Checking the weather conditions before every outing is vital in ensuring the safety of your boat and crew. While it’s out of your control, it’s definitely something that you can prepare for. Here’s a quick guide to the different channels and forecasts to watch before you sail out. Marine Weather Warnings The first and the … Continue reading Boat Safety: Checking the Weather
The Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show (SCIBS) is hitting a major milestone with 2018 being the 30th year running for the event. This year is set to be bigger than ever featuring some impressive new vessels, the latest in equipment and accessories, electronics and gadgets for boaties, hardware and more from local, national and international … Continue reading The 30th Annual Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show
Many anglers are now considering personal watercraft (PWC) like the jet ski as an alternative fishing vessel and it’s not hard to see why. PWCs are a great companion because of their power and agility in any body of water. They are very manageable compared to other watercraft where launching and retrieving can be a … Continue reading Jet Ski for Fishing
It’s a common sight –you see boat owners eagerly getting in line to wait for their turn on the boat ramps and launch their vessels. For those who are new to recreational boating, you should know that waiting to launch or retrieve your boat will not always be a pleasant experience. There will be delays, … Continue reading Public Boat Ramp Safety Tips & Etiquette
After a long winter, there’s nothing better than getting back out on the deep blue. Whether you head out on the ocean, reef, creek or river you’ll find a range of fun activities and sports to keep the whole family entertained. Owning your own boat opens up plenty of fun activities that are family friendly. … Continue reading 5 Awesome Family Friendly Boating Activities
In NSW, there are two types of boat licenses, a general boat driving licence and PWC (personal watercraft) driving licence. A general boat driving licence is required if you drive a powered vessel for recreational purposes at a speed of 10 knots or more. A PWC driving licence is required to drive any vessel with … Continue reading Do I Need A Boat Licence in NSW?
Seeing your options before actually buying makes the shopping experience more exciting. The chance to see the specifications, compare prices, performance or see what colors it comes in will get your motor running in no time, and help you find the best personal watercraft to suit your needs. Without further ado, feast your eyes on … Continue reading 5 Great Jet Skis (Personal Watercraft) On The Market
For the fisherman out there, we take a look at 3 of the best fibreglass fishing boats including the Haines Hunter 365R, Sea Fox 288 Commander & Whittley SL22 Sea Legend. Continue reading
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