The Private Boat
Caversham House provides private boat hire that let’s you experience the Swan River in style. Our hand-crafted timber boat is available for all occasions including wedding arrivals, corporate events and other special occasions.Enquire Now
Introduction & History – MV Karen Sue (1957)
Commissioned in 1955 by Harry Brady of the Brady Ceiling Company, the 20 tonne, 12 metre vessel was built to a one-off Randell design, by two English shipwrights.
She is named after Mr Brady’s two granddaughters Karen and Sue. The Karen Sue is powered by two 6-cylinder diesel engines of 100bhp each and cruises at a speed of 7-8 knots. All of the decks, superstructure and inside of the cabin are made of teak and the cabin areas are finished off with carpeting and soft timeless velour upholstered seating.
The spacious galley has all the facilities to serve food and beverages by your own personal butler. The Karen Sue is operated by experienced staffs who understand ‘first class’ service.
The Skipper has many years of experience on the Swan River and our host is at your service throughout your trip. The Karen Sue, truly a beautiful, historic boat in Western Australia has travelled the Swan River for 50 years. It has established its presence in the boating community.
Private Boat Charters
Welcome aboard the MV Karen Sue Launch, a classic handcrafted timber motor vessel available for boat charters in Perth for any occasion, any time of the year. What a magnificent way to enjoy a relaxing day out Alight the stunning Karen Sue. This private boat charter for hire comes with your own Skipper, Personal butler, lounges, sun bed and crystal glass ware. Enjoy a comfortable, stylish cruise down ‘The Swan’ with your corporate event, social event or wedding party. All bookings are for a minimum of 3 hours, departing from Caversham House Jetty, with the option of collecting downstream at Ascot Jetty and then returning to Caversham House.
Corporate and Social Functions
Hiring a charter boat for your nest function is a great way to hold intimate birthday, Christmas party, Product Launch or even an intimate cruise for a romantic two. Our Chef will put together some delightful canapés matching to a range of wine packages. Or if you would like some very special wines talk to the staff about our cellar reserve wine list. All bookings are for a minimum of 3 hours, departing from Caversham House Jetty, with the option of collecting downstream at Ascot Jetty and then returning to Caversham House.
What a magnificent way to arrive at our Hidden Gardens for your wedding ceremony. This arrival can be for the Bride and Brides Maids or The Groom and his Grooms men. No other Venue in Perth can offer such a grande entrance. Once you arrive at the jetty for your ceremony you will be greeted by the Caversham staff. Following the wedding ceremony, the Karen Sue will be available for more wedding photos with the bridal party and family. All bookings are for a minimum of 3 hours, departing from Caversham House Jetty, collecting bridal party downstream at Ascot Jetty and then the Grande return to Caversham House.
Pick Up from Ascot Jetty Map (3 Ford Street Ascot WA 6104)
Alternative Pick-Up Point
Note: All bookings are for a minimum of 3 hours & beings once the boat leaves Caversham House Jetty.
Enquire about your Social Event or Wedding Today
Contact the team at Caversham today to book an appointment for a personal viewing and to receive our latest Menu and Packages. Or you can call (08) 9279 1167 to find out if your date is free.Enquire Now