The Murray Cod, the Barramundi, and the freshwater Saragota are just three of more than 2000 saltwater and fresh-water fish species in Australia. The country is literally a fishing haven for recreational fisherman! If you want to join the club of over 5 million Aussies fishing for fun, then the next step is to gear up with a fishing boat of your own. For in-land water anglers and inshore fishers, a small motorboat or even a jet ski will do. But if you want to do some serious fishing off-shore, a more powerful sports fishing boat will be a great investment.
Aren’t sure on which boat to buy? No worries. Here’s our report on the top 5 fishing boats in Australia. Continue reading
Jet skis are a lot of fun. But buying them? Not as thrilling as riding them, that’s for sure. Especially when it’s your first time purchasing one. The experience can be quite overwhelming and it’s easy to make (expensive) mistakes if you don’t know what you’re doing. So to save you the time (and hopefully the money too), here’s our quick guide to buying your first jet ski. Continue reading
For all water vessels that are operating between sunset and sunrise or are in areas with restricted visibility, they are required by the Australian government to have navigation lights. The purpose of navigation lights is to indicate the size of the boat, the direction it is moving to, the angle where you see it, and whether or not it is anchored. To all the owners of water vessels in Australia, we listed the guidelines that you should follow about navigation lights. Continue reading
Getting insurance for your boat is just as important as getting one for your car or home. It gives you the assurance that your property will be restored to working condition after an accident without shelling out a big sum of money. Boat insurance also covers any third-party liability that results from unwanted incidents. Whether you are a new boat owner or an experienced boatie, you should pay serious attention when shopping around for the best insurance deals for your vessel. You must know the important considerations when getting boat insurance. Continue reading
Much like every state in Australia, New South Wales has its own established laws regarding boat licences. Residents have a total of two options: they can get either a Personal Watercraft (PWC) Driving Licence or a General Boat Driving Licence. Continue reading
When it comes to purchasing a boat-motor-trailer (BMT) package, the trailer seems to be always the last in consideration. It might be the cheapest among the three, but it sure is just as important as the others. Think about the dream boat you’ve always wanted. Would you have that great boat carried on a poor trailer? Probably not. With the possible problems a poor boat trailer might have, you’ll just end up frustrated whenever you take your boat out. Eventually you’ll get tired and you won’t take it anywhere. So, save yourself from any hassle. Before purchasing a new boat trailer or your first BMT, make sure the trailer won’t damage your boat. Consider all the boat trailer features before making your purchase.
At BoatLoans.com.au we offer a range of commercial boat finance options, including chattel mortgage, leasing, and hire purchase. But why would you decide to take out a commercial boat loan rather than a personal boat loan?
We look at some of the reasons why you might decide to take out commercial boat finance to buy your boat, and how it will work better for your business. Continue reading
You get so used to fishing around your local area, knowing the best spots for the best time of year, that sometimes you forget how hard it was to come by those fishing spots in the first place.
That can put a bit of a dampener on things if you take your boat to a new location or off on a holiday. Continue reading
Whether you’re new to boating, you’re getting back into it after a long break, or you’ve been doing it for years, there’s always something new you can learn.
We’ve put together a collection of boat tips for beginners to help everyone from the novice to experienced mariners. Continue reading
Buying a boat from a marine auction can give you a few advantages. There is the opportunity to buy a good boat at a low, or even below market price. So long as you’ve done your research and set a cut off price that you won’t bid past.
There’s often a wide range of boats to choose from, sometimes even former business owned boats that have been well looked after and maintained.