MV Sydney | Function Boat Hire

Max. 120 Guests | Min. Hire 3hrs | From $599/hr

Your Boating Experience

MV Sydney is a beautiful 1950’s art deco style original motor boat, available for exclusive private parties and events for up to 120 guests on Sydney Harbour. This spacious and stable twin deck vessel is in well-maintained condition and offers guests a beautiful opportunity to have their event on Sydney Harbour.

The vessel boosts two levels, a spacious dining area, a large dance floor, separate bar and lounge areas, a top deck that has partial exposure for sunny days and to take in those gorgeous uninterrupted Sydney Harbour views.

MV Sydney is excellent for corporate parties, wedding receptions, anniversaries, bucks and hens parties, birthdays and more.

The MV Sydney team are known for their professional and friendly crew, who will ensure you have an amazing day out on the water! MV Sydney is out on Sydney Harbour 365 days a year, including Public Holidays and New Years eve.

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Boat Features
  • See MV Sydney video here
  • Multilevel motorboat (21.3m / 70ft)
  • Comes with captain and crew
  • Indoor & outdoor entertaining areas
  • Spacious dining area
  • Separate bar and lounge area
  • Partially covered top deck
  • All weather protection
  • Multiple bathrooms with toilets
  • Sound system 
  • Cordless PA system
  • TV & DVD with HDMI & USB connection
  • Swim platform with ladder for easy water access (Swimming may be permitted in the first two hours of cruising, upon request)

MV Sydney Vessel Information

  • Guest capacity standard: 120
  • Guest capacity 2 sqm rule: 107
  • Guest capacity 4 sqm rule: 76
  • Guest capacity for BYO cruises: 50
  • Guest capacity casual buffet: 110
  • Guest capacity seated buffet: 80
  • Guest capacity seated dining: 70
  • Minimum hire: 3 hours

MV Sydney Food & Drinks

  • BYO food & drinks available: $15/pp (Guests must bring their ice, drinks, food, disposable cups, plates and cutlery and eskies if required)
  • Ice buckets x 2 (BYO ice, 1 bag per 4 guests recommended)
  • Food catering options available
  • Drink catering options available
  • Licenced bar
  • BBQ & galley kitchen with fridge onboard: Staff use only

MV Sydney Catering Options

MV Sydney Pricing

  • January – October; 3 hour charters: $2,000 flat fee when food & beverage package has been purchased
  • November – December, 3 hour charters: $2,200 flat fee when food & beverage package has been purchased (Fri/Sat dinner min 60 passengers)
  • January – October; 4 hour charters: $599/hr
  • November – December, 4 hour charters: $699/hr
  • BYO charters boat hire: $2,000 (3 hrs) and $2,600 (4 hrs) – not permitted Fri/Sat nights late Nov – mid Dec
  • BYO charters staff charges: $500 (4hrs; 2 staff for up to 50 guests)
  • Other staff charges: Security is required for all birthday parties 24 years and under. 1 security guard per 80 guests required – $350 per guard
  • Public holidays: 20% surcharge applies
  • Pick up & drop off wharf fees: $150 (usually $75/wharf)
  • Convention pick up & drop off wharf fees: $180 (usually $90/wharf)
  • Manly and Middle Harbour pick up & drop off: $750 (usually $375/wharf)
  • Harbour transfers up to 1 hour (one way): $1,800
  • Harbour transfers up to 2 hours (one way): $2,400
  • Harbour transfers up to 1 hour each way (return): $2,600
  • Prior access for up to 1 hour before cruise: $100 (subject to boat availability)
  • Buy All Inclusive NYE Cruise Tickets on MV Sydney

MV Sydney Add-Ons

  • DJ option: upon request
  • Karaoke option: upon request
  • Photo booth: upon request

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!

We believe planning your event should be fun and above all easy. Don’t spend your precious time browsing the web trying to find the perfect boat for your event. We'll do that for you, at no extra cost!

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