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.
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
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.
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
Gaining access to a world class harbour with your own boat
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
Find great boat fishing spots near Perth
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
As if there weren’t enough reasons going through your head we thought we’d prompt you with some of the best reasons to move onto a houseboat. Continue reading