Hawkesbury River Boat Hire

If you are a keen angler, or enjoy just getting out and exploring the rivers and dams, then the Polycraft 4.10 Challenger is the boat for you!

Polycraft Boat Hire


Boat Hiring Requirements:

The vessel must be controlled at all times by the holder of a current, valid boat license or as
the listed driver for the vessels that does not require a licence. The hire will NOT allow any
other person to control the vessel unless listed on the booking form and responsible for all
occupants and their actions.

Hiring fee:Must return
Monday – Sunday
1/4 DayHire (2hrs)4pm$100
1/2 DayHire (4hrs)4pm$180
Full dayFull day hire4pm$250

Contact us to make a booking

02 9985 7858

Weekend Hire

Must have a boat licence for overnight hire. The hire is fully responsible.
From Friday 2pm – Sunday 4pm – $650.

Should you decide to come back earlier the full amount will be charged. So please check the weather before departing. Keeping boat out after 4pm is accepted but must be arranged and a fee will be charged. Boats must be returned before dusk unless keeping overnight. If boat is hired over night the vessel must not used after dusk, Fines will apply from Maritime or water Police if caught.


The following bond will be deducted from your nominated credit card 24 hours before your hire.
Weekend Hire: $500 bond (Friday 2pm to Sunday 4pm) Should you wish to pay cash for the bond this will need to be pre-arranged at the time of your booking.
Day Hire: $150 bond which is required in cash and will be handed back to the customer at the end of their hire.


To secure your booking a deposit of 50% is required. This must be paid by direct deposit and is Non-refundable.

Return Conditions:

Vessels not returned within the agreed stipulated time and the hire is unable to be made contact with, it will be deemed the hirer to have lost or stolen the vessel and we will take steps to regain possession including police action. An additional cost will be charged for any late returns of $50 per ½ hour if not pre-arranged after this time and confirmed via GPS tracker, the hirer’s bond may not be refunded.
The hire must pay for any damages or losses caused to the vessel/equipment during the hire period. A Cleaning fee will be applied if the boat is returned unclean. The Hire will need to dispose of the rubbish and uneaten food in the rubbish bags provided otherwise a cleaning charge of $50 applies and will be deducted from the security deposit. If you do lose your anchor, you will be charged and additional $299.

Cancellation policy:

Single day hire cancelled by the customer within 24 hours of hire – full deposit amount
Single day hire cancelled by customer within 72 hours of hire – reservation can be
transferred to another day to be used with in 1 month from hire date. All cancellations will incur a $10 admin fee which will be deducted from the hires refund.

Fuel policy:

You will receive the vessel with a full tank of fuel and you must pay to re-fuel the amount you have used i.e. re-fuel to it’s a FULL tank. The vessel must be returned with a full tank of fuel. If not returned, fuel will be charged at $3.50 per litre.



Fishing pole holders




Safety equipment



Fish finders - $50 per hire


Bluetooth stereo - $25 per hire


GoPro - $50 per hire


Drifters Boat Hire

Offering amazing self-drive boat hire services to families, friends, and private functions.  Enjoy 5-Star services on Sydney’s most beautiful and tranquil Hawkesbury River system in Brooklyn. We are committed to providing you with the very best customer service. Our greatest satisfaction comes in serving you and ensuring that you have the greatest self-drive river experience possible.


Our boats are kept in pristine condition at Hawkesbury River Marina where you have easy access to where they are berthed.  At the marina you will also find Richies’ Convenience & Bottle Shop for all your food, drinks, ice to make your day a memorable one without the stress. For more information or to make a booking visit their website or give them a call!


0412 791 371 or 0432 231 705



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