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EOFY Parties

April 29, 2021  By Sydney Charter Boat

It’s that time of year again

Celebrating the end of the financial year can provide a fun and lively atmosphere for staff to let their hair down and reset. For many organisations, the weeks leading up to EOFY are the busiest of the year, as it can be a frantic time trying to settle the books and close deals. That is why your EOFY party should be more than just a few nibbles in the break room. To keep staff motivated and content, why not plan something a little more special?

Charter a boat for your EOFY party

Corporate boat hire is a great way to reward your staff post EOFY. Getting out on beautiful Sydney Harbour with a few drinks and world class catering is a fantastic way to end the financial year in style.

Most people are surprised to learn that boat charter Sydney-style is really not that expensive. Especially when you consider the investment you are making in your staff. Research shows that happier staff are likely to stay in their jobs longer and are far more productive, so you will actually be saving yourself loads of money on reduced turnover. However, in terms of just the bottom line, there is a range of vessels and packages to choose from to suit just about any budget. 

As a general guide, Sydney boat hire for events can start from an hourly rate of just $495. Your event might cater for 20 guests or closer to 100. Sydney Charter Boat host all range of events, from the simple and intimate gathering, to a mega glamorous affair. Speak to a charter boat expert about what you can expect to pay for the boat hire itself, as well as the drinks and catering. BYO is often an option and a great way to save money, but we also offer high quality catering and beverage menus at very competitive prices, especially considering how much you would spend on a bar tab at a regular land venue. Many organisers find their budget stretches a lot further than they originally expected when considering an event cruise on Sydney Harbour. 

Team building and entertainment

When you hire a boat with us, our staff will take care of your guests from the moment they step on board. With ambient music or your own playlist running through the sound system, you could set sail and simply let Sydney Harbour entertain your guests for hours. However, there are also loads of fun and creative options for team building activities once you’re cruising the waters on a charter.

Probably the most frequently requested entertainment option is the addition of a professional on board DJ. There is nothing like busting a groove to let off all the steam that has built up over the busy EOFY period. The party will often gravitate to the dance floor as the function progresses!

Another popular EOFY party activity is presentations and awards, why not keep these interesting with a few entertaining awards like ‘most likely to…’ or ‘office clown.’ You can also theme your awards with a nautical style by replacing your trophies or medals with small boats or ship wheels. Let us know if you require a cordless mic or screens to assist, our team will be happy to arrange this for you.

When it comes to team building on a charter boat, you are limited only by your imagination – some companies even take part in laser skeet clay shooting or onboard golf where the Sydney Harbour becomes a driving range! Your event specialist can speak to you about the options available and what will suit your team. Get your employees in a new and exciting setting to encourage them to step outside of their comfort zone and grow. 

Day or evening cruise?

When it comes to corporate boat hire, Sydney Charter Boat has you covered day or night! Although EOFY falls in the winter months, our corporate function vessel Eclipse has multiple entertaining spaces completely enclosed from the wind – still with uninteruppted panoramic views.

The city skyline looks stunning at night time, and a sunset cruise will wow with spectacular colours. There is nothing like anchoring for dinner with the Opera House and harbour bridge lit up as your backdrop.

Day time cruises are a great way to take advantage of the milder weather at this time of year and really bask in the beautiful days that July and August have to offer across Sydney. With much less chance of rainfall and less harsh UV rays, your guests will be comfortable as you cruise past iconic sites. Regardless of the weather, there is plenty of space to have fun.

Usually there will be a minimum of 3 to 4 hours hire, so make sure to keep this in mind while you are planning. This really is the perfect amount of time for an event of this nature anyway, simply ensure that any awards, presentations, or speeches are planned out. Our team will be happy to assist with an appropriate event timeline!

Book your EOFY party cruise

There are loads of reasons that you should consider chartering a boat for your EOFY year party, and with the opportunity to tailor your event to suit your needs and budget, there is no reason you can’t be setting sail very soon. Sydney Charter Boat’s vessels are luxurious and affordable; whether you want a sausage sizzle and a few relaxed drinks, a full buffet, or cocktails and canapés, we can work with you to create an event that your employees will be talking about for months to come!

Our larger vessel Eclipse features a sophisticated cocktail lounge, two large decks, a bespoke dining area, and two licensed bars. Not to mention a vast dance floor! And then our smaller vessel Hoochie Mumma is a more casual affair with two spacious decks for lounging or getting your groove on. Let us assist you in choosing the right boat and planning he perfect function! Call Sydney Charter Boat today on 0427 284 946 or 0413 483 698, or submit an enquiry and we’ll get back to you shortly.