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Product Showcase: Bayliner 170 Outboard
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Fun bowrider from esteemed manufacturer Bayliner Boats are without doubt, one of the world’s leading boat manufacturers, with multiple awards and proudly holds record for the largest selling boat in this class in the world. Their Bayliner 170 Outboard model is another sleek, fun and affordable bowrider which is big on space and features and a great blend of both sports style performer and trusty family fun craft. Specs and Features Length is 5.33m, beam 2.11m, draft max 0.89m, the Bayliner 170 has capacity for 6 people, a 79.5L fuel tank and recommended 90-125 HP range. For fishing, skiing or just family leisure the 170 is a great choice as an all-purpose craft. The 170 has a sporty feel to drive and a sporty appearance with three hull colours and several graphics to choose from for...
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Product Showcase: Sea Fox 226 Traveler
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Quality build, fishing or leisure A boat manufacturer that offers a lifetime warranty on their hull is very confident in the quality of their product and Sea Fox deserves to have such confidence. Their Sea Fox 226 Traveler model is a quality build and extremely well-appointed dual console boat which is ideal for both serious fishing and family leisure outings. Specs and Standards The 226 Traveler is 7.03m or 23 ft long with a 2.5 m or 8’6” beam and capacity for 8 people. While essentially a trailer boat it is at the large end of this range and will require a significant 4WD vehicle to tow and the wide beam may exceed the towing regulations in some states and require additional lighting, banners etc. Refer to our blogs on boat towing requirements for more details. Those minor...
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Boat Licensing Requirements
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Congratulations on your decision to buy a boat and take advantage of all the enjoyment that boating has to offer. But before you get onto the water in your new craft you need to get a boat license. As with motor vehicles, a license is required to operate a boat or watercraft and is a condition with most secured boat finance. This article is designed to give you an overview of boat licensing requirements and we advise you to check the specifics for your state, the type of vessel and licence required. Links are included at the end of this article. Boat Licensing Queensland A licence is required to drive a boat with an engine power of 4.5kW (6hp) or greater. Two types of licences: Recreational Marine Licences (RMDL) Personal Water Craft Licence (PWCL) You don’t need a car...
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Product Showcase: Riviera 57 Enclosed
Brand new design for greater liveability The absolutely luxurious Riviera 57 Enclosed flybridge cruiser is a brand new addition to this well respected brand and designed for those who want to live aboard for longer periods and cruise further afield, in ultimate luxury. Riviera 57 Enclosed is a totally new look and design for this Australian boat builder and offers the flexibility of choice of either a conventional shaft drive or the innovative pod propulsion. She made her debut at the 2015 Sydney Boat Show and is sure to impress even the most discerning overseas buyers at major international shows in the US. Style and Specs The exterior design features the sleek and sophisticated lines you expect from Riviera, but with the distinctive new look of the fully enclosed flybridge. The...
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Product Showcase: Clipper Cordova 60
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Luxury motoryacht for the entertainer Clipper Motor Yachts is a well-known name on the Australian boating market, but the Cordova 60 redefines the brand. In the Cordova 60, Clipper says goodbye to the previous trawler style and welcomes a more luxurious style still with a timeless, classic design but with inclusions and appointments which make this a true entertainer and long journey motoryacht. The former trawler design has given way to a new layout with saloon at the front, galley aft, panoramic windows and contemporary finishes which can be customised to suit. Customised, Unique, Impressive Clipper stress that no two Cordova 60s will be the same as the owners have the opportunity to customise the layout, finishes and inclusions to suit their particular ocean going lifestyle. The...