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, 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 speed boat is capable of up to 18 knots, or is limited to 7.5 knots for unlicensed drivers. Charterers do need to have boating experience, or we can offer lessons. Fuel is included in speed limited charters, and is charged at bowser rates for licensed drivers who want to go a little faster.

Using single diesel engines with shaft drives, these are jaunty, low-maintenance, leave-in-the-water wheelhouse craft that have proven reliable over the years.

You get a cabin and, thus, weather protection, bunks in which to spend the night, a small WC and a galley opposite a dinette with views. The cockpit is big enough to cast a line or dine al fresco. Cruise Sydney Harbour without a care in the world aboard this self drive motor boat.


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 October To March 2019

4 hrs – $520
6 hrs – $695
8 hrs – $890
24 hrs – $990

SKIPPERED RATES October To March 2019 (6 Passengers + Skipper)

4 hrs – $790
6 hrs – $1,085
8 hrs – $1,400

Bond required $1,100.
These rates do not include public holidays, NYE and other special event days

Additional cost for pick up/drop off other approved wharves except Aranui no pickups available.


There will be two spectacular fireworks displays at 9 pm and midnight.

SELF DRIVE Rate on NYE 2018
(Boat license required)
Up to 7 guests
Sleeps – 2-5 guests
24 hours (inc. NYE) – $3,670
48 hours (inc. NYE) – $4,660

Security Bond – $2,200

SKIPPERED Cruiser Rate on NYE 2018
6-hour charter $4,220
Up to 6 guests
7 pm to 1 am

Security Bond – $1,100

Dinghies and /or Awnings
$100 each for any period which inc. 31/12 – 1/1

Linen can be hired
$25 per person

Skippers – skipper fees are included in the rates shown for the skippered charters.
Skippers for bareboat charters are based on availability, price is on application. Skipper to bring the yacht back to the dock after the
fireworks is $450 if available.

Choose between box style, platters or cocktail menus.

Box Style Menus

Sailor’s box $17 pp
minimum 10 people

Baguette with a selection of gourmet fillings
House-made muffin
Whole fruit

Explorer box  $27 pp
Minimum 10 people

A baguette & a wrap with a selection of fillings
Whole fruit
Cheese & lavosh with dried fruit & quince
Chocolate brownie

Mariner’s Box $27 pp
Minimum 10 people

Vegetarian quiche
Mini quinoa & almond salad with salsa verde
Yoghurt & muesli with fresh berries
Whole fruit

Captains Box $55 pp
Minimum 10 people

Sydney rock oysters with mignonette (3pp)
Peeled King Prawns (3pp)
Lobster roll with celery & walnut ailoi
Cheese selection with lavosh
Dark chocolate dipped strawberries

Cocktail Menu

Cocktail Menu – $37 pp

minimum 10 people
10 bites per person

peeled tiger prawn with wasabi aioli
caramelised fennel tart
baby quiche with bacon & gruyere
chinese style chicken drummettes
smoked salmon pillows with neufachel cheese
freshly shucked oysters drizzled in kaffir lime, mild chilli & pickled ginger

Platters Menu

All Aboard Luncheon $33.00 per person
minimum 8 people

Vegetarian Frittata
Assorted sandwiches & wraps (1.5pp)
Cheese platter, lavosh & dried fruit
Seasonal fruit plate

Harbour Luncheon $46.00pp per person
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 $62.00pp per person
minimum 8 people


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

Sandwich Platter $17.00 per person
minimum 8 people

A selection of sandwiches and wraps ( 1.5 pp )

Shared Platter Menus

Canape Menu $39.00pp per person
minimum 10 people | 10 bites per person

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

Cheese Platter
A selection of three artisan Cheese with lavosh, quince & dried fruit
Medium platter | 10 people $ 99
Large platter | 20 people $198

Fruit Platter
A selection of sliced seasonal fruits & berries
Medium platter | 10 people $ 79
Large platter | 20 people $115

Dips Platter
Trio of Dips with fresh breads Serves 8-10 people $ 66

Charcuterie Platter Serves 8-10 people $ 66
A selection of cured meats, cornichons & pickles with crusty breads

Roasted Chicken Platter Serves 8-10 people $ 99
Three brined, red spiced & roasted chickens
served with salsa, chipotle aioli & tortillas

Seafood Platters
Peeled prawns (3) with wasabi lime aioli Serves 10 people $ 99
Fresh Shucked Sydney Rock oysters (3) Serves 10 people $119

Platter of Sweets
House made muffins (1) Serves 10 people $ 50
Chocolate and Nut brownies (1) Serves 10 people $ 50

Prices include GST and are valid until December 2017.
Public holiday surcharges apply.

Beverage Options

As this boat is not licensed, you may pre-purchase and BYO beverages or you may order and have your drinks delivered by completing the form below:

Download Beverage Order Form

Bookings cannot be confirmed until deposit is received.

Payments may be made by EFT or by cash, credit card, or cheque. Visa and Mastercard payments incur a surcharge of 2%. Amex incur a surcharge of 4% of the payment amount. Cheques must be provided a t least 7 days prior to the departure. EFT must be made at least 72 business hours prior to departure and received into our account prior to departure.

General bookings: The booking is not confirmed until the deposit is paid. Full payment is required prior to departure.


Bookings can be postponed or cancelled if enough notice is given in writing. Approved postponements can be transferred to a new date with in 12months. Cancellations incur a 10% fee of the total charter amount. Required notice of postponement:  December and Public Holidays: 60 days. General bookings :>30 days.

Credit card bonds are authorised but not charged by a process called ‘Pre Authorisation’. Your credit limit will be affected for 5 business days. The pre-auth will be converted to a sale if the boat is damaged or we receive notification of damage to a third party property.

Operator determines the suitability of conditions and the possibility of postponement on the day of the charter. In the case of an approved postponement, the deposit will be held, less a 10% administration fee and the full amount of any catering, drinks and crew fees. You are welcome to collect catering and drinks. You can re-book within 6 months, after which the credit shall expire. Refunds are not available.

Any loss or damage to the yacht/boat or equipment will be charged to your bond. The charge is $250 if the toilet is blocked during your charter. Please leave the yacht/boat tidy or there is a cleaning fee of $100.

Operator reserves the right to change a charterer’s booked vessel to another vessel of similar size and / or style as possible or cancel or postpone any booking.

Final numbers are required 72 hours prior to departure. Catering cannot be cancelled after this time and you will be charged regardless of your consumption. Drinks can be ordered through our cellars. No returns or storage for left over drinks is available.

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.

Are not permitted aboard due to the damage they can cause to the varnish work. Each vessel has an icebox or fridge. Foam coolers are permitted.

Our vessels may not be taken alongside any dock, jetty or other vessel. A limited number of rowing dinghies are available for your use, please advise us if you require a dinghy. Water taxi’s can be contacted to do transfers from the yacht to shore. Docking damage to the yacht is the greatest ( most expensive) risk and may exceed the value of your bond. Bareboat charters starts and finish at our base in Rushcutter’s Bay. Skippered charters have the option of an alternate pick up and/or drop off locations at additional cost and/or time sacrifice.

Our yachts/boats are licensed to operate in Sydney Harbour. Bareboat charters must not be underway between sunset and sunrise. Skippered: With one of our qualified skippers aboard the sunset restriction does not apply and some boats have offshore capability.

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

Option for self-drive boat hire with or without boat license. Non-licensed hires will be speed restricted to under 7.5 knots. Vessel instruction briefing and maps provided.

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