Aquabay is a 70 foot sports cruiser that was built especially for the boat hire market. The model of boat is actually an Aquabay 70 and since the original owner was also the person who owns the design he named Aquabay after the design making both the name and the make of boat Aquabay.
The Naval architect that designed Aquabay considered the owners private time on board as well as the commercial functionality required for Sydney boat hire. As well as being a beautiful comfortable charter boat, things like seating, weather versatility, and food and beverage service capability all had to be factored in to come up with functional boat hire solution.
Aquabay is licensed for 34 guests for boat hire although with fully catered cruises the guest numbers have to be slightly reduced to allow for more boat hire service staff. The current owner of Aquabay has been in the boat hire industry for over 20 years so there is an emphasis on good service provided by energetic young boat hire crew.
When you first start your boat hire on Aquabay you board from the rear of the boat and step straight onto beautiful timber decks. There is a staircase coming down either side of Aquabay and between the two sets of stairs is the signage displaying the Aquabay logo. At night it is backlit with blue lights and looks amazing during evening boat hire on Aquabay.
A few steps up and you find yourself in the cockpit on Aquabay. It is a multipurpose area that is open plan and joins the outside deck to the internal entertaining areas right through to the front of the main level. The cockpit has seating for 8 at an alfresco dining table and a few more casual seats. There is a BBQ, a fridge, and direct access to the bar with bar staff ready to serve your boat hire drinks. The standard boat hire drinks packages have premium quality drinks included however if you have any special requests the Aquabay staff are happy to arrange special orders.
A few more steps and you find yourself inside the main saloon, which always impresses boat hire guests. The timberwork is all modern beach wood and the cream leather seating sets Aquabay off making it look like something out of a movie. This area is where you will also find the help which is where the captain controls Aquabay for boat hire. State of the art electronics have been used to make sure that Aquabay impresses with design and functionality as well as engineering an technology. Your boat hire music is run through a BOSE lifestyle system sending music of your choice throughout Aquabay. Speakers are found both inside and outside to ensure your boat hire guests can be amongst the action no matter where on Aquabay they are.
Beside the helm is a small staircase that leads down to the galley or kitchen and the sleeping quarters and bathrooms. The kitchen like the rest of Aquabay is modern and well set out to accommodate boat hire catering for the whole group.
There are three cabins and two of them are open during boat hire to allow access to the bathrooms and to give boat hire guests somewhere to store their coats and bags during the cruise.
The other main area is the huge bow or front of the boat that has built in tables and chairs which are perfect for boat hire. To get out to the bow you can follow the deck around from the cockpit at the rear or you can exit through one of the doors on either side of the helm. Guests lucky enough to experience boat hire on Aquabay usually flock to the bow to take advantage of the fresh air and views of Sydney Harbour. The tables and chairs allow practical relaxation with a breeze and Aquabay is the only boat hire set up in Sydney that has this on offer.
Aquabay staff are amazing and are happy to accommodate as much as possible to make sure your boat hire event is a huge success.
Boat Hire on Aquabay includes skipper and crew
February - October $1,050 per hour based on minimum of 3 hours
November - January $1,400 per hour based on minimum of 4 hours
Wait Staff $260 for 4 hours per wait staff (additional hours @ $60 per staff member) 1 x waitstaff required for every 10 guests
BYO Surcharge $20 per person applies for BYO Beverages No BYO allowed on Fridays and Saturdays in November & December Please note: All cutlery, crockery and glassware to be supplied by customer
Chef Rates If a chef is required on board a $340 fee will be applied for up to a 4 hour charter. Additional hours are $85.
Wharf fees apply ($50 per wharf).
Public holidays and special days attract surcharges.
Please see the menus for pricing and details. BYO cruises are available in some circumstances however BYO is on a case by case basis. If BYO boat hire is approved surcharges apply.
Standard Beverage Package $18 per person per hour Wine Osyter Bay Merlot Oyster Bay Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc Chandon Brut Beers Crown Corona Hahn Premium Light Soft Drinks, Juices, Water, Tea and Coffee
If spirits are required in package cost changes to $25 per person per hour
Soft drinks and Juice Package $3.75 per person per hour Unlimited Soft Drinks, Juices, Water, Tea and Coffee
Buffet Menu 1 $100 per person A selection of boutique rolls with butter portions. Roast Pumpkin, Bocconcini and Baby Spinach Arrancini Herb and pepper and lemon encrusted Salmon fillet Le Chef tartare sauce Chardonnay and thyme poached chicken breast with risoni oven roasted tomato and baby spinach. Fresh pasta with roasted capsicum, mushrooms and Semi-dried tomatoes tossed in a light tomato pesto dressing Kajun rump surrounded with our home-style tzatziki sauce Tiger Prawn Platter with herb and lemon aioli. Wild rocket and parmesan with rock salt and black pepper. Dill, red onion and caper berry potato salad. Fresh seasonal fruit platter. Chefs selection of House Desserts
Buffet Menu 2 $125 per person A selection of boutique rolls with butter portions. Roast pumpkin and baby spinach arancini. Char grilled beef fillet and field mushrooms served with a green peppercorn jus Chardonnay and Thyme poached chicken. Roasted herb and garlic chat potatoes Sydney rock oysters with champagne and vinaigrette and pearls of the sea (2 per person) Caprese salad of tomato, bocconcini and fresh basil Wild rocket and parmesan with rock salt and black pepper A selection of fine Australian cheese’s served with dried fruit and deli style crackers Fresh seasonal fruit platter Chefs selection of House Desserts
Buffet Menu 3 $145 per person A selection of boutique rolls with butter portions. Roast pumpkin and baby spinach arancini. Chardonnay and Thyme chicken. Rib eye fillet with stuffed field mushrooms and red wine jus with roasted chat potato. Whole baked Tasmanian salmon topped with baby spinach, dill and capers Mussels with garlic and chilli butter Balmain bugs grilled with garlic lemon butter Sydney rock oysters with champagne and vinaigrette and pearls of the sea (3 per person) Tiger Prawn Platter with herb and lemon aioli. Scallops seared with lemon grass, lime and ginger dressing. Wild rocket and parmesan with sea salt and black pepper. Dill, red onion and caper berry potato salad. Caprese salad of tomato, bocconcini and fresh basil Assorted Australian cheese board with lavosh and dried fruits. Fresh seasonal fruit platter Chefs selection of House Desserts
Chocolate mousse cup with Chantilly cream.
MINIMUM OF 6 SELECTIONS
Canapé Selections A $9 per item per person Chef’s Selection of Mini Flans A selection of rice paper rolls with sesame dipping sauce. Mini bruschetta with basil and oregano on Ciabatta bread Petite Southern Highlands beef burger with gruyere and tomato chutney. Roast pumpkin and baby spinach, parmesan and parsley Arancini. Mini Angus Beef Stroganoff pies with Duchess Potato. Chilli fish cake with crisp lettuce and lime mayo in petite soft bun. Chicken san chow bow Indonesian chicken Satay skewers with spicy peanut and coconut sauce.
Canapé Selections B $12 per item per person Tiger Prawns with herb and lemon aioli. Peking duck pancake with shallots and chilli jam. Rock Oysters with Champagne Vinaigrette and Pearls of the Sea Prawn cocktail with Marie rose sauce. Smoked Salmon terrine on toasted ciabatta. Prawn and chorizo skewers Petite Wagyu Fillet Steak sandwiches filled with roquette, brie cheese and caramelized onion Scallops seared with ginger and soy dressing. Rosemary and red wine seared Lamb cutlets with mint and yoghurt
Noodle Box Selection $18 per item per person Thai red curry chicken, baby Bok Choy and bean sprouts with jasmine rice. Spinach and ricotta ravioli with baby eggplant and olives tossed in Napolitana Sauce. Poached Ocean Trout with a Nicoise Salad in a Lettuce Leaf Cup Hokkien Noodles with BBQ Pork
PLATTER OPTIONS – (min 3 choices)
Chefs House Made Dip Selection $15 per person Selection of House Made Dips, variety of Flat Breads and Sticks and Seasonal Vegetables
Dessert Tasting Plate $18 per person Selection of: Chocolate Mouse Cup with Chantilly Cream Vanilla Bean Crème Brulee Tiramisu Sticky Date Pudding Petite Cake
Antipasto Platter $20 per person Selection of Cold Cured Meats, Marinated Vegetables and a selection of lightly Marinated Olives served with Crisp Bread and Lavosh
Selection of Fine Australian Cheeses and Seasonal Fruits $20 per person Served with Dried Fruit, Gourmet Grissini, Crackers and Walnut Bread.
Oyster Bar $25 per person (6 oysters per person) A selection of freshly shucked Sydney Rock and Pacific Oysters served with a selection of condiments, Lemon, Asian Shallot Vinaigrette or Spiced Tomato and Caper Salsa.
Ocean King Prawns $25 per person (4 king prawns per person) King Prawns served with fresh Lemon and Aioli with condiments.
Fresh Cold Seafood Platter $85 per person (Seafood selection may change dependant on season) Selection of Seafood fresh from the Sydney Fish Markets, including King Prawns, Sydney Rock Oysters, Smoked Salmon, Scallops, Bug Tails, Blue Swimmer Crab dressed with Parsley, Lemon and Garlic Butter and served with Toasted Sourdough, Seafood and Tartare Sauces
A beautiful design. Seating with a table on the bow of the boat Plasma TV's A sun awning for hot days A BBQ can be available on request Complete bar Catering or BYO Loads of wow factor
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