Christmas holidays in Australia are serene with the warmth of the summer sun. Looking for new adventures and hobbies for your next vacation is natural. You should consider exploring boating and experiencing the peaceful waters if you’ve not tried it before.
Living in Australia’s main cities provides easy access to the ocean. You can first choose to rent a boat for the first experience before investing in buying one. If you opt to buy one, it might be wise to buy a boat trailer for ease of moving the boat.
Are you interested in knowing the different kinds of boats available? Read this article to learn about some of the ones most commonly available.
Perfect for cosy family gatherings, Bowriders can easily hold up to 10 people. These are simple boats devoid of fancy amenities. So you can’t hold exquisite dinner parties here, but a picnic? Absolutely yes!
They are pretty popular for this unique purpose of celebrations. For instance, people easily keep it in their garage and trailer anytime it calls for a celebration. Moreover, they are also affordable and easy to maintain and clean.
Ideal for larger group sizes and extended outings, cabin cruisers boast private bathrooms, full galleys, protection from wet weather and large amounts of seating. This also makes cabin cruisers great for having parties and entertaining.
Depending on your boat’s size, you can easily have up to 18 people on board.
These boats are primarily used for catching fish in saltwater bodies. However, there is another reason which makes them a people’s favourite. They have an ideal open space and sufficient seating, making them perfect for parties.
The structuring of consoles these days is done more, keeping in mind gathering and less fishing. For instance, these boats have facilities such as barbeque setups and minibars. Even though these boats are party pads, they can’t hold many people simultaneously.
If a bowrider is appealing to you, but you’re sceptical because of the lack of open space, deck boats may be a perfect fit. They are roomier than bowriders and can comfortably accommodate a couple of extra people on board.
Power Cruisers/Motor Yachts
The epitome of private luxury and lavishness on water, yachts or power cruisers are like a floating mansion. With indoor and outdoor open areas, multiple cabins, spacious and high-end kitchen and all other conveniences of a home, it’s perfect for over week-long vacations.
Tired of hosting parties on a beach or a lawn? A yacht is also perfect for hosting a party, literally sailing on the ocean.
Sailboats are perfect for people who enjoy the calm and serenity of being out on the water away from the bustle of life. Although they have smaller than usual cockpits, they can still accommodate 4-5 people. Sailboats provide an excellent opportunity for a vacation to disconnect from the fast-paced life and relax for a while.
Sailing is no doubt one of the best summer adventures out there. However, it’s not a luxury everyone can afford. Even if you know how to sail, monetary and space issues are significant setbacks when considering buying a boat.
But at the same time, it’s not entirely out of the picture if you find the right size that easily fits in a boat trailer as they’re more affordable. They also give you the freedom to take your boat anywhere.
Hence with a little budgeting and planning, you can introduce a new way of enjoying summers!