Boating lifestyle website launched

THE new Australian boating website – has been officially launched at the Sydney International Boat Show.

An initiative of the Australian recreational boating industry, driven by the Boating Industries Alliance Australia (BIAA), has been developed for boaters of all levels and covers just about everything there is to know about recreational boating in Australia.

Introducing the initiative at the annual marine industry breakfast, BIAA chairman Darren Vaux said the vision was to create a meeting point for Australia’s three million recreational boaters.

“Boating is an integral part of the Australian lifestyle and culture, with over 800,000 boats registered around the country,” Mr Vaux said.

“ is about bringing boaters together, creating a community and building a foundation for the future of recreational boating in Australia.

“A key driver has been to make the website attractive to aspiring boaters – allowing them to learn and engage in the lifestyle, providing the pathway to getting into boating.”

Launched with all the essentials available at a click – from boat buying tips and instructional videos to customised weather forecasts – is a comprehensive information portal that will continue to grow, with news updates, videos, destination reviews, events and other information being added on a regular basis.

“Testament to the unity of the industry and its support of the initiative, some of Australia’s most respected boating writers have contributed articles covering various boating activities and boating opportunities in each state and territory, while user-submitted location reviews will provide snapshots of various boating locations around the country,” Mr Vaux said.

“As an online community dedicated to promoting safe and enjoyable boating, really encourages user input to deliver the most accurate information to Australia’s recreational boating community.

“User registration is free and there are no complex forms to complete, so there’s no excuse not to get onboard!”

The centrepiece of the website is an interactive, fully-customisable homepage, which allows users to create their own ‘dashboards’. This dashboard displays weather information relevant to each user’s specific location, as well as allows feeds of other information relevant to each user.

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