In Queensland, it is required that you have a boat licence (also called a marine licence) if you are operating a vessel that has an engine power greater than 4.5kW. It is also important to remember that in QLD a boat (known as a Queensland regulated ship) should only be used for recreational activities (including … Continue reading Do I Need A Boat Licence in QLD?
Each state in Australia has a different set of laws pertaining to boat licences. In New South Wales there are two types of boat licences which include a General Boat Driving Licence & A Personal Watercraft (PWC) Driving Licence. Do I Need A Boat Licence In New South Wales? It is actually the speed at … Continue reading Getting A Boat Licence In NSW
If you love boating, the ocean, exploring and the thought of being secluded – then living aboard might be the most fulfilling thing you will ever do. Here’s a few things to consider: Will you save money? That depends on your circumstances and your lifestyle. Since everyone is so different, it’s important to price everything … Continue reading What’s it like to live aboard?
You’ve got a lot of things in store for you in the Gold Coast and its great weather sets the stage for tons of entertainment. The highly anticipated Sanctuary Cove Boat Show is happening in the luxurious Marine Village this May. This yearly event runs through four days –from the 25th of May until the … Continue reading Don’t Miss This Year’s Sanctuary Cove Boat Show
If you’re in the market for a super-yacht like some of the ones we’ve featured in our news coverage to date, you probably don’t need to worry too much about humdrum things like boat finance. But, if like most of the boat owners in Australia (the ‘average’ boat is just 7.5m long), you’re not running … Continue reading Boat Ownership – Eyes Wide Open
Whether you use your boat for business or personal recreation, it’s a considerable investment that needs to be insured against damage, theft and accidents. Typically, boat insurance can range from a couple of hundred to over a thousand dollars a year, depending on the size and value of your boat, as well as a number … Continue reading How Much Does Boat Insurance Cost In Australia?
Do you still love your boat but feel it could be performing better? You don’t necessarily have to replace your whole boat. If power is the only problem, it might be time to replace the motor and repower your vessel. But how do you go about repowering your boat? What to consider when replacing a … Continue reading Motor Replacement Finance
Buying a boat is a big time and money investment so it’s important to consider these points before purchasing a new boat. 1. Who will you be boating with? This is an important question that most of us fail to answer before considering a boat. A boat ideal for taking the family out water skiing … Continue reading What To Ask Yourself Before Buying A Boat
You’ve just financed your new cruiser through Aussie Boat Loans and now you need to not just have fun with it but also learn how to look after it. In Australia most of our boats are kept or used in salt water and are stored under the harsh UV rays common down under. Once you … Continue reading Caring For Your Fibreglass Boat
You’ve found your dreamboat, but what do you do if it also comes with a name you can’t possibly set sail with? Everyone knows renaming a boat brings both the owner and boat bad luck. But not to worry; we’ve set out the rules for a boat renaming ceremony so you’ll have nothing but clean … Continue reading A Boat Christening