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.
Are you ready to apply? Apply now through our online application system. Continue reading
Whether you’re new to boating or new to Western Australia, there are a few things to keep in mind when applying for your boat licence. Continue reading
The weather has turned warm, we’re getting strong winds along the east coast (sometimes a little too strong) and the summer boating season is well and truly here.
Whether you have a general interest in boating or you’re in the market for a new boat, the local boat shows can be a great way to see the latest boat models, accessories, innovations and more. Boat shows and Marine expos can be quite diverse, showcasing everything from powerboats, to yachts, canoes, jet skis and tinnies.
Find out when the boat shows are on around the country this summer and head to one near you. Continue reading
Australia really is the lucky country – it’s warm enough to keep boating all year round if you really want to.
While it may not actually freeze in winter, many boating enthusiasts tend to take winter off. Usually because the conditions aren’t ideal or they have other winter interests.
If you know it’s going to be a while before you’re likely to get back out on the water, winter can be an ideal time to do some necessary boat maintenance as you winterise it for storage. Use the guide below to help you keep your boat in good condition during the winter months and perhaps even save a bit of money. Continue reading