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Vivid Sydney Cruises

By Appointment, Sydney, NSW, 2000

Private boat hire options on Sydney Harbour for corporate groups and families.

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Olympic Rent a Car

By Appointment, Eastlakes, NSW, 2018

Delivers to or Services Australia-Wide (Online only)

boat Rental Services, Economic Car Hire, boat Rentals, Rent a boat, Best Prices, Friendly Service, Quality boats.

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Leisure Boat Hire

By Appointment, Pyrmont, NSW, 2009

Boat hire charters around the Sydney Harbour. A wide variety of vessels for all needs.

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Moreton Bay Holidays Afloat

149 Station Rd, Deagon, QLD, 4017

Moreton Bay, boat hire and yacht charters from the Gold Coast to Sunshine Coast, Brisbane - Bareboat, Day, Crewed & Captain Only charters

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Self Drive Boat Hire

594 New South Head Rd, Rose Bay, NSW, 2029

To get out there and enjoy self drive boat hire you don't even need a boat license as our five cruisers.

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Sydney Harbour Boat Tours

29C Wunulla Rd, Point Piper, NSW, 2027

Ask us about out best deals for private tours and transportation.


User Guide To Boat Hire

Private sea vessels are one of the most expensive modes of transportation to keep and maintain. However, these can also be hired for recreational purposes. These vessels can be categorized into three types: unpowered, which requires oars; sailing boats, which are propelled solely by means of sails; and, motorboats, which are propelled by engines.

There are a number of companies that provide boat hiring services. These boat companies lease sea worthy boats for affordable prices compared to buying one for you. It offers visitors a unique boating experience and relaxation and the opportunity to reconnect with family and friends in activities such as swimming and fishing.

In Australia, each State and Territory has different laws regarding the licensing of commercial and recreational boats. Each State and Territory has different requirements that a boat operator needs to meet in order get the boat into the water and sail safely around the Australian coast.

Boat licenses are an important requirement before a person can sail in Australia's open waters. It is for the safety of the owner, the crew, the passengers, other boaters and the boat itself. It is best to obtain the proper boat licenses regardless of the vessel's size and attending a course and license.
Customers can also check the websites of boat hire companies to check for quotes for comparison with other companies. Usually, these websites have information about their boats, the services they provide, and other details that customers find important.

Advantages of hiring a boat

  • There is no need to worry about the maintenance of the boat because all boats are taken care of by the boat hire company. However, the client will have to pay for damages if and when damages have been done onto the boat.
  • There are no insurance costs.
  • There are no storage problems when hiring a boat. Storage of the boat is the concern of the boat hire company.

Tips when hiring a boat

  • Check that the boat has all the safety equipment that goes with it including foul-weather gear and lifejackets.
  • Take as much as you can, you might stop at places where there are no cash machines.
  • Have a good idea of the proposed itinerary and be clear about where you are heading on a chart.
  • Have an alternative plan in case the weather does not cooperate.
  • Bring medication in case you suffer from seasickness.
  • Sensitive electronic equipment and gadgets do not mix well with sea water.

Recreational boating tips

  • Bring all the necessary items you need for your trip. You will be away from land for a time and there are no stores available lest you forget something.
  • Always bring life jackets for you and your family and friends safety aboard.
  • When anchoring, consider the sea bed where you'll drop anchor. Sand is the most ideal while rocks should be avoided. Think about other factors such as the wind and the tide when anchoring overnight.

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