Aranui is a Bass Strait 43′, the first of her kind custom built and launched in 2016. A brand new glistening motor cruiser, she is perfect for your day relaxing in the sunshine or hosting a group of friends or colleagues.

Enjoy the freedom of cruising Sydney Harbour aboard this luxury cruiser. With classic lines reminiscent of halcyon days cruising, Aranui motor cruiser combines style, luxury and stability on the Harbour. Built to exacting standards, she is handcrafted from red cedar and features the liberal use of Huon pine. Tallowwood, teak and skylight hatches add to the light, airy feel of Aranui. The interior features Corian benchtops and top of the line materials.

Aranui motor cruiser is licensed for up to 12 guests plus the skipper and deckhand. She offers a roomy saloon that flows through double doors to the aft deck in a luxurious open plan style. A retractable awning can cover the aft deck and a table can be set up for lunch on the aft deck. There is also a dinette inside the main saloon. The spacious bow area is also accessible for sunbathing when at anchor.

Aranui has two bedrooms below – a spacious double berth and a quarter berth – as well as a bathroom with a separate shower area. There is another hot shower on the swim platform to rinse off after a dip! The galley features two fridges, a gas oven and cooktop, and is fully stocked with cutlery and crockery. There is also a Fusion sound system with Bluetooth interface and outdoor speakers. There is loads of room on the bow for sunbathing when at anchor. There are many delightful beaches that Aranui motor cruiser can anchor off. You are welcome to arrange your own food and drinks aboard or can be ordered through us.


Capacity – 12 passengers

Special Features
2 Bedrooms
Bathroom with separate shower area
Galley (features two fridges, a gas oven & cooktop (fully stocked with cutlery and crockery))
Fusion sound system with Bluetooth interface and outdoor speakers
Bow for sunbathing when at anchor


Until  March 2020
2-hour charter $1,600
3-hour charter $1,950
4-hour charter $2,750
6-hour charter $3,500
Rates include skipper and deckhand.

Wharf details:
Charters start and finish in Rushcutters Bay
Other wharf pickups are not available

BYO food and drinks – No surcharge

Beverage Delivery
delivery fee and $5 per case handling fee will be added
At least two business days prior to your charter

Additional Information
Public holiday surcharges apply – 20% off the total charter fee
Excludes special harbour events such as New Years Eve, New Years Day, Australia Day and Boxing Day


Aranui NYE 2020
New Year’s Eve is a very special time to be on Sydney Harbour. Not only do you have front row seats for the two spectacular displays at 9 pm and midnight but you are anchored amongst a floating city of boats, a wonderful and unique experience!

Charter fee – $14,500
Up to 12 guests
7:00pm to 1:00am
6 Hours Vessel Hire w/Skipper
Security Bond – $1,100

Dinghies and/or Awnings – $100 each for any period which inc. 31/12 – 1/1
Linen available for hire – $25 per person
BYO drinks – Yarranabbe, available with an additional staff member only
Additional staff – $600 per staff member, note this may detract from total passengers able to be aboard.
Skipper fees – included in the rates shown for the skippered charters.

Please note: Individual Menus can be catered for – call to discuss your requirements.
See minimum numbers. We generally require 3 business day’s notice for orders, amendments, postponement or cancellation.

Box and Platter Menus

Box and Platter Menus
Individually boxed lunches – Perfect for our racing events. (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

Buffet Lunches

Buffet Lunches
Grazing buffet lunches for those taking their time

Bumblebee | min 8 people – $35 per person
Roasted carrot & asparagus, frittata, aged cheddar, tarragon mayo (v)
Assorted sandwiches & wraps (1.5pp) Cheese platter, lavosh & dried fruit | Seasonal fruit plate

Apollo | min 8 people – $54 per person
Roasted carrot & asparagus, frittata, aged cheddar, tarragon mayo (v)
Selection of dips & fresh breads
Peeled prawns with wasabi & lime aioli (3pp)
Cured meats platter with cornichons
Portuguese tarts | Cheese platter with lavosh & dried fruit | Fruit plate

Condor | min 8 people $72 per person
Roasted carrot & asparagus, frittata, aged cheddar, tarragon mayo (v)
Selection of dips & fresh breads
Peeled prawns with wasabi & lime aioli (3pp) | Fresh shucked oysters with mignonette (2pp)
Smoked trout & apple tartlet | Indonesian chicken skewers with peanut dressing | Bread rolls
Cheese platter with lavosh & dried fruit | Individual cakes | Fruit plate

Canape Menu | min 10 people | 10 bites per person $43 per person
Prawn salad, togarashi, lemon aioli, rice cracker gf/df | Peking duck pancakes, hoisin, cucumber df | Vietnamese style peanut & vegetable rice paper rolls, palm sugar – lime dip
v/gf | Smoked salmon, chive & lemon aioli, pickled radish, rye bread df | Drunken chicken & crispy vegetable tart, chili aioli

Share Platters

Share Platters
Perfect for cruising or leisure sails

Sandwich Platter | min 8 people $19pp
A selection of sandwiches and wraps ( 1.5 pp )

Cheese Platter 
A selection of three artisan Cheese with lavosh, quince & dried fruit
Medium platter | 10 people $113
Large platter | 20 people $225

Fruit Platter
A selection of sliced seasonal fruits & berries
Medium platter | 10 people $88
Large platter | 20 people $128

Dips Platter
Trio of Dips with fresh breads
Serves 8-10 people $75

Charcuterie Platter
Serves 8-10 people $113
Italian sopressa, prosciutto, grilled chorizo, Danish salami & pastrami.
selection of marinated olives, pickles & crusty sourdough rolls

Roasted Chicken Platter
Serves 8-10 people $113
Chipotle roasted chicken served with salsa
Smoked paprika aioli, soft tortillas & lime

Seafood Platters
Peeled prawns (3) with Marine Rose sauce | Serves 10 people $125
Fresh Shucked Sydney Rock oysters wasabi lime (3) | Serves 10 people $150

Platter of Sweets
House-made muffins (1) Serves 10 people $56
Chocolate and Nut brownies (1) Serves 10 people $56

Beverage Options

Bar Package – $8 per person per hour
A mix of soft drinks, diet drinks, water & ice
Ice (recommended) 5 kg bag – $8
Mixed case of soft drinks and still water (24) – $54
Case of still water (24) – $50
2L orange juice – $6
1L Cranberry juice – $6
375ml cans of Coke, diet coke, lemonade or solo – $3
600ml still water – $3

PACKAGE 1 – $15 per person per hour
Beer: Corona, Peroni.
White: Medhurst Chardonnay, Oyster Bay Sav Blanc.
Red: Medhurst Shiraz
Sparkling: Seppelts Fluer De Lys Vintage Sparkling.
Rose: Zilzie Selection 23 Rose.
Soft: Water, Juice & Soft Drinks

PACKAGE 2 –  $20 per person per hour
Beer: Corona, Peroni, Asahi, Napoleone Cider.
White: Scarborough Chardonnay, Astrolab Sav Blanc, Corte Giara Pinot Grigio.
Red: Medhurst Shiraz, Medhurst Pinot Noir.
Sparkling: Croser Petaluma Sparkling.
Rose: La Vieille Ferme Rose.
Soft: Water, Juice & Soft Drinks

PACKAGE 3 – $28 per person per hour
Beer: Corona, Peroni, Asahi, James Squire 150 Lashes, Napoleone Cider
White: Cape Mentelle Chardonnay, Cloudy Bay Sav Blan, The George Ellis Far Ago Pinot Gris, Hugel Gentil Riesling.
Red: Penfolds 407 Shiraz, Faively Pinot Noir.
Sparkling: Moet & Chandon Brut
Rose: Famille Perin Cotes du Rhone Rose.
Spirits: Smirnoff Vodka, Gordons Gin, Jim Beam, Rum
Soft: Water, Juice & Soft Drinks

We have a range of team-building activities, entertainment and theming options to give your cruise that extra WOW and keep your guests talking long after the event:

Laser Clay Shooting  – This popular team-building and client networking activity is a variation on the traditional sport of Clay Pigeon Shooting using with laser equipment that can detect hits on specially modified reflective ‘floating’ clays. Teams enter a play off with the winner of each team entering a final elimination round. Trophies are awarded the best shooters. Duration 1-2 hours depending on group size.

Close Up Magic – Roaming magic is mind-boggling magic entertainment just inches from your face and a great ice-breaker for any style of event.
A close up magician with cunning sleight of hand will and astonish even your most cynical guests and draw guests into conversation and have them talking about your event long after they disembark.

Mastermind Trivia – A mastermind trivia cruise is a relaxing and fun team-building or networking activity. Run by an experienced host, the mastermind quiz runs for approximately two hours and includes some interactive games, audio round and other novelty questions such as Who am I?. The quiz can also be tailored with some questions relating workplace or business goals.

Clairvoyance – A professional clairvoyant adds magic to any party. After all, no-one can resist the opportunity to have their fortune told. On-board, your guests will be enthralled by a broad range of psychic readings from tarot to tea leaves, clairvoyance to crystal ball.

Caricaturist – Put your guests in the picture at your next event with a Caricaturist/Entertainer – great  the “ice breaker”, no matter what the occasion – be it Corporate or Social. Our caricaturist brings loads of energy and humour to any event, as well give your staff or guests something to remember; a souvenir of the occasion that they can take home and remember for a long time afterwards. Weddings, Anniversaries, 21st Birthdays, Christmas parties, etc.

Pamper Package – Complementing the relaxing cruise environment on-board your luxury yacht, staff and clients can really unwind with a short relaxing seated massage. This 15 minute relaxation massage focuses on areas such as back, neck, scalp & shoulder. Guest remain fully clothed – What better way to pamper staff and clients

CONTACT US to get a quote for your cruise with an entertainment or team-building package: 02 8315 2838

This is an all weather vessel. The charter would only be cancelled in the event of very extreme weather conditions, such as a cyclone.

It is fairly uncommon for passengers to suffer from seasickness on a harbour cruise. Should the water become choppy due to windy conditions, the skipper will cruise the more sheltered areas of the harbour. However, if a passenger does become unwell for any reason, we can arrange for them to disembark at the nearest wharf or by water taxi.

Our chef can accommodate most dietary requirements. However in extreme cases we recommend passengers arrange their own catering.

Children of any age are permitted on-board with parental supervision.

There are no restrictions with regards to a Sydney harbour cruise whilst pregnant. Just ensure you notify the chef of any dietary requirements.

Please refer to our full terms and conditions.

We do offer BYO catering on some vessels. Charges may apply. Please ask us to quote on suitable vessels for your event.

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