M.V. "John Batman" Private Charter Melbourne

Passenger Boat
65 ft
200 Guests

About This Boat

M.V. John Batman

The ultimate cruising venue, the M.V. John Batman, named after the founder of Melbourne, is the flagship of our fleet.  It is the largest capacity passenger ferry operating in Melbourne and is licensed to carry 200 passengers on 4 decks, 150 persons under cover, or for social functions up to 130 people may be catered for in comfort.

A restaurant style setting can seat up to 50 guests.  The M.V. John Batman can accommodate all guests under cover on the lower deck of the boat, or in the open on the upper deck.

Wining and dining aboard, the ride is so smooth it’s hard to believe you’re even moving.  The John Batman cruises the Yarra River, Hobsons Bay and the Maribyrnong River upstream to Essendon.


Built: Launceston, December 1986

Material: Aluminium hull, water ballast tanks

Length: 20 metres.

Beam: 6.8 metres

Speed: 10 knots

Displacement: 40 tons

Facilities: Tables, white linen,  urn, 240V diesel generator, bar, P.A. sound system, 2 wash rooms, 4 toilets.

Capacity: Licensed to carry 200 passengers. 150 undercover. 130 social functions. 50 sit down meal.


  • Type: Passenger Boat
  • Capacity: 200 People
  • Year: 1986
  • Rental Minimum: 1 day
  • Length: 65 ft

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