Tourist in my Town: Get your boat party on with Flotespace

With one of the most spectacular coastlines on the planet, Gold Coast has no shortage of impressive backdrops for boat parties. But to throw a truly memorable boat party you need a truly memorable boat as your floating venue.

This is where Flotespace comes in.

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 seven 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.

Inspiration: Best for a slice of affordable luxury on the Goldie.

Group size: Up to 25 guests. Price: From $600 per hour

Based on the Gold Coast, the three bedroom Inspiration is exactly as its name promises: an inspiring luxury motor boat for any special occasion with family and friends. 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.

YOT Club: Best for a Gatsby-esque extravaganza.

Group size: Up to 400 guests. Price: From $4,900 per hour

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.

Serrano: Best for carefree Gold Coast island hopping.

Group size: Up to 20 guests. Price: From $350 per hour

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 laid back vibe.

AVA: Best for cocktail hour with a star-studded surprise…

Group size: Up to 45 guests. Price: From $1,250 per hour

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. 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.

MV Bacchus: Best for beers, barbecues and brilliant views

Group size: Up to 47 guests. Price: From $575 per hour

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.

Pure Adrenalin: Best for any large group occasions

Group size: Up to 76 guests. Price: From $1,320 per hour

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.

Major Tom: Best for sunshine and swimming

Group size: up to 34 guests. Price from $550 per hour

Major Tom is a beautiful classic Sailing Yacht. Ideal for functions, events or escapes while providing high quality catering and service. This Sloop rigged motor sailing yacht combines the stability and comfort with the serenity of a sailing yacht. She is licensed for up to 34 guests with a huge deck that is ideal for entertaining. You really can’t go past this magnificent Gold Coast icon. A wonderful boat for any occasion with the customer service and experience to rival all others.

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