Guaranteeing the best seat in the house for over a century
Iconic to Sydney Harbour, the Rosman Cruises fleet of vintage ferries are renowned for providing unrivalled viewing for Sydney’s greatest on-water events. For decades, spectators have flocked aboard to cheer on the historical 18 Foot Skiffs, watch the thrills and spills of the modern Australian 18 footers League, experience the nail-biting start of the Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race, and this year, the start of the Noakes Sydney Gold Coast Yacht Race.
Each vessel within the Rosman Cruises fleet is meticulously maintained under the skilled care of the Noakes Group team, ensuring that the heritage charm is retained and these important pieces of Sydney’s working harbour history endure. Dating back to 1939, the classic ferries Proclaim, Royale, Regal II and Radar (currently undergoing restoration) are masterpieces of traditional boatbuilding techniques.
Rosman vessels first carried passengers from Circular Quay to all parts of the Harbour in the early 1900s. They also plied routes along the Parramatta and Lane Cove rivers. Nowadays, the Rosman fleet can often be seen on Sydney Harbour providing wedding charters, celebrations and corporate event transfers as well as carrying passengers on behalf of the Sydney Ferries public transport service. They are seen by millions every year as they take part in Vivid, Australia Day, and the New Year’s Eve celebrations.
To experience Rosman Cruises for yourself, enquire about a private cahrter for your next event, or join our spectator cruise to watch the start of the Noakes Sydney Gold Coast Yacht Race on 27 July - tickets now available here.