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Funerals Afloat

Save the heartache of organising a funeral ceremony and have both the funeral service and funeral reception wake on board a boat. Relatives and friends can experience a perfect customised farewell.

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A funeral afloat is a perfect memorial to honor a loved one, especially those who loved boats, water or nature. Read below of the surprising options to make the funeral service not only memorable, but cherished as well.

Organising a memorial service in Sydney can be a daunting task. Added to the shock of loss is the headache of finding a funeral service venue that is available in Sydney, organising a funeral celebrant and wading through loads of funeral ceremony paperwork. When the day of the funeral service comes, usually guests have to trudge in the traffic to get to some far away funeral chapel and then go again in heavy traffic to the wake funeral reception venue. 

We are here to take your stress away. Due to much public demand for an alternative to stuffy chapels, Elite Funeral Directors and Sydney Harbour Escapes have combined their expertise to bring an alternative option for funeral services that is quickly gaining popularity. 

Watch the Video of a Boat Funeral
 

 

 


BENEFITS OF A BOAT FUNERAL
Your alternative funeral venue onboard a boat will be appreciated by all your guests.

• Sydney Harbour function boats are readily available to book in the week

One of the hardest things about arranging a funeral is finding a venue available at short notice. Boats are most often booked out on the weekends so your chance to get a boat available is extremely good. 

• Customisable service
No matter what religion or belief, all people from all walks of life are treated with the utmost respect.  Services are all customised to suit the parties wishes. Even the casket can have a customised image to suit the memories of the departed. 

• Public Transport Friendly Location
With a boat as a funeral venue, there is a large choice of pick up and drop off options. We recommend choosing a wharf to enable guests to get there easily by public transport. 

• One location, no traffic between ceremonies
The funeral service and the funeral reception is at one location so guests can relax and just focus on the memorial and not traffic. 

• Fantastic moving waterfront views
The backdrop of stunning Sydney Harbour waterfront views can be seen during the funeral service and funeral reception. 

• Choose from funeral catering options from simple to formal 
With wide range of funeral catering options from standing cocktail finger food, casual buffet or formal seated dining, guests will be well looked after. 

• Bond guests quickly with a shared experience
Friends and family will bond quickly as they are sharing not only a memorial service but an experience as well. 

• Scattering of Ashes Option Available
Aboard a boat funeral, there is the option to have a scattering of ashes into the sea ceremony to accompany the memorial. It is popular to have conduct scattering of ashes into water. The ashes are put into a water soluble urn or container to quickly dissolve in an environmentally responsibe way. 

• Honor an individual by honoring their interests
A funeral afloat is a perfect way to honor a loved one who especially loved boats, ocean, water or nature. Chances are their friends share many of the same interests too, so its a winner all round. 

We are sure your guests will look forward to sharing their loss together with a customised boat memorial more than a staid funeral chapel service. 

What is included in the price of a boat farewell?

•  Boat Hire Fees
•  All Funeral Directors Fees
•  Coffin (upgrade available)
•  Floral Arrangement for Coffin (upgrade available)
•  Cremation Urn (upgrade available)
•  Crematorium Fees
•  Orders of Services ( as per your guest numbers)
•  Memorial Book
•  A3 Size Photo

ECLIPSE BOAT FUNERAL PRICING

The following prices are for events aboard Eclipse, 90' Multi Level Power Catamaran.  This boat was formally known as Olympic Storm. This is the recommended vessel as the skipper and crew have experience in boat funerals. If your guest list is large, it is possible to create a custom package for you onboard the Starship vessels below. Please call us for more information.


Alcohol Served After Ceremony

Covers Total Cost Lily Canapes Total Cost Rose Lunch Total Cost Orchid Lunch
40 $12,390 $12,590 $13,390
50 $12,890 $13,140 $14,140
60 $13,390 $13,690 $14,890
80 $14,390 $14,790 $16,390

All menus include tea, coffee and soft drink for the 4 hours duration plus beer and wine available for the last 2 hours

Alcohol Served From Embarkation

Covers Total Cost Lily Canapes Total Cost Rose Lunch Total Cost Orchid Lunch
40 $12,990 $13,190 $13,990
50 $13,640 $13,890 $14,890
60 $14,290 $14,590 $15,790
80 $15,590 $15,990 $17,590

All menus include tea, coffee, soft drink, beer and wine for the 4 hours duration

No Alcohol 

Covers Total Cost Lily Canapes Total Cost Rose Lunch Total Cost Orchid Lunch
40 $11,990 $12,190 $12,990
50 $12,390 $12,640 $13,640
60 $12,790 $13,090 $14,290
80 $13,590 $13,990 $15,590

All menus include tea, coffee and softdrink for the 4 hours duration.

Price Notes: All prices are in $AUS and include GST.
Prices are subject to change without notice
50% deposit required to confirm your booking
Boat Inspections are welcome by appointment

Find out more about your funeral hosts, Elite Funeral Directors Pty Ltd


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