Varuna Cruising

 

VARUNA

 

38' Seawind 1160 Resort Sailing Catamaran

Varuna, built in 2016, offers the latest in Seawind Catamarans reputable design and will comfortably cater for groups up to 40 guest. Her roomy interior and exterior provide ample space for entertaining. On the front deck, Varuna's large open space will be loved by all to enjoy the magnificent vistas of Sydney Harbour. Offering a BYO facility for both food and drinks, this 1160 catamaran sets the stage for a fun party charter at an affordable price.

 

VARUNASkippered Charter

  • From $550 Per Hour
  • 40 Max Passengers
  • 40 Cocktail Style
  • 40 Casual Buffet
  • This boat does allow
    "Bring Your Own Food and Beverages"

 

VARUNA Prices

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

Includes Captain

Up to 30 guests
January – December 
$550 per hour
Minimum 4 hour charter $2200

Over 30 guests
January – December 

$650 per hour
Minimum 4 hour charter $2600

BYO Charters
$100 Amenity Fee applies
Includes all crockery, cutlery, cups, utensils, serving equipment and eskies
Please note - BYO Ice

Public holiday surcharges apply

Varuna​ Canape Menus
Minimum order 30 person
$50 delivery charge will apply for orders less than 30 person

Canape Option 1
$42 per person

6 pieces per person 
Moroccan Vegetarian Frittata, Chickpea Puree, Olive petals V GF
Thai Chicken Salad Food Pail, Mint, Coriander Sweet Chilli, Asian greens
Caramelised Onion Tart, Gruyere, Thyme V
Prawn Rice Paper Rolls, Mint, Lychee, Coriander
Peking Duck wrapped in sesame crepes, hoisin
Baby Potatoes, Sweet Dill Mustard, Asparagus, Smoked salmon Food Boat

Canape Option 2
$55 per person

9 pieces per person
Smoked beef slider, onion jam, mayo, rocket 
Sydney Rock oysters, ginger, lime dressing GF 
Asparagus, Poached Ocean Trout, Citrus oil, Spanish Onion Food Pail GF
Peking duck hoisin pancakes, shallots, sesame seeds
Shiitake Mushroom Taleggio, Tarts Pulled Coconut chicken salad boats, peanuts, coconut, chili - served room temperature GF 
Caramelized Onion “Dolce” Blue Cheese Frittata, Thyme, Onion Jam V GF 
Assorted sushi varieties GF
Beetroot, Goats Curd Tart

Canape Option 3
$75 per person

12 pieces per person 
Ocean Trout Nicoise Salad, Olives, Pickled Onion, Cherry Tomato, Poached Potatoes GF 
Kumara, Persian Feta Frittata, Olive petals V GF
Baby Roasted Beetroot, Goat's Curd Tartlet V
Seafood “cocktail” Skewers - King Prawn, Sea Scallop GF
Oysters - seasonally available, smoked soy
Smoked Salmon Sliders, Pickled Red Onion, Creme fraiche
Smoked beef sliders, Gruyere cheese, cornichons
Peking duck pancakes, shallots, hoisin
Cider marinated rare roast beef fillet, brioche croutons, pesto onion jam
Crab, Cucumber, Avocado Salad Spoons
Spiced Coconut Chicken, Charred Broccoli Salad Boats, Peanuts, chili - served room temperature
Pumpkin, Chorizo Tortes, Tapenade, Persian Feta

Varuna ​Buffet Menus
Minimum order 30 person
$50 delivery charge will apply for orders less than 30 person

Buffet Option 1 
$42 per person

Nibbles to Start
Roasted Beef Fillet, Smoked Eggplant, Roasted Kumara, Onion Jam Lemon
Mediterranean Vegetable Couscous Pine Nuts, Olives
Baby Cos, Roma, Feta, Cucumber, Peppers, Oregano dressing
Fresh breads, oils

Buffet Option 2 
$55 per person

Nibbles to Start
Chicken tenderloin pieces, salsa verde, blistered tomatoes
Caramelized lemons Ocean trout fillet, fennel, olives, capers, pickled onion
Beef fillet, roasted red peppers, artichokes, olives
Potato salad, sweet mustard, dill, fennel
Rocket, pinenuts, Parmesan, balsamic
Fresh breads, butter, oils

Varuna ​BBQ Menus

BBQ Menu 1
$25 per person

Selection of chicken, beef or lamb sausages (2 per person)

BBQ Menu 2
$25 per person

Selection of chicken, beef or lamb kebabs (2 per person)

BBQ Menu 3
$30 per person

Minute steak and organic sausage Sourdough rolls

BBQ Menu 4
$30 per person

Salmon Steak

BBQ Menu 5
$35 per person

Premium Beef Steak
Mashed Potato

BBQ Menu 6
$55 per person

Salmon piece
Minute steak
Organic sausage
Sourdough rolls

All BBQ options include browned onions, condiments, garden salad and bread rolls

Varuna ​Platter Menus
Minimum order of $250

Bread and Dips Platter
$55 (15-20 guests)

Pita bread
Turkish bread
Hommus
Taramasalata
Eggplant Dip

Wrap Platter (Vegetarian Delight)
$70 (5-10 guests)

3 Combinations made with a wrap
Kaleslaw & Mayonnaise
Tabbouleh & Hommus
Jarlsberg, Semi Dried Tomatoes & Hommus

Wrap Platter (Meat Lovers)
$80 (5 -10 guests)

4 Combinations made with a wrap
Salami, Jarlsberg and Semi Dried Tomatoes
Chicken Breast Supreme with lettuce and mayonnaise
Ham, Jarlsberg, Semi Dried Tomatoes & mayonnaise
Ham, Jarlsberg, Lettuce & mayonnaise

Sushi Platter
$105 (15 guests)

Assorted sushi platter

Grazing Platter 
$110 (5 -10 guests)

Kalamata olives
Goat Cheese & Black Truffle Dip
Prosciutto
Sopressa Hot – Aged Italian Sausage
Mild Salami
Quince Paste
Kabana/Cabanossi – A spicy smoked Australian Salami
Goat Cheese & Black Truffle Dip
Goat Cheese
Smoked Cheddar
Triple Cream Brie
Gourmet Crackers

Seafood Platter
$280 (15 guests)

Medium to large prawns
Oysters
Sashimi
Condiments including: Seafood cocktail sauce, lemons, marinated ginger and wasabi

Cheese Platter
$50 (15 guests)

Selection of cheeses
Crackers
Grapes or dried fruits

Fruit Platter
$50 (15 guests)

A seasonal selection of fruits

Varuna Non-Alcoholic Beverage Package

Soft Drink Beverage Package
$5 per person per hour

Includes soft drinks, juices, mineral and sparkling water

Additional Extras
Lilypad - $100 on Saturdays in summer, NYD, Aust Day and complementary at other times


Pick up and drop off wharf fees apply (Usually $100 total). Check your quote and contract for more info.



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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

Features

  •   Catering Available
  •   BBQ Available
  •   Bring your own drinks available
  •   Bring your own food available
  •   Sound system on this boat allows you to bring your own music
  •   Boat has Presentation facilities
  •   You can get into/out of the water to swim from this boat

Brand : Seawind Catamaran


• Length overall – 11.6 metres (38ft)
• Beam overall – 6.8 metres (24ft)
• Height in interior 2 meters
• Wrap around windows in cockpit
• Large gas BBQ
• Fully equipped galley with sink, gas cook top, oven, grill. 1 fridge
• State of the art sound system – inside and outside
• iPod connectivity
• 2 large eskies
• Swim ladder and hot/cold outdoor shower
• Kayak available for guests use
• Catering available
• BYO Food & Beverage (Fee applies)


Boat Suitability :

Private charters, corporate cruises, small wedding venues, BYO party charters.

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More Information


What is the maximum capacity of the boat?
Boat is surveyed to hold a maximum of 40 passengers. Please note, an infant, regardless of age is considered a passenger.

Is the boat suitable for children?
Yes, it is suitable for children and appropriate sized lifejackets lifejackets are available on request. Children must be under adult supervision at all times.

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
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.

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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