About Us

About Us

OzCat is now Covid Safe Registered. We have a Covid-19 Safety Plan.

We at Ozcat are a team of passionate people who have brought together our love for travel, food, fun and sailing. This heady combination of business and pleasure is what makes our clients return to us and highly recommend us as well. When you sign up with us you can put aside your worries on planning, preparing and putting together the cruise and instead just walk onboard and enjoy what we set out for you.

We are owner operators of this luxury yacht and as a result of this we:

  • Can offer you the flexibility to tailor your own cruises
  • Are on hand to make critical decisions
  • Have a vested interest in giving you the best time possible
  • Know the yacht intimately as we sailed Hestia from the Caribbean to Sydney during 2013 some 25,000 kilometres over 7 odd months

Patrick Dwyer

After many years running large companies in Sydney as financial controller Patrick is now following his passion of a life on the water. He is an experienced skipper having done many deliveries of yachts & power boats throughout the Pacific region and the world over the last 20 years. He is a Master 4 skipper and MED 2 engineer and still drives boats with a capacity of over 1,000 passengers commercially. He also has a Sydney Ports Local Knowledge Certificate for Sydney Harbour so he knows intimately all the safest and bests locations to suit your charter.

Patrick’s other passion is scuba diving and especially underwater photography and is a Padi Divemaster.

Archana Acharekar

Archie (Archana) has over 30 years of experience in service industry, in various positions with world class hotels, resorts and international airlines – in Australia and around the world. She has worked some prestigious brand names such as Orient-Express Hotels, Trains and Cruises (Now known as Belmond), Cathay Pacific Airways and Hamilton Island Enterprises. Archie’s interests vary from sailing to travelling to cooking and of course eating. Born in India, Archie’s domain lies in the Indian cuisine, however having spent considerable amount of years in the airline industry based in Hong Kong she has developed a flair for the oriental food and her travels have introduced her to the many cuisines around the world.

Archie’s first degree back in India was in Home Science but she has since completed a degree in Hotel Management and worked with some prestigious chefs in Australia such as Randal St Clair, Hugh Whitehouse, Harunobu Inukai & Masahiko Yomoda.

Talk to us to charter Ozcat and enjoy the splendour of Sydney Harbour.