The Arvor 23 is a great speedboat for bare boat hire for people who prefer to self drive. Ideal for family outings, sightseeing or fishing.

Licensed to carry up to 7 people in total (please note children and babies each count as one person), the boat has all the comforts you would expect including Ipod compatible stereo, enclosed bathroom, hot water deck shower, cabin, sun awning, gas cook top, bar fridge, galley gear and dinette. The Arvor sleeps 5 in a double v-berth, a single quarterberth and the dinette folds down to a double berth. We have a mooring in beautiful Taylors Bay available for overnight charters. The boat has a fish finder, fishing license, byo fishing gear. There is an anchor winch, bow thruster and chart plotter.

This self drive boat is capable of up to 9 knots. Fuel is included. No boat license is required to hire this vessel, however unlicensed drivers will not be permitted to travel as far as Manly or Middle Harbour.


Capacity – 7 passengers (self drive)
6 passengers (skippered)
Overnight – 5 passengers

Special Features

Enclosed bathroom
Stereo with Ipod connection
Adjustable cockpit awning
Gas cooker, galley equipment, fridge
Fishing license included. byo gear
Mooring available at Taylors Bay for overnight charters

BYO food and drinks is fine


SELF DRIVE RATES – Valid to March 2021
No license required except for 24 and 48-hour hires (an for travel to Manly and Middle Harbour).

4 hour $540
6 hour $695
8 hour $890
24 hours: $990
48 hours: $1490

Children’s lifejackets available FOC.
Catering and skippers are available.
Public Holiday surcharge of 20% applies
Security Bond applies – $1,100
Fuel included in pricing
Embark and disembark Rushcutters Bay


SKIPPERED RATES – Valid to March 2021 (6 Passengers + Skipper)

1 hr: $275
2 hrs: $550
3 hrs: $825
4 hrs – $1,000
6 hrs – $1,600

Public Holiday surcharge of 20% apply
Catering and drinks are available at extra cost
BYO catering available
Children’s lifejackets available FOC
Cost of skipper and deckhand is included
Wharf fees and other location pick-ups are additional

Location fee – 
from $100
If you require another pick up location in Sydney Harbour (skippered only)

Skipper/Fishing guide  $95 per hour (Minimum 4 hrs)

Fishing Kit  $60
fishing license for all persons aboard, 2 rods, bait and tackle, 1 x ice

Ice – $8 5kg bag

Linen, including towels – $25 per person

These rates do not include public holidays, NYE and other special event days
Prices are subject to change



Security Bond Conditions: The Hirer shall pay the Security Bond as a preauthorization / payment on credit card, Debit Card or Cash prior to the Start Date. The Hirer hereby agrees that he shall be held full responsible for any and all loss of or damage to the hire boat or equipment or motor or to others affected. The Hirer shall not operate the boat in a negligent manner nor navigate into prohibited or uninsured areas of Sydney Harbour. If the Hirer has caused damaged or loss this bond will be banked immediately and quotations sourced to rectify such damages and losses. In the absence of damage or loss, the Security Bond will be refunded within 2 business days.

Booking Confirmation,
Postponement and Weather Considerations
: The Hirer shall pay the Total Fee prior to secure this booking. There are no refunds available to the Hirer due to weather or other reasons.
Any Postponements to the Hire approved by selfdriveboathire (normally due to severe weather – winds over 30 knots) may incur a $120 surcharge paid by the Hirer.

Hirer and Skippers Obligations: The Hirer agrees that the Skipper shall not exceed the prescribed alcohol limit of 0.5% at any time during the Hire Rental Period and observe the conditions shown on the Briefing Document. The Skipper shall be available for a Safety and Equipment Briefing prior to the Start Time and be asked to sign the Briefing Sheet upon completion.

  • Navigating beyond boundaries vessel is not covered by insurance policy.
  • Max.persons (note child or baby counts as a person);Arvor 23 (7), Arvor 20 (8),Smartliner 17 (4).
  • No blacksoled shoes – damages fibre glass.
  • No cooking allowed-fire hazard (except Arvor 23).
  • No scuba diving off vessel.
  • No towing other vessels or persons.
  • Recovery cost of $250 for rescue.
  • Drive at walking speed inside bays and speed restricted areas.
  • All persons inside cockpit when boat in motion.
  • No bow riding, no persons on roof/ marlin board.
  • No docking on fixed wharves – eg. Shark/Clark island.
  • No mooring alongside other boats or structures.
  • Vessels draft – 2 metres.  Do not beach the boat.


  • Northwards and Eastwards to beyond Watsons Bay and Georges Head ( the white lighthouses); West past Gladesville Bridge or Lane Cove River boundary; Into Circular Quay.
  • Arvor 23 permitted to travel to Manly and Middle Harbour (licensed drivers only)

Parking can be difficult around the water front of the vessel collection area at Rushcutters Bay. Generally in the surrounding streets one side of the road offers unrestricted parking and the other side is limited to 2 hours. Please check parking signs before leaving your car. There are two parking stations located in New McLean St, Edgecliff.

Comfortable clothing and dressing in layers, a snug fitting cap, sunglasses with safety strap and sunblock are recommended. We have long spray jackets available for use during your charter. Wearing suitable footwear is important. Please ask your guests to wear soft soled, non marking shoes. Hard soled shoes, high heels and black soled shoes can damage or mark the decks. Bare feet and thongs do not give adequate protection.

Children permitted on-board under parent supervision. A child is counted as one passenger


  • Give way to yachts and ferries.
  • When ferries cross ahead go behind them, not in front.
  • If any vessel is overtaking you hold your course if possible.
  • Avoid collision at all times. Keep clear of shipping lanes.
  • Keep clear of vessels with divers flag







Individually boxed lunches  (Min 4 Boxes)

Kialoa – $17 per person
Baguette with a selection of gourmet fillings | House made muffin | Whole fruit

Ragamuffin – $28 per person
A baguette & a wrap with a selection of fillings | Dried fruit and quince
Cheese & water crackers | Chocolate brownie

Brindabella – $28 per person
Roasted carrot & asparagus frittata, aged cheddar, tarragon & mayo (V)
Quinoa & falafel salad with green tahini dressing V
Yoghurt & gluten free muesli with fresh berries, seasonal fruit

Prestige Harbour Cruises can provide quotes on a selection of boats that match your function requirements and budget.

Submit a quote request HERE or contact our cruise consultants on: 1300 311 200