guests wearing these types of shoes will be asked to wear socks or bare feet.

As it is New Years Eve, bring your camera!

Booking and Payment   
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Please call the friendly Sydney Harbour Escapes team with your enquiries
Open 7 days 02 9328 4748

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