State of the Art

State of the Art Luxury Yacht

Boat Hire Sydney

State of the Art is an exquisite charter vessel that has had the honour of hosting a distinguished list of celebrities, including King Charles, Robert De Niro, Will Ferrel and Megan Gale. This elegant vessel combines sophistication and luxury to provide an unparalleled experience on the waters of Sydney.


At a Glance

Capacity: 40 people

Price: From $790 per hour (others fees may apply – see price guide)

Boat Type: Yacht

Location: Sydney Harbour

Key Features

  • With its sleek design and luxurious amenities, this 65-foot motor yacht offers an unrivalled setting
  • Accommodating up to 40 passengers, State of the Art ensures ample space for your guests to relax and revel in the opulent surroundings
  • The vessel boasts a spacious dining area with a table that comfortably seats 10 passengers
  • Two generously appointed bathrooms with rainfall showers provide both comfort and convenience for all guests
  • The commercial galley (kitchen) is fully equipped with a range of top-of-the-line Gaggenau appliances, catering to the culinary needs of large social gatherings
  • Immerse yourself in a premium audiovisual experience with the state-of-the-art sound system, ensuring impeccable sound quality throughout the yacht
  • State of the Art offers both licensed and BYO options, providing flexibility to suit your preferences and ensure a tailored experience
  • Stay comfortable in any weather with the reverse cycle air-conditioning that permeates the entire vessel
  • Take advantage of the ‘iLAND’ oversized floating mat, providing a serene spot for relaxation and sunbathing in style
  • State of the Art is the epitome of elegance and is the ideal venue for a diverse range of events. Whether it’s company team events, product launches, corporate entertaining, meetings, Christmas parties, birthdays, family gatherings, wedding receptions, engagement parties, or even Bucks and Hens parties, the vessel offers a customisable experience tailored to your exact specifications

The experienced and friendly crew aboard State of the Art are dedicated to delivering impeccable service and ensuring that every detail is attended to. As a fully licensed vessel, State of the Art is available for a minimum of 3 hours, allowing ample time to create cherished memories and embrace the pinnacle of luxury on the water.

Popular Occasions: Birthday Parties, Hens Parties, Bucks Parties, Christmas Parties



  • Available everyday (enquire with us for availability on our real-time calendar)
  • Charters are minimum 4 hours
  • Daytime charters no later than 1.00pm start time
  • Evening charters no later than 5.00pm start time

Wharf Locations include:

  • King St Wharf, CBD (most popular)
  • Towns Place East
  • Huntley’s Point
  • Lavender Bay
  • Neutral Bay
  • Rose Bay
  • Pirrama Park, Pyrmont (end of Harris St)
  • Rushcutters Bay
  • Eastern Pontoon, Circular Quay
  • Commissioners Steps, Circular Quay
  • Any other wharf on Sydney Harbour subject to availability and fees may apply
  • Additional fees apply for Manly, Watsons Bay or Homebush
  • The boat cannot pick-up at Ives Steps, Man O War Steps, Kirribilli or Balmain East


  • $100 fee subject to availability


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Entertainment Options

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See the State of the Art Food Menu

Or for a budget friendly option we have a Basic Sausage Sizzle:

$15 per person

  • Traditional Beef Sausages (DF, GF)
  • Sliced Onions
  • Fresh Bread Rolls
  • Condiments

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Beverage Package: $15 per person per hour

  • Chandon NV
  • White Wine (Petaluma White Label Chardonnay & Catalina Sounds Sauvignon Blanc)
  • Red Wine (Little Yerring Pinot Noir)
  • Rose (Cote des Roses Rose)
  • Beer (Corona, Asahi & Cascade Premium Light)
  • Soft drinks, juice & water

Spirits: Additional $5 per person per hour

  • Vodka, Gin, Whisky, Bourbon, Rum (includes mixer but no shots permitted)

Champagne + Spirits: Additional $10 per person per hour

  • Veuve Cliquot Brut NV
  • Vodka, Gin, Whisky, Bourbon, Rum (includes mixer but no shots permitted)

Consumption Bar: 

  • Minimum spend of $40 per person applies and one additional wait staff required
  • Payable at conclusion of charter

Soft Drinks / Kids Beverages: $8 per person per hour

  • Coca Cola
  • Sprite Lemon Lime
  • Solo Lemon
  • Soda Water
  • Tonic Water
  • Dry Ginger
  • Sparkling Water
  • Still Spring Water
  • Orange Juice

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Price Guide

Boat Hire Fees

  • November–March: $950 per hour (min 4 hours)
  • April–October: $850 per hour (min 4 hours)
  • Christmas Day, Boxing Day, New Year’s Day, and Australia Day: $1,250 per hour (minimum 4 hours). A 50% surcharge applies to waitstaff fees and all food and beverages orders on these dates.
  • New Year’s Eve: $25,000 BYO charter or $31,500 with Food & Beverages. 6:00pm-1:00am (7hrs). Rate based on 25 guests (additional guests up to 35 @ $900 per person)
  • Other Public Holidays: A surcharge of 20% applies for all other public holidays not listed above

Any Other Fees

Wharf Fees: 

  • $50 per wharf
  • Manly and Middle Harbour pick-up or drop-off incurs a $200 surcharge per wharf
  • Watsons Bay pick-up or drop-off incurs a $50 surcharge per wharf


  • 1-10 guests: 1 waitstaff required
  • 10+ guests: 3 waitstaff required
  • Plus 1 additional wait staff for Bar on Consumption
  • $300 per waitstaff for 4 hours (additional hours at $60 per hour)

BYO Food:

  • $250 flat-rate

BYO Beverages:

  • $20 per person

Aquatic Toys:

  • Lilypad: Complimentary
  • Stand-up Paddle Boards: $50 each
  • Floating Island: $100


  • For drop-off of food, beverages, equipment, and decorations
  • $100 per hour on application

Entertainment Options

Payment Details

Deposit: $1,000

Balance: 10 days before event

Bond: $500

The deposit locks in the boat and confirms the booking for you. The deposit contributes to the total price and the balance is the remaining amount due. The damage bond is payable before the cruise and is returned after the cruise.



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