In a word – YES. Jade Boat Loans provides loans for all types of boats, within lender guidelines and other requirements. Wake boats, also known as wakeboard boats come under the tow boat and ski boat category and represent a fun, affordable and functional craft for many people. While wakeboard boats are primarily designed to create a large wake for boarders to jump and show their tricks, manufacturers offer ranges that double as versatile day-out-on-the-water craft. Models are even available which offer a great platform for fishing on lakes and rivers.
Water skiing has been a popular water sport in Australia for a very long time while wakeboarding is a newer addition to the tow sports scene. Extremely popular with thrill-seekers, wakeboarding has developed a keen following of enthusiasts which in turn has led to the emergence of a great local wake boat manufacturing scene.
They may be fun boats and relatively small in size, but you will need a boat licence to operate a wakeboard boat and you will require safety vests and meet other safety requirements in your state.
Deciding on a Size and Type of Wake Boat
Before organising your Boat finance, you’ll need to decide on your wake boat. You have the choice of several Australian boat builders that specialise in manufacturing wake boats. But first you’ll need to give some thought to how you’ll use your boat to decide which style you’ll need.
- Performance Level: different models are built to suit purely recreational sport or for those competing in tournaments. Elite sportspeople will want a higher performance craft than the novice wakeboarder.
- Versatility: have a think about whether you’ll be using your boat purely for towing boarders or if you want it to double up or triple up for your fishing trips and to have fun days on the water with friends and family.
- Capacity: how many people will you want to have on board? While most wakeboarding operates from a shore base so you can have all the gear and most of the people on the shore, there may be times when you want to have your crew on the boat as well.
- Towing: you will need a trailer and a vehicle with the capacity to trail your wake boat.
Buying a Wake Boat
We encourage buyers to support Australian business and when it comes to wakeboard and ski boats, the Aussie guys are really kicking goals so you’d be crazy not to put them at the top of your wish list.
We’ve collated a few for you to check out for specific wakeboard boats and in the general ski boat category. While browsing wakeboard boats online, refer to our Jade Boat Loans calculator for a rough ballpark estimate on repayments for the different models.
Handcrafted Boats by Lewis Boats
Located on the NSW central coast at Berkeley Vale, Lewis Boats has been manufacturing ski boats since the 1930s. They’re known for handcrafted boats with exceptional quality and superior performance. The company offers a range of models in varying sizes so they’re worth checking out.
Malibu Boats and Axis Boats
Malibu Boats and its associated brand Axis Boats have become arguably the most popular manufacturer in the wakeboard and wake surfing category. Built at their facility in Albury in southern NSW on the border with Victoria, these boats are great fun machines that also double as family boats.
The Malibu range includes Wakesetter, Crossover and Response collections with variants in each collection. The Axis Wake range is US designed and built in Australia and offer great value.
The Skicraft Range
Another long-term ski boat manufacturer in Australia is Skicraft. This builder has several collections in both their ski boat and wake board ranges. Check out if a Skicraft boat suits your style and purpose.
Based in Melbourne, Rolco Boats manufactures wake boats and ski boats. The Tsunami Wake Boat is worth checking out with its walk through bow rider design and great value.
Jade Boat Loans for Wake Boats
So now you’re getting your buying decisions clarified as to which manufacturer and which model but before you head to a dealership, contact Jade Boat Loans to get a pre-approved wake boat loan sorted. Alternatively, just give us a call to arrange your loan after you’ve made your deal with the seller.
We off wake boat loans for both new and used craft, boat only or in a boat and trailer combo.
The most popular type of loan is the Secured Boat Loan, which features:-
- Best boat loan interest rates
- Loan term fixed
- Repayments fixed for the loan term.
- Extra payments are permitted
You can read the full details of this loan type on our dedicated web page or call us for a quick quote.
For a great loan on a wakeboard boat, speak with a Jade Boat Loans consultant 1300 000 003
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