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
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