AQA Boat Hire Sydney . Up to 65 Guests . From $1,750.00 Per Hour
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    Quick Stats
  • Location : Sydney
  • Min Hire Period : 4 hours
  • Length Metres : 29.50
  • Max. Guests : 65 Guests
  • BYO Food : No
  • BYO Alcohol : No
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Overview

AQA has been doing boat hire for many years now and they truly do have the whole operation fine tuned. Boat hire is more than just hiring a boat and hoping for the best. For boat hire to be successful everything has to be done right from the boat, to the staff, great food, and a great wine selection.

Boat hire on AQA covers all bases. To start with AQA was designed around being used for boat hire. There are great spaces on board and the décor and interior are of a contemporary design with warm earthy colours.

When AQA arrives at the wharf for your boat hire event staff will greet you as you enter on the main deck. The main deck has a bright airy cockpit with a large dining table that is suitable in all weather conditions. It is under cover with removable clear sides. If your boat hire is planned on a nice warm sunny day then the clears will be taken off so that you can make the most of the warm day and let the sea breeze gently blow through.

If you boat hire Sydney is planned on a windy of rainy day the clears are attached so that you can make the most of the view and take in the natural light whilst also protecting you from the elements. It allows your Sydney boat hire to be inside whilst also being outside.

Take a few steps and you are inside the main saloon on AQA. Boat hire in AQA has great dinks packages available and as soon as you enter the saloon on AQA you will find the bar manned by professional bar staff serving quality drinks.

The saloon has a modern lounge and a dining area and the great thing with AQA is that all of the furniture can be removed. If your boat hire event needs more space the AQA crew can arrange to take it all off before they pick you up, opening the area up for you to use as you need. Don’t worry though AQA has plenty of seating all over the boat that will remain for your boat hire.

Sydney boat hire on AQA like most boats always tries to make the most of the views on Sydney Harbour. The bow, or front of the boat, is one of the areas on AQA that everyone gravitates to and it is easily accessed through a doorway on AQA’s main deck. The bow has seating for guests and a sun bed, which is quite popular with boat hire who want to lay back and enjoy the views with a glass of champagne as canapés are served.

The upper deck on AQA is accessed via one of four stairways. There are two leading up from each side of the bow, one from the rear of the main deck and one inside on the main deck. Whilst your Sydney boat hire on AQA is taking place your guests will explore the whole boat and make their way to the top deck. The top deck has a great sun drenched fly bridge with plenty of space inside and outside. The outside area is completely open so guests can make the most of the sun on your boat hire. If the sun becomes too much on your boat hire there is a sun shade that can be used to cover the area over. There is a day bed with comfy cushions and this is the one place on AQA that allows smoking during boat hire.

Step inside and you will find a great indoor space with plenty of seating for guests whilst they are enjoying their bot hire. This is where the captain drives AQA and he is usually more than happy to let guests have a steer during boat hire so long as the circumstances permit.

In the saloon on the main deck you will find a stairway leading downstairs. This leads to three cabins which each have an ensuite. An important part of successful boat hire is have ample quality amenities. The three cabins allow guests to use amenities on AQA without having to line up. No one wants to line up during boat hire.

AQA also has a huge swim platform, which means your boat hire event can incorporate guests having a dip in Sydney Harbour.

The crew used for boat hire on AQA are all professional crew with plenty of hospitality industry experience. The wait staff and bar staff used for boat hire are there to make sure your event runs smoothly and that you step off the boat 100% happy that your boat hire event on AQA was exactly what you expected it to be.

Pricing

Charter Prices

February - October 

$1,750 per hour. Minimum 3 hours.

November - January

$2,000 per hour. Minimum 3 hours.

Food and beverage prices can be seen on the catering page

Wait Staff

  • 1-10guests-1waitstaff
  • 11-20 guests - 2 wait staff
  • 21-30 guests - 3 wait staff
  • 31-40 guests - 4 wait staff
  • 41-50 guests - 5 wait staff
  • 51-64 guests - 6 wait staff

Note: $300 per wait staff for a minimum 4-hour period.

Thereafter – $75/hour per staff.

Wharf Fees - $50 per stop

 Live aboard

Inclusions and pricing on enquiry 

Additional Information

Relocation to Pittwater Approx. $800 fuel surcharge (depending on market value)

A surcharge of 20% of the total invoice will apply to NSW public holidays.

Please Note: Prices for the following days are available on application.

• New Years Eve

• Boxing Day

• Melbourne Cup Day

• Christmas Day

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Catering

Boat hire an AQA has catering supplied by the award winning Piquant Kitchen. An on board chef is provided for all cruises.

Where catering is less than $1,000 a chef charge will apply. Please see the menus below.

In some cases BYO cruise can be arranged although this is on a case by case basis at the captains discression. 

Beverage Packages

VEUVE CLICQOUT
$30.00 per person, per hour
Veuve Clicquot Rose NV (first drink on arrival) 
Veuve Clicquot Yellow Label 
Cloudy Bay Sav Blanc
Cloudy Bay Chardonnay
Cloudy Bay Pinot Noir 
Cape Mentelle Shiraz
Peroni Laggera
Hope Brewhouse Draught on Tap 
Hope Brewhouse Pale Ale on Tap
CHANDON
$22.50 per person, per hour 
Chandon S (first drink on arrival) 
Chandon Brut 
Chandon Brut Rose 
Cape Mentelle Sem Sav Blanc 
Domaine Chandon Chardonnay 
Domaine Chandon Shiraz 
Domaine Chandon Pinot Noir 
Peroni Laggera
Hope Brewhouse Draught on Tap 
Hope Brewhouse Pale Ale on Tap
TOWER
$15.00 per person, per hour 
Tower Estate Moscato
Hope Estate Sav Blanc
Hope Estate Cab Merlot
Peroni Laggera
Hope Brewhouse Draught on Tap
Hope Brewhouse Pale Ale on Tap
All Beverage packages include soft drink, sparkling water and Orange juice

Buffet Menu Packages

BUFFET MENU 1 
$105 per person
Includes fresh baked bread rolls and cream butter, gelato cones (dessert)
Select: 4 gold items, 3 platinum items
BUFFET MENU 2
$125 per person
Includes fresh baked bread rolls and cream butter
Select: 3 gold items, 3 platinum items, 1 diamond item, 2 dessert item
PLEASE NOTE 
Add an additional Gold item for $14.00 including GST
Add an additional Platinum item for $18.00 including GST
Add an additional Diamond item for $26.50 including GST
Add an additional Dessert item for $6.50 including GST

INCLUDES
Sourdough bread rolls, Pepe Saya butter
GOLD ITEMS
Tasmanian smoked salmon, red onion, capers, gherkins (s) (gf)
marinated baby squid salad, chorizo, fetta, spiced cous cous (s)
Local Sydney Rock Oysters, assorted seasonal dressings (2 oysters per person) (s) 
market best prawns (Tiger or King), lemon wedges, Boardwalk signature cocktail sauce (3 prawns per person) (s) (gf) mesclun, avocado, cherry tomato, corn, marjoram (v) (vgn) (gf) 
slow roasted seasonal root vegetables, rosemary, garlic (v) (gf) (vgn)
cos lettuce, lardons, croutons, anchovy dressing (s)
charred corn, avocado, coriander, heirloom cherry tomato, wild rocket, smoked paprika & lime (gf) (v)
blanched local beans, black sesame, winter citrus, pomegranate, chive vinaigrette (v) (gf) (vgn)
chat potato, honey mustard mayonnaise, spring onion (v) (gf)
Jamon Serrano, shaved fennel, citrus, aioli (gf)
broccolini, snowpeas, orange, chilli, toasted hazelnut dressing (v) (vgn) (gf)
kale, fresh herb & quinoa salad, cold pressed extra virgin olive oil, lemon vinaigrette (v)
heirloom cherry tomato, Persian fetta, sorrel cress (v) (gf)
local asparagus, shaved parmesan, crispy prosciutto, sweet balsamic (v) (gf)
PLATINUM ITEMS
Thyme marinated chicken thigh, confit garlic (gf)
crispy skin duck breast, pomegranate, toasted cauliflower (gf)
baked Tasmanian salmon, cauliflower puree (s) (gf)
pasture fed Berkshire pork fillet, spiced apple chutney (gf)
Sous vide, Portuguese style chicken breast (gf)
8 hour slow cooked lamb shoulder, chermoula (gf)
South Coast Blue Eye Trevalla, grape & pine nut salsa (s) (gf)
pan seared Gold Band snapper, pine nut pesto (s)
cooked Moreton bay bug, roasted garlic & chive aioli (s)
DIAMOND ITEMS
Triston Island Lobster, chive & paprika butter (s)
Riverina lamb back-strap, tzatziki (gf)
sliced Riverina grain fed beef fillet, red wine jus (gf)
DESSERT ITEMS 
mini sticky date puddings, caramel sauce (v)
mini meringue nest, cinnamon winter berry compote (v)
chocolate brownie, salted caramel (v)
milk chocolate tart, crème Chantilly, strawberry (v)
pineapple, watermelon & strawberry brochettes (gf) (v) (vgn)
lemon curd tartlet, torched meringue (v)
bite size macaroons (v)
chocolate dipped mini gelato cones (v)
menu spend must be equal to or greater than $1,500 or a chef charge of $390 will apply

Canape Menu

 Canape Menu

CANAPE MENU 1 
$75 per person
Suitable for a 3 hour event
Select: 6 gold items, 2 platinum items, 1 substantial item
CANAPE MENU 2
$85 per person
suitable for a 4 hour event
Select: 6 gold items, 2 platinum items, 1 substantial item, 2 dessert items
CANAPE MENU 3
$95 per person
suitable for a 4 hour event
Select: 6 gold items, 3 platinum items, 1 substantial item, 2 dessert items
PLEASE NOTE 
Add an additional Gold item for $6.60 including GST
Add an additional Platinum item for $9.90 including GST
Add an additional Substantial item for $13.00 including GST
Add an additional Dessert item for $6.50 including GST

GOLD ITEMS
freshly shucked market best oysters, eschallot vinaigrette, lemon (s)
Portobello mushroom quiche, rosemary, aged parmesan (v)
panco & oregano crumbed chicken strips, confit garlic aioli
saffron and mozzarella arancini, chive aioli (v)
Banana prawns, mayonnaise, air popped popcorn, sesame (s) (gf)
glazed pear, chive ricotta, brioche crouton, aged balsamic (v)
rare roast Angus beef, potato chip, horseradish cream (gf)
slow roasted Berkshire pork belly, crackling, spiced apple jam (gf)
margarita pizzetta, basil cress (v)
leg ham & parsley mini quiche
poached chicken, pine-nuts, savoury tartlet
steamed pork and prawn dim sim, sweet chilli & lime dressing (s)
beetroot, candied walnut, goats cheese, chervil (v) (gf)
vegetarian spring rolls, sweet soy dipping sauce, sliced shallots (v)
caramelised onion tartlet, goats cheese, micro cress (v)
 
PLATINUM ITEMS
peking duck pancakes, sliced cucumber, spring onion
salt & pepper calamari, aioli, lime (s)
chicken & chorizo cocktail pies, tomato chutney
spring lamb cocktail pies, tomato chutney
mini beef burger, tomato chutney, cheddar cheese
sausage rolls, butter puff pastry, barbecue sauce
mini chicken spring roll, sweet & sour sauce
rosemary lamb skewers, sumac yoghurt (gf)
peeled market best prawn, smoked paprika mayonnaise (s)
confit garlic & thyme chicken skewers (gf)
Yellowtail Kingfish ceviche, ruby grapefruit (s)
spanner crab tartlet, creamed leek (s)
crispy chicken sliders, iceberg lettuce, brioche
prosciutto wrapped prawns, saffron aioli (s) (gf)
 
SUBSTANTIAL ITEMS
sous vide grain fed beef fillet, glass noodles, sliced vegetables (gf)
chicken & chorizo paella (gf)
king prawns, tomato, avocado, pine nut & red onion salsa (s) (gf)
pan fried gold band snapper, kipfler potato, caper, winter herbs, lemon vinaigrette (s) (gf) Thai chicken curry, steamed rice, seasonal vegetables (gf)
beer battered flathead, shoestring fries, lemon tartare sauce (s)
Beef bourguignon, Parisian mashed potato, field mushroom
slow roasted NSW pork, root vegetables, fennel seed, roast apple sauce (gf)
 
DESSERT ITEMS
mini sticky date puddings, caramel sauce (v)
mini meringue nest, cinnamon winter berry compote (v)
chocolate brownie, salted caramel (v)
milk chocolate tart, crème Chantilly, strawberry (v)
pineapple, watermelon & strawberry brochettes (gf) (v) (vgn)
lemon curd tartlet, torched meringue (v)
bite size macaroons (v)
chocolate dipped mini gelato cones (v)
menu spend must be equal to or greater than $1,500 or a chef charge of $390 will apply

Formal Plated Menu

Formal Plated Menu

FORMAL DINING 1 (2 COURSE) $110 per person
Includes fresh baked bread rolls and cream butter entrée and main or main and dessert

FORMAL DINING 2 (3 COURSE) $145 per person
Includes fresh baked bread rolls and cream butter entrée, main and dessert

INCLUDES
Sourdough bread rolls, Pepe Saya butter

ENTRÉE
baked forest mushroom tartlet, cauliflower puree, fresh herb oil (v)
Riverina lamb back-strap, charred leek, beetroot relish, macadamia crumb
duck breast, beetroot puree, golden beetroot, asparagus, sorrel (gf)
Canadian sea scallops, pea puree, jamon iberico, snow pea tendril (s) (gf)
Roasted Berkshire pork belly, black pepper caramel, grapefruit, fennel (gf)
Steamed, wild Blue Eye Trevalla, chervil oil, fennel, grape & pine nut salsa (s) (gf)
Koo Wee Rup asparagus, lemon ricotta, shaved pear, walnut, truffle oil (v) (gf)

MAIN COURSE
Cone Bay Barramundi, textures of beetroot, shaved fennel, pencil leek (s) (gf)
Riverina beef fillet, potato fondant, Dutch carrot, rosemary jus (gf)
pan roasted Tasmanian salmon fillet, cauliflower puree, puffed wild rice (s)
spiced free range chicken breast, saffron arancini, baby vegetables roasted duck breast, potato fondant, asparagus, hazelnut jus (gf) Berkshire pork cutlet, sweet potato puree, spiced apple relish, Dutch carrots (gf)
Hiramasa Kingfish, sumac, torched grapefruit, fennel, radish (s)
wild mushroom & porcini risotto, sage butter (v) (gf)

DESSERT
deconstructed pavlova, coulis, fruit, macerated berries (v) (gf)
stringy bark honey tart, caramelised pear, lemon mascapone (v)
milk chocolate tart, vanilla cream, strawberry, mint (v)
torched lemon meringue tartlet, shortbread crumble, vanilla ice-cream (v)
Vanilla crème brulee, macerated strawberries, pistachio praline (v) (gf)
selection of local Australian cheeses, lavosh, crackers & quince (v)

SIDES $15 (1 bowl per 4 people)
shoestring fries, sea salt (v)
mixed leaf salad, red wine dressing (gf) (v) (vgn)
Parisian mashed potato (gf) (v)
warm broccolini, Victorian butter, almonds (v) (gf)
roasted Dutch carrots, raisins, Persian fetta (v) (gf)

Please Note: menu spend must be equal to or greater than $1,500 or a chef charge of $390 will apply

Features

Very versatile boat
Great staff
Great food
Great wines
Bose surround sound system
Three cabins with ensuites
Plenty of all weather spaces

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Quick Stats

  • Location: Sydney
  • Min Hire Period: 4 hours
  • Length Feet: 92
  • Length Metres: 29.50
  • Min. Guests: 2 guests
  • Max Guests: 65
  • Standing: 60
  • Transfers: 65
  • Formal Dining: 40
  • Air Con: Yes
  • Alcohol Bar: Yes
  • BBQ: No
  • BYO Drinks: No
  • BYO Food: No
  • Catering: Yes
  • Dance Floor: Yes
  • Fishing: No
  • O/N Accom.: Yes
  • Sound System: Yes
  • Swimming: Yes
  • High Season From: 2000
  • Low Season From: 1750
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