John Oxley | Luxury Motor Yacht Hire

Maximum 52 Guests | From AUD $795/hr

Your Boating Experience

John Oxley is one of Sydney’s most iconic motor yachts. This beautiful 80ft head turner is the perfect size for groups of up to 52 people. She has everything you need to impress your group; two inviting entertainment decks, day beds and lounges, a BBQ and bar.

This motor yacht’s open plan saloon features a state of the art sound system, plush sofas, beer and wine fridges leading out to the gorgeous aft deck with polished teak table. John Oxley has an on-board chef (available on request) who specialises in fresh canapés and creates dishes using only locally sourced produce, meat and fish. If you prefer something a little bit more relaxed, choose something from the BBQ menu or BYO.

The John Oxley team is known for their fun and helpful crew, who will ensure you have an amazing day out on the water! She is a great venue for any anniversary, birthday, wedding or corporate type of event. Add on the water slide to make to most of your time on the water. John Oxley is out on Sydney Harbour all year round, including Public Holidays and New Years eve!

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Boat Features
  • Australian Motor Yacht (24.4m / 80ft)
  • Two double cabins, one twin cabin
  • Two entertainment decks combining classic style and comfort
  • Spacious flybridge with day bed and lounges
  • Full wrap-around deck
  • Large bow with day bed
  • Huge deck with boardroom meeting style table
  • Open plan saloon and well-furnished interiors
  • Beer and wine fridges
  • BBQ
  • Fully equipped galley (kitchen)
  • Bose Lifestyle Sound System
  • AV equipment including a microphone
  • Lighting and projector equipment
  • Space for a live band or DJ

John Oxley Boat Hire Information

  • Hire includes skipper and crew
  • Guest capacity standard: 52
  • Guest capacity buffet dining: 47
  • Guest capacity formal dining: 10
  • Minimum hire: 3 hours (May-Sep)
  • Minimum hire: 4 hours (Oct-Apr)

John Oxley Catering

  • BYO Food & BYO Drinks (if you bring BBQ food, the crew will cook this for you)
    • BYO is subject to amenity fee, which includes ice, use of glassware, use of BBQ, plates, rubbish removal, delivery of drinks prior charter, garbage disposal
  • Food Catering – menu on request

John Oxley Pricing

  • Hourly rate off-peak: from $795/hr
  • Hourly rate peak: from $1,050/hr
  • Subject to pick up and drop off wharf fees 
  • Subject to staffing surcharge
  • Subject to hens and bucks party restrictions
  • Subject to public holiday surcharges
  • John Oxley is available for private NYE boat hire: see current NYE cruise pricing here

John Oxley Add-Ons

  • Slide: enquire about pricing
  • Themed trivia: enquire about pricing
  • DJ Bingo: enquire about pricing
  • Magicians: enquire about pricing
  • Clay Laser Pigeon Shooting: enquire about pricing
  • Karaoke: enquire about pricing
  • Archie Rose Tailored Experience and Gin Masterclass: enquire about pricing

Why people love the boats we hire:

Tom W – Dec 2022

We had an absolute ball on NYE! Travis and Karin looked after our booking so perfectly and really guided us through all the options before finding the perfect solution for us. I wouldn’t hesitate to use them again and have already been recommending them to friends who saw all of our pictures on social media ;). The perfect experience from start to finish!

Tiffany L – March 2023

100 % recommend Sydney Harbour Days! Karin and Travis were simply awesome. They helped make the whole experience of booking a boat for my friends Hen’s party simple and easy, their communication was great and any questions I had were answered quickly! Thank-you again!

Jodie S – May 2022

Karin & Travis were great to work with! So accommodating to every request and kept us informed every step of the way! They had so many options and nothing felt like an issue, definitely would look to book through them again!

Claire C – March 2023

I recently organised a boat for my birthday through Sydney Harbour Days and found the whole process with Travis and Karin incredibly smooth and enjoyable. They were very responsive and helpful, and really ensured we had the best day possible. I would highly recommend using Sydney Harbour Days and I know for certain I’ll be using them again!!

Kris W – Jan 2022

I just wanted to thank you and the boat operators for an amazing day out on the harbour. The entire team had a great day, we swam, we shot guns, we danced and we drank!! The food was fabulous and everyone was raving about how good it was. My team have been on a fair few harbour cruises in our time, but none were as fun as this.

Coleen R – July 2022

Definitely had the best time ever in the boat! We are lucky enough as well to have the most gorgeous sunset! Everything made possible by Karin and Travis. They helped me plan every details and they keep me updated all the time. You won’t regret these two because they will reply as quick as they can.

Ready to set sail?

After you submit the form, that’s where our team gets to work. We’ll connect with our boat partners and find available boats that match your requirements. If you are just after a bit more information, and are not sure about the exact dates/group size yet, no worries! Write your questions in the message field and we will get back to you with more information.

Why book a boat through us?

  • You pay the same price as booking direct
  • You’ll have more choice through our partnerships with multiple boat providers
  • You tell us what you need, and we’ll help make it happen, making your event planning hassle-free
  • You find out everything up front, so there are no surprises on the day

Sounds good right? Let’s get started!

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