Oh yes. It has been a very long winter of discontent thanks to coronavirus. For Melburnians especially it has been a very rugged time. But cast aside the negatives and cast off for a fantastic Australian summer of boating! Despite what’s been happening this year, there is a lot to look forward to in boating this summer. Correction, boating is always something to look forward to!
Despite most boat shows cancelled in their usual format due to COVID-19, a few have managed to make a presence to keep potential buyers connected with new offerings. Sanctuary Cove planned a smaller event with their Festival of Boating in mid-November with a stellar line-up of attractions and exhibitors.
Beneteau was also proactive with major agents holding a three day showcase in Sydney’s Darling Harbour. Attendance was invitation-only and managed under covid-safe regulations but gave buyers a chance to see the company’s latest releases up-close.
New boat releases have continued throughout 2020 from multiple boat manufacturers and we have strived to showcase many in our articles. If you haven’t as yet secured your new or your first boat for summer 2020-2021, then it could be time to get moving. Many boat dealers will be keen to move stock and likely there will be deals to be found.
It you don’t have the time or accessibility to source your boat, boat brokers offer a great service in finding buyers the boat that matches their specs. Many operate nationwide and in sync with other sellers, so they have access to many channels you may not be able to source. We have connections with several brokers and happy to share their contact details.
While viewing what boats are available for sale online, use our boat loan calculator to get loan repayment estimates quickly and easily. This is a great tool to have on hand while boat shopping. It can assist you translate a purchase price into loan repayment language. A universal language for affordability!
Hello Cheap Boat Loans!
With that possible tax cut adding a little extra to the pay packet each week, that boat of your dreams could be a lot closer to reality. Jade Boat Loans has consistently offered our cheap interest rate boat loans through the pandemic and that will continue as our standard operating practice. Securing the cheapest rates and most workable loan terms for our customers is our top priority.
If you’re considering your first boat purchase, be assured that we provide loans for all types of boats, both new and used, subject to minimum requirements and conditions by individual lenders. Conditions may apply around the minimum loan amounts and around the age and condition of some older vessels. Under consumer law, you must be 18 years of age to take out a boat loan.
Loans are available for both sail and power boats of all sizes. The humble tinnie with an outboard, a luxury motor yacht, cuddy cabins, fishing boats, trailer boats, racing and recreational yachts, jet skis, wake and ski boats – the entire fleet!
As a specialist marine finance lender, Jade Boat Loans has the connections and the expertise to secure the cheapest interest rates on dedicated boat loans which are individually structured to suit boat and buyer.
While banks and some lenders may only offer a generic personal loan which does not necessarily meet your boat buying specs, Jade offers specific boat loans. This enables us to achieve better outcomes for our customers including the possibility of longer loan terms for higher-priced boats.
Currently, interest rates are at historic low levels and this scenario is making boat ownership more affordable for more people. To find out how affordability for you – just give us a call for a quick quote.
Hello Maritime Infrastructure Works!
Infrastructure spending is tagged and flagged as a major driver for both state and federal governments to stimulate the economy into and through the post-COVID recovery. While the highly-publicised announcements have concentrated on land-focussed projects, there is considerable spend happening around the waterfronts and inland waterways. Projects which may be of interest to our boaters.
The NSW Government has announced an investment of $205m for maritime works over 3 years. Some of the projects noted by the NSW Minister for Transport, Andrew Constance include upgrades and construction of ferry wharves but there are projects of note for recreational boaters. Dredging work will be undertaken, especially in regional waterways, to improve the safety in navigating channels and entrances. Regional works also include foreshore and maritime infrastructure right along the coastline from Eden to Tweed Heads.
This should be welcome news for many NSW boaters and those travelling from interstate.
Hello New Boat!
Wherever you are in Australia you can access Jade Boat Loans services to arrange your boat loan. Applying for a boat loan with us is a simple, easy process. You will be assigned your personal lender to source you a quote, negotiate and structure your loan and process your paperwork and provide you with a single, direct point of contact to stay across the process.
Say hello to boating by purchasing your own boat. Contact Jade Boat Loans 1300 000 003 and discuss the loan options.
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