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How to get your recreational boat licence

While all of our boats can be driven by non-licensed drivers, the speed however is restricted. In order to fully maximise the power of our Polycraft boats, one must have a boat license to present.
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Bowrider 4.7m Joins the Fleet

Bowrider 4.7m Joins the Fleet

Bow Rider 4.7 40HP Joins the fleet

A polycraft 4.7 bow rider which can take up to 5 passengers has been added to the fleet. Both licensed and unlicensed drivers can go fishing or cruise the bay. The boat can be towed away on holidays. Pricing starts from $90.00 @ hr and 1/2 or full day options are available.
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No Ramp Rage Here

No Ramp Rage Here

With our  boats hire  melbourne service there is no ramp rage waiting three to four hours to launch a boat and looking for a parking spot for the car and trailor.  We provide a in water service that gives you more boating time to go fishing. Plenry of parking available.  Why buy a boat just rent ours and enjoy the in the water service

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Towing a Boat from Boat4Hire

Towing a Boat from Boat4Hire

There’s nothing more fun than to be able to tow your boat and take it anywhere you like. Indeed, Boat4Hire offers this service. We give a neat discount for rentals of over three days. Please email us at boat4hire@gmail.com or call us at 03 8609 1470 for tow-away reservations.

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Boat4hire Review

Of our recent guests were a couple from the USA descided to boat hire in Melbourne with no boating experience. They descided to give it a go after lacking a bit of confidence. Our team gave them a briefing which included safety instructions and a map where to go. They ventured out on the Polycraft bow rider and they had a great time and were delighted to provide a review

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7 Basic Boating Safety Tips

No matter how much experience you have, it’s always important for everyone to review safety rules before heading out to the water. Here are some basic safety tips that will help you and your passengers stay safe:

Be Weather-Wise

Utilize BOM.GOV.AU’s weather reporting METEYE before departure. Since Melbourne weather is ever so changing, if you notice that clouds are getting dark and/or if climate sudden drops in temperature play it safe by getting off the water.

Pre-Departure Checklist

Correct boating safety involves being prepared for any possibility on the water. If you follow a pre-departure checklist, is it to make sure that nothing has been overlooked or forgotten.

Use Navionics

While operating at safe speed is already a given, it is best to know which areas of the water are shallow. Install Navionics on your iPhone or Android and it will guide you where not to take the vessel to avoid any hazards.

Designate a Knowledgeable Deckhand

It is crucial to make sure that more than one person knows boat’s handling, operations, and general boating safety. If the primary driver has been incapacitated in any way, it’s important to make sure that someone else can get everyone back to shore.

Day Plan

Always let someone at Boat4Hire know about how you’d like your boating day to go. This includes where you’re going and how long you’re going to be gone. Always obtain a staff’s phone number prior to heading out.

Use your Lifejackets

Many drowning victims are result of boaters not wearing their PFDs. Make sure your family and friends knows where the lifejackets are located. Assign and fit each passenger with a life jacket before departing. Always wear them.

Never Drink and Drive

The probability of being involved in a boating accident doubles when alcohol is involved. Members are trusted to be sober at all times while driving the boat. The effects of alcohol is elevated by sun and wind.

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Non Licensed Drivers Restriction Zone

You can certainly rent our boats even if you do not have a marine license. For non marine license holders, the boat speed is reduced to 10 knots.

Below is a map of the Restricted Zone.

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