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Our top iPad Marine Apps: Navionics- This is a navigation aid showing in your real time position, speed with detailed map overlays including depth and street directory with Google maps. Waverpoint settings Continue Reading

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Boat Hire Mornington

Boat Hire Mornington

Boat 4 Hire offers an appreciable tow away service. Our boats are licensed to be used in Mornington Peninsula. Why not take our boats on holidays and you will surely enjoy our weekly hire rates! Our Polycraft boats can be pulled away by your standard car through our single axle trailors. We highly encourage that you book ahead this season. Avoid the holiday rush and the hassles that go with hiring a boat!
Great Tow Away Destinations:Lake EildonGippsland Lakes, Port Phillip Bay and Corio Bay

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Boat Hire Williamstown

Boat Hire Williamstown

Boat 4 Hire offers affordable  tow away service. Our boats are licensed to be used in Williamstown and Hobsons Bay. This is good news for those people who don’t have a marine boat license! Why not take our boats on holidays and you will surely enjoy our weekly hire rates! Boat Rentals at great long term rates

Our Polycraft boats can be pulled away by your standard car through our single axle trailors. We highly encourage that you book ahead this season. Avoid the holiday rush and the hassles that go with hiring a boat!

Great Tow Away Destinations: Lake EildonGippsland LakesPort Phillip Bay and Corio Bay

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Boat Hire Geelong

Boat Hire Geelong

Boat 4 Hire offers an appreciable tow away service. Our boats are licensed to be used in Corio Bay, Geelong. Why not take our boats on holidays and you will surely enjoy our weekly hire rates! Our Polycraft boats can be pulled away by your standard car through our single axle trailors. We highly encourage that you book ahead this season. Avoid the holiday rush and the hassles that go with hiring a boat!

Great Tow Away Destinations: Lake EildonGippsland Lakes, Port Phillip Bay and Corio Bay

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Boaties’ Rights Restricted on the Bay!

boaties rightsVictorian State Government Bans Recreational Vessel Anchoring in Port Phillip Bay Waters Controlled by Port of Melbourne Corporation
Boaties will be restricted from anchoring in most parts of the bay. It’s a case of Port Melbourne Corporation powers that are out of control. Fishing in the bay near Fawkner Beacon is now illegal. Say no and send a protest to your local minister as it is putting a billion dollar industry at risk. Next thing, what Port Melbourne Corporation wants to do is to prevent recreational boating in the Yarra River. Say NO to this! Contact Melbourne Ports Authority CEO and your Minister and say enough is enough. Recreational vessel masters, who anchor a vessel within the waters of Port Phillip Bay can be charged with an offense under the Marine Safety Act 2010. The said bay has an area of navigable waters usually used by vessels larger than 50m LOA for navigation through the area (i.e. Port of Melbourne controlled waters). Previous to 1st July 2012, recreational vessels masters were only prohibited from anchoring within a marked shipping channel declared as prohibited anchorage (i.e. TOZ, gas pipeline) or impeding the safe passage of a large commercial vessel. 
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Boat Hire Lake Eildon

Boat Hire Lake Eildon

boat hire lake eildonBoat 4 Hire offers an appreciable tow away service. Our boats are licensed to be used in Lake Eildon. Why not take our boats on holidays and you will surely enjoy our weekly hire rates! Our Polycraft boats can be pulled away by your standard car through our single axle trailors. We highly encourage that you book ahead this season. Avoid the holiday rush and the hassles that go with hiring a boat!

Great Tow Away Destinations: Lake EildonGippsland Lakes, Port Phillip Bay, Corio Bay

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Boat Hire Frankston

Boat Hire Frankston
Frankston is centrally situated in Melbourne. It has some of the most productive fishing grounds along Port Phillip Bay -snapper, squid, whiting, flathead, salmon and gummy shark. Why not pick up a Boat 4 Hire boat? Take it with you on a trailer for the weekend and enjoy our 24hr rates.
Ask about our door to door pickup and delivery service, too!

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Boat Hire St Kilda

Boat Hire St Kilda

Boat 4 Hire offers an appreciable tow away service. Our boats are licensed to be used in St Kilda. Why not take our boats on holidays and you will surely enjoy our weekly hire rates! Our Polycraft boats can be pulled away by your standard car through our single axle trailors. Boat 4 Hire can deliver a boat to the ramp in St Kilda.

We highly encourage that you book ahead this season. Avoid the holiday rush and the hassles that go with hiring a boat!

Great Tow Away Destinations: Lake EildonGippsland Lakes, Port Phillip Bay and Corio Bay

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Melbourne Summer Boat Show

boat 4 hire leasureBoat 4 Hire is part of the exhibit at the  Melbourne Summer Boat Show. On display are our tow away hire boats. They are single axle trailers and you can hire them for a day, week or one whole month. You don’t need a powerful car to tow away. They’re that good! Our hire boats can be taken to all inland waters in Victoria and in the bay.

Why not book our boats on the holidays and cruise away?!

Register at the show and win a cruise on a Pleasure Cruiser 38 for a night, hosted by the Pleasure Cruising Club Inc.

 

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Boating Regulations to Change

BOATING REGULATIONS UPDATE

New marine regulations can make it more difficult for boaties to acquire a marine license. With that, we believe that now is a good time to get one. The Department of Transport will be issuing a range of new fines for overstaying at berths and for not wearing PFD’s or retaining improper safety gears on the boat. Other fines apply  for anchoring in restricted areas and having too many passengers on board.

Fines for not wearing a PFD during heightened risk can result in fines as high as $600 for every passenger on a vessel.

What is a heightened risk?

  • When a vessel is crossing or attempting to cross an ocean bar or designated hazardous area
  • When the vessel is being operated by a person who is alone
  • When the vessel is being operated at night, commencing one hour before sunset and ending one hour after it
  • When there is a likelihood that a vessel may capsize or be swamped by waves or the occupants of the vessel may fall overboard or be forced to enter the water
  • When the vessel is operating in an area where a gale, storm, severe thunderstorm or severe weather warning issued by the Bureau of Meteorology
  • When a vessel has no safety barriers, lifelines, safety harness or jacklines in use

There has been talks of different boat licensing requirements for vessels that can take more than twelve passengers. Expect that fines will greatly increase!

Here are examples of some proposed regulations:

· Section 100 requires an all round white light to be displayed at anchor during daytime (penalty infringement $244, court max. $2440).

· Section 14 requires notification in writing within 28 days to the Safety Director for a change of outboard brand, propeller, fuel type, etc. (Penalty infringement $244, court max. $2440)

· Schedule 7 provides penalty infringements of $122 parking fines (s158 Marine Safety Act 2010 already provides for local government car parking ticket inspectors to issue these infringements to  both boaters on the water AND for the council to keep any revenue raised).

· Other high penalty provisions that are “honey pots” are designed to trap boaters into receiving penalty infringements

· The justification used by the Department of Transport for imposing these heavy penalties is based on a “safety case” that is using flawed data deliberately to imply boaters are idiots and need these penalties to behave.

There is a discussion under way to introduce practical boating exams. At Pleasure Cruising Club Inc., we believe in safety first. This is why we have a compulsory training under the Skipper School Certification Level 1 Course.

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