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New Year’s Eve Boat Rental Sydney | 7 Simple Steps For Organising Your Own Private NYE Boat Hire

May 12, 2022

We are excited to talk you through the steps for organising your own New Year’s Eve boat rental in Sydney. Before we dive into it, let’s paint the picture…

Just imagine… it’s New Years Eve in Sydney. The scene is set and the countdown begins. It’s all eyes on the Sydney Harbour Bridge and the Sydney Opera House. This is where the magic is about to happen. You are so close to the action, you still can’t believe it.

10… 9… 8… 7… what a night it has been, spending the past 6 hours on your own private boat on Sydney Harbour, living up to this moment. 6… 5… 4… you can feel the excitement in the air, everyone has gathered on the front deck of the boat. 3… 2… 1… Surrounded by your best mates you yell out: “Happy New Year!” It’s like you’re in a movie; loud popping around you, the sky fills itself with the most beautiful fireworks display, your friends are hugging you, and everyone raises their glass to the New Year!

This night couldn’t be any more perfect. You are exactly where you were supposed to be. So how do you get there? We are here to bring you the good news. To get to this magical place is actually easier than you may think. The following 7 simple steps will guide you to renting your own private boat this New Year’s Eve.

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Step 1. Who do you want to invite to your New Year’s Eve boat rental?

It’s probably no surprise to you that the first step is asking the question with whom you would like to spend NYE with. Who’s face do you want to see when the countdown begins, who do you want to spend the last moments of the old year and first moments of the New Year with? So before anything, have a chat to your mates to see who is keen on hiring a private boat for New Years Eve in Sydney.

Don’t assume everyone has made plans already, because we know from experience people tend to leave the organisation to the last minute. If your friends need some convincing, give them a little push towards the following article “5 Reasons why you should rent your own private boat this NYE”. 😉

There are boats and yachts available for NYE hire for groups of 7 guests up to 65+ guests, so there will be a suited option for any group size.

Step 2. Work out the budget for the NYE boat hire

Before we talk about pricing, let’s first confirm what you will have included in your New Year’s Eve boat charter. All boats include the following for NYE: full access to the boat or yacht, the crew (captain, crew, waitstaff), use of all amenities (such as plates, cups, BBQ, eskies) and wharf bookings for your pick up and drop off (we will talk about these further down).

Ok now it’s time to chat about the budget for your New Years eve boat hire. To get an idea on what to expect, the average per person price for private BYO NYE boat hire in Sydney is $630/pp. And the average per person price for All Inclusive NYE boat hire in Sydney is $1,080/pp. Want to know the ins and outs on the price of NYE boat rental in Sydney? Then have a look at this article: NYE Boat Hire Sydney Pricing.

Is an all inclusive experience more your scene? Buy your tickets to a New Year’s Eve boat cruise in Sydney here.

Step 3. Decide on BYO or (fully) catered food & drinks

Depending on the group size and the budget, you’ve got the choice of either a BYO cruise or all inclusive package. It’s quite common for party catamarans, small sailing yachts and motor cruisers to offer BYO options only for their NYE cruises.

What to expect from the food and drinks situation on a BYO New Year’s Eve boat rental? Expect to have a few eskies and/or fridges ready to keep your food fresh and your drinks nice and cold. You can use the onboard BBQ to prepare your food, and even better, hand over the food to the captain and crew and they will cook it for you!

Luxury yachts and super yachts usually only offer all inclusive food and free flowing drinks packages. You can read more about BYO or Catering for your boat party here.

What to expect when you hire a luxury boat on New Year’s Eve? The standard of service, food and drinks is extremely high on all inclusive Sydney New Year’s Eve cruises. You’ll be treated to a glass of bubbly upon arrival, top notch catering, free flowing drinks and world class service – all cruise long. We believe that if you have the budget, hiring your own all inclusive yacht for NYE will be 100% worth it!

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Step 4. Decide on the music. Are we getting a DJ or we rocking our Spotify playlists?

All boats come with Bluetooth and/or Aux connections, which means you can play your own tunes through to onboard speakers. The majority of guests take advantage of this and have their NYE Spotify playlists ready to go!

Looking to turn to party up a notch more? Then bring your own DJ! We have a selection of boats in our portfolio that have a designated DJ space. If you are interested in bringing your DJ onboard, but you don’t have any contacts, then let us know. We will put you in touch with some of our favourite boat party DJs. All genres are available, from R&B to deep house to pop music.

Step 5. Select your own private boat or yacht for your Sydney NYE rental

Now you’ve got your guest list sorted, budget clear, know what you want to do for food, drinks and music. The following step is having a look at which boats are available for NYE hire in Sydney. The fleet of boats we have access to ranges from 7-65 guests for New Years eve. With this flexibility, there will be a boat available for any group size.

With choice from small sailing and motor yachts, sailing and cruising catamarans, large motor vessels, luxury yachts and super yachts, the sky is the limit! We update our availability daily and you can see all available boats for NYE hire here.

Step 6. Select a pick up and drop off wharf that works for your group

Most boats will organise a pick up for NYE at a central Sydney location around 6-7pm. Some boats have set pick up spots, others are a bit more flexible and might be able to pick you up at a custom spot. Let us know your preference and we will our very best to get you the most convenient pick up spot. The boat will be waiting for you at the selected wharf at the agreed time. You will have plenty of time to load all your food and drinks onboard (if you have chosen a BYO New Year’s Eve boat rental). Your drop off will be around 1am, normally at the same place as the pick up. If this doesn’t suit, we can look at alternatives.

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Step 7. Let’s lock in your New Year’s Eve boat rental! How does the payment work?

After deciding on the boat, we will put her on hold for you whilst you organise the deposit. To reserve your boat, a deposit payment is needed of roughly 50% of the total hire. When the deposit is paid, the boat is yours! Then one month prior to NYE, the remainder is due. We will send you automatic reminders so you don’t have to worry about a thing!

The key to organising private boat rental for NYE in Sydney is timing. You just have to get in there before the others do, because with limited availability on New Years Eve boat rentals in Sydney tend to sell out fast. So if you see a boat you like, let us know and we will get to work for you.

Renting your own private NYE boat in Sydney, what’s next?

If you’re interested in hiring a NYE boat for you and your mates this year, let us check availability for you! Why book with us?

  • Local Sydney business with a dedicated and experienced staff member to help you plan your day
  • An array of great yachts and boats for hire for groups of any size and budget
  • Exclusive and private skippered cruises with captain and staff
  • Easy & stress-free booking process

And best of all, you pay the same price for your NYE boat charter as booking directly with the boat owner. Plus you have the ease of having us do the running around for you. Sounds good, right?

Ready to get out on the water?

Contact our team today to get started.