Boat Advice

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Boating Information

If you are looking for boating information, are interested in learning more about boating in general, are thinking about going boating, or would like to discover boating the page links below contain broad information on a wide variety of boating topics.

Whether you are an experienced mariner or just learning the ropes, there is interesting boating information here for everyone.

Go boating – there’s no better way to spend time with family and friends

Our aim at Yacht and Boat is to take some of the confusion out of boating by providing basic boat advice resources as well as a marine directory for additional information.

As a prospective boat owner – your best resources are a reputable, ethical boat dealer, your State Industry body, your State Government body and your own research.

This section does not constitute as professional or legal advice and should act as a general information only. Please read our site terms and conditions for more information.

If you’re an aspiring boat enthusiast, you’ll find boating information on obtaining a boat licence through to tips on choosing a boat, registering a boat and links to where you can obtain the professional training you need to give you confidence on the water.

So, if you’re thinking of a runabout, inflatable, kayak or personal watercraft – or perhaps you have your sights set on a luxurious sailing or fishing watercraft – there’s tips here for all Australians.

There are a few ways to get your feet wet. Some ideas you might like to consider are…

Hire a boat
Attend a Boating ‘Open Day’
Go to your nearest Boat Show
Visit your local yacht or boat club
Ask a friend to take you out on their boat
Get in touch with a reputable Boat Broker for a test sail, advice and information.
What’s next?

Getting a boat licence
Choosing your boat
Registering your boat

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Rivieras Festival of Boating gets ready for a Cirquetacular four day event

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The 3rd annual Riviera Festival of Boating will present a cirquetacular line up of social events held over four days from May 22 to 25

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12 Days of Christmas Summer Essentials from Riviera’s R Style

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Riviera’s R Style has put together a list of 12 summer essentials to ensure your boating needs are covered with beach towels and cooler bags for a picnic on the beach, unbreakable martini glasses for cocktails in the Flybridge,

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World first hydrogen IMOCA yacht construction

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Phil Sharp, one of Britain’s most competitive and successful ocean racers, has today announced the build of a new zero emission IMOCA ahead of the 2024 Vendee Globe.This new monohull designed by Manuard is currently under construction at Black Pepper Yatchs, a specialist in the construction of high-performance boats. The build is using existing moulds that have been recycled and reworked. Due to be launched in the summer, the yacht will compete in the IMOCA Globe Series starting with the Transat Jacques Vabre in autumn, followed by a return qualifying race for Vendee Glove 2024. Managed by OceansLab, a sustainable sports management company, this new IMOCA will see a unique and innovative ocean racing campaign with the clear aim of demonstrating scalable clean technologies within the maritime sector. Pioneering zero emissions energy system featuring hydrogen fuel cell technology 60-foot foiling IMOCA, a third evolution Manuard design, in construction with Black…

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Yacht Share Mariner Media Release 15 November

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Your own boat, in your own time at your own pace The syndicated ownership and management of private yachts for pleasure.Following our recent webinar on this increasingly popular ownership option you may be interested in following the link to your own private showing! We’ve had a great response and I’m confident our new Bali 4.4 will have her eight owners before she arrives in Australia next July. She’ll be exhibited at the Sydney International Boat Show and then make her way up to Airlie Beach where she will operate from the Dream Yacht Charter base at the Coral Sea Marina. Details of our share offer are: A 1/8th share in the Bali 4.4, you will have 42 days access each year.Shareholders will enjoy the three-cabin owner configuration on a brand new yacht, the luxury of full air-conditioning and private ensuite facilities.Service is walk-on walk-off, so there’s no work for you…

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The first Bali 4.4 Catamaran coming to Australia soon

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The first Bali 4.4 catamaran by Catana to arrive in Australia will be in time for the Sydney International Boat Show next July. From a distance it seems like a really smart boat and here are some of the unique design features. The foredeck is solid, thus creating an extra cockpit, which can be served though opening windows at the front of the galley. Further, there is a lockable door giving direct access to the galley, now in the centre of the boat, and the saloon. A double door, floor to ceiling fridge with an ice maker and chilled water fountain comes next to port with the saloon to starboard to seat eight people comfortably. The surprises don’t end here though; at the press of a button the whole aft bulkhead is lifted by a hydraulic ram and secured under the solid bimini to give easy access and direct airflow…

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Yacht Share Syndication comes to the Whitsundays

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Yacht Share Syndication comes to the Whitsundays with Yacht Share Mariner and Dream Yacht Two major players in sailing have joined forces to offer shared ownership in luxury yachts for the first time out of Airlie Beach in Queensland’s Whitsunday Islands, including shares in the first Bali 4.4 in Australia. Yacht Share Mariner and Dream Yacht Charter will offer the yacht share service under the tagline: ‘Share the yacht, live the dream’. Yacht Share Mariner belongs to the Mariner Boating Holiday group which has been operating in the international sailing holiday space for more than 30 years. Dream Yacht is the world’s leading yacht charter company. In this joint venture, Yacht Share Mariner is offering shares in a fleet of luxury yachts which includes all servicing and maintenance at the Dream Yacht base at the Coral Sea Marina, Airlie Beach, in what they are calling a ‘walk-on,walk-off’ service. Yacht Share…