Boating Tips for Beginners

Speed boat

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 at a Marine Auction

Boat Auction

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.

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Boating on Sydney Harbour

Sydney Harbour

Gaining access to a world class harbour with your own boat

With 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. Continue reading

Perth Boat Fishing Spots

fishing boat

Find great boat fishing spots near Perth

The 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, yellowtail kings, King George whiting, snapper, mackerel and even sharks so long as you know where to look. Continue reading

Buying a Ski Boat

Relax on your new boat

What is a Ski Boat?

A ski boat is a small, recreational powerboat designed for towing water skiers, often seen pulling people along dams and lakes on a hot day.

Ski boats aren’t restricted to water sports though, with many ski boat owners also using them as rather fast fishing boats with good manoeuvrability. Continue reading

Spring Boat Maintenance

Spring Boating

As the weather warms up it’s clear that we are well and truly in Spring and the start of the boating season.

If you pulled your boat out for winter storage six months ago there are a few steps you should take before setting out on the water for the first time.

So pull out your tinnie, yacht, catamaran, speed boat, house boat or whatever marine vessel you getaway on, pull back the covers, dust it off and get started on the checklist below to make sure you have a great summer of boating! Continue reading

Replacing Your Boat Engine

Commercial Boat Finance Options

It’s winter and many of use aren’t getting out on the water as often as we do during the warmer months. You may have seen our previous article on getting your boat ready for winter. So now might be the time to consider replacing your boat engine, often referred to as “repowering your boat”.https://www.boatloans.com.au/blog/replacing-boat-engine/ Continue reading

Winter Boat Maintenance

Boat in the snow

We’re lucky in Australia –  we can keep boating all year long if we really want to.

However, although it doesn’t necessarily freeze here (with a few regional and southern exceptions) many of us take winter off from boating, either because the conditions aren’t ideal or it’s just too cold and we don’t want to. Continue reading