Sydney is a fantastic place to spend Christmas, with the big day itself falling right in the middle of summer on the southern hemisphere. You’ll be able to enjoy blistering sunshine even while you’re listening to ‘White Christmas’!
It’s not until the day after Christmas, however, that the city’s famous harbour really comes to life. Boxing day sees the launch of one of the most gruelling events on the sailing calendar – a 630-nautical-mile race from Sydney to the capital of Tasmania, Hobart. The event has been held every year since the end of the Second World War, and reliably attracts some of the biggest names in the sport.
If you’re a fan of sailing, then you should consider seeing the race’s spectacular launch an absolute must. And if you’d like the best seats in the house, then you’ll want to charter a luxury boat. Take it out into the Pacific, and you’ll be able to view the competition as it moves further from the harbour. With the help of an experienced skipper, you’ll be able to keep well out of the way of the race while still being able to take in the action up-close.
Just because you’re floating out on the Pacific needn’t mean that you need compromise on creature comforts. Sydney is home to some of the best bars and restaurants anywhere in the country – and you’ll be able to bring the best food and drink the city has to offer out onto the water with you by chartering a yacht with an onboard bar and catering staff.
Another key component of a boat trip here is music. The boats you’ll find in the harbour come with on-board speaker systems, through which you’ll be able to play your choice of tunes via a standard 3.5mm jack cable. If you opt for a larger vessel, then you’ll have access to an onboard PA system, along with other amenities like onboard televisions and air conditioning systems. You’ll even have the opportunity to go swimming in the Pacific Ocean!
If you’d prefer to charter a smaller vessel, you’ll be able to cook your own food on deck with a built-in barbeque. What more Australian accompaniment to a boat race could there be than some freshly-grilled seafood atop the Pacific? For sailing enthusiasts, there could be few better ways to spend a Boxing day – but even if you’re unfamiliar with the sport, you’re sure to have the time of your life out on the water.
With so many different sorts of boat available here, you might not know which is quite right for your circumstances. If you’d like a recommendation, then be sure to get in touch; boat charters in Sydney are in high demand on Boxing Day, and so booking the right vessel as early as possible is key. Having done so, you’ll be able to take in the Boxing Day spectacle from the best possible vantage point – and enjoy a fantastic day out on the water at the same time.
Recommended Boxing Day Charters
For an experience that is out of this world, let the gorgeous Galaxy 1 transport you to another dimension of glamour and luxury! This amazing 85ft super yacht has been custom built by industry leaders, Precision Marine, to provide everything guests could possibly need for an unforgettable cruising experience. With Niad stabilizer controls and Raytheon
- Total Capacity: 47
- Starting Price: $4600
Could there be a better way to spend a sunny afternoon or balmy evening than aboard the gorgeous 43ft catamaran Wanderlust? We don’t think so, as this stunning dream of a boat has everything you need to elevate your party from good to truly unforgettable. She features a comfortable wrap around lounge area with a
- Total Capacity: 35
- Starting Price: $2100
This gorgeous 62ft Predator luxury cruiser is a sleek and stylish choice for your party or event. One of the very few vessels exactly of her type on the harbour, she is sure to turn heads and provide a really memorable event for your lucky guests. With her elegant proportions and glamorous teak and leather
- Total Capacity: 30
- Starting Price: $2550
Enjoy an unforgettable day on board this fabulous 98ft super yacht. Whatever your occasion, your guests cannot fail to be completely blown away by the Seven Star. Comfortably accommodating up to 80 guests for a cocktail party or event, 70 guests for a casual buffet or 10 for table dining the options for entertainment are
- Total Capacity: 80
- Starting Price: $6750
Let this stunning seductress whisk you away from the daily grind and transport you to the lap of luxury! This gorgeous 55 foot Riviera 4700 motor yacht has recently been re-designed and upgraded to enhance your experience on board in every way. Seaduction comfortably accommodates 22 guests for a cocktail or buffet party. The music
- Total Capacity: 22
- Starting Price: $2500
Aptly named, the 55ft sports yacht Seaduced does indeed provide a seductive hideaway on the water Ð the clue is in the title! Designed by Riviera, Australia’s leading luxury boat builder, this small but perfectly formed gem of a vessel rivals a boutique B&B for the quality of its accommodation. Suitable for up to 12
- Total Capacity: 12
- Starting Price: $2200
This amazing 77ft sports yacht is truly a thing of beauty. Designed by Australia’s leading boat maker David Warren, she is extra special in every way. She is a striking sight on the water with her distinctive gunmetal grey hull which makes an eye catching contrast with her dazzling silver super structure. She will make
- Total Capacity: 36
- Starting Price: $4400
Platinum certainly merits her extravagant title and like the precious metal for which she is named, she will outshine the competition and give that added sparkle. You can be assured that your experience on board this luxurious 55ft Riviera motor vessel will bear the hallmark of excellence. Compact but perfectly formed, her bijou proportions create
- Total Capacity: 22
- Starting Price: $1485
For fishing enthusiasts wishing to relax in sumptuous surroundings to discuss the catch of the day, this luxury sports yacht is the perfect choice. So treat yourself to the experience of a lifetime! Built by Riviera, the most awarded luxury boat manufacturer in Australia, you can be assured that her construction and craftmanship is unbeatable
- Total Capacity: 30
- Starting Price: $3200
Enjoy a fabulous and unforgettable cruise on board the opulent Oscar 2, a spectacular 105ft luxury motor yacht built by Dave Warren, one of the country’s most respected boat builders. Her extensive decking areas are so grand you could be on an ocean going liner! Lie back on a lounger and relax on the amazing
- Total Capacity: 64
- Starting Price: $8800