We've been covering a number of major boat shows in our recent articles but we note, that the two upcoming shows - Sanctuary Cove and Sovereign Islands Marina - are both in Queensland. Not everyone might have the opportunity to travel up north in May to check out the latest and greatest in boats. But don't worry, there are a number of upcoming events scheduled in regional areas which should be of interest to some boat owners.
For those in the south-east of Australia that can't get north and are especially interested in fishing, we have options in regional NSW for you to consider and a show ‘across the ditch'.
Albury-Wodonga Caravan Camping 4WD and Fishing Show
Not all boating-related shows are headlined ‘boat show’. Especially for those with trailer boats and those interested in fishing, many of the caravan shows also now include a boating or fishing element. One in point is the upcoming show at Albury Wodonga.
Dates for the diary – 30 April through to 2 May 2021 and the place, the Albury Showground.
The Australian Travelling Fishing Show is listed as a major entertainment at the show. This includes a massive super tank which gives a fish eye view to attendees. See what the fish are seeing when you drop your line. Plus fishing experts will be demonstrating the latest lures and giving tips on the techniques that top anglers use. Could be a good event to upskill your fishing capabilities!
For all the t&c’s around the show and details of booking, tickets head to https://www.ruralscene.com.au/albury
Hunter Valley Caravan Camping 4WD Fish and Boat Show
Another outdoors show with a boating element is the massive Hunter Valley event to be held 21-23 May at the Maitland Showground. This event has over 300 exhibitors and has been running for 24 years. The Australian Travelling Fishing Show also features this show.
The full list of exhibitors is yet to be published so in touch with the latest info at https://www.ruralscene.com.au/hunter-valley
Hutchwilco Boat Show, Auckland
To celebrate the opening of the trans-Tasman travel bubble, which is happening as we prepare this article, why not get away for a few days to the biggest boat show in New Zealand, the Hutchwilco Boat Show in Auckland. It’s been running for over 60 years and the 2021 event is scheduled for 13-16 May at the ASB Showground in Auckland.
The list of exhibitors is impressive and extensive and includes:- Profile Boats, White Pointer Boats, Shimano, Yamaha, Sea-Doo, Surtees Boats, Malibu, Innovision Boats, Garmin, Surtees, Osprey Boats and many others.
Full details including how to secure tickets can be found at https://boatshow.co.nz/
Buying a Boat in NZ
So you’re probably wondering, what if you attend the Hutchwilco or any of the other NZ boat shows and want to purchase a boat at the show, how does the finance work? Well, no need to wonder or worry as Jade Boat Loans can assist with your loan requirements.
We can assist Australians in purchasing boats from overseas suppliers with boat loans arranged through our lenders. Your Jade consultant will work with you to secure you a quote, assist with the application paperwork and assist with additional requirements around transport, import requirements and other matters.
If purchasing an NZ built boat, prior to committing, it is advisable to ensure it meets Australian maritime standards so you don’t encounter issues when registering the boat. Australia and NZ have close ties in the boating industry with several NZ manufacturers selling in Australia. You may come across a boat displayed at an NZ show which is available in Australia. You may have the opportunity to take advantage of any show specials and actually take delivery from Australian stock on your return.
The same Jade Boat Loans apply for both Australian and overseas purchased boats with our Secured Boat Loan the most popular loan product.
Secured Boat Loan includes:-
- The boat is used as security by the lender over the loan.
- The borrower takes immediate ownership and is responsible for costs such as rego, insurance, maintenance and repairs.
- Jade’s cheap boat loan interest rates apply regardless of where the boat is purchased.
- The interest rate is fixed over the complete, fixed loan term.
- Repayments are fixed.
- Additional costs may be included in the loan if purchased at the same time as the boat. For an NZ purchase that may include transport costs, duties payable and similar expenses.
If heading to a regional boat show – either a region of Australia or in the south Pacific region – it can be advisable to speak with Jade Boat Loans prior to attending to arrange a pre-approved boat loan. Pre-approved loans attract the same current low interest rate as post-purchase loans.
When at any show, always have our loan calculator readily accessible on your smartphone or other devices so you can quickly calculate repayments on boats as you inspect them. To receive estimates on lending options, visit our boat finance calculator.
Contact us on 1300 000 003 today.
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