Commissioner II

87'
Motor Yacht
12
to 120 Guests
From 800 to 1,250

The Commissioner II is a classic luxury motor yacht to hire for corporate events, birthdays, Christmas parties, and weddings.

Features

  • A/V System
  • Cordless Microphones
  • Dancefloor
  • iPod Compatible Sound System
  • Internet
  • LCD/Plasma Screen
  • Public Address System
  • Sound System
  • Swim Platform
  • Television
  • Wi Fi

Event Pricing

Click to view full pricing details for a range of event cruises on this boat

BOXING DAY 26th of December 2015 
70th ROLEX SYDNEY TO HOBART YACHT RACE START

Be part of the adrenalin charged blue water classic on Boxing Day.

Over the past 60+ years, the Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race has become an iconic event of Australia's summer sport, ranking in public interest with such national events as the Melbourne Cup horse race, the Davis Cup tennis and the cricket tests between Australia and England.
Few yachting events in the world attract such huge media coverage than the start on Boxing Day on Sydney Harbour.

TICKETS:
$135 per adult
$90 for children under 12

DETAILS:
3 hours cruise from 11.15 am to 2.30 pm.

BOARDING:
Convention Jetty, Cockle Bay, Darling Harbour - in front of the Watershed Bar

MENU:
Canapé menu included
Peking duck with hoi sin wrapped in a sesame crepe
Chicken satay sticks with peanut coconut sauce
Grilled Creole Prawns served on saffron rice in ceramic soup spoons
Vietnamese vegetable rice paper rolls with spicy plum sauce
Cocktail hamburgers with onion jam, tomato and pickly
Lamb kofta with fresh mint and yoghurt dipping sauce
Mini Hamburgers of Falafel, tomato and garlic mayo
Mini gourmet assorted Pies served with tomato chutney

COMMENTARY:
Expert commentary provided by Patrick "Tenpin"Bollen

BEVERAGES:
Champagne served on arrival, Soft drinks, tea and coffee included in price
Other drinks served on a cash basis

CAPACITY:
The Commissioner II is licensed for 140 guests however we will cap numbers to ensure ample viewing area for all.

SHOES:
Strictly no sharp high heels are permitted as they cause damage to the timber decks.

CHILDREN:
To ensure safety and comfort of other guests, there must be at least one responsible adult per child in each group, and that adult is responsible for supervising the child at all times.

NYE Ticketed Cruise on the Commissioner II

Treat yourself and your nearest and dearest to memories which will last a lifetime with a NYE cruise aboard the Commissioner II. Gourmet catering, an open bar, thoroughly professional service, limited guest numbers and perfect positioning for the fireworks make this cruise an outstanding experience.

CAPACITY:
The Commissioner II is licensed for 140 passengers but we will cap the guest numbers at 95 to ensure all guests enjoy maximum space and comfort. Please note that this is a cocktail cruise and there will be no allocated seating. All guests will be able to be on the outside decks while the fireworks are on.

TICKETS:
$595 per person (inc GST)

PLEASE NOTE:
Full payment is required at the time of booking - tickets are non-refundable.

MENU:
Substantial gourmet finger food menu included

BEVERAGES:
Beer, selected bottled wine, champagne and soft drinks included. Spirits
will be available on a cash basis.

DJ: Inclusive.

DRESS CODE:
Smart casual. Ladies please note: high heels are not permitted on board as
these can damage the timber decks. No exceptions.

EMBARKING:
King St Wharf 8 @ 7.30 pm - Please be at wharf half an hour
prior to departure. We can not wait for any late guests

DISEMBARKING:
King St Wharf @ approximately 1am

To read what previous customers have had to say about NYE on the Commissioner II please look at the Flagship Cruises listing on Trip Advisor

Transfers

CAPACITY:
Maximum 120 guests.

HIRE FEE:
January – April $2,000 up to 2 hours
May – August $1,800 up to 2 hours
Sept – Oct $2,000 up to 2 hours
November – December $3,000 up to 2 hours*

* 2 hour rate not availabl Fri & Sat evenings Nov/Dec

MENUS:
Light canapés are available if required - minimum 3 items @ $6.50 per person per item.
Antipasta platters @ $10 pp

BEVERAGES:
Beer, Wine and Champagne Package for 1 hour at $17.50 per person
Beer, Wine and Champagne Package for 2 hours at $22.50 per person

STAFF:
1 staff included for up to 20 guests
1 additional staff required for every 40 guests thereafter @ $240 per staff

Spirits are available on consumption (credit card required) or a cash bar basis in addition to the
above packages.

Commissioner II Wedding Package

Cocktail style (ceremony on board) : Max 90 guests
Cocktail style (reception only) : Max 90 guests
Buffet style (ceremony on board) : Max 50 guests
Buffet style (reception only) : Max 50 guests

Rates

Jan – Oct
$205pp – 20 to 30 guests
$180pp – 31 to 40 guests
$165pp – 41 to 50 guests
$150pp – 51 to 60 guests
$140pp – 61 to 70 guests
$135pp – 70+ guests

Nov – Dec
$240pp – 20 to 30 guests
$225pp – 31 to 40 guests
$205pp – 41 to 50 guests
$180pp – 51 to 60 guests
$165pp – 61 to 70 guests
$150pp – 70+ guests

Additional wait staff charges apply – 1 per 30 guests @ $240 each
Please note there are wharf booking fees for berthing at City wharves and the boat has a maximum 15 minute window at the wharf from the times stated.

Inclusions

4.5 hours cruising Sydney's breathtaking & iconic harbour
Your choice of either a delightful Canapé or Buffet Menu
A selection of Australian wines, champagne, beers, soft drinks, juices, tea & coffee
A gorgeous bridal flower table arrangement (seasonal flowers at the discretion of the boat)
An elegant satin ribbon delicately adorning the front deck of the boat to signify your special day

Optional Extras

Skirting Package – bridal table, cake table, signing table & wishing well table - $160.00
Chair Covers with sash – colour of your choice - $9.50 per chair
Table Runners – colour of your choice – bridal table $26.50 and guest tables $13.50 per table
White Organza Railing Swag (ceremony area) - $55.00
Wishing Well - $70.00
Red Carpet - $135.00

Additional Information

To upgrade to the Premium Beverage Package – add an additional $12.00 per person
To extend the charter for an extra half an hour – add an additional $12.00 per person – which covers the boat hire, beverages & staff for the extra half hour
Children Wedding Package Prices: 5 - 17 years inclusive – ½ price on package, 4 years and under – no charge
Band or Entertainer Meals: ½ price meals for entertainer
Commissioner II has a fully integrated sound system that is IPOD compatible, so you can pre-program your own music. Alternatively we can arrange a DJ from $450.

Menus

Wedding Buffet

Appetisers
Steamed Scallop and Snow Pea Wontons served with Soy and Chilli
Ovendried Tomato, charred Capsicum, Basil and Bocconcini Tartlets
Chicken Satay Sticks with peanut coconut sauce
Mains
Roast Eye Fillet of Beef served with Caramelized Onion and various Mustards
Green Leaves, Avocado and Grape Tomatoes dressed with Vinaigrette
Tunisian spiced baked Vegetables eg Zucchini, Capsicum, sweet Potato,
Beetroot and grilled Haloumi
Crispy skinned whole side of ocean Trout with a crisp Snow pea Salad and Ponzu
Baby Potatoes bound in Creme Fraiche and freshly chopped herbs
Crusty Rolls and Butter

Dessert
We will slice and serve your Wedding Cake for your dessert
Lavazza Coffee and Black, Herbal and Green Teas

OR

Wedding Cocktails

* Please choose 9 items from below selection
Marinated rare Roast Beef & Pesto on a garlic crouton
Peking Duck with Hoi Sin wrapped in a sesame crepe
Bite size Mushroom Arancini
Chicken Satay Sticks with peanut coconut sauce
Crab Cakes served with mango aioli
Mini Hamburgers of Falafel, tomato and garlic mayo
Grilled Creole Prawns served on saffron Rice in ceramic soup spoons
Vietnamese Vegetable Rice Paper Rolls (fresh) with spicy plum sauce
Tarts of Spinach and Fetta Cheese with pesto
Cocktail Hamburgers with onion jam, tomato and pickle
Mini gourmet assorted Pies served with tomato chutney
Small Tarts of Persian Feta, semi dried Tomato and Prosciutto
Lamb Kofta with fresh mint and yoghurt dipping sauce
Spicy Devilled Chicken Wings with chilli barbecue sauce
Thai Fish Cakes with Chilli and Lychee dipping Sauce

Beverages

Australian Wine Society Chardonnay
Australian Wine Society Semillon Sauvignon Blanc
Australian Wine Society Brut Reserve
Australian Wine Society Shiraz
Australian Wine Society Merlot
Carlton Draught, Tooheys New, Carlton Cold, Cascade Light,
Soft drinks, Juices, Coffee & Tea

Example Itinerary – for Ceremony & Reception

2.15pm: Guests to congregate at wharf (e.g. Convention Wharf at Darling Harbour), boat will arrive at wharf a couple of minutes before the scheduled pick up time
2.30pm: Guests & Bridal Party then board Commissioner II. Please note that the boat only has a maximum 15 minutes at the wharf, so will depart no later than 2.45pm, however as soon as guests have all boarded the boat will depart
2.30 - 3.00pm: Guests will be served drinks on arrival as the boat cruises out of Darling Harbour, under the Harbour Bridge and past Circular Quay before coming around past the Sydney Opera House
3.00pm: Ceremony commences - suggested spots Farm Cove or Woolloomooloo Bay - subject to weather conditions
3.20 - 3.30pm - Ceremony Concludes - Drinks and Canapé service commences
3.30pm: Celebrate departs either by water taxi or the boat can drop off them off at the end of Woolloomooloo Wharf
4.00pm: Guests escorted downstairs to be seated for buffet
4.05pm: Buffet service commences
4.50pm: Speeches & cutting of the cake
5.00pm: Dessert/Cake and coffee & tea served
5.00 – 6.30pm: Commissioner II then continues to cruise around Sydney's glorious harbour while you and your guests dance and enjoy the night away.
6.30pm: Guests & Bridal Party disembark back at Convention Wharf at Darling Harbour

Weddng Transfers and Ceremonies

CAPACITY:
Maximum 120 guests.
For ceremonies on board - 80 on the lower deck or 40 on the upper deck

HIRE FEE:
January – October $2,000 up to 2 hours
November – December $3,000 up to 2 hours

MENUS:
Light canapés are available if required - minimum 3 items @ $6.50 per person per item.
Antipasta platters @ $10 pp

BEVERAGES:
Beer, Wine and Champagne Package for 1 hour at $17.50 per person
Beer, Wine and Champagne Package for 2 hours at $22.50 per person

STAFF:
1 staff included for up to 20 guests
1 additional staff required for every 40 guests thereafter @ $240 per staff

Spirits are available on consumption (credit card required) or a cash bar basis in addition to the above packages.

DECORATIONS:
A white ribbon will adorn the bow

HOLIDAYS:
15% surcharge on the total fee will apply on public holidays

GST:
Inclusive

WHARVES:
$80 wharf fees apply at all wharves from Pyrmont to the Opera House.

SHOES:
Ladies please note - To prevent damage to the timber decks, sharp stilletto heels are not permitted on board. Please advise your guests in order to avoid embarrassment on the day.

Guaranteed to exceed your expectations… First class service, excellent catering, a wealth of experience, and an immaculately maintained classic 87' motor yacht; these elements add up to a successful event that will stay in your guests' memories for years to come.

Recently completely refurbished, and immaculately maintained, the Commissioner II combines the best of traditional boat building techniques with modern equipment and facilities.

The Commissioner II is whisper quiet and features a versatile combination of entertaining areas including an opulent saloon, spacious dining area, expansive bridge deck, and ample exterior deck space, all with unimpeded views of Sydney Harbour.

An added feature for presentations, DVDs and slide shows is the A/V system including a retractable 40" LCD screen, integrated with digital TV and an onboard PC, and an I-pod compatible surround sound system and cordless microphones.

The unique split level layout of the Commissioner II makes the boat suitable for small charter groups of a dozen or so, up to cocktail party style cruises and group transfers of over 100.

The Commissioner II is suitable for corporate events, birthdays and Christmas parties and is also a very popular boat for wedding ceremonies and transfers. The classic nautical styling and generous spaces present numerous photo opportunities.

Information

Footwear

To prevent damage to the timber decks, sharp stiletto shoes are not permitted on board. High heels with a tip larger than a 10 cent piece are OK. Please advise your guests in order to avoid embarrassment on the day.

Commissioner II Menus

Commissioner II Beverages

As the Commissioner II has a liquor licence, a BYO option is not offered.

Beverage Packages
Consumption Bar

Boat Specifications

Boat Type
Motor Yacht
Length
87'
Hourly Rates
800 to 1,250
Minimum Booking
2 Hours
Maximum Guests
120
Formal Dining
48 Guests
Seated Buffet
54 Guests
Cocktail
100 Guests
Cruising Area
Sydney Harbour

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MAKE AN ENQUIRY

We would not consider any other cruise company when we have experienced the best on every occasion we book with Flagship Cruises

Very well organised, food excellent and all arrangements could not have been better.

From the initial quotation through to the events of the night, I found the Flagship staff and the boat crew to be very accommodating with any requests and an absolute pleasure to deal with.

Great food, wine and service. Everything was excellent - our guests loved every minute.

Our very valued clients were most impressed. This was the sort of upmarket function we wanted to have and your company excelled in delivering the service. We will not hesitate to recommend your company & services. Please thank your team on our behalf.

Could not fault a thing

Your team onboard could not have done or said another thing to have made the trip more enjoyable. They were wonderful. Looking after a diverse group of people. The food was beautifully presented and served. Portions were generous and the quality very good.

We have just booked for next year!! The crew were great! Always obliging and always there to fill our glasses and offer food! Thank you!

We have chartered five different vessels over the last 10 years and the Commissioner II has been by far the best for comfort, layout - in fact everything. You know you have had a great time when 4 hours goes by so fast. Couldn't recommend it higher.

Many thanks to you and Michael for all your help with the organizing and smooth running of the day. Mum has received many calls from guests saying how much they loved it all. The wait staff were excellent - quick and efficient, the food was excellent. Many of our family have operated restaurants...

I just wanted to let you know I had wonderful feedback from my client regarding the Commissioner II dinner cruise. The overall experience of the vessel together with quality of food & beverage was positively received by all! They loved the old worldly feel of Commissioner and thoroughly enjoyed the...

Flagship Cruises have a truly professional team. Everyone knows the fleet well, and all the people we talked to had practical and smart advice to give on boat types, pick-up and drop-off points, food, wine and beverage selections. The only thing that bettered the support on the ground was the...

We had an absolutely fantastic night!

Martina, staff and crew were great

Everything ran smoothly

Genuine 5 star cruise experience

A big thankyou to Commissioner II

Hello Michael

I was on board MV Commissioner 11 on Boxing Day to enjoy the start of Sydney to Hobart.

Just wanted to say thank you for a superb day on our Sensational Sydney Harbour.
You and your team made the day most memorable for all of us.

Perhaps there will be events including Boxing Day in...

We just want to thank your for the highest level of professionalism that so much contributed to our beatiful New Year's Eve on your yacht Commissioner II

Your crew were friendly and attentive, food and drinks delicious and abundant (and, when the crew got to know that I'm vegeterian, they offered...

For New Year's Eve my partner gave me this gift - the best gift I have ever received!

A night aboard the Commissioner II to bring in the new year, and it was what can only be described as magical. The whole evening was brilliant. The prompt and stress-free pick up, the amazingly friendly staff,...