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ARISTON – 80’ Luxury Motor Yacht
Guests: 58
Cocktails: 58
Dining: 30
Buffet: 30

Client Reviews

From beginning to end everything was smooth and the communication was great!Marc always replied to all my emails very quickly. Our boat crew was lovely as well and very helpful! Highly recommend!
Jessica Filipe
Jessica Filipe
Big thanks to Marc for organising our day. The process was completely seamless - great customer service.Our driver Bruce was fantastic too and the boat was equipped with everything that we needed.Would recommend and 100% would use again.
Jessica Minter
Jessica Minter
Had an awesome NYE night out on the Karisma for 50 people. Justine and Marc were very professional and accomodating. Special thanks to Melissa/Keira and Crew. They really took care of us for the night.
Nick and Jacqui Ong
Nick and Jacqui Ong
Had an amazing experience booking the 'Catalpa' boat. Super easy and efficient communication when booking it, and lovely and welcoming team on the boat. Thank you, we had a great time!
Bec Williams
Bec Williams
A few nights ago I had my 40th on board the Element. My expectations were very high and I never thought they would be exceeded but they were! That night will go down as one of the greatest in my life. My friends and I had the most amazing evening. The food was incredible, the service was second to none. I couldn’t fault it one bit. Dealing with Marc and Debbie was amazing they always made sure I was happy with everything. Cooper was an AMAZING Captain my friends and I had so much fun with him and the crew like he was part of the celebrations! Thank you guys for a birthday I will never forget.
David Aridi
David Aridi
Can't recommend enough . Justine is so easy to work with and very accommodating. Our team of 38 had a blast during our annual holiday party on Rum Runner. Clear communication during the entire process and great value for money.
Krn Rgms
Krn Rgms
We hired the boat for a Christmas party - we had the best time, awesome . boat and crew. Definitely recommend
Simon McDonald
Simon McDonald
Great service, Marc did a superb job keeping up the comms and working through suggestions. Helped me pick the exact boat I needed and then followed through with a great experience, highly recommended
Michael Sonand
Michael Sonand
We had an amazing time celebrating our 30th with Smart Cruiser Sydney. The process from beginning to end was so smooth, and easy and the service on the day was fantastic! I will definitely be recommending to friends.
Nyree Avedissian
Nyree Avedissian
Easy booking and great quality experience. It's always good when the pictures match the reality.
Jamarr Mills
Jamarr Mills
They were a pleasure to deal with ! Made everything so easy and the boat was fantastic!!!! Staff were so friendly and helpful I can’t wait to organise another boat party it was such a blast 😃😃😃
bonnie donovan
bonnie donovan
Have used Smart Cruiser for my work Christmas parties for two years now and it's been amazing both times. Friendly, accommodating staff - definitely recommend!
Jamiel Virata
Jamiel Virata
Awesome experience 100% worth it!
Carlos Agreda
Carlos Agreda
Excellent service! The boat was clean and the crew was really friendly.
Ivory Group
Ivory Group
Thanks again for your help organising last minute! It was a great day out and the owners of the boat were outstanding on the day. We had a blast thanks again for all your help would use you guys to organise any future events!
Christopher Cheung
Christopher Cheung
We booked Pearl through Marc and thoroughly recommend Smart Cruiser. Marc was really helpful right from the start, provided us with a great selection of boats to meet our requirements at a range of prices. We picked Pearl because of it's layout and capacity, and were very happy with that. The crew were fantastic and really helped make our day. Our guests, 19 of my daughter's friends, had a great day out and all smiles the whole afternoon!
Manu Sivaraj
Manu Sivaraj
I organised a boat for my partners birthday and from start to finish it went very smoothly thanks to Justine! We had an amazing time. Exceptional service and a great boat. Thanks guys!
Rikke Harker
Rikke Harker
Marc was fantastic at finding us a boat for a family day on the harbour. Happy to use them again!
Mel Wilson
Mel Wilson
Jier Qiu
Jier Qiu
This is second time Marc organized a harbour cruise for me and my guests, and after a great first experience couple of years ago for a corporate event, this one was for a personal occasion (birthday) and the team at Smart Cruiser once again overdelivered. Competitive prices, flexibility, responsiveness, clear communication... everything was done to take the pressure off my back and as the organizer of this event, I couldn't have asked for better advice or better service. Already looking forward to my 3rd experience with Marc and his team ! Highly recommended.
Thomas Dexmier
Thomas Dexmier
We used Smart Sydney Cruiser to book a boat for a transfer to our wedding in March. They were absolutely amazing! The customer service was some of the best I have had in a while. Marc was really wonderful at getting back to me quickly and was really helpful in finding the right boat for us. we chose the Sun Seeker boat which was perfect for us. The Crew were really lovely and happy to help. I highly recommend their services and will definitely use them for our next boating adventure.
Louise Poole
Louise Poole
Celebrated by husband's 40th in Feb 2020.This was indeed the best 40th ever...had an amazing experience!! Totally loved it! Cyril and Margo were friendly, professional and helpful which enabled us to relax and thoroughly enjoy ourselves. The boat was super neat and clean, the music system was excellent, all the food was managed so well by Cyril and Margo. My guests were so excited and kept telling me it is the best B’day party they have ever attended. Have already recommended you guys to two of my friends. They should call you soon😊. Looking forward to coming onboard again in Summer!
Neha Sarabhai
Neha Sarabhai
Marc was amazing and sooo very helpful when it came to booking a boat for my 21st birthday. He was quick at replying and helped me find the best boat for my needs. Archie and Patrick were also amazing on the boat in spite of covid regulations we had an amazing time! We booked the Ozcat Luxury Catamaran and had such a good time! WOULD HIGHLY RECOMMEND !!!
Christina Dahdal
Christina Dahdal
We had a wonderful Private Bucks party over the weekend. The organisation and inclusions were amazing. We were never left without a reply, given the best available rates in comparison to other cruises in Sydney. Very flexible with payment too. Had an awesome time!
Sahan Attanayake
Sahan Attanayake
Booked Cosmos II last weekend for a birthday party. Marc was so professional and efficient from the start in organising the event and would answer all your questions even on the weekends!!. The staff on the boat were amazing high quality 5 star service and to top it off the fireworks were just great. This has exceeded my expectations as well as all the guests on board.
Brendan Wong
Brendan Wong
Was a brilliant day out once again. Thank you for arranging and for making it a smooth day. No issues what so ever! Crew were amazing, and really great with not just getting us around on the harbour but also never saw an empty bowl of chips or platter of food as they just kept on top of it all!
Brett Clemenson
Brett Clemenson
Just a quick note to stay thank you for a wonderful experience! The crew were fabulous in making sure everything ran smoothly!
Marlene Haggar
Marlene Haggar
Justine is awesome. She listened to all my requirements and got all the things correctly.Easy communication / Boat is on time / friendly skipper :)My team had a great timeHighly recommended.
Sai Vigneswaran S
Sai Vigneswaran S
Thank you, Justine!You were so wonderful to work with, I really appreciate your speedy action and turn around time to ensure my team had a fantastic celebration.We had such a great day on the harbour, despite the awful smoke that continues to hang around, everyone loved the day. The drop off in Manly was perfect!Again, really appreciate you helping me to set this up.
Kaitlin Stoddard
Kaitlin Stoddard
Was organising an office event and needed a boat in two weeks' time! Having spoken to Marc, one could see that he was super passionate about what he does. He was super helpful throughout the entire process, right till the last minute. Would highly recommend Smart Cruiser for anyone looking for an efficient service.
Gisty Issac
Gisty Issac
From the moment I first enquired until we stepped off the boat, everything was an absolute breeze.Marc was great to liaise with in terms of choosing which vessel suited our groups needs etc. It’s a tricky time during COVID but great to be able to still plan a great event like this.We were greeted by the friendly boat staff as soon as we arrived at the wharf, and cruised for three hours during sunset. The staff cooked all our food for us and made sure we had a great time.Couldn’t fault any moment. Would 100% recommend to anyone who wants a memorable trip on the water!
Teasion Morgan
Teasion Morgan
After endless inquiries and trying to find the perfect boat, I stumbled upon Smart Cruiser, and couldn’t be happier!I requested for a quote from the website and received an email, I spoke with Marc directly about possible options, Marc has been so helpful throughout the whole process - one message away and I received prompt replies about any queries I had.We had an incredible experience overall and will definitely book with Smart Cruiser for future events again!
Calen Vinoya
Calen Vinoya
Marc was amazing to deal with. On such short notice he was attentive and found us the perfect option that met our needs and budget. Would recommend.
Alexandra Jones
Alexandra Jones
Great experience friendly staff boat was big and spacious and price was good too. Thanks guys
CINDY'S ASMR EATS
CINDY'S ASMR EATS
Thanks guys for making our Xmas party amazing! you are always fully recommended for anyone who can have a great time through the Syd harbour waters
Pedro Pablo Munoz Del Valle
Pedro Pablo Munoz Del Valle
I booked with Marc to hire a boat for my birthday event and he was extremely responsive and helpful throughout the entire process! This company has such an extensive range of vessels to choose from (for really good value) and the staff onboard on the day were so welcoming and attentive - our Skipper and Host took care of everything including the cooking and cleaning. Everybody had an amazing time! Thank you
Margaret Zhao
Margaret Zhao
Justine offers fantastic service. Every question was answered quickly and nothing was too much trouble. We had a great day on the water and would not hesitate to recommend this company.
Melanie Robertson
Melanie Robertson
Smart Cruiser Sydney are always a pleasure to work with. I highly recommend them.
DAVID COOTE
DAVID COOTE
Such a great company to deal with, so many options to choose from. Skipper of the boat was fantastic, you cant go wrong with Smart Cruiser Sydney. We will definitely use again.
Nikki Saxelby
Nikki Saxelby
We had the best time on the boat, and I cannot stress that enough. From the booking process right through to being on the boat, we had the most amazing experience and I will 100% be booking again/referring friends to smart cruiser. During our cruise the Skipper and staff were patient, professional and seriously fun. Handled a group of 30, 20 year golds really well and weren't fun sponges! 10/10 cant wait to book again.
Ella Kotlowski
Ella Kotlowski
Having a great time on the water in Sydney Harbour with the gorgeous weather, iconic city backdrop, unbelievable choice of vessels, and amazing food & drink is the easy bit. Finding the right charter company to work with, made even all of the hard work organising this, just as easy and pleasurable. Justine and her team were immaculate and I look forward to working with them again in the future.
Robert Colegate
Robert Colegate
Initial Enquiry I was impressed with all communication & follow up from Smart Cruiser Sydney. Marc was friendly and professional and dealt with all my enquiries promptly.The vessel - John Oxley was great clean and spacious and the staff were wonderful.Great day out was had by everyone.Definitely will be a Company I reach out to for future events both corporate and personal.
Robyn Obeyah
Robyn Obeyah
Organised a cruise for my 21st through Justine who was extremely helpful. Crew on the day were fantastic and overall was an unforgettable experience.
Andrew Lee
Andrew Lee
Hosted my Birthday on the State of the Art yacht and had an amazing experience. Marc was very responsive and easy to communicate with, making the whole booking aspect a breeze. Adam the skipper was a great host along with the crew. All my guests were very pleased with the cruise and had the best Birthday ever. Would highly recommend
Paolo Llave
Paolo Llave
Marc is an absolute asset to this industry. He went above and beyond to ensure all our requests were adhered to. Our clients had a fantastic day on board Prometheus and have been raving about it since. I could not speak more highly of Marc, his attention to detail, responsiveness to our requests and smoothness of the transaction leading up to, and on the day itself. Looking forward to another booking next year 🙂
Edward Symonds
Edward Symonds
Massive thanks to Sara and her team for a great afternoon on Yarranabbe! They were all exceptional from start to finish. Nothing was too much trouble.The boat was amazing, plenty of room too! The pictures online don’t do it justice!Justine at Smart Cruiser made the booking process so easy and seamless.Highly recommended!
Marc Gunston
Marc Gunston
We had a wonderful trip – our skipper was great and we all had a lovely time. Nothing to improve except the sunshine! The skipper suggested a little cove out of the wind to do the barbeque, which was perfect. Loved the views and we got some lovely pictures of the team in front of all the landmarks.Booking with Marc could not have been easier. Really responsive - email replies are almost instantaneous!
Ashley Brown
Ashley Brown
Marc from Smart Cruiser was fantastic from the first-time I spoke with him over the phone. He helped me organise two yachts for my family, One World and the Element for NYE. He was always available to answer questions, gave accurate quotes and was such a pleasure to deal with! I would highly recommend Smart Cruiser as it connects with you some of the nicest, most professional yachts on Sydney harbour!
Valerie Boyer
Valerie Boyer
Marc was fantastic to deal with from start to finish. Our cruise on the day was amazing and the boat crew looked after us really well made our time more enjoyable. Highly recommend booking through Smart Cruiser.
Linton Farlow
Linton Farlow
Great experience when hosting a client boat party. Hired a catamaran for 20-30 people for a corporate event in Nov 2019 and had an amazing time. Thanks for the great customer service from Marc, Cyril and Augustina. The boat was beautiful, bbq and drinks were great. You made sure we thought of everything and we even got a great team picture with the harbour bridge in view.
rosina francis
rosina francis

The Boat:

The newly refurbished and renamed Ariston is an impeccable choice for Sydney Harbour Cruises. Displaying a timeless elegance, Ariston has been custom fitted to appeal to the most discerning tastes. Despite its timeless feel, it is equipped with state of the art features including an audio visual system, internet connectivity, the latest LED screens and data for laptops for presentations. Classically and uniquely appointed, Ariston is a unique and elegant luxury boat, now available for private charters on Sydney Harbour.

We Love:

  • Three levels, including expansive indoor and outdoor entertaining areas
  • BYO charters are allowed
  • Impeccable service

Other features:

  •  Full walk around layout with wide, side walkways and handrails
  • 3 levels including indoor/outdoor upper deck
  •  Reverse cycle air conditioning on all levels for all seasons comfort
  • Handcrafted Southern Myrtle timberwork and soft leather trims
  • State of the art 46″ and 40″ LED digital TV monitors
  • Karaoke, Foxtel, free-to-air and DVD replay
  • Wi-Fi connectivity for wireless replay of laptop presentations
  • Remote controlled, Bose surround sound system with iPod input
  • Fully equipped galley, fridge, freezer and icemaker
  • Sleeps 10 in 5 twin cabins, each with their own private bathroom with full sized showers and toilets

Ariston can accommodate any form of entertainment from a DJ to full stage show. This boat has ample power for audio visual and live entertainment.

Rates

  • Boat hire: $950/h – Min 4H
  • Drinks $14.5/h/pers (everything but spirits)
  • Catering from $35pp for Substantial Grazing food (no chef fee), $58pp for Finger Food and from $108pp for buffet (Chef is $300/4H)
  • – BYO food is $250 (precooked, pre plattered foods, no use of the galley)
  • – $20 surcharge per person applies to BYO Beverages (Includes all cups, serving equipment, eskys and ice); Not available on Friday/ Saturday in December
  • 1 wait person for each 10 guests – $250 per wait staff
  • Wharf fee $120

Menus

Catering

Canapé Menu

canapé menu one

$39.00 per person inc GST – recommended for 2 hour charters only

Canapé

zucchini and corn fritter with avocado, olive, tomato and eschalot salsa [gf, v, ve] peking duck pancake with spring onion, cucumber and hoisin melted salmon and caper tart with crème fraiche and chives warm chicken and leek pie porcini mushroom arancini ball with basil aioli [v] slow roasted lamb shawarma pita with authentic zhoug sauce

canapé menu two

$58.00 per person inc GST

Canapé

black eye bean, jalapeño and provoleta cheese tostada with pico de gallo [gf, v] steamed prawn and pork dim sim chilli sambal fresh pacific oysters with shallot and black sesame dressing [gf] caprese skewer with cherry bocconcini, baby roma tomatoes and pesto drizzle [gf] roast duck and crisp salad rice paper roll with shitake mushroom ponzu dressing beer battered flathead goujons with tartare sauce chunky beef and mushroom pie with minted mushy peas tequila and lime marinated chicken skewers with chipotle sauce [gf]

Sweet Canapé

frangipane tartlet with vanilla poached pear

Canapé menu three

$68.00 per person inc GST

Canapé

baby roma tomato tarte tartin with woodside goats curd, balsamic glaze and micro herbs [v] peking duck rice paper roll with spring onion, cucumber and hoisin sauce lime marinated tuna logs with wasabi mayonnaise and shizu cress corn and zucchini fritter with avocado, lime and coriander salsa [v, ve, gf] piquant prawn and shitake dumpling with soy butter pork, veal and fennel polpette in roasted tomato sugo [gf] karaage chicken with kewpie mayonnaise and togarashi prawn cocktail slider with lime aioli and crisp iceberg chiffonade roasted tomato arancini filled with mozzarella with garlic aioli [v] served in a small bowl or noodle box orrechiette with slow braised lamb ragu, green olives, fresh oregano and pecorino

Sweet Canapé

lime and coconut crème brulee with pineapple and mint salad [gf]

Buffet Menu

Buffet Menu 1 : $108 per person

Canapé

peking duck pancake with spring onion, cucumber and hoisin sauce caprese skewer with cherry bocconcini, baby roma tomatoes and pesto drizzle (gf, v) corn and zucchini fritter with smoked tasmanian salmon, avocado, lime and coriander salsa (gf)

assorted boutique bread rolls with butter (v) chilled pacific oysters with cucumber lime and mirin [2 per person] (gf) ocean cooked king prawns with dill aioli [3 per person] (gf) green asparagus, fresh goats curd and fine herb salad with caramelised walnuts (v, gf) crunchy raw slaw of red cabbage, tuscan kale and matchstick apples with fresh mint, lemon and evo dressing (ve, gf) cocktail potato salad with artichoke, italian parsley and lemon caper vinaigrette (ve, gf) grilled salmon fillet on crisp local rocket with ponzu yuzu sauce bbq jamaican jerk chicken with coconut rice, fresh coriander, tomato and citrus salsa (gf) slow roast lamb shoulder with caramelised shallots and button mushrooms (gf) Dessert seasonal fresh fruit platter (v, gf) devils chocolate mud cake with double cream (v)

Buffet Menu 2 : $128 per person

Canapé

Canapé asparagus, sautéed leek and chèvre flan (v) lime marinated tuna logs with wasabi mayonnaise and shizu cress chilli and rosemary marinated lamb skewers with tomato and basil salsa [gf] Buffet assorted boutique bread rolls with butter (v) ocean cooked king prawns with dill aioli [3 per person] (gf) fresh pacific oysters with shallot dressing and black sesame dressing [2 per person] (gf) smoked tasmanian salmon with fine eschallots, chives, lemon and baby capers (gf) rice, cranberry and roasted sweet potato salad with cinnamon, cumin and lemon juice vinaigrette (v, gf, ve) baby spinach, corella pear and parmesan salad with pomegranate, vino cotto and evo (v, gf) sautéed kipfler potatoes and artichoke with dijon dressing (v, gf, ve) seared south coast blue eye cod with olive, french shallot and heirloom tomato salsa (gf) sumac and thyme marinated spatchcock with grilled fennel and citrus (gf) whole roasted beef fillet with red wine and rosemary jus (gf) Dessert steamed cinnamon and date pudding with butterscotch sauce individual pavlovas with fresh chantilly cream and berries

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