Category Archives: Boating tips

120 Years of Savage Boats

Savage Boats

Time does fly when you’re having fun. In case you didn’t know, one of Australia’s most well-known boat brands, Savage Boats, is now 120 years old!

With humble roots building wooden boats at the very beginning of the company’s life, Savage was soon producing world-class boats and became the best-selling brand in all of Australia. Now, it’s the oldest and one of the best aluminium boat brands in the country. Continue reading

2019 Boat Show Calendar

Sanctuary Cove Boat Show

We know 2018 isn’t over yet, but we also know that for boaters, it’s never too early to prepare.

Recreational boaters and water activity enthusiasts are already looking forward to next year’s boating events and we’re here to give you a guide for what to expect in 2019. Continue reading

Top 5 Fishing Boats in Australia

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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

Basic Guide for Your First Jet Ski

Jet Ski jumping over wave

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

Guidelines for Boat Navigation Lights

Boat Navigation Lights

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

Important Considerations when Getting Boat Insurance

Boat Insurance

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

Boat Trailer Features You Should Consider

Inspecting a boat

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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