To Brendan & Crew,

You run an exceptional business, tailoring to all the needs necessary to make first time house boaties or seasoned veterans experience, truly awesome. You have forgotten nothing in your preparation and it has been this eye for detail and your total professionalism that has made our four days on the Murray truly exceptional.

Please thank all those involved with your business and congratulate them for following through with your vision and making your dream a reality.

Kind Regards
Sandy, Narelle, James & Karen
Brisbane, Queensland


What a fabulous weekend it has been. We are absolutely hooked (line & sinker), on house-boating the ‘Whitewater’ way! I have never seen Eddie relax so well – the experience has resolved his retirement dilemma. Thank you for such generous and overwhelming hospitality, putting together a great group of people and tirelessly giving of your time.

Fond thoughts,
Karen & Eddie Thomas
CEO, Courier Group Newspapers
Avalon, Sydney, New South Wales

Stunning, peaceful, relaxing, luxurious, wonderful, fantastic!!
We will remember and cherish this marvelous experience!!

Louis & Marie Smats
South Africa


We had a great holiday on your 1st Class Houseboat, it was luxurious.
We hope to come again, and will let our friends and family know about ‘Whitewater’.

From the Olbrich family
Paralowie, South Australia

Flat White Staff,

3 Fab nites, A Fab boat with GR8 Friends

Thanks very much – will be telling all that will listen. Love the Murray.

Carol & Brian Jamieson
South Island
New Zealand

Dear Brendan,

Even if it was only 3 nights, it feels like 3 weeks of being away from the real world. Whoever thought we would have so much fun and leave with so many memories…..dog rescue after Andy fell in chasing ducks, frogs in life jackets, swamp excursions resulting in being covered in black smelly muck, the canoe trips were peaceful, and at the end of it all an awesome spa. It all meant more than you know to the two of us, to have time away. Thanks so much for the opportunity.

Lots of love and friendship
Ryan & Trish
Adelaide, South Australia

Outshone all our expectations – we had the most perfect time aboard what we all agreed was the most stunning boat in the water. Well done on such a perfect floating palace – and making it available for us all to enjoy! We’re already planning our next dates and will be rebooking soon!!!

Tracey, David, Jeff & Bell, Sue & Ross, Fi & Lennie
Adelaide, South Australia

Had a fantastic time, beautiful boat. Just one problem, we wish we had booked it for a few days longer!! Relies from U.K. loved it! Never been on anything like it. We certainly will be back next year.

The Sinclairs & the Petre’s
Melbourne, South Australia

Another wonderful five days on the Murray. A houseboat is such a great way of seeing the river and in a small way, getting into and enjoying the environment. It was also a great way to celebrate Pat’s 60th birthday.

Pat & Mike; Karen, Shane & little Charlie; Helen & Harry; Helen & John
Sheidow Park, South Australia

It’s not often I take the trouble to put pen to paper after a holiday, but I would like to take this opportunity to provide some feedback for you, after a fantastic 5 days cruising the Murray on your spectacular houseboat ‘Flat White‘. Truly a super experience on what I believe is a world class vessel (let’s face it ‘Flat White‘ is a luxury apartment on water…difference being the views change whenever you want them to!)

I must admit to some degree of nervousness when the initial idea of actually driving such a big boat, but after 10 minutes at the wheel I felt comfortable and confident, such is the ease of use and user friendly controls. This type of holiday is something that I feel is totally unique to South Australia, and in particular, your very spectacular and classy vessel.

I must congratulate you in the finishing touches that provide that extra special holiday experience, it certainly felt that no expense had been spared when it came to comfort, safety and convenience.

You and your team have thought of everything (I particularly liked the elegant linens and comfortable beds, not that sleeping was difficult in such a peaceful quiet environment, days filled with jet skiing, water skiing, lazing on the top deck and evenings of great BBQ food on the back deck and excellent wines helped a bit too!)

I will be returning to the Murray next year and wouldn’t dream of visiting without a few days out on ‘Flat White‘. We had a ball.

Well done and thank you for an unforgettable experience.

Greg Newington
Head of Photography

A truly beautiful boat. A credit to you Brendan.
We had an absolutely wonderful time. Will do it again.

Hahndorf, South Australia

What a fantastic week we had – we all enjoyed the time to relax with friends in a peaceful environment. The boat is definitely one of the best I’ve been on.

Francois & Susan Van Tyh
South Africa

Brilliant – Thank you, we had a wonderful time.

Taylors, Salisburys & Gillies
Perth, Western Australia


A wonderful trip – the river, the landscape, the boat, the freedom … everything just perfect.

Many thanks
Darwick, Amanda, Stuart, JJ, Steve, Rachel, Ethan & Rohan
McMahons Point, Sydney, New South Wales

Having hired many houseboats over the years I consider myself to be somewhat of a reasonable judge of the quality available for Hire and every time that I have judged a houseboat my wife has threatened divorce, due to what she calls my ‘nick picking’. I, however, take the view that with the money paid to hire these boats a certain level of expectation is not unreasonable, or so I thought.

am delighted to say, for the very first time after hiring ‘Flat White‘, even my expectations of quality were surpassed, something my wife thought impossible.

From the moment we stepped aboard it was evident that no expense was spared and no corners cut, in fact we could not believe that this was a hire boat, the quality of the finishes, the practical layout and mechanical specifications would put most boats on the river to shame, even the so called ‘luxury’ hire boats pale against ‘Flat White’.

Thank you for the thought and care that you have taken in building ‘Flat White‘ and we look forward to many more holidays aboard.

Paul & Susan McGavin
Adelaide, South Australia

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