Sydney's best boats to hire for a cracker of a corporate event

By Adam Bub | Posted 18 June, 2021

Champagne and canapes can go a long way, but choosing the right space for a corporate event will make the difference between a 'Just OK' and a 'Wow' experience.

If it’s a team building day or staff party, you want staff to feel valued, energised and rewarded for their hard work. If it’s a client networking event or conference, you want everyone to feel like a VIP. If it’s a product launch, you want to celebrate in serious style.

That’s the Floatspace way. As Australia’s leading online boat hire marketplace, we’ve helped craft memorable luxury on-water experiences for corporates including the South Sydney Rabbitohs and Airtasker.

With the country’s best motorboats, yachts and luxury super yachts for hire, Floatspace’s floating private function spaces are high impact, extremely versatile and often better value than on-land venues. We want everyone to feel the natural joy of life on the water – the sunsets, the sea air, the sense of being on holiday for just a few hours.

Our fleet runs across Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, the Gold Coast, The Whitsundays, Perth, Hobart and other locations.

Today, we’re spotlighting Sydney’s best boats to hire for different kinds of corporate events:

Sydney boat hire for team-building activities

Team-building activities on Sydney Harbour are a great way to encourage bonding in a relaxed environment. Get your sailor’s hats on, play trivia, set up a wine tasting session or have lunch under the Sydney Harbour Bridge as you toast to your team’s success.

For groups of under 12 people, the elegant performance yacht SY Concerto (from $850 an hour) hits a high note. For groups of 20 to 40, Champagne Sailing (from $550 an hour) is a luxury catamaran with a BBQ, a large table for a food spread, drinks or a DJ setup, and plenty of comfy indoor and outdoor seating. All aboard!

Sydney boat hire for staff parties

Whether it’s an end-of-financial year celebration, Christmas party or an incentive for hitting team targets, you’ll find boats of all sizes and styles on Floatspace. All boats include a captain and crew, and you can add on options for catering or choose to BYO your food and drink.

One of our most popular boats for company events is One World (from $2800 an hour, up to 100 guests), a sophisticated luxury super yacht with spacious decks, lounges and the option to include five-star catering.

If you’re going for size and value, Bella Vista (from $2000 an hour) has stand-up capacity for up to 950 people. Another option for larger events is Seadeck (from $2000 an hour, up to 420 guests), a floating tropical oasis with bars, luxe lounges and towering palms.

If your team is under 50 people, Fleetwing II (from $550 per hour) and Karisma (from $950 an hour) are both luxurious Sydney Harbour experiences, with indoor and outdoor spaces for any kind of weather.

Sydney boat hire for client meetings, events and conferences

Corporate cruises can be as formal or informal as you like, from three-course dinners to cocktails and canapes. Starship Aqua (from $1100 an hour) can seamlessly do either, fitting up to 300 guests over two levels. Its floor-to-ceiling glass windows and white-and-timber Hamptons theme make it a stunning venue for any client event or seminar.

For a more exclusive private function, AQA (from $1750 an hour) is one of Sydney’s most sought-after super yachts. With seated dining for up to 40 or cocktails and nibbles for up to 64 guests, this spacious 92-foot stunner is what living the life is all about.

For corporate entertainment or presentations, Floatspace has boats with state-of-the-art sound systems and flexible staging, seating and table setups. One example is Ariston (from $800 an hour, up to 58 guests), which boasts BOSE sound systems, LED digital TV monitors and an indoor conference room with internet connectivity for international conferencing.

Sydney boat hire for product launches

If you want your new product to make a splash and pop up all over everyone’s social feeds, try a boat like Starship Sydney (from $1900 an hour, up to 950 guests) or Ghost II (from $2800 an hour, up to 110 guests).

The bigger sibling to Starship Aqua, Starship Sydney lives up to its starry name – it has the largest open plan deck space available on Sydney Harbour (450 square metres), a hydraulic floor lift to unveil products or special guests, green rooms and VIP lounges.

Ghost II is one of Sydney Harbour’s sleekest super yachts, slinking around with its silver finish and housing a fully equipped commercial galley for catering, plush sofa areas, multiple TV screens and expansive sun decks.

Whether it’s a product launch or a trade show, many Floatspace boats will allow you to set up the space earlier. This is at the discretion of individual boat owners, so feel free to drop us a note to check when you book with Floatspace.

Got a corporate function coming up in Sydney? Book a boat in minutes using Floatspace's live pricing availability system or make an enquiry today.

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