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


January to December 2019
4-hour charter $1,950
6-hour charter $2,750
8-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 2019
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.

Overnight Indulgence Package Menu

All menu options have:
Organic baguette and butter and dip, Le Dauphin (French double cream brie), Valrhona chocolate brownies with almond and cranberry.
Options below cannot be mixed.

Seafood option: Poached Australian king prawns with chipotle mayonnaise, Tasmanian smoked salmon, cornichons, capers, dill and lemon. Slow roast tomatoes with thyme, toasted almonds, marinated Meredith feta and balsamic

Charcuterie option: Olives marinated with fennel, garlic and chilli. Selection of charcuterie. Slow roast tomatoes with thyme, toasted almonds, marinated Meredith feta and balsamic

Vegetarian option: Italian Buffalo mozzarella, zucchini, lemon & mint. Roasted baby beets, ruby grapefruit, Meredith feta, candied walnuts & preserved lemon. Slow roast tomatoes, olives, basil, toasted almonds & balsamic

Natural yoghurt, a piece of seasonal fruit and banana bread, Juice, still water, coffee and tea.

Box Style Menus

Box Style Menu (minimum 10 boxes)

Sailors Box | min 10 boxes $18pp
Baguette with a selection of gourmet fillings | House made muffin | Whole fruit

Explorer Box | min 10 boxes $30pp
A baguette & a wrap with a selection of fillings | Whole fruit
Cheese & lavosh with dried fruit & quince | Chocolate brownie

Mariner’s Box | min 10 boxes $30pp
Vegetarian quiche|mini quinoa & almond salad with salsa verde
Yoghurt & muesli with fresh berries | Whole fruit

Platter Style Menus

Platter style menu
Perfect for cruising or leisure sails

All Aboard Luncheon | min 8 people – $33pp
Vegetarian Frittata | Assorted sandwiches & wraps (1.5pp)
Cheese platter, lavosh & dried fruit | Seasonal fruit plate

Harbour Luncheon | min 8 people – $41pp
Vegetarian Frittata | Selection of dips & fresh breads
Peeled prawns with wasabi & lime aioli | Cured meats with cornichons
Cheese platter with lavosh & dried fruit | Portuguese tarts | Fruit plate

Blue Water Luncheon | min 8 people – $68pp
Vegetarian Frittata | Selection of dips & fresh breads
Peeled prawns with wasabi & lime aioli | Fresh shucked oysters with mignonette
Seared Tasmainian Salmon | Vietnamese style chicken with chilli & lime | Bread rolls
Cheese platter with lavosh & dried fruit | Portuguese tarts | Fruit plate

Canape Menu | min 10 people | 10 bites per person – $42pp
Peeled prawns with wasabi & lime aioli | Mini leek & gruyere quiche
Smoked salmon & crème fraiche tartlet | Vietnamese style chicken with chilli & lime
Smoked Wagyu slider with corn relish and aioli

Share Platters

Sandwich Platter | min 8 people $18pp
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 $ 108
Large platter | 20 people $214

Fruit Platter
A selection of sliced seasonal fruits & berries
Medium platter | 10 people $ 83
Large platter | 20 people $117

Dips Platter
Trio of Dips with fresh breads
Serves 8-10 people $71

Charcuterie Platter
Serves 8-10 people $71
A selection of cured meats, cornichons & pickles with crusty breads

Roasted Chicken Platter
Serves 8-10 people $106
Three brined, red spiced & roasted chickens served with salsa, chipotle aioli & tortillas

Seafood Platters
Peeled prawns (3) with wasabi lime aioli Serves 10 people $106
Fresh Shucked Sydney Rock oysters (3) Serves 10 people $130

Platter of Sweets
House-made muffins (1) Serves 10 people $54
Chocolate and Nut brownies (1) Serves 10 people $54

Beverage Options

Sports Package
A mix of soft drinks, diet drinks, water & ice:
2.5-hour events – $ 8 pp
3-4 hour event – $10 pp
6-8 hour event – $16 pp

Captains Package
Includes the Sports package plus beers & white wine, Peroni, Corona beers, Oyster Bay sav-blanc:
2.5-hour events – $24 pp
3-4 hour event – $32 pp
6-8 hour event – $48 pp

Admirals Package
Includes the Captain’s package plus sparking and red wines:
2.5-hour events – $31 pp
3-4 hour event – $40 pp
6-8 hour event – $65 pp

Packages are not available for NYE charters

Individual Selection – soft drinks
Ice (recommended) 5 kg bag – $6
Mixed case of soft drinks and still water (24) – $54
Case of still water (24) – $50
2L orange juice – $6
1L Cranberry juice – $6
75ml cans of Coke, diet coke, lemonade or solo – $3
600ml still water – $3

White Wine
Block 50 Pinot Gris, Central Ranges, NSW $10.99
Bella Riva Pinot Grigio, King Valley, VIC $14.99
Tim Adams Pinot Gris, Clare Valley, SA $19.99
Miritu Bay Sauvignon Blanc, Marlborough, NZ $9.99
3 Tales Sauvignon Blanc, Marlborough, NZ $14.99
The Lane Block 10 Sauvignon Blanc, Adelaide Hills, SA $19.99
Shaw and Smith Sauvignon Blanc, Adelaide Hills, SA $24.99
Apple Tree Flat Semillon Sauvignon Blanc, Orange, NSW $12.99
Lerida ‘Amara’ White Blend, Canberra ACT $14.99
Burns & Fuller Chardonnay, Adelaide Hills, SA $16.99
First Creek Chardonnay, Hunter Valley, NSW $19.99
D’Arenberg Riesling, McLaren Vale, SA $12.99

Red Wine
Richland Cabernet Sauvignon, Tumbarumba NSW $9.99
Highgate Cabernet Sauvignon Margaret River, WA $14.99
JJ Hahn “Homestead” Cabernet Sauvignon, Barossa, $19.99
Allanmere Shiraz, Hunter Valley, NSW $14.99
Drake Shiraz, Barossa, SA $16.99
Torbreck Woodcutter’s Shiraz Barossa, SA $21.99
Silkwood ‘Bowers’ Pinot Noir, Pemberton, WA $14.99
Logan Weemala Pinot Noir, Orange, NSW $17.99
Astrolabe ‘Wairau’ Pinot Noir, Wairau, NZ $24.99
Apple Tree Flat Cab/Merlot, Orange, NSW $12.99
Kalleske ‘Clarry’s’ GSM, Barossa, SA $21.99

Sparkling Wine
Aura Brut Reserve $9.99
Round 2 Blanc De Blanc $14.99
Croser Pinot Chardonnay NV $21.99
Chandon NV $23.99
Moet & Chandon NV $64.99
Veuve Clicquot NV $74.99

Cascade Light – 6pack: $15.99 Case: $43.99
Hahn Super Dry – 6pack: $15.99 Case: $53.99
James Boags Premium – 6pack: $18.99 Case: $58.99
James Squire Pale “150 Lashes” – 6pack: $21.99 Case: $63.99
4 Pines Kolsch or Pale (circle choice) – 6pack: $21.99 Case: $73.99
Lord Nelson 3 Sheets Pale Ale – 6pack: $21.99 Case: $73.99
Peroni Nastro Azzuro – 6pack: $16.99 Case: $58.99
Corona – 6pack: $17.99 Case: $58.99
Five Seeds Crisp Apple / Pear Cider – 6pack: $15.99 Case: $53.99

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

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:

DJ – Creating just the right atmosphere with the right music is what your professional cruise DJ does best. They are expert at helping with the formalities, organizing activities, even playing just the right songs for every moment, or you can even choose your own before the cruise. And remember, you can always bring your favourite songs on CD or IPod, that you want your DJ to play. Karaoke/ DJ options also available.

Jukebox Hire  – The perfect solution for functions where you don’t need a mobile DJ Choose from thousands of songs carefully compiled in to easy select categories or play your own. Enjoy brilliant digital fidelity and just like a nightclub, every Jukebox comes with special effect dancing lighting

Karaoke/ Jukebox– Grab the mike and get the guests involved with a wide range of popular backing tracks and the lyrics displayed full screen. Every Karaoke/Jukebox comes with two high quality mikes that can be used for speeches and Karaoke.

Live Music – The right style of music an make an event. We work with a number of highly experienced performing artists offering an extensive repertoire of music and styles: Jazz, Classical, Rock & Roll, Pop, Retro, Dance, Modern, Easy Listening, Latin, Reggae, Soca, Calypso, Soul.

Brazilian Dance Show – This exciting show is colourful, dynamic and highly energetic, with an international line-up of acclaimed dancers. The costumes are glamorous and in the best tradition of Brazilian carnival audience participation is welcomed, which ensures a memorable event for your guests. Features of the show include as selection of the following: Samba, Lambada, Capoeira, Afro-Brazilian, Salsa, Mambo, Batucada drums and Carnival parade.

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.

Floating Casino – No luxury boat is complete without is own James Bond, Monte Carlo or Wild West style cruising casino, run with professional croupiers and chips and play money (even with your company logo if you want). Hold your own competition, you may even discover some card sharks in the organisation. Games available include Blackjack, Roulette, Poker, and more.

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.

Murder Mystery – Dying for a great team-building activity, then a “Who dun it” Murder Mystery could provide the right clues solve your problem. This is a fun activity gets everyone involved.

We’ll take care of everything as we provide a detective to conduct the investigation, theme and prizes

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