Fishing is one of the most popular recreational pursuits in Australia, so it’s not surprising there would be an annual ‘Gone Fishing Day’. The 2020 event on Sunday 18 October marked the 5th year for the initiative which is organised by the Australian Recreational Fishing Foundation (ARFF) to celebrate fishing and what this fabulous sport contributes to communities.
According to the ARFF, a not for profit, peak body and voice for recreational fishers, the day provides the opportunity to connect with nature and especially Australia’s marine environments. It’s a chance to have a special purpose to head out and throw in a line, invite friends to join you on your boat and explore your favourite fishing spot and share your love of fishing. A day to show your support for the sport and protecting our value fish habitats.
It’s another great reason to get out and about and appreciate the fresh air – being COVID-safe of course. And always wear safety gear including a life jacket.
Fishing is a highly accessible recreational, at a minimum you just need some tackle or a basic line, bait and a wharf, river bank or access to a waterway and you’re on your way to a great day. But fishing from your own boat is sure to be most fishers’ idea of a real fishing experience.
Fortunately the selection of fishing boats on the market is just about as extensive as the different types of fishers and even fish species. From the simple tinnie to the top of the range luxury offshore game fishing cruiser. Jade Boat Loans strives to make boat ownership accessible to as many people as possible with our cheap boat loans, which are individually sourced to meet personal requirements.
Daylight Saving Time has started in some states which is an official sign that the ‘get outdoors’ simmer season is imminent. So if you haven’t already, now is definitely the time to lock in your boat purchase so you’re ready to launch.
So what’s hot on the fishing boat market? We take a quick look.
New Trailer Fishing Boats
Some of the latest releases in the trailer boat category include:-
- The 2020 model of the Bar Crusher 670 XSR. This is a rear console 6.7 metre boat which features a forward casting platform. Great space for fishing and plenty of storage for your gear and your catch.
- The 2021 model Quintrex 430 Fishabout Pro is another offer from this iconic boat manufacturer. The boat is available in a package which includes a Yamaha engine and Quintrex trailer.
- Also new on the 2021 releases is the Yellowfin 7600 Southerner hard top. This boat also comes complete with a Yamaha engine and a Yellowfin trailer – all set to launch.
Trailer boats offer the convenience and flexibility of being able to head to a different fishing spot for each new adventure, chase whatever is biting or take your boat on holiday with you. Having the boat on trailer stored at your home saves on marina berthing costs and minimises the build-up of debris on the hull and the ensuing anti-fouling and cleaning expenses.
Luxury Game Fishing Boats
Heading to the top end of the market, Riviera is the brand synonymous with luxury Australian fishing boats. Their range of brand new models is sensational and great quality boats are available on the used boat market. Consider engaging a marine broker to source you the boat that meets your requirements.
Financing Your Gone Fishing Days
If you want to enjoy your ‘Gone Fishing’ days on the water in your own boat, then you will likely need a boat loan. Jade Boat Loans specialises in marine finance and have accreditation with lenders that are experts in the field. More choices gives us more chances to source you that low interest boat loan.
The Secured Boat Loan is the most commonly-used loan type for private individuals to purchase boats for their personal, recreational usage. This loan has a universally accepted loan format and when sourced through Jade Boat Loans, includes fixed elements so you can plan your finances across the loan term.
- The boat is used as security against the loan by the lender.
- Jade negotiates a fixed interest rate at the cheapest level achievable.
- The repayments are in equal monthly instalments, due on the set date each month.
- The term of the loan is fixed at the outset.
- No deposit is usually requested by the lender. In some circumstances depending on the profile of the borrower and for older boats, individual lenders may request a larger deposit be paid.
You may have missed the annual Gone Fishing Day for 2020, but it’s never too early to get organised for the 2021 event and for any day that you nominate to ‘go fishing’ on your own boat. Contact us to talk boat loans and make the most of everything fishing has to offer.
To discuss a boat loan contact Jade Boat Loans Call 1300 000 003.
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