Boxing Day Yacht Charter Sydney - Beneteau 40.7

Boxing Day in Sydney is the start of the world famous Sydney to Hobart yacht race. This is one of the great summer events in Sydney, when Australians take to the Harbour in force to witness the spectacle and to cheer on the yachts.

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Boxing Day Yacht CharterThere is no better way to join the festivities and soak up the atmosphere than to get on board a comfortable yacht and follow the fleet.

Our Sydney charter yachts are conveniently berthed in a modern, walk on walk off, marina in a beautiful setting at Middle Harbour Yacht Club. 

Flying Fish yachts are professionally maintained and fully equipped to live on board.

Beneteau 40.7, comfortable and practical

The Beneteau 40.7 is a highly regarded Bruce Farr-designed cruiser/racer sailing yacht, ideal for learning and comfortable for cruising. 

The layout of the 40.7 is very practical, with two double rear cabins a forward cabin, a large saloon and an enclosed toilet and shower unit. The galley has a double burner stove and is fully equipped for cooking on board.

The yacht sleeps six in comfort or eight using the saloon bunks. They take a maximum of 11 people for day sailing.

Sailing programme

The day begins with a short safety briefing. We explain the basic parts of the yacht as well as the use of winches, halyards and sheets.

Next we head out towards the Harbour Bridge and the Opera House and near to the start line for the race.

The start

As the start time approaches the tension builds and the yachts jostle for a starting position. When the gun goes at 1 o'clock the yachts race down the Harbour to a marker buoy off Sydney Heads.

Here the fleet turns south for the start of a 628 mile sailing adventure.

What's included

Skippered charter 

  • Qualified skipper, wharf fees, fuel, cleaning costs, tea, coffee and water.
  • Max guests - 10 

Catering - BYO or contact us for options 

Yacht specification


  • Fractional sloop rig
  • Overall Length 40 ft /11.96 m
  • Beam 3.76 m / Draft 2.4 m
  • Displacement 6.9 tonnes
  • Volvo diesel 40 hp
  • Fuel 130 litres / Fresh water 318 litres
  • Capacity - max 10/ comfortable 8


  • 3 x double cabins / 1 bathroom
  • Large fridge
  • Fully equipped galley
  • Comfortable saloon seats 6
  • Sound system 
  • ISAF Cat 2 safety equipment. 
  • 3 reef mainsail, furling headsail.
  • Raymarine instrumentation
  • Wheel steering