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Requirements for 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.

With that said, here are the things you need to know if you wish to tow-away our boats for multiple days:

Deposits and Minimum Booking Time
All tow-away rentals require at least 50% of the deposit in order to lock in the booking. The hirer must advised us at least 48 hours if they wish to the boat away. We accept bookings as early as 6 months in advance.

Boat License
Only boat license holders are allowed to rent/tow our boats for multiple days. We trust our customers who has boating experience to always be on top of pre-boating preparations as well as to take care of our boats as if it is their own.

Trailer Fittings and Couplings
Advise our staff the type of trailer fitting that you have. This is so we can prepare ahead of time. If you are not sure what type of trailer fitting you have, send us a photo and we’ll forward it to our staff at Docklands.

Form and Bond
Upon arrival, the staff would be asking the hirer to sign a rental agreement form as well as settling the bond. The bond depends on the boat you’re hiring. If you wish to see the agreement form beforehand and know how much the bond for your boat is, contact us we’d be happy to help!

Tow-away Service Fee
We use a third party company to put the boats on and off the trailer. For weekday pick-ups, the fee is $100 while for weekends, $200.

Pick-Up and Drop Off
Boats on the trailer must be picked up at Pier 35, Lorimer St., Port Melbourne Docklands. Our staff will meet you there and will provide you safety equipment as well as giving you a brief introduction about the boat.

If you have questions that weren’t covered in the above article, please don’t hesitate to email or call us and we’ll be happy to answer. See you at Docklands!

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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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Gift Vouchers Now Available!

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Purchase a boating voucher and give to a family member or a friend! Fuel is included. Choose from the available options below:

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Off-Peak Season Discount! Use Bow Rider for 11 days

End of financial year offer – Become one of our “Speedy” members and use our Polycraft Bow Rider 5.3 for only $250 per month with no hidden boating costs. This membership only offers 10 boating days but we’re adding 1 more day FREE! Sign up before the month ends, and we’re giving you a 50% discount on our joining fee. From $250 to only $125. Continue Reading

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