From $550 / hour • Up to 34 guests
By Adam Bub | Posted 16th March 2021
With one of the most spectacular coastlines on the planet, Queensland has no shortage of impressive backdrops for boat parties.
We could go on about the locations all day, but to throw a truly memorable boat party you need a great boat as your floating venue.
As Australia’s leading boat hire specialists, Flotespace has the pick of private charter boats for group events for different budgets and group sizes.
Unlike a lot of traditional land venues, hiring a boat for a party offers you the flexibility to do your thing, your way. You can BYO food and drinks, have a barbecue on board or book five-star catering in advance – it’s your call.
The 8 Queensland boats we’ve profiled below offer unique, versatile spaces that are popular choices for various occasions like birthday parties, anniversaries, engagements, weddings, hens parties, bucks parties, corporate events or any celebrations.
Group size: Up to 25 guests
Price: From $600 per hour
Best for: A slice of affordable luxury on the Goldie.
Based on the Gold Coast, Inspiration is exactly as its name promises: an inspiring luxury motor boat for any special occasion with family and friends. Shoot the breeze on the flybridge, pop the champagne in the main saloon or stretch your sea legs in one of the three bedrooms. With ample undercover space for intimate events, Inspiration is an affordable luxury boat for any birthday, corporate event, hens party or bucks party. If you have 25 guests and BYO food and drinks, you can do this for as little as $24 per person per hour.
Group size: Up to 400 guests
Price: From $4900 per hour
Best for: A Gatsby-esque extravaganza.
This is the ultimate Gold Coast party boat for a huge event. Dubbed the world’s first superyacht entertainment venue, YOT Club is split over two luxurious levels with a cocktail bar on each. With a fully customisable seating floor plan, an 8m-wide stage for live bands, DJs and guest speakers, a cutting-edge AV system and special effects lighting and a commercial kitchen with five-star catering, YOT Club is one of Australia’s most impressive venues, period. Host a corporate event or celebrate a special occasion in A-list style.
Group size: Up to 40 guests
Price: From $700 per hour
Best for: A Whitsundays chillout session.
Sailing The Whitsundays is not just a dream, it’s a reality when you step aboard the majestic ex-racing yacht Wings. There are 74 islands to explore in The Whitsundays, so you’ve got the pick of locations when you choose to throw a party or special event on this boat. Wings has the ‘day party’ vibe down pat: relax on a floaty toy, go for a snorkel on The Great Barrier Reef or have a beer on the expansive upper deck.
Group size: Up to 20 guests
Price: From $350 per hour
Best for: Carefree Gold Coast island hopping.
Serrano is a favourite because it's a great-value way to enjoy a relaxing Gold Coast boating experience with all the home comforts you need. Hop aboard at Marina Mirage and in just a matter of minutes, you'll feel far away from the bustle of the Gold Coast as you explore the Broadwater, The Spit, Wave Break Island or South Stradbroke Island. With barbecues and eskies on board, a large open deck space and a sound system for your favourite tunes, Serrano is a hot choice for any party with a laidback vibe.
Group size: Up to 45 guests
Price: From $1260 per hour
The best for: Cocktail hour with a star-studded surprise...
Available to book in Brisbane and the Gold Coast, AVA is a brand-new luxury sports yacht with seriously sexy finishes and lavish spaces for entertaining. We love the open flybridge up top for cocktails and views of Sanctuary Cove and Moreton Island.
Lie on a daybed, lounge luxuriously in the galley or relax in one of the three lavish bedrooms on board. The state room has a starlight ceiling – so you’ll literally be under the stars wherever you are on this sparkling yacht charter. It’s the perfect space for cocktails and nibbles, intimate weddings and corporate events designed to impress.
Group size: Up to 47 guests
Price: From $575 per hour
The best for: Beers, barbecues and brilliant views
Operating on the Gold Coast Broadwater in Southport, MV Bacchus is a 62-foot luxury motor yacht with deck space aplenty. In fact, two of their outer decks are particularly enticing for parties and events: the BBQ Beer Garden and Sky Lounge. With an experienced captain taking you out on the water, all you have to worry about is taking enough photos to capture the full Gold Coast cruise experience.
Group size: Up to 76 guests
Price: From $1320 per hour
Best for: Any large group occasions.
With two sprawling decks, this Brisbane luxury boat is perfect for cocktail functions, birthday parties, Christmas parties and corporate events. Pure Adrenalin is a 27m wave-piercing catamaran that can take you anywhere around the Brisbane River, Moreton Bay, Tangalooma and the Gold Coast. Enjoy the open-air upper deck for 360-degree views and evening drinks, then migrate to the canopy of the lower deck for a smorgasbord of delicious seafood. It’s your party, make it purely yours.
Group size: Up to 35 guests
Price: From $1800 per hour
Best for: A VIP-style Whitsundays wedding or birthday.
ALANI is for those parties you’ll remember for life: magical weddings, milestone birthdays, corporate functions or sunset cruises. This private superyacht charter on Hamilton Island gives you the A-list experience with experienced crew and the natural beauty of The Great Barrier Reef ready for you to explore.
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