State of the Art  boat

Covid 19 Message
**Fact - Sheet sqm rules capacity **
From the 11th of October - the 30th of November 2021
2sqm pp outdoor
4sqm pp indoor
**From the 1st of December 2021**
Capacity will follow by the 2sqm pp rule indoor and outdoor

 

Due to high demand, availability for charter vessels is limited this season. Please ensure you're able to place your deposit early to avoid disappointment

STATE OF THE ART

 

65' Motor Launch Luxury Private Charter

State of the Art is one of Sydney's most beautiful vessels we have to offer! With first class service, high end furnishings, a commercial galley, renowned audio visual facilities and an alfresco top deck, your charter on board Sydney Harbour will truly deliver a unique experience for your guests.


  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).

 

STATE OF THE ARTSkippered Charter

  • From $790 Per Hour
  • 30 Max Passengers
  • 30 Cocktail Style
  • 25 Casual Buffet
  • 20 Table Dining
  • Special Available

 

STATE OF THE ART Prices

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

Includes Captain

November – February
$950 per hour
4 hour charter $3800

March – October
$790 per hour
4 hour charter $3160

BYO Charters
BYO food surcharge $250
BYO beverage surchage $20 per person
Please Note – All catering, beverages, ice, platters, serving equipment and napkins will need to be provided by the client

Public holiday surcharges apply

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

$250 per wait staff for a 4 hour charter
1-15 guests - 1 wait staff required
16-30 guests - 2 wait staff required
31-40 guests - 3 wait staff required

Additional Staff
$50 per wait staff per hour

State of the Art Canape Menus

Menu One
$50 per person

Minimum 6 people (orders under $500 incur a $40 delivery fee)
Peking Duck
Portuguese Chicken Slider
Leek and Gruyere Tart (V)
Choice of 2 Rice Paper Rolls (GF)
(Vermicelli . Vietnamese Herbs . Peanut Dipping Sauce)
Mild Chilli Prawn Chicken & Avocado Tofu and Shimeji Mushroom (V) Duck
Curried Beef Cocktail Pies
Pulled Pork Slider
Tiger Prawn Cocktails (GF)
Selection of Brownies

Menu Two
$75 per person - Minimun 6 people
Peking Duck
Pancake Shredded Peking Duck
Mini Prawn Po' Boy Prawn
Seared Scallops Scallop
Choice of 2 Rice Paper Rolls (GF)
(Vermicelli . Vietnamese Herbs . Peanut Dipping Sauce)
Mild Chilli Prawn Chicken & Avocado Tofu and Shimeji Mushroom (V) Duck
Wild Mushroom Tartlets (V)
Chunky Steak Ragu Pies
Pulled Pork Slider
Mini Poke Bowl
Grilled Lamb Skewer
Selection of Brownie Bites
Chefs Selection of Petit Fours


Optional Addons (P/P)
$7 per person
Sydney Rock Oysters (GF)
Grilled King Prawn Skewer (GF)
Seared Scallops
Meatballs in Nonna’s Sauce
Chicken Satay Sticks (GF)
Mini Maccas Cheeseburger Slider
Mini Bánh mì' Slide
Falafel Slider (V)
Pasta Ragu Boxes
Broccoli & Chorizo Orecchiette Boxes
Pasta Alla Norma (V)

Substantial Addons (P/P)
$9 per person
San Choy Bao (GF)
Falafel Pita (V)
Grilled Chicken Pita
Bún Thịt Nướng (GF)
Lamb and Rosemary Pies
Roasted Pepper & Goats Cheese Tart (V)
Thai Beef Salad Bowls(GF)
Prawn Linguini Al Olio
Sticky Date Pudding (V)

State of the Art Banquet Menus

Banquet One
$55 per person - Minimum 10 people
Classic Antipasto Box
Grass Fed Sirloin Roast Beef . Salsa Verde (GF)
Free Range Chicken Breast . Grilled Lime . Peach Salsa (GF)
Heirloom Tomato . Buffalo Bocconcini . Basil . Vincotto Vinaigrette(GF)
Rustic Bread . Pepe Sayer Butter
Selection of Brownies

Banquet Two
$115 per person - Minimum 10 people
Cheese Course
Peking Duck Pancake . Cucumber . Hoisin . Shallot
Sydney Rock Oysters . Finger Lime Caviar
Seared Scallops . Shallot . Sesame Oil . Ponzu
Roasted Eye Fillet of Beef . Chimichurri . Blistered tomatoes
Prosecco Braised Trout Fillet . Citrus . Herbed Aioli
Morten Bay Bugs . Garlic Butter . Micro Heb Salad
Kipfler Potatoes . Herbed Butter
Heirloom Tomato Buffalo Bocconcini . Vincotto Vinaigrette
Wedged Baby Gem Lettuce . Avocado . Dill . Micro Chervil . Pepitas . Dijon Vinaigrette
Rustic Bread . Pepe Sayer Butter
Chefs Selection of Petit Fours
Selection of Seasonal Fresh and Chocolate Dipped Fruit

 

State Of The Art Platter Menus
Minimum of three platters. No minimum if ordered in conjunction with banquet or canape menu. All
platters serve up to 10 pax unless stated otherwise and are accompanied by bread and butter | Custom
options available

Lobster Rolls $220

Lobster . Aioli . Chive . Smoked Paprika . Brioche . Crisps

 

King Prawns . Marie Rose Sauce . Lemon $190

 

Freshly Shucked Sydney Rock Oysters . Citrus . House Made Mignonette $190

 

Lobster 3 Ways $460

Fresh with Citrus . Lobster Mornay . Poached with Garlic Butter

 

Caviar Flight $400

95g Norwegian Salmon Caviar . 50g Baerri Black Caviar . 50g Osetra Black Caviar Blinis . Brioche Toast

Points . Citrus

 

Poke $190

Salmon Sashimi . Cabbage . Cucumber . Radish . Seaweed Salad . Edamame Pickled Ginger . Wasabi Peas

. Furikake . Toasted Sesame Dressing

 

Cold Seafood Platter $420

Peeled Prawns . Oysters . Smoked Salmon . Bread roll . Lemon . Condiments

 

Deluxe Cold Seafood Platter $400

Peeled Prawns . Oysters . Smoked Salmon . Moreton Bay Bugs . Lobster . Bread roll . Lemon .

Condiments

 

Hot and Cold Seafood Platter $450

Grilled King Prawns . Oysters Fresh and Kilpatrick . Grilled Fremantle Octopus . Seared Scallops .

Moreton Bay Bugs . Lobster Mornay . French Fries . Lemon . Condiments

 

Lovers Indulgence Platter (perfect for 2PAX) $250

Whole Lobster . Blue Swimmer Crab . Garlic Prawn Skewers . Oysters . Seared Scallops . Salmon and

Tuna Sashimi . Seaweed Salad . Lemon Condiments

 

Sushi and Sashimi Platter $420

Selection of Sushi Rolls . Sashimi . Seaweed Salad . Pickled Ginger . Wasabi . Ponzu . Lemon . Soy .

Wasabi

 

Sushi Platter $360

Selection of Sushi Rolls . Seaweed Salad . Pickled Ginger . Wasabi . Ponzu . Lemon . Soy . Wasabi

 

Danishes and Pastries (Chef Selection) $100

 

Petit Fours (Chefs Selection) $160

Grazing Boxes

Minimum of four Grazing Boxes required | No minimum if ordered in conjunction with banquet or

canape menu | 4-5 boxes are recommended for groups of 25 | All boxes serve up to 10 pax unless

stated otherwise | Custom options available

 

Classic Antipasto Box $135

Selection of Cheeses . Cured meats . Dips . Crackers . Dried Fruit

 

Deluxe Antipasto Box $165

Selection of Cheeses . Cured meats . Olives . Dips . Nuts . Crackers . Fresh & Dried Fruit .

 

Ploughman's Box $135

Smoked Ham . Pork Pies . Cheeses . Pickles . Chutney . Dips . Bread

 

Charcuterie Box $135

Selection of Cold Cuts . Olives . Sundried Tomatoes . Crispbreads

 

Crudites and Dip Box $135

Seasonal Vegetable Crudites . Selection of House Made Dips . Lavosh

 

Cheese Course Box $135

Chefs Selection of Cheeses . Fresh and Dried Fruit . Quince Paste . Crackers

 

Seasonal Fruit Box $135

A styled selection of Seasonal Fresh and Chocolate Dipped Fruit

 

 

Dessert Boxes

Every box we create is bespoke! Tell us your theme and we will run with it. 8 person minimum for each

box type and must be purchased in conjunction with another menu offering

 

Mixed Brownie Box $15 per person

Nutella Fudge . White Choc Macadamia . Caramel Blondie

 

Mixed Petit Fours Box $19 per person

Watermelon Layer Cake . Choc Hazelnut Mousse Cake . Raspberry Cheesecake . White Choc and

Macadamia Brownie

 

Mixed Cupcake Box $17 per person

Selection of Iced Mini Cupcakes

 

Seven Deadly Sins Box $19 per person

Full of Everything Chocolate!

 

Willy Wonka's Garden Box $19 per person

A colourful selection of Sweet Treats, Lollies and Fruit (most of it dipped in chocolate...)

 

Girl's Day Out $19 per person

Choc dipped strawberries . Mini Strawberry Cupcakes . Selection of Pink Sweet Treats.

State Of The Art Beverage Menus

Latitude Package
$15 per person / hour

Includes unlimited sparking, white and red wine, beer, soft drinks, still and sparkling water.

Longitude package
$25 per person / hour

Includes unlimited French champagne, premium white and red wine, beer, soft drink, still and sparkling water.

Consumption Bar
Payable at conclusion of charter.


Premium Spirits
Additional $10 per person / hour

Includes Grey Goose, Hendricks, Chivas Regal, Makers Mark and Sailor Jerry.


Non - alcoholic drinks packages
$6.50 per person / hour

Includes unlimited soft drink, water and fruit juice.

Catered food and beverage options or BYO food and beverages



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

Specials

State of the Art Winter Special (All Inclusive)
April - August 2019
Monday - Friday
2 hour cruise $3150
2.5 hour cruise $3750

Up to 20 passengers
Includes:
Vessel hire
4 gourmet platters
Sparkling wine, beer and soft drinks
Staff and Wharf fees

Gourmet Platter Includes:
2 x cheese boards
1 x seasonal fruit platter
1 x artisan bread and dips platter

Beverages Includes:
Chandon sparkling wine
Hope Brewhouse draught beers
Soft drinks
Tea and coffee

Features

  •   Catering Available
  •   Bring your own drinks available
  •   Bring your own food 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
  •   Air conditioning available
  •   This boat has a special offer

Brand : Custom Built


• Multiple entertaining areas
• Cocktail style for up to 45 guests
• Formal seating for up to 20 guests
• Contemporary design and fine finishes
• Full air conditioning and heating
• 32 inch flatscreen television
• Alfresco top deck
• Commerical galley


Boat Suitability :

Corporate harbour functions including meetings, entertaining overseas guests, product launches and corporate lunches. Private boat cruises such as wedding cruises and receptions, engagements, birthdays and many more!

Reviews

More Information


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?
State of the Art is surveyed to hold a maximum of 35 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, State of the Art 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?
State of the Art is equipped with two 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.

BYO Catering
Are we allowed to bring our own food and drinks?

Yes, we suggest that you bring boat friendly food that requires minimum preparation e.g. platter-style cold foods or food that can be cooked in our galley.

Is there a BBQ on board?
No, there is no BBQ on board.

Do I have to wash up the dishes?
No! Sit back and relax and the crew will do that for you.

Do we need to bring ice for the cooler / esky?
Yes.

On Tour
Can we have music on board?

Yes, the vessel is equipped with a Bose 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, the vessel is located in Berry’s Bay and viewings are possible most days. 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.

Cancellation
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.


 

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