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Starship Aqua boat at Sydney Harbour

 

STARSHIP AQUA

 

111' Twin Level Glass Pontoon Private Charter

Cruise Sydney Harbour in your very own glass island harbour ballroom, Starship Aqua (Formerly The Pontoon) boat, with breathtaking 360 panoramic Sydney Harbour views. Starship Aqua (Formerly The Pontoon) boat cruise features 2 entertaining decks, 3 metre high glass walls, large open viewing platform and dance floor. Ideal for weddings, parties, conferences, product launches, entertaining overseas guests or themed events. Make your event one to remember.

 

STARSHIP AQUASkippered Charter

  • From $1150 Per Hour
  • 300 Max Passengers
  • 300 Cocktail Style
  • 180 Casual Buffet
  • 140 Table Dining
  • This boat does not allow
    "Bring Your Own Food or Beverages"

 

STARSHIP AQUA Prices

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

Includes Captain

January - October
$1150 per hour
Minimum 4 hour charter $4600

November - December
$1400 per hour
Minimum 4 hour charter $5600

Minimum Numbers
January - October on Sundays - Thursdays are 60pax (min. 80pax for canapés)
January - October on Fridays - Saturdays are 80pax (min. 100pax for canapés)
November - December on Sundays – Thursday are 60pax (min. 80pax for canapés)
November - December on Fridays - Saturdays are 100pax (min. 150pax for canapés)

Please note: Starship Aqua is a cashless venue


Public holiday surcharges apply

Wharf fees

Wharf Fees
Maritime Wharves $180
Other Whaves POA

Please note: Starship Aqua is a cashless venue


PLEASE PICK & CHOOSE FROM THE BELOW ITEMS TO CREATE YOUR UNIQUE MENU TO MAKE UP THE MINIMUM SPEND OF $83 PER PERSON.


CANAPE ITEMS LEVEL 1
$9 per person per item
Beef slider with tomato, cheddar cheese & caramelised onion
Lamb & rosemary pithiviers
Mini artisan hot dog with American mustard & ketchup in a brioche finger bun
Selection of handmade quiches in shortcrust with heirloom vegetables, soft herbs & marinated feta (V)
Beef croquettes with smoked wagyu brisket, chipotle aioli, soft herbs & caramelised lemon (G)
Honey soy chicken thigh skewers lightly smoked & grilled with toasted sesame seeds (G)
Indonesian chicken satay with crushed peanuts & coriander
Peking muscovy duck pancake with finger cucumber, baby coriander & sticky soy basting (G) 
Noona style meatballs in roasted tomato sauce & melted mozzarella
Beef bourguignon mini shortcrust pie
Polenta terrine crusted in mushroom duxelle, goats curd & season chives (V) 
Butternut pumpkin & Persian feta arancini with fresh tarragon & romesco sauce (V) 
Pumpkin veloute with chive oil in a demitasse cup (V, GF)
Fresh Vietnamese spring rolls with vermicelli, prawns, mint & tamarind sauce


CANAPE ITEMS LEVEL 2
$10 per person
 per item
Wagyu Beef brisket pot pie with pea puree shaved truffle pecorino, cold pressed olive oil & cracked black pepper
Soft tacos with spiced beef, avocado, tomato salsa & sour cream 
Sweet corn & basil cappuccino with poached Tasmanian sea scallops
Citrus gravlax of Huon salmon, cured in beetroot juice & fresh citrus with creamed avocado, ponzu vinaigrette & 
pickled heirloom carrots (G)
Oyster pillows lightly fried unit golden with cumin & coriander yoghurt & preserved lemon (G)
Candied duck breast with creamed cauliflower & cumin puree, parsnip chips & seasonal chives (G)
Huon salmon terrine with creamed goats’ cheese, fresh herbs & lemon aioli (G)
Fish & Chips - Whiting fillets fried until golden, served in their own fisherman’s basket, baby caper tartare, fresh lemon 
& chips (G)


CANAPE MENU LEVEL 3 (SUBSTANTIAL)
$12 per person
 per item
Australian oysters with a section of sauces & vinaigrettes, mornay & kilpatrick 
Pink Lady snapper shortcrust ravioli with fennel puree & marinated feta
Yamba prawn shots with Armagnac aioli, baby gem lettuce & melba toast
Seared Australian yellowfin tuna & wasabi crème
Black Angus sliders on a milk bun with caramelised onions, aged cheddar, baby cos & truss tomatoes
Frenched lamb cutlet, grilled to perfection with aioli & a parmesan & macadamia sprinkling
Thai green curry with poached free range chicken, turmeric (yellow rice), seasonal vegetables, fresh lemon & toasted coconut
Chicken tikka masala with cardamom basmati rice, fresh lime & coriander
12-hour braised lamb shoulder with couscous, caramelised lemon & coriander yoghurt

FOOD STATIONS
The Starship Group food stations are a unique food offering, demonstrating a personal experience offered 
to your guests for your special event. Our team of highly experienced chefs create an interactive & 
personal food experience.


MEXICAN TACO STATION – $19/PAX per item
Slow roasted wagyu for 4 to 6 hours with our own Starship BBQ rub & finished with our sticky BBQ basting.
Riverina premium Marble score 2 wagyu point in brisket
La Ionica free range chicken breast (chemically free)
In addition:
A variety of corn & spinach soft tortilla bases to be toasted to order in front of the customer, served warm & made to order
Selection of heirloom vegetables, jalapeño roasted sweet corn & organic sweet potato
Seasoned avocado with fresh lime juice, sea salt & fresh coriander


THAI NOODLE MARKET STATION - $19/PAX per item
A classic Thai street food stall with all the trimmings, a selection of heirloom vegetables, braised pork belly, 
school prawns, chicken all cooked fresh in front of your guests (live cooking station)
Your guests will choose their preferred meats, all noodle plates are served with the freshest hand 
cut vegetables.
Master stock soy bean curd with fresh oyster sauce
Handmade egg noodles or hokkin noodles
Fresh cut chilli & caramelised crispy onions
Selection of garden herbs fresh mint & coriander
Light soy sauce & sweet soy available

DUMPLING STATION – $22/PAX per item
A large selection of handmade artisan dumplings served with all your favourite accompaniments
Pork & white cabbage dim sums
Chicken breast & braised mushroom dumplings (Moo Moos)
Steamed pork belly buns in light tapioca flour bun with sweet & sour sauce
Pulled pork & Yamba prawn dumplings with sauce Nam Jim & sticky toffee soy
Confit chilli paste, of bean soy & preserved soy broth
Toasted sesame & brown sugar dashi sauce

MINI SLIDER STATION $22/PAX
A hunger stopping selection of mini sliders
Pulled Pork
Waygu Brisket
Zucchini & Corn Fritter
Brioche buns, black buns, apple slaw, aged cheddar, caramelised onions, tomatoes, iceberg lettuce with a range 
of sauces & condiments

PAELLA $22/PAX
Traditional paella pans a la Valencia with arborio rice, prawns, chicken, mussels, calamari, & chorizo
Vegetarian & vegan option also available

 

PREMIUM GRAZING STATIONS
$26 per person per item
ANTIPASTO & CHEESES GRAZING TABLE 
The grazing table consist of a gourmet selection of small goods all hand selected by our executive chef only 
portraying the finest ingredients.
David Blackmore wagyu marble score 9 plus wagyu bresaola
San Daniele prosciutto DOP aged 36 months
Oakleigh Ranch wagyu bresaola marble score 9 plus
Truffle salami inferno infused with smoked paprika & rosemary lardo
Selection of artisan sourdough from Brasserie bread
Marinated green olives with lemon peel, star anise, coriander seeds & confit garlic
Platters of char grilled vegetables, mushrooms, zucchini, capsicum
Boccincini, vine ripened cherry tomatoes & basil leaves in dressed with virgin olive oil
 A variety of local sourced Australian cheeses all served with truffle honey, sea salt & candied fruits

SEAFOOD HARVEST 
A selection of fresh Australian seafood displayed over crushed ice with all the trimmings.
King size Yamba prawns cooked served with fresh lemon & preserved lemon aioli
Clarence River chargrilled baby octopus with olive oil, lemon & garlic
Best available of Sydney or Nambucca rock oysters with red wine shallot vinaigrette sauce
Nam Jim, apple & lemon grass granita
Mini bamboo skewers of seared teriyaki salmon with sesame seeds
Fresh cut lemon with sea salt & fresh seaweed

JAPANESE STATION
An amazing display of only the freshest A grade sashimi available, consisting of the following:
King ORA salmon
Hiramasa king fish
Yellow fin tuna
Selection of nori rolls
Fresh & pickled miso
Pickled ginger, mirin vinaigrette & Kikkoman soy sauce
Fresh horseradish, wasabi & egg yolk mayonnaise
Fresh Wakame seaweed with sesame oil

DESSERT CANAPES 
$10 per person
Chef Clints selection signature Starship Desserts

DESSERT STATIONS 
$15 per person
SMORES STATION

American style dessert of marshmallow & a layer of Hersey’s chocolate placed between two pieces of graham cracker. Guests can 
make their own smores over hot rocks, served on the rooftop deck under the Sydney night sky. A great after-dinner experience.

GELATO BAR
Live gelato stand of up to 8 flavours of your choice served in mini bowls or wafer cones with all the trimmings.

Starship Aqua Formal Dining 3 Course Level 1 Menu
Please select 2 entrees, 2 mains dishes + 2 desserts

3 Course Level 1 Menu
$87 per person

ENTRÉES
alternating choose 2
Lemon thyme marinated Swiss brown mushrooms with cashew nut & potato cream puree, truss
tomato confit, baby basil & pickled heirloom carrots (V, GF)
Butter nut pumpkin risotto with creamed potato puree, 24-month aged parmesan, chives, edible
flowers, sea salt & cold pressed olive oil (V, GF)
Bannockburn free range poached chicken salad with petti leaves heirloom vegetables, lemon
oregano vinaigrette & edible flowers (GF, DF)
Huon salmon terrine with creamed lemon zested ricotta, truss tomato confit, fresh lemon, Yarra
Valley caviar & shaved beetroot (GF)
Wagyu beef cheek ravioli in a light tomato sugo, crispy basil, truffle parmesan sable, cold pressed
olive oil & soft herbs (GF)
 
MAINS
alternating choose 2
Saffron cannelloni with pumpkin puree, creamed spinach, lemon zest ricotta, burnt butter sauce,
roasted cashews, 24-month aged parmesan & crispy sage (V)
Huon Salmon fillet with roasted King Edward mushrooms, carrot & star anise butter puree,
heirloom carrots, marinated fetta & winter peas (GF)
La Ionica twice cooked chicken breast with sautéed portobello mushrooms, clotted cream, mustard
jus, shaved parmesan & soft herbs (GF)
Amelia Park 5-hour slow braised lamb shanks with truffle & chive potato puree, broad beans &
black olive sticky jus (DF)
Riverina premium sirloin with a twice cooked duck fat potato gratin, maple mustard & burnt
hollandaise compound butter (GF)
 
DESSERTS
alternating choose 2
Calibre dark chocolate bar with handmade edible soil, macerated raspberries & fresh honeycomb
Edible garden with creamed white calibre chocolate, passion fruit puree, selection of winter
berries, edible flowers & blood orange sorbet
Passion fruit cheesecake with white chocolate cream, fresh raspberries, lemon curd, Valencia
orange jelly & edible gold
Citrus tart with candied oranges, selection of fresh fruits, egg yolk vanilla bean ice cream,
handmade soil & edible flowers
Tiramisu with vanilla bean mascarpone cream, coffee jelly, white chocolate caviar &
pistachio biscotti

Starship Aqua Formal Dining 3 Course Level 2 Menu

3 Course Level 2 Menu
$97 per person

ENTRÉES
Burrata DOP mozzarella with seasoned heirloom tomatoes, baby basil, Ligurian olives &
sourdough poor man’s breadcrumbs (V)
Cauliflower & cumin veloute with butter poached Tasmanian sea scallops avurga caviar &
baby chervil (V)
Muscovy duck leg confit with creamed celeriac puree, layered buck fat potato fondant, soft herbs &
black truffle jus (GF)
Hot smoked huon salmon fillet with braised king Edward mushrooms, butternut pumpkin puree &
pickled heirloom vegetables (GF)
Wagyu OX tail risotto braised until falling apart with crispy sage, horse radish crème fraiche,
truffle pecorino & lemon zest
 
MAINS
Heirloom pumpkin twice baked with maple granola, Meredith goats curd, apple quinoa, baby basil
& lemon oregano vinaigrette (V)
Pink Lady snapper fillet line caught lightly pan seared with fennel puree, baby kale salad,
parsnip chips, pickled beetroot & soft herbs (GF)
Junee free range lamb rump sous vide with chermoula crust, parsnip & potato puree,
seasonal asparagus & calvados jus (DF)
Corn fed chicken breast lightly poached & then wrapped in Jamon prosciutto, duck fat potato gratin
& butter nut pumpkin puree (GF)
Black Angus 8-hour braised beef cheek with sautéed forest mushroom, potato gratin, broad beans
& madeira jus (DF)
 
DESSERTS
Short crust macerated raspberry tart with crème fraiche, pineapple puree & white chocolate
ice cream
Calibre milk chocolate delice with honey roasted cashews, salted caramel ice cream &
seasonal garden berries (GF)
Vanilla bean crème caramel with short crust sable, poached corella pear & cinnamon & orange zest
Chantelle clotted cream
Banoffee sweet paste tart with candied peacan nuts, pistachio cream, macerated raspberries
& edible flowers
Salted caramel & bitter chocolate terrine with macerated fresh figs, fresh honeycomb
& edible flowers

Starship Aqua Formal Dining 3 Course Level 3 Menu

3 Course Level 3 Menu

$117 per person

ENTRÉES
Wild mushroom risotto w soft herbs, lemon thyme compound butter, shaved seasonal truffles
& sautéed foie gras (V)
Hot smoked yellow fin tuna carpaccio with mirin vinaigrette, heirloom tomatoes, toasted black
sesame & Yarra Valley caviar (GF, DF)
Citrus cured huon salmon fillet with crispy pork neck, snow crab, crème fraiche, Yarra Valley caviar
& preserved lemon aioli
Muscovy duck leg confit with creamed celeriac puree, macerated figs, yellow mustard seeds,
baby chervil & parsnip chips (GF)
Rangers Valley chimmichurri rump cap dry aged with oven roasted bone marrow,
pickled cauliflower & grilled U6 prawn (GF, DF)
 
MAINS
Wild mushroom ravioli with shaved black truffles, braised pearl onions, smoked mozzarella &
cold pressed olive oil
Petaluma ocean trout fillet with crispy skin, fennel puree, sautéed pancetta, king Edward
mushrooms & butter poached saffron potatoes (GF)
Pink Lady snapper fillet line caught lightly pan seared with fennel puree, baby kale salad,
parsnip chips, pickled beetroot & soft herbs (GF)
Amelia Park free range lamb rack slow roasted with duck fat potato fondant, madeira reduction,
light jus & butter poached board beans
Oakleigh Ranch marble score 4 wagyu eye fillet with twice cooked potato gratin, madeira jus,
maple mustard & confit duck fat eschallot (GF, DF)
 
DESSERTS
Calibre white chocolate tear drop with raspberry jelly, burnt orange ice cream, pistachio sweet
paste soil & edible flowers (GF)
Golden Gaytime terrine with honey roasted cashews, oven roasted white rock peaches, banana ice
cream & shaved black winter truffle
Short crust macerated raspberry tart with crème fraiche, pineapple puree, white chocolate ice cream
& gold leaf
Passion fruit panacotta with Valencia orange jelly, calibre chocolate caviar & oven roasted
coconut biscuit soil (GF)
18 ct gold chocolate martini with salted caramel fudge sauce, chocolate terrine &
handmade macaroons with sea salt

Starship Aqua Beverage Packages
Minimum of 4 hours

Standard beverage package
$11.5 per person per hour

Angove wine collection
Sauvignon Blanc Semmilion
Shiraz Cabernet
Sparkling Brut
Beers
James Boag
Hahn Super Dry
Toohey's Extra Dry
Non-Alcoholic Beverages
Assorted soft drinks
Orange Juice
Sparkling & still water
Freshly brewed tea and coffee

Level 1 Wine Selection
$4 per person per hour

Capel Vale Unwooded Chardonnay (WA)
Beachwood Semillon Sauvignon Blanc (NZ)
Amberly Secret Lane Cabernet Merlot (WA)
Tatachilla Partners Cabernet Shiraz (SA)
Monkey Bay Pinot Noir (NZ)

Level 2 Wine Selection
$4.50 per person per hour

Ant Moore Sauvignon Blanc (NZ)
Knappstein Cabernet Merlot (SA)
Mr Smith Shiraz (SA)
Little Black Stone Pinot Noir Otago (NZ)
Rococo NV Blanc de Blancs (NSW)

Beer upgrade
$4.50 per person per hour
Select two:

Corona with Fresh Lime
Stella Artois
Peroni
Crown Larger
Asahi
Monteith’s Crushed Apple Cider

Spirits package
$11 per person per hour

Jim Beam White Label
Johnnie Walker Scotch Whisky
Bacardi Rum
Absolut Vodka
Gordon's Gin
Jack Daniels Bourbon

Non-alcoholic beverage package
$8 per person per hour

Assorted Soft Drinks
Orange Juice
Sparkling & Still
Water and Freshly Brewed Tea and Coffee

Beverages on Consumption is available

Please note: Starship Aqua is a cashless venue. Payments can be made using EFTPOS machines.

Fully Catered
Licensed Bar

Starship Aqua - Theming and Decorations

Decorations

Cocktail Bar Covers (white or black)
$15.00 each

Black tablecloths
$30.00 per table

Black tablecloths fitted lycra



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All prices in $AUS. and include GST
Prices are subject to change without notice
50% deposit required to confirm booking

Features

  •   Catering Available
  •   This boat has a licenced bar
  •   Sound system on this boat allows you to bring your own music
  •   A microphone and PA system is available for use
  •   TV / DVD available
  •   Air conditioning available

Brand : Custom Built


• 360 degree uninterrupted panoramic views
• Largest outdoor cruising cocktail bar on Sydney Harbour
• Open alfresco upper deck with stylish fixed canopy shelter over bar area
• On board PA
• Professional elevated stage area
• Allocated dance floor
• Controlled mood lighting
• 3 metre high ceilings
• Softly inclined staircase adjoining both levels
• Private, modern and contemporary bathrooms.
• Neutral and light space- create your own mood
• Complete privacy
• Quick & easy access to the city & shore
• Room for a band DJ or any form of entertainment
• Pillarless open room. No obstructions to interfere with view or floor layout.
• Stability & comfort
• All weather protection
• Air conditioning and flow through ventilation

 

Main Deck features
• Seating up to 180 (with dance floor)
• Seating 150 (without dance floor)
• Circular tables (10 to 12 guests)
• Cocktail party 300 guests (throughout)
• Three metre ceiling height
• Surround glass
• 3 phase & 240 volt power
• Plasma screens, USB inputs
• Sound system, microphone, DVD, iPod
• Full bar

Open Air Deck FeaturesŸ
• Cocktail tables with bar stools, cafe tables & seating
• Bench seating
• Subtle lighting
• Secondary dance area
• 240 volt power
• Linked sound system
• Smoking area
• Superior elevated viewing
• Open panorama


 


Boat Suitability :

Corporate Charters, Weddings, Corporate Advertising and Promotions, Milestone Birthday Celebration, Engagement, Christening, Anniversary, Graduation, Bar mitzvahs /Bat mitzvahs, Gala Dinners, Reunion, Staff Christmas Parties

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Dining and seating arrangements
Buffet seated on rounds 160
Buffet seated on rectangles 180
Formal seated on rounds 150
Formal seated on rectangles 180
Cocktails 300

Length of charter
Minimum charter length is 4 hours. Extra time can be organised at an additional cost per hour.

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

Preferred pick up and drop off locations
King Street Wharf

Multiple pick up and drop offs
We do not recommend multiple pick up and drop offs as this can waste a considerable amount of your charter time. Instead, we are happy to supply you with a water taxi contact number that can deliver or pick up guests at their convenience.

Presentation facilities on board
Already on board is a PA system and an elevated stage area. There is 240v 3 phase power on board. Additional audio visual equipment can be arranged on request.

Entertainment options
There is a CD system on board and this boat has a recommended DJ that we can organise for you. Other options include live music, themed parties and table based team challenges.

Technical Specifications
2 generators
3 Phase power outlets strategically position for audio visual requirements
240 volt power amply power supply for any live on board productions
Cruising speed max 8 knots- average 5 knots
Reinforced upper deck can support cars, engines, boats excellent for product launches

BYO options
This boat does not allow BYO food or drinks.

What to bring
This boat has air conditioning and heaters. If you plan on spending time on the upper deck during your charter we recommend that your guests dress for the season (i.e. sunscreen and a hat in summer, a warm jacket in winter). Bring your own CDs if you have not booked a DJ.

Booking and Payment
We require a 50% deposit to lock the date for you. Once we have received the deposit payment, we will generate a contract for you with all your details. 2 weeks prior to the charter date we require the balance of the payment. 4 working days prior to the charter date, we require final numbers and the payment for the catering. If you are taking the consumption bar option, we require payment within 5 working days of the charter.

Cancellation Policy
See General Booking Information below

Boat inspections are welcome by appointment.

 


 

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