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84.5' Moonen Luxury Superyacht Private Charter

Enjoy Aurora boat on Sydney Harbour offering luxury boat hire for a range of private occasions.

Aurora is a beautiful luxury motor yacht built in 2004 by Moonen. This 25.75 metre vessel is perfect for Sydney Harbour corporate entertainment charters or simply relaxing in fine style with family and friends. Combining high end cruising performance and luxury comfort and high end service, Aurora motor yacht is an impressive vessel. Optional entertainment includes water toys such as like wakeboard, waterskis, snorkelling equipments that are available on request.

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AURORA Skippered Charter

Basic Information

36 Max Passengers
36 Cocktail Style
36 Casual Buffet
8 Table Dining
8 Overnight Charter


Catering available Catering Available
Bring Your Own Alcohol Option to bring your own drinks
IPOD Connectivity Sound system on this boat allows you to bring your own music
TV / DVD Boat has Presentation facilities
Swimming You can get into/out of the water to swim from this boat
Internet Wireless Network (Wifi) Available Wifi internet is available on this boat
Air conditioning Air conditioning available


Includes skipper and crew

January - December
$1600 per hour
4 hour charter $6400

Wait staff
$300 per wait staff for a 4 hour charter 
$75 (Additional Hours)
1-10 guests - 1 wait staff
11-20 guests - 2 wait staff
21-30 guests - 3 wait staff
31-36 guests - 4 wait staff

Chef Charge
(Included for all 4 hour charters)
$77 per hour (Additional Hours)

Beverage Service Charge
$20 per person
(Includes non-alcoholic beverages)

Wharf Fees
$30 per wharf

A surcharge of 100% applies to wait staff on public holidays.
A chef charge of $660 (4 hours) will apply on all public holidays. Additional hours will be charged at $155 per hour.

AURORA is a BYO vessel – the beverage service charge includes corkage, beverage service, glassware, still/sparkling water, soft drinks, juices & ice.

Life Guard Charge
$500 (4 Hours) $125 (Additional Hours)
All charters of 20 guests and over who have indicated they would like to swim will require a life guard.


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

NB This boat does not allow "Bring Your Own Food"


• Length: 25.75 metres
• Flat screen TVs throughout
• Apple TV and Netflix access
• Wifi
• IPod docking stations
• Wakeboard, waterskis, donut
• Snorkelling equipment
• Wetsuits available
• Air-conditioning

Boat Suitability

Social Events, Receptions, Weddings, Corporate Cruises, Media Events, Seminars, Training, Sightseeing, Overnight Charters

Boat Manufacturer or Brand

Custom Built


Aurora Canape Menus

Canape Selection 1
$77 per person

Shucked Sydney rock oysters, white wine vinaigrette (S) (GF)
Saffron and mozzarella arancini, chipotle aioli (V)
Fig, chive ricotta, sourdough croute (V)
Vegetarian spring rolls, soy, honey & lime dressing (V)
Thyme & garlic chicken skewers (GF)
Spanner crab tartlet, shallot, aioli (S)
Mini panko chicken sliders, herb aioli
Lamb cocktail pies, tomato chutney

Slow cooked salmon, fennel, citrus, herb vinaigrette (S) (GF)

Chocolate brownie, salted caramel (V)

Canape Selection 2
$87 per person

Rare roast beef, Yorkshire pudding, crème fraiche
Twice cooked pork belly, fennel seed, apple puree (GF)
Garlic & chilli prawn skewers (S) (GF)
Fig, chive ricotta, sourdough croute (V)
Vegetarian spring rolls, sweet soy dipping sauce, sliced shallots (V)
Peking duck pancakes, sliced cucumber, spring onion
Lamb cocktail pies, tomato chutney

Chicken & chorizo paella (GF)
Pan fried gold band snapper, orecchiette, lemon vinaigrette, fresh herbs (S) (GF)

Milk chocolate tart, crème chantilly, strawberry (V)

Canape Selection 3
$105 per person
Shucked Sydney rock oysters, white wine vinaigrette (S)
Saffron and mozzarella arancini, chipotle aioli (V)
Steamed prawn gow gee, chilli & coriander dressing (S)
Prosciutto, rockmelon, aged balsamic (V) (GF)
80-degree salmon, short crust tartlet (S)
Yellowtail kingfish ceviche, ruby grapefruit, lime (S)
Peking duck pancakes, sliced cucumber, spring onion
Mini panko chicken sliders, herb aioli

Herb marinated beef fillet, glass noodles, wombok slaw, chilli (GF)
Gold band snapper, kipfler potato, summer herbs, tartare sauce (S)

Mini pavlova with fresh summer berries (V)
Chocolate dipped mini gelato cones (V)
Watermelon, pineapple and grape skewers (V) (VGN) (GF)

Aurora Buffet Menus

Buffet Menu 1
$85 per person

Sourdough bread rolls, butter
Charred corn, avocado, coriander, cherry tomato, wild
rocket, smoked paprika & lime (V) (VGN) (GF)
Chat potato, honey mustard mayonnaise,
spring onion (V) (GF)
Tomato, bocconcini, fresh basil (V) (GF)
BBQ chicken thigh, sliced bacon and chives (GF)
Seared salmon fillet, garlic-honey dressing (S)

Buffet Menu 2
$105 per person

Sourdough bread rolls, butter
Beetroot, sour cream, red onion, chives (V)
Freshly peeled market best prawns, lemon wedges (S) (GF)
Shaved fennel, sliced prosciutto, orange, aioli (GF)
Roasted chicken breast, smokey BBQ sauce (GF)
Duck breast, carrot & nutmeg puree (GF)
Pan seared Gold Band snapper, pine nut pesto (S) (GF)
Dessert (served canape style)
Chocolate brownie, salted caramel (V)
Bite sized macarons (V)

Buffet Menu 3
$125 per person

Sourdough bread rolls, butter
Rocket, pear, parmesan, reduced balsamic (V) (GF)
Spiced couscous, roast pumpkin, tzatziki (V)
Freshly peeled market best prawns, lemon wedges (S) (GF)
Seared salmon, roasted & spiced cauliflower (S) (GF)
Honey soy chicken thigh, white sesame
6 hour braised pork, apple chutney (GF)
Sliced Riverina beef fillet, porcini mushroom, jus (GF)
Dessert (served canape style)
Lemon meringue tartlet (V)
Mini chocolate dipped gelato cones (V)

Aurora Food Stations
Can only be added on to an existing canape or buffet menu and not ordered separately

Cheese Station
$25 per person
A selection of local and international cheese, dried fruits, fruit paste and assorted crackers

Antipasto Station
$35 per person
Grilled, marinated vegetables, freshly baked crusty bread, sliced salami, Jamon, cured meats & olives

Seafood Ice Bar
$75 per person
Fresh prawns, Sydney Rock oysters, Pacific oysters, Moreton Bay bugs, grilled scallops, smoked salmon, lemon wedges and various dipping sauces serves on crushed ice

Baked Leg Ham
$395 per station (serves up to 40 guests)
Baked honey leg ham with mixed leaf salad, various mustards, relishes and soft bread rolls

Dessert Station
$50 per person
Chocolate brownies, macarons, lemon meringue tarts, assorted lolly jars and fairy floss

Aurora Platter Menu

Dips Platter
$110 per platter

A selection of dips served with crudites and crisp breads

Charcuterie Platter
$175 per platter

Cured sliced meats including ham, salamis, Jamon Iberico, olives & grilled Turkish bread

Antipasto Platter
$145 per platter

Marinated olives, grilled seasonal vegetables, grilled Turkish bread

Cheese Platter
$175 per platter

A selection of Australian cheeses, crackers, fruit paste & fresh fruit

Sandwich Platter
$175 per platter

Assorted sandwich fillings on wholegrain, white bread and wraps

Seafood Platter
$470 per platter

Market fresh seafood – Balmain Bugs, King Prawns, Scallops, Sydney Rock Oysters, Baby
Octopus & Lobster Tail with assorted dressings and sauces

Pastries Platter
$125 per platter

Freshly baked assorted Danish pastries, croissants and scrolls

Fruit Platter
$150 per platter

Freshly sliced seasonal fruit

Aurora Formal Dining Menu

Selection of Entrée, Main Course, Dessert
$175 Per Person
(Can choose 2 from each section and have alternate drop)

(Choice of One or Two)
Baked mixed mushroom and rosemary tartlet, thyme oil, cress salad (V)
Canadian scallops, pumpkin puree, radish, apple, cress (S) (GF)
Riverina lamb backstrap, charred leek, beetroot relish, macadamia crumb
King prawn, avocado, mango, citrus, eschalot (S) (GF)
Steamed mulloway, chervil oil, grape & pine-nut salsa (S) (GF)
Asparagus, lemon ricotta, shaved peach, walnut, truffle oil (V) (GF)
Slow roasted pork belly, cauliflower, pickled eschalot, wilted greens (GF)
Duck breast, beetroot puree, golden beetroot, asparagus, sorrel (GF)

(Choice of One or Two)
Pan roasted Tasmanian salmon fillet, celeriac puree, broad-bean, snow-pea tendril (S)
Cone Bay Barramundi, sautéed lemon & parsley kipfler potatoes, shaved squid (S) (GF)
Roasted duck breast, porcini cream, wilted bitter greens, pencil leeks, hazelnut jus (GF)
Riverina beef fillet, Parisian mash, asparagus, roasted cherry tomato, rosemary jus (GF)
Berkshire sous vide pork fillet, charred sweet corn, saffron arancini, apple
Marinated chicken breast, sumac, torched grapefruit, fennel, radish (GF)
Wild mushroom & porcini risotto, sage butter (V) (GF)

(Choice of One or Two)
Individual milk chocolate tart, raspberry coulis (V)
Baileys crème brulee, macerated strawberries, pistachio praline (V) (GF)
Deconstructed pavlova, coulis, fruit, macerated berries (V) (GF)
Selection of Australian cheeses, lavosh, quince, dried fruit (V)
Classic lemon meringue tart, vanilla ice-cream, shortbread crumb (V)

$15 per bowl
(1 bowl per 4 people)
Shoestring fries, sea salt (V)
Mixed leaf salad, balsamic dressing (GF) (V) (VGN)
Parisian mashed potato (GF (V)
Warm broccolini, nut brown butter, almonds (GF) (V)
Roasted Dutch carrots, raisins, Persian fetta (GF) (V)

Aurora Children's Menu

Children's Menu
$42 per person

Chicken skewers
Spring rolls with dipping sauce (non spicy)
Lamb and rosemary pies with tomato sauce
Petite sausage rolls with tomato sauce
Panko crusted chicken strips with aioli

Spaghetti bolognese
Chocolate brownies

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?
Aurora is surveyed to hold a maximum of 36 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, Aurora 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?
Aurora is equipped with three 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.

On Tour
Can we have music on board?
Yes, the vessel is equipped with a 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, 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
Telephone 02 9328 4748

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