NEW YEARS EVE - 2019

NEW YEARS EVE - 2019

THE BIGGEST NIGHT OF THE YEAR IS HERE, AND SO IS A 40 KNOT SOUTHERLY!!
CREW: Ben (C), Luke, Rhys, Yeates, Ally

It’s 4pm and the crew have finalised setting up for the big night. All day there have been weather warning’s of a big Southerly buster approaching, but it is yet to arrive.

6pm comes around and we have 80 wonderful guests all checked in at Lavender Bay wharf, ready to board the KRAKEN for their cruise. The crew are getting ready to depart as we see the flags on the top of the harbour bridge spin 180 degrees, then comes the howling wind. Skipper Ben assesses the situation and prepares a new plan for departure. Shortly after departing Lavender Bay, the front passes, and we begin the Harbour Cruise part of our night.

An open bar, pumping tunes and food platters make for a great start to the night. Everyone begins to settle in, find their space on the vessel and mingle with each other. The deckhands Luke and Rhys are working hard behind the scenes to set up the buffet dinner table, whilst our funny bar stuff Yeates and Ally are making sure everyone is well watered.

Our skipper Ben now begins to complete his circuit of the Harbour, with a destination of one of the closest moorings to the firework action in Lavender Bay. The beast of a ship, the mighty KRAKEN turns hard to Port, bow into the wind and like a hummingbird at a flower, perfectly approaches the mooring. Luke hooks up the line and gives Captain Ben the thumbs up. It’s 8PM and she’s all secured in her spot for the remainder of the evening.

The vessel is now out of the bustling vessel channels and in the perfect spot for the guests to begin their buffet feast. During dinner Yeates and Ally get a well earned break from a rowdy start at the bar. After dinner the tunes step up a notch. DJ Prawn has now hit the decks and he realises he’s going to have to musically cater for ages between 18 and 80. No problem, the man is a pro. He get’s the dance floor going downstairs, sneaks away to check the top deck and to his delight not one person is sitting. Young and old are celebrating together as they all await the teaser 9PM fireworks, which is now fast approaching.

9PM comes around but where are the fireworks? The guests begin to start asking questions which we cannot answer! In all the years the crew has been on the harbour we have never known the fireworks to show up late, however, better late than never! 15MIN past schedule the 9PM fireworks begin, the music is turned off and the guests all gather on the top deck. Beautiful.

After the teaser fireworks we now have 3HRS of dancing, drinks, and desert, which is put out for guests to continue to snack on throughout the night. This is a great time as the crew have now completed most their duties and can begin to relax and mingle with the guests onboard. Ben, Luke and Rhys start to get to know all our passengers and provide regular top ups to maintain the party vibe. The party is raging and everyone is loving it!

The 20MIN before the 12PM fireworks display always feels like an hour. The guests have all found their vantage points on the boat and everyone is eagerly waiting. The countdown begins! The music is turned off and the sound of people counting down to the light display timer on the bridge pylon echoes over the harbour, 3, 2, 1… Dead silence as the first fireworks shoot from the top of the bridge. BANG! WE’RE ON! The next 15MIN is full of colourful explosions, hugs and kisses, the occasional tears of joy and clinking of glasses as the guests and crew watch in awe the 12PM fireworks display of 2019.

It really is an amazing feeling. 80 people beginning the cruise as strangers, are now celebrating the coming of 2020 with each other and every person onboard is smiling ear to ear. A night to remember!

The KRAKEN slowly makes her way back to the wharf at Lavender Bay, the guests slowly depart, some not wanting to leave the boat, and why would they! It was an awesome night, but the time has come for it to end. Or has it? The crew after party has just begun! 😛 But thats a story for another time…


Kraken Party Boat

PARTY BOAT - MV KRAKEN

M.V KRAKEN

The perfect party boat for groups of up to 80.
A twin level party boat with a dance floor downstairs, and upstairs viewing deck,
complete with party lighting and a killer sound system.

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M.V. Kraken

MV KRAKEN

from $500 p/hr

The perfect party boat for groups of up to 80. A twin level party boat with a dance floor downstairs, and upstairs viewing deck, complete with party lighting and a killer sound system.

50 FT

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10-80 Passengers

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BYO or BBQ Catered

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Kraken Party Boat

KEY FEATURES

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10-80 Guests

Aboard the Kraken we can host party’s from between 10 and 80 guests.

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AFFORDABLE

With BYO options and a large capacity, the KRAKEN is the most affordable party boat on Sydney Harbour.

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SOUND AND LIGHTING

The Kraken has permanent party lighting and a killer sound system, simply plug and play, or bring a DJ who will have use of our DJ booth onboard.

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TWO LEVELS

Downstairs is a spacious dance-floor area with a bar, upstairs is a 360 degree viewing platform with fairy lights to set a cheeky and romantic mood.

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MULTIPLE PICKUP LOCATIONS

The Kraken can come to you. With multiple pick-up and drop off destinations, we find the perfect wharf for your cruise. Use your cruise as a transfer into the City!

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BYO OPTIONS

To keep your cruise affordable, you are allowed to BYO booze aboard the Kraken!

MV KRAKEN

The Kraken is a beautiful beast. With a young owner, the boat has been decked out as the perfect and affordable party boat.

The Kraken has a DJ booth, massive in house PA speakers, and party lighting that is always set up ready to go, simply bring your phone or DJ Decks, plug in and play!

Two spacious open plan decks offer you flexibility in the way you would like the vessel set up for your party. Downstairs has white cushioned bench seats, a bar, DJ booth, food tables, two toilets.

Upstairs is a 360 degree open deck, that is half covered in case it rains. It also has permanent fairy lighting to compliment the beautiful views on Sydney Harbour.
The Kraken is absolutely perfect for birthdays, bucks, hens, team building and all party cruises!

SPECIFICATIONS & FEATURES

SPECIFICATIONS

– PRICE: OCT-MAR $600 P/H APR-MAR: $500 P/H
– CAPACITY: 80 PASSENGERS
– MINIMUM HIRE: 3HRS
– LENGTH: 50FT
– BEDROOMS: N/A
– BATHROOMS: 2
– GALLEY: BBQ
– LEVELS: 2
– SOUND SYSTEM: YES – AUX/BT
– DANCE FLOOR: YES
– SWIMMING – NO (SMALL GROUPS UPON REQUEST)

FEATURES

– LARGE OPEN DECKS
– IN-BUILT SOUND SYSTEM
– BBQ AVAILABLE FOR USE
– LONG WHITE BENCH SEATING
– ESKIES AVAILABLE FOR USE
– BYO OR PACKAGE FOOD AND DRINKS
– LARGE CAPACITY FOR AN AFFORDABLE PRICE
– OPEN BACK DECK
– WARM TIMBER SALOON
– BAR DOWNSTAIRS

what people say about SYDNEY HARBOUR PARTY BOATS

SYDNEY HARBOUR PARTY BOATS
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Karah Bugatto
Karah Bugatto
10:16 29 May 20
Booked straight away love Lukas & Matty, book ASAP 😁😁💯🍻
Krystal Smith
Krystal Smith
10:08 29 May 20
5+++ stars absolute sick people love the captain he's the best
Joshua Yeates
Joshua Yeates
06:05 23 Apr 20
WOW!! We had our staff Christmas party on the Kracken last year and it was amazing!! From the owner, Luke, and the... amazing staff to the beautiful views of the harbour, there was not a single thing that could have been done better !! We had the best night! I am still raving on about this night to my friends and I highly recommend this boat !read more
Jacinda Snow
Jacinda Snow
22:24 24 Mar 20
We had a awesome time aboard! We will all be back, luke and Dallas are simply the best! A night to never forget! Thanks... guys!read more
sharzvl 92
sharzvl 92
07:56 15 Mar 20
Had my sisters hens night last night on the Kraken and all 30 if us had a blast!! we really enjoyed our time own board... and the boys were awesome hosts!read more
Nicole Wilkins
Nicole Wilkins
08:02 19 Jan 20
I had my Daughters 21st on the Kraken last night, what a sensational evening. Luke the owner was fantastic and couldn't... do enough to help with whatever was needed. Maddie, the helper was awesome! and Dallas "the skipper" was amazing! If you go on this boat, which I recommend you do and Dallas is the skipper take the time to have a chat. His Aboriginal knowledge of Sydney Harbour is amazing! The boat isn't pretty from the outside but I guarantee once inside and on the girl you will have an absolute ball no matter what the occasion! Luke will make sure of that!read more
Brandon Cooper
Brandon Cooper
11:19 10 Jan 20
I rented The Kraken from Luke and his staff at Sydney Harbour Party Boats, had an awesome time, great boat! love it!
Colleen Brennan
Colleen Brennan
12:28 12 Dec 19
We celebrated our a Dad's Birthday on Saturday night and it was perfect!Luke and the team were perfect with great... music, dancing all with a great backdrop of our beautiful city!We would definately recommend Sydney Harbour Party Boats for any occasion!read more
Beth Rich
Beth Rich
07:11 24 Aug 19
Fantastic boat to cruise the harbour. We had a group of friends for a vivid cruise and had a great night with awesome... music and lots of dancing. We also had a work function with interstate and overseas visitors who all had an amazing time. Would highly recommend Sydney Harbour party Boats. Luke and the crew always make you feel welcome and ensure an enjoyable and memorable experienceread more
Amy Wheatland
Amy Wheatland
03:05 04 Jun 19
We hosted a work event for 45 people for the Vivid experience and it was great! Luke and the crew were very... accommodating and made the night enjoyable for everyone. Definitely worth doing, even on a cold night!read more
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