Commercial and Extended boat hire

Our Stabicraft is available for both commercial and recreational hire. If you require commercial hire with or without a skipper, please contact us to discuss the options. For recreational hire, please see below.

Things you need to know

Licensed to carry 6 day passengers or 4 overnight passengers, our Stabicraft is the only self drive hire boat in the NT licensed for recreational hire up to 30 nautical miles from any coast in the NT and overnight hire.

You must have a boat license to hire the vessel.

Launch and/or retrieval from Dundee Beach is available for minimum 3 day hire. Please contact us to discuss additional fees.

‘Myself and 3 others just did an overnight trip to Bathurst Island and the Stabi performed like a dream. She is a very well maintained and kitted out boat. When under way she is a very smooth ride and when pulled up fishing she is steady as a rock. I cannot rate this boat highly enough and a huge thanks to Jordan who is a legend to deal with. Cheers.’

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Scott Hillard


  • Towing, launching & retrieving from Dinah Beach boat ramp
  • Cleaning of the vessel at the end of the trip
  • 60 litre fridge/freezer in the cabin
  • 200 litre fish esky full of ice
  • Knives, pliers, lip grips, gaf & landing net
  • Satellite phone & portable toilet
  • All safety equipment as outlined under Vessel Specs

‘The boat was perfect for an extended trip. Jordan was the penultimate professional to deal with right throughout the booking process and was always available during our 3 day hire. The boat offered full shade during the hot days. The new motor purred and had heaps of grunt. We will definitely be return customers!’

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Phil Caddy

Boat Hire Rates

Please note single day hire of our vessel is no longer available. The is now a minimum 2 day hire.

Multi day hire
1st day – $795
2nd day – $745
3rd day – $695
Nights in between are free of charge!

For bookings longer than 3 days, please email us for a quote.

‘Awesome boat and service. We recently hired the Stabi for three days in windy conditions and the big girl was a pleasure to drive handling the rough wether like a dream. I would definitely recommend Jordan’s boat to any wanting to fish out of Darwin. Such an easy and safe way to go out wide and fish for big fish at a great price.’

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Matt Dyson

We can also provide you with hire of all fishing equipment and supply bait if required.

Why choose Offshore Boats for your boat hire?

  1. 30 Nautical Miles Offshore Hire!

Our Stabicraft is the only hire boat in the NT legally approved by AMSA (Australian Marine Safety Authority) for operation outside of sheltered waters and further than 1 nautical mile from the coast. You can legally take our Stabi up to 30 nautical miles offshore and island hop up to 60 nautical miles!

  • Overnight Hire

Our Stabicraft is also the only hire boat in the NT legally approved for overnight hire, sleeping 4 passengers comfortably.

  • Insurance

Whilst at sea, you are covered by our full comprehensive insurance policy, up to 30 nautical miles offshore.

  • Satellite Phone

The vessel is fitted with a satellite phone in a marine dock with a marine antenna. This provides you with 100% satellite phone coverage whilst at sea. Your mates can even call you too whilst you are at sea at standard call rates!

  • No Hidden Costs

Our rates include comprehensive insurance, towing, launching, retrieving, 200 litre esky full of ice, 60 litre fridge/freezer in the cabin, portable toilet, satellite phone, lip grips, pliers, knives, landing net, gaf and even cleaning at the end of your trip!
*Please note fuel is excluded as anywhere between 50 litres and 550 litres may be used.

  • Back Up Chartplotter

From time to time marine electronics can fail. So, we have fitted 2x Chartplotters, 2x GPS antennas and 2x transducers to our Stabicraft so even if one does malfunction, you have a back up device at the push of a button.

  • Electric Anchor Winch

Your deckies will be pleased to know there is no need to break the backs retrieving the anchor!

  • Very Well Maintained

The 250hp Tohatsu engine was fitted in May 2017 with 0 hours on the clock. The vessel undergoes a full inspection after every hire by the owner. The vessel and engine under go a full service every 100 hours by qualified outboard mechanics.

  • Protection From The Sun & Rain

The vessel is fitted with a forward half cabin and full length hard top canopy providing excellent protection from the sun in the dry season and heavy rain in the wet season