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Sydney’s Most Spectacular Super Yachts To Charter For A Day

Sydneysiders are lucky enough to charter spectacular super yachts to spend a day on the water. Among them, we’ve rounded up the most special.

One thing you quickly learn when you get into boating is that someone is always going to have a bigger and better vessel than you. Unless, of course, you’re an Arab sheikh and you own Azzam, the world’s largest floating gin palace, at 180m-long and a build cost of $US600 million.

Buying a proper super yacht – technically anything over 78 feet (24m) – is an expensive option, but Sydneysiders are fortunate enough to at least have the possibility of hiring one to take out on Sydney Harbour.

We’ve rounded up some of the best:

Tango – 140 feet

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Tango has a giant indoor entertaining deck and a ‘Beach Club’ featuring a spa and sauna. Credit: Sydney Harbour Exclusive

At the very top of the luxury-life options is Tango, a 140-feet wonder ship that feels like a floating five-star hotel and has enough room for 80 guests for a party, or for just eight people to sleep overnight in total luxury.

Often used for swish corporate events, Tango has a giant indoor entertaining deck that’s perfect for functions. A ‘Beach Club’ featuring a spa and sauna sits at the rear.

Your hire also includes three on-board kayaks, one paddleboard, plus fishing, snorkelling and wakeboarding equipment.

Oh, and to show its level of opulence, Tango is also the only super yacht on Sydney Harbour with its own helicopter landing pad.

Cost per hour: $5250 with a minimum hire of four hours.

Sahana – 120 feet

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The Sahana has incredible outdoor areas that include a 10-seater lounge and five-person sun bed. Credit: Sydney Harbour Exclusive

I might be biased, because I once attended a spectacular evening Christmas party on Sahana that was simply unforgettable, but this has got to be the most beautifully fitted-out super yachts money can hire on Sydney Harbour.

Personally, I could have done without the karaoke bar downstairs, because it’s the outdoor areas – including a 10-seater lounge on the rear deck and a luxurious five-person sunbed out the front – that make this boat so incredible.

Then there’s the amazingly high-end feel of the private bar and indoor lounge areas, which feel like a classy Las Vegas nightclub, all marble and leather surfaces.

Sahana has room for 70 guests for a harbour cruise. Four VIP cabins can accommodate eight guests to spend the night.

Cost per hour: $3250 with a minimum of four hours.

Infinity Pacific – 131 feet

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The Infinity Pacific is slightly more intimate than some of its competitors. Credit: Sydney Harbour Exclusive

If super yachts were more like super cars and you bought them largely because you loved the way they look from a distance, Infinity Pacific would be the most desirable choice in Sydney.

Sleek, sporty and sharp, this beautiful boat also offers a fantastic front deck and plenty of other places where you can work on your tan while enjoying a cocktail from the fully stocked and serviced bar.

While it is still vast, the Infinity Pacific is slightly more intimate than some of its competitors, with a suggested maximum of 50 guests. Five stunning cabins allow for overnight accommodation for 10.

The upper deck is where you’d likely choose to hang out. With its comfortable lounge area and jacuzzi, it’s a prime spot to sit if you don’t feel like getting salty in the Harbour.

Cost per hour $3500 with a minimum of four hours. Overnight rate (24 hours) is $32,000.

Ghost 2 – 122 feet

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If you really want to go all out, and you’ve got a lot of friends to impress then Ghost 2 – one of the most recognisable and regularly head-turning super yachts in Sydney – is sure to float your boat.

Ghost 2, which looks like it’s attending a casting call for the next Bond movie, with its sleek silver and black paint scheme and super-villain’s-lair style, can host a whopping 110 people for a cocktail cruise, making it the go-to option for large groups with large budgets.

Alternatively, with its five staterooms, each with en-suite, it could take 12 very lucky people for an overnight jaunt to remember.

The rear deck has a sun-yourself area and a huge entertaining area downstairs, and is just the place for watching one of those magical golden sunsets over the Harbour Bridge.

State-of-the-art stereo and entertainment systems also make this boat ideal for entertaining.

Cost per hour: $3200 to $4000 with a minimum three to four hours. Overnight (24-hour) rate is $27,000. New Year’s package (still available for 2019) is $120,000.

(Lead image: Tango / image: Sydney Harbour Exclusive)

Published 12 March, 2019