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Skippered Yacht Charters on a 54ft Ketch for up to 50 guests
available on Sydney Harbour from November to late April

This ketch rigged motor sailing yacht combines the stability and comfort of a motor boat with the serenity of a sailing yacht.  She is licensed for up to 70 guests but prefers to take no more than 50 guests for absolute comfort.  The huge deck area is ideal for entertaining and for maximum views of everything around you.  If the weather happens to deteriorate, the full canopy and encloseable aft deck keeps the party going, in comfort and in style.  There are two toilets on board.

Weddings & Birthdays Winner of the Annual Bridal Industry Award for Excellence out of all the wedding reception vessels in NSW in 2004,  2005, 2006 & 2007 and currently finalist in the ABIA "Designer of Dreams" award for Best in whole of Australia .  The yacht will go into a quiet sheltered bay for the cutting of the wedding or birthday cake.  There is a microphone for your speeches.

 a 4hr charter in November, December or a Public Holiday costs = $2,200 inc GST

Drinks quality bottled Australian champagne, red and white wine together with beer and soft drinks served throughout the charter for just $10 per person per hour inc GST

BYO Drinks guests wanting to BYO drinks cannot use Man 'O War Steps or Darling Harbour (Aquarium) as these are alcohol free zones. If guests want to use a CBD wharf then it has to be Star City Casino Wharf. Other than that, the closest to the City without incurring wharf fees is Thames Street Balmain
Note: no surcharge for BYO if there are under 30 guests.  If 30 or more guests an extra deckhand is required by law and a surcharge of $50 per hour for the extra deckhand with BYO catering.  No surcharge on catered charters (Yacht owners absorb this cost themselves). 

Charter Times Charter time are set around lunch or dinner i.e. for a lunchtime charter choose from 11am - 3pm, 12 noon - 4pm or 12.30pm to 4.30pm.  Dinner charters commence from 6pm.

Pick up and Drop Off from any public jetties east of Balmain for no extra charge.  Travelling time from the city and back is charged for a pickup from Hunters Hill.  A $50 plus GST fee for CBD applies on pickups we have to book and pay for i.e. Man O'War Steps, Aquarium Jetty, Star City.  Pick up is not available at King St Wharf.

is provided  A wide range of Menus are available, not just the examples below.  The sit down fine dining menus are ideal for up to 12 people dining in comfort round the table on the aft deck.  For larger groups, choose from the buffet style or cocktail menus.  BYO catering is available by verbal request only and not on all dates.  There is a large bbq on the aft deck.  If you choose to BYO, you are responsible for serving and clearing up of food plus removal of all rubbish at the end of the charter

Sample Buffet Menu
$85 per person

Smoked Salmon and Dill Dip
Pineapple and Tuna Mousse*
Prawn and Avocado Mousse*
Seafood Paté*


Lobster and Avocado Salad with Ginger and
Pink Peppercorn Dressing
King Prawns with Sundancer Sauce
Sydney Rock Oysters
Balmain Bugs with Mango Sauce
Baked Ocean Trout or Tasmanian Atlantic Salmon
Potato Salad with Green Pea and Mint Mayonnaise
Tossed Green Salad


Hazelnut Meringue and Strawberry Gateau*
Pecan Praline Cheesecake*

Sample Cocktail Menu
$45 per person

Duck and Orange Paté
Smoked Salmon and Dill Dip
Blue Cheese Mousse
Roasted Capsicum, Basil and Sundried Tomatoes on Pesto Toast
Cashew and Basil Tartlets
Herbed Cheeses in Golden Cases
Scallop Bites with Sweet Bavarian Mustard Sauce
Chicken and Pistastio Nut Ribbon Sandwiches
 Herbed Lamb Kebabs with Garlic Mint Yoghurt
Antipasto Plate
Coffee with Chocolates

Alcohol  Quality bottled Australian champagne, red and white wine together with beer and soft drinks served throughout the charter for just $10 inc GST per person per hour  This price includes service, ice and high quality plastic glasses.  With BYO drink you need to serve yourselves (or pay for waiters) and bring your own ice.  Eskies are available on board for clients to use for their drinks.  Pls note that if you BYO drink, you are not allowed to load or remove alcohol at either The Opera House Steps or Darling Harbour.  This restriction applies to all yachts.

Operating Hours We operate in the evening up to 1AM
Lunch charters are generally 11am - 3pm or 12 to 4pm.
Dinner charters are available from 6pm.

- welcome but responsibility is totally the parents.

CD player
- there is a great CD sound system.  There is a large selection of CD's (list available) and guests are welcome to bring their favourite CD's.

For charters with smaller groups of up to 7 people on Sydney Private Sailing's yacht, "Topcat", return to Private Charter

Yacht Charters Sydney & Sailing Lessons on Catalina 32 depart from Clontarf Marina.  (between the Spit Bridge and Manly) ,
Larger yachts depart from various CBD plocations.