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Reuben Haddon Silby

Broker | Waikato

Reuben Haddon Silby

+64 7 579 4994

+64 21 133 0624

About this Business for sale in Waikato

Own a local Icon!


For the first time ever, the Iconic Waikato River Explorer has come to market.

Boasting strong end of year function bookings, and a growing daily ferry service up and down the river, this is a real opportunity to own and build on one of Hamilton’s genuinely unique businesses.

If you have a flair for entertaining with a penchant for food & wine, this business could be for you!

Coming out of Covid restrictions into summer, a strong surge of local spend and the prospect of our borders opening next year, this is the perfect time to buy.

The Waikato River Explorer:

  • Is the only floating Café in NZ
  • Offers Calm water cruising
  • Has full support from local council
  • Has future potential to establish a commuter service with the new Te Awa Lakes development in Horotiu
  • Full transition from owner

Additional opportunities to develop such as business partnerships, ferry growth, river exploration & history tours all exist alongside the event business.

At an acquisition cost of $450,000, this includes ownership of a Vessel, Full hand-over transition, and introductory to key relationships. Option to purchase a second vessel also available. 


To find out more, go to and press the “Enquire Now” button to complete an online confidentiality agreement.

Reuben Haddon Silby, 021 133 0624,

***Some details of the business for sale are confidential and can only be disclosed upon contacting the broker and a completion of a Confidentiality Agreement. Due to the confidentiality of this business a stock photo image may be used to represent the business.

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*Profit: Sellers Discretionary Earnings, also known as EBPITD (Earnings Before Proprietors Compensation, Interest, Tax and Depreciation). This is the estimated total discretionary earnings (profit) for a business, usually based on historical trading.