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PROCLAIM – 72’ Authentic Sydney Ferry
Guests: 220
Cocktails: 220
Dining: 120
Buffet: 60

Client Reviews

We hired the Catamaran for 20 people for a 4 hour cruise for my birthday - was absolutely awesome (even when it rained) - really impressed with the boat, crew and also booking it with Marc was super easy! Highly recommend these guys if you're looking for a cool harbour cruise! Only issue was it wasn't long enough! 😛
Mark Taylor
Mark Taylor
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
Excellent customer service. Staff friendly and super professional. We used 'Spectre' for senior clients during an event, an amazing boat which fitted all our client needs, with a fantastic Captain (Justin) and First Mate (Elodie). Would highly recommend.
Tom Womersley
Tom Womersley
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
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
We had a wonderful time on the boat and even swim around the boat when parked. The boat was very beautiful, the crew were great and the food as well. I would recommend Smart Cruiser Sydney to anyone looking for a great experience at Darling Harbour and Sydney Harbour
Shi AAIXINJUE
Shi AAIXINJUE
I had a great experience with Smart Cruiser recently. Organised a bucks party for 60 guests and the crew and boat were fantastic - very accomodating and ensured are group had a great time taking in Sydney Harbour. Would definitely recommend!
Ben Cividin
Ben Cividin
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
We would like to thank Smart Cruisers for their professional and exceptional service with coordinating the vessels on our wedding day.Mon Cheri was just beyond words - Rodney was a great skipper who ensured that we were delivered to the jetty on time in a safe and enjoyable manner. Nothing was a problem for him and the vessel itself was in immaculate condition.Coast catamaran was the perfect vessel for the cocktails and Harbour cruise. They were extremely attentive, diligent and ensured all guests embarked and disembarked safely. The skipper also made sure the vessel was travelling at an enjoyable speed so it wasn't too turbulent and Kate (owner) was the perfect host on the vessel ensuring that all waiters looked after all the guests. Once again – thank you for the enjoyable experience and we look forward to using Smart Cruisers next time we are back in Sydney for any other events.
Michael Rossi
Michael Rossi
Perfect day out, easy to organise and sort out. Amazing crew and the boat was a beauty! would love to go again!
Sonja Popovic
Sonja Popovic
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
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
Had a very successful event for 200+ people on The Eclipse. Planning, organisation, staff and catering were all fantastic. Thanks to all involved.
Louise Parker
Louise Parker
First time cruising on Saturday and was a great experience. Had a lot of fun and great service & communication. Will definitely be back.
Anita Young
Anita Young
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
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
We had a great time on Sydney harbour, the booking was made easy, answered all my questions. I highly recommend using their service, would definitely use Smart cruiser sydney again.
Opal Bhradmeung
Opal Bhradmeung
We hired the boat for a Christmas party - we had the best time, awesome . boat and crew. Definitely recommend
Simon McDonald
Simon McDonald
Amazing service and an awesome time. Our international corporate guests were extremely pleased and had loads of fun. Glad it was BYO. Will use again
M Kaur
M Kaur
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
The team here are very helpful and were kind bearing with us through multiple requests and changes. We had an amazing day out on the Wavelength boat, with the boat owner and crew making sure we had a good time but were still safe and responsible. Definitely recommend.
Dominique McDermott
Dominique McDermott
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
Awesome day--lovely boat, friendly staff and crew and very helpful with all the planning and info for the day. Highly recommended!
Travis Jamieson
Travis Jamieson
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
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
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
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
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
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
I was in a bit of a panic in case we weren't able to find the right catamaran for our party but Justine from Smart cruiser was able to get back to me on the exact vessel I wanted. She was very responsive and attended to every question I had. The crew of the One Ocean catamaran were exceptional on the day too! So friendly and very good with the bbq. Highly recommend both this company and the cat.
Joanna Shin
Joanna Shin
Excellent service! The boat was clean and the crew was really friendly.
Ivory Group
Ivory Group
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
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
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
Easy booking and great quality experience. It's always good when the pictures match the reality.
Jamarr Mills
Jamarr Mills
I booked the beautiful catamaran, Varuna through Smart Cruiser Sydney for my 40th birthday and it was the best day I could've asked for.From the start Marc was great with helping me decide on a package for the day with food and drink options and ongoing information on the process and plans for the day.On my actual sail day, the crew on-board were very attentive and accommodating to requests. All my guest had a such a good day, with enough room on board for 34 people to move around freely. The lily pad was awesome! Everyone got in the water! Thanks again Smart Cruiser Sydney for helping me start my 40's with a bang!
Dionne Hunter
Dionne Hunter
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
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
Jier Qiu
Jier Qiu
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Awesome experience 100% worth it!
Carlos Agreda
Carlos Agreda
Went out of their way to ensure our boat party went as smoothly as possible , no ridiculous fees or hidden costs would highly recommend
JJ Fortune
JJ Fortune
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
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

The Boat:

Own by Noakes Group, this beautiful original timber boat has been sailing Sydney harbour since 1939. She is has been beautifully maintained for all these years and is one of the best looking ferry left on Sydney harbour. A great team of passionate people run the boat and you will enjoy the quality of the personal service provided. With a capacity of up to 270 guests, Proclaim was built to become a charter boat – not a ferry – and therefore she has a great set uo for all types of events.

We Love:

  • Proclaim is an original Ferry from 1939
  • The ferry’s first engagement was carrying spectators at the Australia Day Sydney Harbour Regatta on 26 January 1940.

Other features:

  • Up to 250 guests for transport; 200 for charters and 136 for table dinning
  • 2 levels and lots of seating
  • Fully set up bar on the lower deck
  • Outdoor Front (upstairs and downstairs) and Rear (upstairs) Decks
  • BBQ Facilities
  • Two Large Dining Areas
  • Timber Dance Floor
  • Male / Female Restrooms
  • Ipod Connectivity

Rates

Rates details:
* Boat hire: – Day time: $2,050 for 2H and $500 for any extra hours.
– Evening time: $2,300 for 2H and $550 for any extra hours.
* BYO drinks or food is fine – $150/h (includes 1 bar tender) – extra staff $50/h (recommended 2 staff over 100 guests) – Free water provided. Chips and nuts available from the bar.
* BBQ from $14/pers; finger food from $32/pers; buffet from $40/pers.
* Food delivery charge of $65 applies to all menus (unless over $1,300 spent)
* Wait staff compulsory for food menus: $240/2H and $360/4H – recommended 1 per/60
* Drink package from $11/h/pers (everything but spirits) = $44/4H/pers
* Min $500 spend for cash bar – additional alcohol provided is $1/beer and $3/wine
* Wharf fees: $120.

Sample quotation:
A 4H exclusive hire, fully BYO for 200 guests starts at $3,470 inc gstseason)

Menus

Catering

Canape Menu

Proclaim Canapé Menu 1

$ 32.00 per person [menu includes 8 items per person]

vietnamese rice paper rolls with nuoc cham dipping sauce peking duck pancake with spring onion, cucumber and hoisin sauce assorted sushi with wasabi and soy

steamed prawn and pork dim sim chilli sambal beef sausage rolls with home made bbq sauce chicken yakitori skewer with spring onion and wasabi mayonnaise

chunky beef and mushroom pie with minted mushy peas roasted tomato arancini filled with mozzarella with garlic aioli

Proclaim Canapé Menu 2

$ 40.00 per person [menu includes 10 items per person]

peking duck pancake with spring onion, cucumber and hoisin sauce melted salmon and caper tart with crème fraiche and chives english spinach and persian fetta flan

devil chicken wings mini salmon skewers with sesame and soy spinach and ricotta pastizzi thai fish cakes with sweet chilli, nam jim dipping sauce

roast pumpkin, zucchini and grilled eggplant pizzetta with goats cheese baby beef burger with beetroot chutney warm chicken and leek pie with flaky pastry

Proclaim Canapé Menu 3

$ 55.00 per person [menu includes 10 items and 2 bowl items per person]

flaked salmon finger sandwich with capers and sour cream spinach and ricotta flan goat cheese and caramelised onion croissant assorted sushi with wasabi and soy

steamed mini bbq pork buns with plum sauce vegetable spring rolls with chilli soy dipping sauce lamb and rosemary pie with piquant tomato chutney

tandoori chicken skewers with coriander yogurt porcini mushroom arancini ball with basil aioli fire roasted pimento, chorizo and baby mozzarella pizzetta

served in a small bowl or noodle box

spirali pasta with pesto, rocket, cherry tomatoes and parmesan thai chicken curry with fragrant rice and fresh coconut sambal

Lunch Platter Menu

 Lunch Platter Menu 1 (drop off)

$ 21.00 per person

roast beef, rocket and seeded mustard petite pan tandoori chicken wrap with cucumber yogurt and crisp lettuce shaved ham, jarlsberg and branston mustard pickle on a crisp baguette

fresh seasonal fruit platter coffee walnut cake with layers of walnut biscuit and coffee cream coffee and tea selection

Lunch Platter Menu 2 (drop off) $ 23.00 per person

grilled turkish bread grilled eggplant, zucchini and bell peppers,marinated large green olives, sautéed mushrooms, greek fetta cheese, shaved double smoked ham and sopressa salami button mushroom, caramelised onion and lemon thyme flan (medium size) tandoori chicken wrap with cucumber yogurt and crisp lettuce assorted sushi with wasabi and soy

fresh seasonal fruit platter rich chocolate devils food cake coffee and tea selection

 

Lunch Platter Menu 3 (drop off) $ 30.00 per person

quinoa corn and zucchini fritters with taramasalata prawn and iceberg lettuce salad with lemon mayonnaise and shredded Italian parsley greek salad with roma tomatoes, cucumber and fetta fresh coleslaw roast chicken pieces fresh bread rolls with butter

fresh seasonal fruit platter mini individual lamingtons coffee and tea selection

BBQ Menu

Proclaim BBQ Menu 1

$ 14.00 per person

bread rolls with butter bbq beef sausages grilled onions fresh coleslaw

coffee and tea selection

Proclaim BBQ Menu 2

$ 30.00 per person

bread rolls with butter bbq rump steak bbq beef sausages marinated chicken skewers grilled onions classic potato salad pasta salad with olive, parsley and lemon dressing green leaf salad with balsamic dressing

coffee and tea selection

 

Proclaim BBQ Menu 3

$ 46.00 per person

bread rolls with butter

bbq Italian pork, veal and fennel sausages bbq chicken cutlets with herb dressing

penne, rocket and Mediterranean vegetable salad with pesto drizzle traditional greek with tomato, cucumber, olives, and lemon oregano dressing classic potato salad with grain mustard dressing morroccan spiced couscous, roast pumpkin and baby spinach salad

seasonal fresh fruit platter new york baked cheese cake

coffee and tea selection

Buffet Menu

Buffet Menu 1 (available all vessels) Drop off $ 40.00 per person

appetiser

grilled eggplant, zucchini and bell peppers,marinated large green olives, sautéed mushrooms and greek fetta cheese with assorted crackers

assorted boutique breadrolls with butter

mains

shaved smoked leg ham with a selection of mustards baked pumpkin, spinach and fetta frittata sliced roast beef sirloin with horseradish cream and chives

salads

classic potato salad with grain mustard dressing pasta salad with olive, parsley and lemon dressing fresh mesclun leaves, cherry tomatoes and cucumber salad with white wine vinaigrette

dessert

fresh seasonal fruit platter rich chocolate devils food cake with double cream and berry coulis

Normal Rates: (excl. public holidays)

o Waiter compulsory: Up to a 2 hour charter 2 – 4 hour charters Additional Hours

Public Holiday Rates:

o Waiter compulsory: Up to a 2 hour charter 2 – 4 hour charters Additional Hours

$240 each $360 each $60 each

$440 each $660 each $110 each

Buffet Menu 2 (Proclaim only)

$ 46.00 per person

appetiser

grilled eggplant, zucchini and bell peppers, marinated large green olives, sautéed mushrooms and greek fetta cheese with assorted crackers

assorted boutique breadrolls

mains

char-grilled chicken cutlets with herb dressing whole baked salmon fillet with fennel, garlic, lime and fresh herb stuffing moroccan beef tagine with eggplant chutney

salads

mediterranean brown rice salad with red bell peppers, cucumber parsely and lemon dressing rocket and parmesan salad with balsamic dressing moroccan spiced couscous, roast pumpkin and baby spinach salad

dessert

fresh fruit pavlova with fresh cream new york baked cheese cake with cinnamon berry compote coffee, selection of teas and petits fours

 

Buffet Menu 3 (Proclaim only)

$ 55.00 per person

canapé

english spinach and persian fetta flan peking duck pancake with spring onion, cucumber and hoisin sauce vegetable spring rolls with chilli soy dipping sauce

assorted boutique breadrolls with butter

mains

braised beef bourguignon rolled turkey breast stuffed with sage and onion grilled teriyaki salmon fillets with green onions and sesame seeds

salads

penne, rocket and mediterranean vegetable salad with pesto drizzle traditional greek with tomato, cucumber, olives and lemon oregano dressing asian cold noodle salad with crsip greens

dessert

moist carrot cake with whipped cream cheese icing and scattered walnuts seasonal fresh fruit platter

Drinks

 BAR PACKAGES $9 pp / hour

Limited Open Bar

House Wines:

Sauvignon Blanc Cabernet Merlot Chardonnay Sparkling

House Beers:

Peroni
Pure Blonde James Boag Light

Cider:

House Soft Drink:

Pepsi
Solo
Soda Water Lemonade Cordials Bottled Water

Full Open Bar $11pp/hours

Includes all of the above plus:

Spirits:

Vodka Bourbon Gin Rum Whiskey

Monteiths Apple Cider

*Both options include free water service.

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PROCLAIM – 72’ Authentic Sydney Ferry

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