Silver Spirit - Classic Sydney Harbour Motor Yacht Charter

Since the early 90's, Silver Spirit has specialised in Sydney harbour motor yacht charter and hire. We are proud to offer our services for corporate functions, birthdays, hens parties and anniversaries and special events on Sydney Harbour including New Years Day, Christmas Day and Vivid Festival.

Looking for a Sydney harbour motor yacht charter? Apart from the glorious views onboard Silver Spirit, we offer a range of services which we personalise to your specific needs.

History of Silver Spirit

A classic custom timber motor cruiser, Silver Spirit was commissioned in the early 1980’s as “Beryl Linda” for Lance and Beryl Lough. She was built in Ken Casterson in the Roberts and Lough shed in Brisbane and was based on a 61ft Millkraft design for her 57ft hull.

Hand crafted from Queensland timber creating a rich and custom interior, she is always in vogue with her vintage style. The Lough family put her into commercial survey for Expo ’88, ferrying passengers along the Brisbane River.

She was brought to Sydney in the early 1990’s, renamed as “Silver Spirit” and she has been an iconic sight on Sydney harbour ever since. Over the years, Silver Spirit has played host to countless weddings, birthdays, Christmas’s and NYE’s firework displays. She delights her guests, creating memories and celebrating special events. Silver Spirit is a timeless classic and she will host many more in the years to come.

Silver Spirit has been family owned and operated since her launch in 1984. With only a few captains over the past 30 years, the current young couple keep her rich history alive for future generations to enjoy.

Over the years Silver Spirit has had a few upgrades, the most notable the top deck flybridge added shortly after her launch. Maximising space and creating a glorious sun deck which is enjoyed by all.

Why not hire Silver Spirit for your next function or event and enjoy her classic look and exceptional service.


Length: 60ft

Breadth: 16.5ft

Total Sq meterage: 158m

Undercover Sq meterage: 53.2

Max passangers: 40

Number of Crew: 2-4


“Silver Spirit is a welcome breath of fresh air on a harbour full of white plastic boats”

Alan Johnston, 50th birthday September 2016.

Onboard Facilties

43” TV
Equipment to watch slideshows/videos
Sound system on all levels
Drinking Water
Wine/Champagne Glasses/Tumblers
Serving Equipment
Licensed Bar and Catering Available
Qualified Crew and First Aider Crew
Swim Platform
Upper Deck
Lit deck area at night
2 Toilets

Silver Spirit Sydney
Silver Spirit private boat hire Sydney harbour
Silver Spirit part of the Spirit Fleet

Meet the Crew

Silver Spirit is privately owned and operated by Bradley Kerslake and Thomasin Lockwood. The young couple purchased Silver Spirit in November 2015 and began “Spirit Fleet”.

Silver Spirit being the first in their fleet holds special place in their hearts and is true labour of love. Countless hours, days and weeks have been spent into the restoration of Silver Spirit to the fine vessel before you today.

They are expanding the Spirit Fleet and have recently added Free Spirit, a 41ft Stebercraft to their fleet.

We pride ourselves in our service we offer our guests. We are experienced, professional and love what we do. It is highly rewarding to welcome our guests onboard Silver Spirit to experience the magic of Sydney Harbour and to be enchanted by Silver Spirit’s beauty.

Silver Spirit boat charter photos

Bradley Kerslake


Born here in Sydney, Captain Brad was skippering boats long before he could drive cars! He knows the harbour like the back of his hand. Whether you want to cruise the sights, or find a scheduled bay on your charter, Brad knows the hidden gems.

Before professionally skippering vessels, Brad was a SCUBA instructor taking customers on underwater tours of Sydney Harbour and the Sydney coast line.

Brad has a diverse skipper experience, from driving old school ferries, to sports Rivieras to sailing the high seas. He is a highly capable and knowledgeable captain.

Silver Spirit Crew; Thomasin, Cruise Director

Thomasin Lockwood

Cruise Director 

With over 15 years of hospitality and event management experience, from public relations in 5* hotels in London to Michelin star restaurants, organising fashion shows, events and functions. Thomasin is an organisational wizard and her main talent is knowing what her guests need before they know themselves. These skills are the reason why booking, planning and hosting a charter is so easy for our guests.

She first began working on boats in 2013 as a SCUBA instructor in Sydney, this is where she met Brad and they have been working together ever since. Together they have worked in the Maldives, Tonga, sailed extensively around the South Pacific before settling back in Sydney and taking ownership of Silver Spirit.