Special Price $895.50 Regular Price $995.00
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Location : Sydney
Min Hire Period : 4
Max Hire Period : 8
Length Feet : 80.00
Length Metres : 24.40

Recently renovated, the MV John Oxley is an impressive classic motor yacht suitable for up to 50 passengers and available for boat hire on Sydney Harbour.

Boat Hire on John Oxley

Sydney . Up to 50 Guests . From $995.00 Per Hour

The MV John Oxley is an 80-foot luxury vessel that combines classical style with modern comfort. Available for you next boat hire event, the John Oxley can accommodate 50 guests comfortably for a cocktail style or casual buffet event. If a more intimate and formal boat hire setting is what you are after then the MV John Oxley is suitable for 10 guests. The quality build and conservative styling of this boat will always stand the test of time.

With large open areas for socialising or for corporate meetings and presentations, both the interior and exterior are well presented with plenty of natural light and easy flow providing you with an unsurpassed level of comfort during your boat hire event. The MV John Oxley has a full wrap around deck so all your guests can appreciate everything that Sydney Harbour has to offer and the large bow with day bed and flybridge with lounges provide your boat hire event with a relaxed atmosphere.

Entertaining on such a vessel is a must and the Bose Lifestyle sound system throughout with television and DVD will add a modern touch to your boat hire. This truly is a magnificent and grand boat not to be overlooked for that special event. Your boat hire will include a skipper and wait staff are recommended for a nominal fee.

There are multiple catering options available on the John Oxley for your boat hire event. Our friendly staff are more than happy to help you select a catering package or you may decide to organise your own food and alcohol. Please be advised that stiletto heels are not permitted on the MV John Oxley.

Boat hire on board MV John Oxley includes skipper and crew

Please see below for staffing requirements

High Season: 1st Nov - 31st Jan
$1,195 per hour

Minimum 4 hour charter $4780

Low Season: 1st Feb - 31st Oct
$995 per hour
Minimum 4 hour charter $3980

Extended Travel Fee - $250
Public Holiday and Special Event Days - $1500 p/hr

BYO Charters
$20 per person
Includes all crockery, cutlery, cups, utensils, serving equipment and eskies
Please Note – BYO Ice

Staff Fees
1 staff required for up to 20 guests
2 staff required from 21 - 45 guests
$250 per four hour charter ($300 for public holidays)
$60 per hour thereafter ($100ph for public holidays)

Pick up and drop off wharf fees apply ($50 per stop)


John Oxley Canape Menu

John Oxley Cold Canapé Menus
Minimum 20 pax

Middle Harbour Menu
$37 per person

8 Items per person
Frittatas of Sweet potato fetta penne and basil (V)
Crouton cup filled with smoked chicken caesar salad
Smoked salmon celeriac, caper and parsley remoulade tartlet
Mini dampers filled with roast vegetables & macadamia nut pesto (V)

Athol Bay Menu
$46 per person 

10 items per person
Individual tarts of Roast Pumpkin mustard and spinach (V)
Sourdough croute with roasted lamb & red onion confit
Cucumber cup filled with crab & pomegranate and dill salad
Shredded duck orange shallot pikelet w/ sweet chilli plum & soy sauce
Smoked salmon nori & wasabi crepe

Taylors Bay Menu
$46 per person

10 items per person
Walnut blue cheese & rocket on crostini (V)
Mini damper w/ salmon & wasabi cream
Seared scallop and bhuji tostado
Pastry filled with Thai chicken fillet and a honey and ginger mayonnaise
Roasted honey bacon stilton and chive frittata

Watsons Bay
$54 per person

12 items per person
Toasted bread basket w/ Mediteranean salad w/ balsamic & tomato mayonnaise(V)
Cucumber cup w/ crab & pomegranate dill salad
Oysters w/ mirin & black sesame
Grilled tuna & wasabi peas in a chat potato
Slow roasted tomato and basil on goats cheese croute
Thai beef and crisp ginger salad on watermelon
Grilled turkish rounds crisp honeyed prosciutto Persian fetta
Slow roasted salmon lemon crème fraiche and tobiko on toasted rye

John Oxley BBQ Menu

$35 per person
Minimum 10 pax
Scotch fillet steaks
Marinated chicken breasts
2 mixed salads
Bread rolls

John Oxley Platter Menus

The Fruity One

Serves 10
Fresh sliced seasonal fruit platter

Morning Tea

Includes 20 pieces
Freshly baked muffins and cookies

Finger Sanga's

Includes 20 pieces
Chefs selection of mixed finger sandwiches

Mixed Tarts

Includes 30 pieces
Flaky pastry filled with mixed savoury flavours

Dips, breads and crackers

Serves 15
Homemade Dips, sliced Turkish bread and crackers

Cakes, Slices and tarts

Includes 20 pieces
Mix of sliced, diced cakes and yummy little tarts

The Cheesy One

Serves 10
Australian cheeses and dried fruit served w/ crackers

Anti Pasto

Serves 10
Selection of grilled and marinated vegetables served with Dips and bread

Charcutiere Platter

Serves 10
Selection of meats pates accompaniments and breads

Seafood Platter
For 2: $257
For 4: $514
For 6: $686

John Oxley Seafood Menu

MIxed seafood platters

Seafood Platter for 2 - $257
Seafood Platter for 4 - $514
Seafood Platter for 6 - $686

Selection of Freshly cooked Prawns oysters smoked salmon blue swimmer crabs and Balmain bugs
Served with cocktail sauce lemons rye bread and butter

John Oxley Cocktail Party Menu

Chef charge of $260 per 4 hour cruise if below minimum guests

10 items + 1 substantial $55 per person - Minimum 25 guest
12 items + 1 substantial $66 per person - Minimum 20 guest
14 items + 1 substantial $77 per person - Minimum 20 guest

Cold Option
Tomato, basil, bocconcini, croute (v)
Duck rillettes, apple jelly, crisp pastry
Pacific oysters, Italian crumb, salmon roe
Asian cured salmon and water chestnut on a wonton crisp
Bhuji flavoured scallops cucumber baby herbs
Grilled tuna and wasabi peas in a chat potato
Crisp wonton w/ - Thai flavoured coleslaw and wasabi infused fish roe
Slow roasted tomato, goats cheese, croute, basil (v)
Roast duck, five spice apple compote, sourdough
Grilled Zucchini, goats cheese, mint (v)
Crab chorizo, dill salad, crisp pastry
Port scented mushrooms, sautéed leeks, toasted olive bread (v)
Eggplant caponata, crisp bread, fried basil (v)
Wonton basket crisp Asian greens coconut lime palm sugar reduction (V)
Smoked salmon, pea infused cream cheese, cucumber
Fig compote, Persian fetta, honey tart (v)
Compressed watermelon, seared beef, sweet soy
Crisp olive ciabatta topped with roast lamb and babagnoush
Herb rubbed beef on baked sweet potato and mustard cream
Crisp tortilla cup South American flavoured beans avocado chilli tomato salsa (V)
Pear and herbed goats cheese crostini (V)

Hot Options
Wagyu beef burger, truffled cheddar, salad
Slow roasted lamb shoulder tzatziki slider
Grilled salmon skewer, sesame seeds, sweet soy
Prawns, grilled haloumi, diced tomato
6 hour braised Beef cheek and red wine pie
Duck confit empanada, cherries
Lobster bisque shooter, lobster salad
Pulled pork and pear scroll, crisp sage
Seared lamb skewer, truffle, popcorn
Grilled Lamb cutlet, lemon, garlic
Baby potato, Persian fetta, crisp prosciutto
Black sesame salmon and wasabi risotto ball
Mini Croque Monsieur
Baby wagyu meat loaf, colcannon
Seared ocean trout with Asian slaw and black bean dressing
Pumpkin ricotta wonton, ginger vanilla dip (v)
Seared scallop, cauliflower puree, tobiko
Veal meatball, fettuccini, tomato fondue
3 cheese risotto ball, truffle oil (v)
Prawn pea and lemon arancini, tomato flavoured hollandaise
Smoked chicken & rocket fritter w/roast pepper dip
Open brioche veal burger, relish, pea puree
Mini potato gratin, forest mushroom ragout (v)

Substantial Options
Duck confit, rice pilaf, roasted grapes
Mediterranean vegetables, cous cous salad, red wine dressing (v)
Beef ragout, penne, parmesan crisps
Pan seared duck breast with fried rice drizzled with sweet soy
Lamb backstrap, spinach, marinated fetta, Spanish onion, fried capers
Orzo pasta, basil pesto, grilled vegetables (v)
Butternut pumpkin goat cheese sage ravioli, burnt butter, rocket (v)
Lamb tagine, preserved lemon, cous cous
Wild mushroom risotto, parmesan, crisp onion (v)
Beef bourguignon, smashed potato, peas, pickled onion
Soba noodles with mirin roasted pumpkin rocket and sesame dressing (v)
Slow roasted lamb, mashed potato, mushroom jus

Assorted macaroons
Yoghurt panna cotta, passionfruit, cashew brittle
Caramelized banana bread pudding, double cream, dark chocolate
Baklava tart, pear compote, honey rosemary cream
Lemon cake, sweet yoghurt, berries
Crisp Genoise sponge, strawberries, rose petal cream
Baby chocolate coated gelato cones


  • Location: Sydney
  • Min Hire Period: 4 hours
  • Max Hire Period: 8 hours
  • Length Feet: 80.00
  • Length Metres: 24.40
  • Min. Guests: 2 guests
  • Max Guests: 50.00
  • Standing: 50.00
  • Transfers: 50.00
  • Casual Buffet: 50.00
  • Formal Dining: 10.00
  • High Season From: 1,195.00
  • Low Season From: 995.00
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