Boat Trailer Features You Should Consider

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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.

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Why Get A Commercial Boat Loan?

fishing-boatAt 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

How To Find Boat Fishing Spots

Small catch of the dayYou 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.

Whether you’re exploring new waters, trying a different location, or you’ve just bought your first boat, the following tips will help you find boat fishing spots, no matter where you are. Continue reading

Boating Tips for Beginners

Boating tipsWhether 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 at a Marine Auction

Marine AuctionsBuying 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.

In spite of the advantages, there are still risks, such as over bidding in the heat of the moment or buying something “as is” that “is no good”. That’s why we put together a little how-to guide on buying at marine auctions. Continue reading

Boating on Sydney Harbour

Gaining access to a world class harbour with your own boat

Image by Laurie NevayWith stunning blue waters, iconic landmarks, fishing spots and plenty of destinations to choose from, It’s no wonder Sydney Harbour is such a popular spot for boating.

While you can book yourself on a harbour cruise, organise a charter boat or even use AirBnb to find a houseboat for the weekend, your best access to the harbour is on your own boat.

We’ve put together a short list of all the exclusive things you can do on Sydney Harbour with your own boat. Continue reading

Perth Boat Fishing Spots

Find great boat fishing spots near Perth

Image by Travis BalinasThe west coast of Australia is known for its spectacular offshore fishing, and Perth enjoys access to a good portion of these fishing waters.

Whether you’re sticking close to shore or heading miles out to sea, there’s plenty of salmon, herring, squid, buff bream, yellow tail kings, king George whiting, snapper, mackerel and even sharks so long as you know where to look.

We look at some of the best spots to go for boat fishing around Perth’s local waters, what you can catch and the best bait to use at each location. Continue reading