Ariston offers a unique event space for corporate, wedding, party or private luxury motor yacht charter. Derived from the Greek word meaning “the best”, she certainly lives up to her name. With superior catering, a range of Australian and International wines, along with a dedicated crew and wait staff, Ariston offers an unrivalled luxurious Sydney Harbour cruise experience. Encompassing three levels, including expansive indoor and outdoor entertaining areas, your guests can move around freely while enjoying the sights and scenery of a Sydney Harbour cruise. Up to 60 guests can enjoy cocktail style canapés and roving menus over two levels and up to 30 guests for seated dining.

Audio entertainment on all decks, BOSE surround sound systems with iPod and karaoke input. Foxtel, free-to-air TV and DVD replay with LED digital TV monitors are fitted for general viewing, corporate presentations or your special DVD feature for party or wedding guests.Aristons conference room on the inside upper level is fitted with internet connectivity providing on-line access and international conferencing. The conference room also features a drop-down 46" LED TV monitor with wifi laptop connectivity and round table seating for up to fourteen guests. Overnight accommodation is available in five stylishly appointed twin cabins with ensuite.


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Normal Boat rates

$950 per hour (minimum 4 hours)

Winter Special (May – September)

$800 per hour


$250 per wait staff for a 4 hour charter

1 x wait staff required per 10 guests

Chef - $300

BYO Food

$250 flat fee – pre cooked, plattered food, no galley use except for food storage in fridges

BYO Drinks

$20 per person – includes ice, eskies, glassware and amenity fees

Strictly no BYO Beverage on Fridays and Saturdays in December

Prices inclusive of Deckhand and Captain

Public Holiday Surcharge

Add 20% to standard hire rates

Excludes chef at $600

New Years Eve Charter

$45,000.00 all inclusive

Deluxe beverage package, extensive canape menu followed by late Supper

Max Passengers – 25

Additional pax POA

Wharf Fees

Pick up and drop off wharf fees apply 

$50 per wharf ($100 minimum)


All prices in $AUS and include GST 

Prices are subject to change without notice 

50% deposit required to confirm your booking 


  • 3 levels including indoor/outdoor upper deck
  • Reverse cycle air conditioning
  • Full galley facilities
  • Easy water access
  • Round table seating for up to fourteen guests


  • Drop down 46 inch LED TV
  • Foxtel
  • Bose surround sound system
  • MP3 Ipod connectivity
  • Wi-Fi connectivity for wireless replay of laptop presentations
  • Karaoke machine available – no additional charge


  • Game Fishing
  • Laser Clay Shoot
  • Security Personnel Available


  • Size: 80 ft
  • Brand: Custom Built


Arison can accommodate up to:

  • Survey approval for up to 58 guests maximum + 2 Crew for inshore harbor use
  • Overnight accommodation – sleeps 10 in 5 twin cabins, each with their own private bathroom with full sized showers and toilets

What is the maximum capacity of the boat?

The vessel is surveyed to hold a maximum of 58 passengers. Please note, an infant, regardless of age is considered a passenger. 

Is the boat suitable for children? 

Yes, it is suitable for children, but they must be under adult supervision at all times.

Catered Food Options 

We can recommend trusted caterers for you where we can design an amazing menu to suit your budget and taste. 

Can we have music on board?

Yes, the vessel is equipped with a sound system where you can plug in a music compatible device like an iPhone. Please ensure your phone or MP3 player is fully charged with battery. 

Where can we go during our charter?

Our professional skipper can take you to most places within Sydney Harbour given that it is within the vessels surveyed boundaries. 

Can we extend our charter time during the charter?

Yes, you may extend your charter time, but this is subject to availability. The charter will be extended based on the decision of the captain on board and payment will be processed post charter by authorised bond or credit card. 

How do I secure my booking?

A minimum of 50% deposit is required to confirm your charter booking, with the balance payable 14 days prior to the commencement of the charter. Should you book your charter within 14 days prior to the date of charter, full payment will be required to confirm your charter booking. Upon payment of your deposit, a Skippered Charter Contract will be emailed to you, confirming details relevant to your charter, which must be signed and returned. 

Is there any paperwork to complete before we go on our charter?

Yes, we require your signed contract and authorised bond form prior to your charter commencing. 

If I cancel the charter, can I get a refund?

We do not offer refunds should you wish to cancel your charter. If boating conditions are unsafe, as determined by the management, we will offer a six month voucher to reschedule your charter based on availability. 

Preparations and Arrival 

It is suggested that you bring a hat, sunglasses, sunscreen, swimmers and a seasonal jacket to the charter as weather conditions can vary on the water. 

Does our party need to get there before the set time of the charter?

All parties should arrive at the designated charter pick up point at least 15 minutes prior to your charter time to allow loading of passengers, and gear and to enable enough time for the skipper's safety briefing. 

Service of Alcohol 

Under the NSW Responsible Service of Alcohol Code we reserve the right to refuse alcohol to anyone deemed to be intoxicated. In the case of BYO charters we reserve the right to limit their consumption and/or to have them removed from the vessel.

Drugs policy 

If we find that charterers are consuming drugs on board our vessels they will be removed from the vessel immediately at their expense and/or and the police will be called.

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