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SELF DRIVE BOAT HIRE AUD$: till March 2020

Boat                     4hrs          6hrs        8hrs           24hrs           48hrs           Bond   

Arvor 20                440           595        750               1200               n/a             1100

Power Arvor20*    500           695        850               1300                n/a            1100

*License required – boat is ungoverned and goes full speed.


Vessel Type                                     1hr               2hrs              3hrs             4hrs          6hrs    

Arvor20                                            250               500               750               880           1250   

New Years Eve and Public Holiday Rates differ - please use the Book Now function to calculate the price.

Please see the photo gallery for a full list of pricing options for our Self Drive Power Fleet.

Licensed drivers can choose Power Arvor option to go faster (approx. 15kn).

Licensed drivers can hire the boat overnight. Note there is very limited sleeping accommodation aboard.

Use the boat anywhere on Sydney Harbour but not past Watsons Bay. See Map on the Picture Gallery.

You are not permitted to go to Middle Harbour or Manly.

Bond of $1,100 is payable prior to departure.

Hirers receive a comprehensive briefing at departure.

65 HP Yanmar diesel engine, fuel included in the price (unless you choose the Power Arvor option).

  • Fully enclosed outside area.
  • Blue Tooth Marine Stereo with external speakers
  • Large swim platform with swim ladder.
  • Chemical toilet, privacy curtains for the cabin.
  • Airy cabin interior, Helm area fully enclosed in cabin.
  • Modern and easy to use engine controls.
  • Fish finder and bait board.
  • Two large built in eskies under the outside seats.
  • Vhf radio, life jackets, kids buoyancy vests (available on request).   
  • Safety equipment includes, first aid kit, fire fighting gear and emergency radio aboard.
Note the video attached shows an Arvor slightly differing to our Hire Boats.


Security Bond Conditions: The Hirer shall pay the Security Bond as a preauthorization / payment on credit card, Debit Card or Cash prior to the Start Date. The Hirer hereby agrees that he shall be held full responsible for any and all loss of or damage to the hire boat or equipment or motor or to others affected. The Hirer shall not operate the boat in a negligent manner nor navigate into prohibited or uninsured areas of Sydney Harbour. If the Hirer has caused damaged or loss this bond will be banked immediately and quotations sourced to rectify such damages and losses. In the absence of damage or loss, the Security Bond will be refunded within 2 business days.

Hirer and Skippers Obligations: The Hirer agrees that the Skipper shall not exceed the prescribed alcohol limit of 0.5% at any time during the Hire Rental Period and observe the conditions shown on the Briefing Document. The Skipper shall be available for a Safety and Equipment Briefing prior to the Start Time and be asked to sign the Briefing Sheet upon completion.

Booking Confirmation, Postponement and Weather Considerations: The Hirer shall pay the Total Fee prior by  credit card or bank transfer upon booking this Rental to secure this booking. There are no refunds available to the Hirer due to weather or other reasons. Any Postponements to the Hire approved by selfdriveboathire (normally due to severe weather - winds over 30 knots) may incur a $120 surcharge paid by the Hirer.


  • .05% Blood Alcohol Limit Applies for Skipper.
  • Navigating beyond boundaries vessel is not covered by insurance policy.
  • Max. persons (note child or baby counts as a person);Arvor 23 (7), Arvor 20 (8), Smartliner 17 (4).
  • No black soled shoes – damages fibre glass.
  • No cooking allowed-fire hazard (except Arvor 23).
  • No scuba diving off vessel.
  • No towing other vessels or persons.
  • Recovery cost of $250 for rescue.
  • Drive at walking speed inside bays and speed restricted areas.
  • All persons inside cockpit when boat in motion.
  • No bow riding, no persons on roof/ marlin board.
  • No docking on fixed wharves – eg. Shark/Clark island.
  • No mooring alongside other boats or structures.
  • Vessels draft - 2 metres.  Do not beach the boat.

  • Northwards and Eastwards to beyond Watsons Bay and Georges Head ( the white lighthouses); West past Gladesville Bridge or Lane Cove River boundary; Into Circular Quay. 


  • Give way to yachts and ferries. 
  • When ferries cross ahead go behind them, not in front.
  • If any vessel is overtaking you hold your course if possible.
  • Avoid collision at all times. Keep clear of shipping lanes.
  • Keep clear of vessels with divers flag 


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