Do you know that more than 90 percent of transported goods in the world are carried by boats? Not just ordinary boats, mind you, but the world’s biggest boats. These include cruise liners, oil tankers and cargo carriers. All have enormous propulsion systems that keep them moving across oceans for months. Continue reading
Passed on July 1, 2018, the new Outboard Emissions Law for small petrol engines of up to 19kW power (including all marine engines) sets new emission standards that render high-emission and carburettor-based two-stroke outboard engines non-compliant. That’s why starting this year, new four-stroke outboards and direct fuel-injection capabilities will be more and more common. Continue reading
Many people are hesitant to buy a used car because of the risks involved. When it comes to buying a second-hand boat, the indecision increases tenfold and understandably so. Not everyone has the knowledge to determine a good deal from a bad one, and insider information is not really easy to come by. So they just go for the easiest choice: buying a brand-new boat. It’s the more practical option to guarantee a boat in optimum condition. However, it’s also a far more expensive choice.
Marine and boat trade shows are a popular fixture in the Australian boating scene.
In fact, public exhibitions are scheduled in the country whole-year round! If you live in WA, QLD, NSW, or SA, here is a list of the marine and boat trade shows that occur within your respective states.
Like any water activity, boating comes with its own risks and dangers. We can’t stress it enough: the open waters must always be treated with the utmost caution and respect. That said, boating is a relatively safe hobby that can be both fun and be fulfilling – as long as you operate by the rules. As a beginner, we know you can’t wait to have fun and we’re excited for you! But before you sail away, here are some basic boat safety guidelines to learn. Continue reading
Boating, be it for leisure or your job, can bring enjoyable experiences and memories. Some accessories can also be used while in the water to add more fun and comfort. Below are some ideas on what to bring to improve your next boating journey.
Purchasing a boat is a big but worthy investment if you want to take recreational boating seriously. It’s not as easy as it sounds though. You can’t just pick any boat that you fancy, hand over your money to the seller, and then sail away with your new water vessel. You must be very careful in selecting a boat, especially when purchasing a second-hand boat. Continue reading
Boat enthusiasts often focus their efforts on taking care of their vessels. It’s not surprising given how much leisure boats cost nowadays. However, there is also one thing that requires good maintenance if you want to be successful in boating, and that is the boat trailer. Just like with your car and boat, you need to prolong its life so you can save a lot of cash in the long run. We listed some tips on how to maintain and care for your boat trailer. Continue reading
The organizers of Gold Coast International Boat Show and Marine Expo announced that its scheduled boat show will no longer push through. The boating event, which was supposed to run on March 2018, will now be replaced by the 2018 Riviera and Belize Festival of Boating.
Formerly known as Gold Coast Marine Expo, the Gold Coast International Boat Show and Marine Expo started seven years ago and has since greeted more than 140,000 Queensland boating enthusiasts. Continue reading
Getting a boat loan for any water vessel is now as easy as getting a car loan. Whether you are purchasing a private or commercial boat, there are many financing options you can choose from to suit your needs. However, there are things that need to be considered if you want to score the best financing option available. Below we have listed the best tips for getting a boat loan that you can use on your next application.