It’s mid-year, winter – for keen boaties that means a very important time of year. Boat Show Time! But not in 2020. Due to COVID-19 the big shows will not be going ahead in 2020, at least not in person.
The Sydney International Boat Show 2020 is cancelled but the Melbourne Boat is going online in late July. The show organiser, the Boating Industry Association of Victoria, is holding a virtual boat show.
As restrictions continue to be eased, the entire industry is no doubt hoping that some of the smaller regional fishing, boating and outdoor shows may be able to proceed in some format later in the year.
We know many of our Jade Boat Loans customers look forward each year to attending the major shows to inspect the new models, talk with the dealers and make their boat buying decisions. Many contact us first for a pre-approved boat loan so they are ready to negotiate and sign the deal and capture the show specials.
As a form of consolation, we’ll be keeping an eye on new boat releases and bringing you updates in our blog posts in coming months.
Princess Yachts: 2021 Princess X80
On the other side of the world, the British Motor Yacht Show is set to proceed in early August. Due to travel restrictions, as none of us can get there from Australia, we’re showcasing a new model from British luxury motor yacht manufacturer Princess Yachts: The 2021 Princess X80
Representing in Australia through Sanctuary Cove-based Princess Yachts Australia, Princess Yachts offer superb luxury yachts in a number of ranges. The X80 is a new addition to their X-Class which is a superfly collection with its super flybridge.
With an overall length of 25m and a 6m beam, the X80 is luxury from bow to stern but with the indoor and the outdoor spaces distinctly separated, in line with the X90 and X95. The spaces are adaptable to provide flexible use and accommodation. The super flybridge concept provides a true alfresco experience while the extensive glass area along the main deck essentially bring the outdoor in to further enhance the liveability.
Below deck, the X80 has four cabins with accommodation for eight guests. Guest cabins are located from mid-ship forward while the crew quarters with accommodation for three, are located aft.
The Princess X80 will be available in 2021 so get in touch with Princess Yachts and register your interest and of course, speak with Jade Boat Loans about a finance deal.
Many buyers of luxury yachts in the X80 category will be looking to purchase under a corporate entity and utilise the boat for both business and private use. The layout and design of the Princess X80 definitely makes it ideal for both day and overnight charters, harbour cruises and corporate entertainment.
For the purchase of boats for business use, Jade Boat Loans offers the full range of commercial marine finance products. These include Chattel Mortgage, Boar Leasing and Marine Commercial Hire Purchase. Head to our dedicated web pages for each product for a detailed explanation of the features and consult with your accountant as to which is best suited to your business model.
New at Cruise Craft 2020
From 25m luxury British motor yachts we go down in length and closer to home and check out what’s new from the Brisbane-based team at Cruise Craft for those in the market for a fishing boat. Cruise Craft is a very popular brand in fishing boats and they’ve recently launched the F360S.
This is a 5.7m fibreglass boat, similar to the company’s F350M. It features their new-generation hull, foam-filled composite build and has been especially set-up as to be a more affordable option to attract different buyers to the luxury brand.
Sound good to you? Contact Cruise Craft to talk deals or speak with Jade Boat Loans first for a pre-approved boat loan.
What’s new in boat loans for 2020?
Jade Boat Loans continues to deliver cheap boat loans and cost-effective marine finance at the best interest rates. Not new, but always newsworthy. Also newsworthy – the current low interest rates which are not expected to dip any lower, so now is the time to take advantage and secure your boat and your boat loan.
Secured Boat Finance feature our best interest rate guarantee with the interest rate fixed for the term of the loan. No need to renegotiate your loan, your rate, your terms. The rate, term and repayment are all fixed for the loan term.
While you can’t get to a boat show, the boating industry is ready to come to you in virtual form at least. Boat makers and dealers have great websites so you can easily check out each boat and then head to the water to take her out for an on-water inspection, where possible.
At any time during your boat selection process, contact Jade Boat Loans and let one of our consultants secure you a great boat loan offer.
To discuss a great boat loan on the boat of your choice, contact Jade Boat Loans on 1300 000 003