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 the 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.
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
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
We recently talked about all the benefits of owning a houseboat.
Whether you’re planning to live on it or use it for amazing holidays, there are some things you should consider before buying a houseboat.
We’ve put together a few tips to help you get started. Continue reading
If you enjoy your time out on the water surely at some point you’ve at least toyed with the idea of moving onto your own houseboat.
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
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
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
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
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