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SYDNEY SUNDANCER – 54’ Sailing Ketch
Guests: 50
Cocktails: 50
Dining: 10
Buffet: 40

Client Reviews

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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 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
Jier Qiu
Jier Qiu
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Great experience friendly staff boat was big and spacious and price was good too. Thanks guys
CINDY'S ASMR EATS
CINDY'S ASMR EATS
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 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
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
Awesome experience 100% worth it!
Carlos Agreda
Carlos Agreda
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
Excellent service! The boat was clean and the crew was really friendly.
Ivory Group
Ivory Group
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
Will Shih
Will Shih
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
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
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
Easy booking and great quality experience. It's always good when the pictures match the reality.
Jamarr Mills
Jamarr Mills
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
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
Marc was fantastic at finding us a boat for a family day on the harbour. Happy to use them again!
Mel Wilson
Mel Wilson
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
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
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 hired the boat for a Christmas party - we had the best time, awesome . boat and crew. Definitely recommend
Simon McDonald
Simon McDonald
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

The Boat:

Built to the highest international standards for luxury yachting, Sydney Sundance is more like a floating private hotel. There is a very large foredeck to laze away the days in the sun, while the aft deck has plenty of room for up to 12 people to settle back, enjoy a sunset and delicious dinner. The huge rear transom area means some of the most enjoyable snorkelling and swimming you could ever have are just a step away. “Toys” like floating arm chairs, fishing gear, masks, snorkel and fin are standard equipment.

We Love:

  • Combine the confort & stability of a motor boat with the grace and serenity of a sailing yacht.
  • The deck is so large that Sydney Sundancer is licensed to carry more than 70 guests (plus crew), however the owners prefer to limit the number of guests to around 50.

Other features:

  • Length: 16.26 metres
  • Up to 50 guests for cocktail function
  • Private shower and two toilets
  • Fully equipped galley
  • Fully licensed bar
  • Extensive sound system
  • 2 double staterooms with ensuites
  • IPod/IPhone/Android compatible sound system

Rates

Quick quote:
A 4H exclusive event, fully BYO for up to 50 guests starts at $2,660 inc gst

Rates details:
* Boat hire: $605/h – min 4h (Nov-Dec) ; $550/h – min 4h (Jan-Oct)
* Catering: lots of options, from $38/pers
* Drink package from $10/h/pers
* 1 wait staff for 1-28 guests – 2 wait staff from 29 guests ($160)
* BYO surcharge is $200 for rubbish cleaning + $200 for extra staff from 29 guests
All cutlery, cups, plates, utensils, serving equipment will need to be provided by the client.
* Wharf fee apply $60 (no pick up from King St Wharf)

Menus

Catering

Canape Menu

Cocktail Menu 1

Assorted Sashimi platter: Seared Tuna with Za’atar and an orange/soy dipping sauce Seared tandoori Kingfish and a yoghurt/cucumber dipping sauce Atlantic salmon sashimi Sushi Seafood paté Sydney rock oysters served with an optional vinaigrette dressing and limes Medallions of lobster in a warm honey, macadamia and basil Sauce King prawns with an avocado dip and seafood sauce Brioche with smoked Tasmanian ocean trout and salmon caviar Roasted capsicum, basil and sun dried tomatoes on pesto toast Cashew and basil tartlets Curry puffs with a Thai cucumber, chilli, coriander and peanut sauce Chicken satays Lamb satays Coffee Belgian Shell Chocolates

$76.00 per person

For Groups of less than 25, the above selections will be reduced.

Cocktail Menu 2

Duck and Orange Paté Smoked salmon and dill Dip Blue cheese mousse Roasted capsicum, basil and sundried tomatoes on pesto toast Cashew and basil tartlets Herbed cheeses in golden cases Scallop bites with sweet Bavarian mustard Sauce Turkey and pistachio nut ribbon sandwiches Herbed lamb kebabs with garlic mint yoghurt Antipasto plate Tea/Coffee with chocolates

$45.00 per person

For Groups of less than 25, the above selections will be reduced.

 

Cocktail Menu 3

Pheasant paté Duck and Orange paté Smoked Salmon and Dill Dip with crudites Sydney rock oysters served with an optional vinaigrette dressing and limes Sushi Roasted capsicum, sundried tomatoes and basil on melba toast Sydney Rare, tenderloin grain-fed, beef eye fillet with roasted capsicum, rocket, and bernaise sauce on French crusty bread Lamb Satays Chicken Satays

$40.00 per person

Buffet Menu

Buffet Menu 1

 Entrée

Duck and Orange Paté Tuna and Pineapple Mousse Blue Cheese Mousse

Buffet

Free Range Corn Fed Filleted Chicken Breast in a curry mayonnaise Sauce, served with rice tossed with toasted flaked almonds and grapes Leafy Green Salad with Herb Lemon Dressing Crusty, Freshly baked Bread

Dessert

Homemade Carrot Cake Tea or Coffee

$38.00 per person.

NB: The above menu can be varied to include generous portions of King Prawns with Sundancer Sauce and Sydney Rock Oysters. The menu would then be $55.00 per person.

Buffet Menu 2

Entrée

Duck and Orange Paté Blue Cheese Mousse Hot Lamb and Chicken Satays

Buffet

Barbequed tenderloin, grain fed beef eye fillet with home made bernaise sauce. Potato Salad with Basil and toasted pine nut sauce Leafy green salad with herb and lemon dressing Crusty, Freshly baked Bread

Dessert

Pecan Praline Cheesecake Chocolate Peppermint Cheesecake Tea or Coffee

$50.00 per person.

NB: The above menu can be varied to include generous portions of King Prawns with Sundancer Sauce and Sydney Rock Oysters at an extra $17.00 per person.

Buffet Menu 3 

Entrée

Duck and Orange Paté Lumpfish Caviar Paté Tuna and Pineapple Mousse

Buffet

Home Roasted Turkey with Paté de fois gras and Chestnut Stuffing with Cranberry Sauce. Barbequed Glazed Ham* Grain fed tenderloin beef eye fillet with home made bernaise sauce* King Prawns with Sundancer Sauce Sydney Rock Oysters with an optional vinaigrette dressing and limes Pasta Salad with basil dressing, sundried tomatoes and sugar snap peas Avocado, spinach, rocket, pinenut and mushroom Salad Crusty, Freshly baked Bread

Dessert

Hazelnut Meringue and Strawberry Gateau* Pecan Praline Cheesecake* Coffee

$64.00 per person.

* Please choose one of each marked * in Buffet and Dessert for groups under 25 guests. For more than 25 both are served.

Buffet Menu 4

 Entrée

Smoked Salmon and Dill Dip Pineapple and Tuna Mousse* Prawn and Avocado Mousse* Seafood Paté*

Buffet

Lobster and avocado salad with ginger and pink peppercorn dressing King prawns with Sundancer sauce Sydney rock oysters served with an optional vinaigrette dressing and limes Balmain bugs with mango sauce Whole baked Tasmanian ocean trout or Tasmanian Atlantic salmon Potato salad with green pea and mint mayonnaise Tossed green salad

Dessert

Hazelnut meringue and strawberry gateau* Pecan praline cheesecake* Tea / Coffee

$85.00 per person.

* Please choose 3 entrees and 1 dessert for groups of less than 25 guests.

Buffet Menu 5

Entrée

Assorted Sashimi platter: Seared Tuna with Za’atar and an orange/soy dipping sauce Seared tandoori Kingfish and a yoghurt/cucumber dipping sauce Atlantic salmon sashimi Sydney rock oysters served with an optional vinaigrette dressing and limes Lobster with macadamia, basil and honey Sauce

Buffet

King Prawns with Sundancer Sauce Smoked Tasmanian ocean trout with sweet Bavarian mustard sauce Whole baked Tasmanian ocean trout or Tasmanian Atlantic Salmon Seared, tenderloin grain-fed, beef eye fillet marinated in lemon grass, ginger, lime juice and Asian spices Balmain bugs with mango sauce Leafy salad with mango, avocado, bacon and pecans Spinach, rocket, roasted capsicum, avocado and toasted sesame seed salad Crusty, freshly baked bread

Dessert

Hazelnut Meringue and strawberry gateau Australian and French cheeseboard Platter of Fresh Fruits Belgian shell chocolates Tea/Coffee

$100.00 per person.

Formal Dinning Menu

Formal Dining Menu

(suitable for up to 12 guests)

All guests seated at one large table is a delightful way of entertaining for special celebrations and V.I.P. guests. You are requested to choose the same entree, main course and dessert in advance for all your guests, and to convey your choice on the booking form. Depending on your choice, the cost will range from $60 to $100 per person.

Selection of Entrees

E1 Saffron angel hair pasta with smoked ocean trout, leeks and mascarpone, wrapped in Smoked Ocean Trout

E2 Citrus prawns and scallops with squid ink linguine

E3 *Carpaccio of venison with extra virgin olive oil, rocket and freshly shaved parmesan cheese

E4 *One dozen A grade large Sydney rock oysters served natural, with fresh limes and / or vinaigrette

E5 *Terrine of roasted summer vegetables with goats cheese and rocket v

E6 Prawns and scallops in champagne and ginger sauce en brioche

E7 Cream of macadamia soup v

E8 Sweet corn and basil soup (served hot or cold) v

E9 *Spicy citrus prawns with rocket and coriander

All Suggestions marked * are ideal for a light lunch.

v denotes vegetarian

Main Courses

M1 Seared, grain fed beef eye fillet, marinated in Lemon Grass, tamarind, ginger, lime juice and spices, served with roast Sweet Potatoes and sugar snap peas and sprinkled with roasted peanut granules.

M2 Rack of Cervena free range farmed venison, with an orange and veal sauce, infused with Cinnamon Bark and served on a bed of pureed parsnip with vegetables.

M3 *Corn fed free range filleted chicken breast with macadamia dressing, mango salsa, avocado, sugar snap peas and roasted macadamia nuts.

M4 Grilled Tasmanian Atlantic salmon on a warm vegetable salad with creamy almond and herb pesto.

M5 Chicken medallions with caramelised apple Sauce and prosciutto with seasonal vegetables.

M6 *Barbecued prawns peri peri with wild rice and mesclun salad.

M7 *Barbecued Lobster whole Lobster with Honey Lime Butter with wild rice and mesclun salad.

M8 Seared Kangaroo with bok choy, and caramelised roasted onion and roast beetroot wedges served with a yoghurt and tarragon yoghurt.

M9 Glazed Duck Breast served with seasonal greens.

M10 Mushroom and asparagus risotto V.

All Suggestions marked * are ideal for a light lunch

Desserts

D1 *Citron Fromage – A light tangy lemon mousse

D2 Chocolate heart dessert with creme anglais and coffee anglais.

D3 Three berry almond torte – A taste sensation of raspberries, boysenberries, blueberries and strawberries over an almond torte with mascarpone.

D4 *Selection of Australian and French cheeses with seasonal fruit.

D5 Apple and walnut timbale with maple Sauce.

D6 *Tangy orange (or lime) tart with ginger cream.

D7 ‘Wicked’ chocolate mud cake with hot fudge sauce and King Island cream.

D8 Almost as wicked!!! Sticky fig and date pudding with hot fudge sauce and fresh cream.

All of the above precede filter coffee or tea and Belgian Shell Chocolates.

All suggestions marked * are ideal for a light lunch.

Drinks

We are delighted to serve quality Australian beer, wines and soft drinks for $10 per person per hour OR you can choose our premium package for $15 per person per hour. We also allow you to bring your own special wines, OR drink on consumption and choose from Sydney Sundancers’ cellar.

or call us on 0452 664 646

 

SYDNEY SUNDANCER – 54’ Sailing Ketch

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