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Title: BOATING SAFETY TIPS

Posted by on Jul 31, 2013 in Industry News | 0 comments

BOATING SAFETY TIPS

Boating Safety Tips Given by Import-USA-Boat Being on the water and enjoying water sports, fishing or sailing is elating and thrilling. Just like in driving, it is very important to ensure boating safety before you hit the water. Anyone operating a boat of any size whether motorized or a paddleboat or canoe needs to understand and practice safety precautions. Boating safety is the prime concern of Import-USA-Boat. The tips given by Import-USA-Boat, one of the leading American Boat Sales Company can serve as a reference as you prepare to have never ending and fun-filled boating journey. Import-USA-Boat wants to highlight unique ways to review boating safety- BE-WEATHER WISE Let weather forecast decide when to start the boating journey. To receive weather updates, you need to have a radio or TV on board. Play it safe by getting off the water if you notice darkening clouds, volatile and rough changing winds, or sudden drops in temperature. COMMON SENSE IS THE KEY There is a need to operate at moderate speed in crowded areas. The state of alertness is important to steer clear of large vessels and watercraft that can be restricted in their ability to stop or turn. Your boat is equipped with buoys and other navigational aids. Kindly pay heed to all equipment’s to ensure your own boating safety. PRE-DEPARTURE CHECK LIST IS MUST It is essential to be prepared for any possibility on the water by taking proper boating safety. From compliance with fire safety regulations to tips for fueling up, make sure no boating safety rules or precautions have been forgotten by following a pre-departure checklist. KNOW YOUR FLOAT PLAN Always be sure to let someone else know your float plan; be it any family member or staff at your local marina. A float plan can include the following information: Trip leader’s name, address and phone number Registration information and boat type All passengers information with their name and address Types of signal and communication equipment onboard and Trip itinerary. LIFE JACKET IS IMPORTANT According to research, the majority of drowning victims were found not to be wearing life jacket.  Make sure that your family and friends are not part of this statistic by assigning and fitting each member of your onboard team with a lifejacket-prior to departure. VESSEL SAFETY CHECK Improve boat safety by getting a vessel safety check done to make sure that your boats meet all federal and state requirements. This increases the awareness of safety practices to avoid costly breakdowns and accidents. LEARN TO SWIM There is no element of risk in boating if one knows how to swim. Enroll for swimming classes around your area for proper boating safety. ENHANCE BOATING KNOWLEDGE WITH BOATING COURSE Beginning boaters and experienced experts alike need be familiar with boating safety rules of operation. One needs to be educated, aware and prepared for every circumstance that might arise. Boating safety rules can be learned by taking a local community course or online tutorials. APPOINT AN ASSISTANT SKIPPER Injury or any kind of incapacitation of primary navigator can lead to a panicky situation. Make sure more than only one person on board is familiar with all aspects of your boat’s handling, operations, and other boating safety tips and get everyone else back to shore. TAKE A BREAK FROM...

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Title: Boat Imports & Transport to Australia

Posted by on Jul 30, 2013 in Featured | 0 comments

Boat Imports & Transport to Australia

Types of Boat Import & Transport to Australia from USA America by Import-USA-Boat There’s no disputing that the Australian coastline has some spectacular beaches. Australia is full of translucent lakes and sea-side resorts. You simply cannot afford to underestimate the magnificent beauty of these beautiful lakes by sipping coffee at home!! If you are thinking about boat transport to Australia, then you should pay scrupulous attention to different variety of boats which can fix your needs whether in terms of budget or for fulfillment of a lifelong dream. Depending on what you want to do, each boat has a special purpose. Authentic information about best boat buy is not less than wealth. Simply narrow down your search with the type of boats we transport to Australia- HOUSE BOATS What it takes to live on water? Whether you want to enjoy bright morning with relaxing sound of chirping birds or sunset with a cup of tea, all you need is an ultra-luxurious Houseboat. All facilities are included such as sound systems, washing machines, microwaves, everything. PONTOONS Are you one of those water lovers who do not crave for the high-speed boating experience? If you answered yes, then Pontoon is a great boat for transporting to Australia. Pontoon boats are great for slow, ambling trips through open water. Often called party boats, they are perfect for large numbers of people to gather on and safe enough at slow speeds. YACHT Yachts are those rich look boats for people of high status. These have luxuries provided inside like air conditioning, refrigerators, cooking appliances. You can transport Yacht to Australia with best services of Import-USA-Boat and make your vacations memorable. IMPORT SPORT FISHING BOATS The name says it all. Built for versatility, these boats are intended for those who love fishing. Fishing boats are designed to navigate many different types of waterways so you can pursue many different species of fish. If you have been lured to boating by the love for fishing, Contact Import-USA-Boat for the transport & import of best fishing boats to Australia. KAYAK Do you need change, excitement, and thrill in your life? If you are a sporty person, then kayak is what you should import to Australia. Kayaks are used for sport like surfing. The higher your skill level, the tighter fit you may be looking for. Being the best American Boat Sales Company, we have it all. You can check out the Import-USA-Boat gallery for more attractive boats- Bass Boats, Bowrider & Cuddy Cabin & Centre Console, Cruisers & Trawlers , Fifth Wheel Travel Trailers Caravans, Ski & Wakeboarding Boats. Get yourself out on the water by transporting a boat to Australia. And when you want to buy one, then you can approach Import-USA-Boat. We understand it is a big investment and want to help you in making the right choice. TRANSPORT THE BOAT OF YOUR DREAMS TO AUSTRALIA WITH SECOND TO NONE SERVICES OF...

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Title: Pre-Departure Checklist

Posted by on Jul 30, 2013 in Industry News | 0 comments

Pre-Departure Checklist

Pre-Departure Checklist by Import-USA-Boat For Hassle-Free Boating Journey Do you feel you have it all to be a safe boater? As the weather heats up, so does the excitement to get on the water, which is why it is important to focus on pre-departure checklist before climbing aboard this season. Lack of preparation could lead to a breach of the general safety obligation. It is the responsibility of Import-USA-Boat to guide you about how boat is safe to use, the right safety equipment and how to use it properly. The great way to avoid unsuitable boating conditions, reduce the risk of a breakdown, and to ensure you have the required boat safety equipment on board is the following pre-departure checklist given by Import-USA-Boat : BATTERY CARE It is essential to keep the selector switch in the proper position in dual charging system. Make sure to charge the rechargeable batteries. The power should be on to the entire vessel. One must have aboard spare batteries for accessories such as portable navigational, aid handheld radio, flashlight, etc. ANCHORING AND DOCKING TIPS During encounter unusual conditions dockside, it is advisable to carry two or three extra dock. It is necessary to have at least one anchor set up and bent-on to your anchor line. Visual inspection of the lines you use for chafe or wear is must. Two fenders should be carried on board for docking or towing. FUEL AND OIL The engine oil and coolant levels need a proper check. Top off your fuel tanks. TOOLS AND SPARES Basic toolbox with tools appropriate for your boat is required. Take along a box of spares including fuel filter, head parts, hull plugs, light bulbs etc. VENTILATION Check the ventilation of interior spaces before departure especially on vessels using LPG for cooking or heat, any powered vessel or auxiliary powered sailboat. Run the blowers for several minutes before departing in case of detection of fuel smells before ventilating. BILGES Bilges need a regular check to ensure they are reasonably dry and that pumps are not running excessively. Prevent overboard discharge by cleaning up any spilled oil or waste in bilges. SOUND PRODUCING DEVICES Whistle attachment is required to each PFD. Horn capability should be least 1/2 mile on board, producing a four-second blast audible. BETTER BOAT LIGHTING Check navigation lights for operation and brightness. Make sure lenses are clear and not cracked or obscured. Inspect housings for proper seals and solid mounting. Check wiring and connections for looseness and fraying as well as overall condition. FIRE EXTINGUISHERS Expiration dates are written on fire extinguishers. Do check it to be sure the ones on the boat are still in useable condition. The working condition of nozzles should be checked. Accessibility needs a check to make sure area is free of clutter or other obstacles that could slow a person down when trying to retrieve an extinguisher. RULES & DOCUMENTATION Carry the radio license, essential ship’s papers, fishing permit, etc. on board. Enhance your level of local knowledge with the charts for the area you intend to cruise in. PERSONAL FLOTATION DEVICES (PFDS) If the vessel is more than 16 feet long, additional throw able device is required. If the passengers and crew are new to the vessel, explain the location and use of all PFDs....

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Title: How Importing a Boat from USA to Australia can spice up your life?

Posted by on Jul 6, 2013 in Featured | 0 comments

How Importing a Boat from USA to Australia can spice up your life?

Are you self-sufficient and ready to have fun with family and friends on an island? If you answered yes, you will need is a luxury boat from a leading American boat importer to fulfill your dreams. IMPORT-USA-BOAT is one of the finest boat shipping companies from the USA and provides luxury boats for sale. From day sailing boats to racing boats, Import USA Boat has it all. The boating-world is growing steadily in Australia as people love the feeling of independence, speed, space, stability and movement. You can enjoy the cool sea breezes and the warmth of the sun at the same time while out boating on the water. Some of the WOW reasons to spice up your life with the ultimate experience of boating are- TIME WITH YOUR LOVED ONES IS TIME WELL SPENT Boating with family and friends is a great way of entertainment. It not only bonds you with your close ones but also helps in creating ever-lasting memories. Television sets and video games are not as fulfilling as real life – the boating life. Boating brings an unbelievable rewards with an atmosphere that bring people together. AFFORDABLE RECREATION ALTERNATIVE Do you have an impression that importing a boat from USA is out of your budget?? That’s completely wrong!! Dedicated boat importing services of IMPORT-USA-BOAT will work with you to help you save money and get you the best boating package available. Shipping of used boatsprovides a great way to save money. EASY TO LEARN Thinking hard before importing boats from the USA? Don’t get disappointed if you are new at boating. We provide you experts in boating instructions and kick-ass tutorials to help you learn all one needs to know before taking tothe water. COMFORTABLE AND CONVENIENT Do you know that 70% of Australians live less than an hour’s drive from an accessible body of water?Water access and fresh air is closer than you may realize and boating is within your reach.  We can make it a possibility for you to hop on your boat for a mini-vacation whenever you feel the urge. GOOD WAY TO EXERCISE Sporting enthusiasts in Australia can choose to go for a rigorous sailing excursion or an invigorating run on water-skis with boating. What are you waiting for? Import a boat from USA to Australia now and enjoy the physical and psychological benefits of boating. RELAXATION AND STRESS-RELIEF According to National Marine Manufacturers Association survey, over 5,000 Australian households ranked boating as one of the top-three activities to release stress. A little bit of boating daily adds fun to your life and a joy which is beyond what one will find shopping in malls. Want to improve the quality of your life? Want to explore cruising destinations of Australia? Boating can be so much fun. You can relax on the water or enjoy fishing. Traveling alongside breathtaking beauty of Australia does come at a price but importing a boat from USA to Australia makes it affordable. Import-USA-Boat gives utmost importance to comfort, safety and enjoyment of our Australian customers. Get opportunities to discover life with unique boat shipping services of Import-USA-Boat!!! Take a pledge to leave your troubles behind and import a boat from USA...

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Title: 10 Tips given by Import-USA-Boat to Recommission one’s Boat in the Spring!!!

Posted by on Jul 6, 2013 in Industry News | 0 comments

10 Tips given by Import-USA-Boat to Recommission one’s Boat in the Spring!!!

Can you feel it??Everything you need is right here – YES!!Spring is in the air!!! Forget about remaining calm and get ready for boating excitement. It’s a challenging as well as exciting task to recommission your boat.  It is a process that needs to be followed to get ready for the season, either independently or in consultation with a qualified marine expert.  The tips given by Import-USA-Boat, one of the leading American Boat Sales Company can serve as a reference as you prepare to recommission your boat. PRE-LAUNCH CHECK UP SERVICE AFTER A WINTER LAY-UP: Replace the rusted wire halyards, rigging, damaged covers and fixing bolts. To avoid hassle during launch and retrieval of boat, regularly inspect and service the boat trailers Navigational equipment needs to be re-tested to check its proper functionality. Clean and grease the hull and deck fittings to avoid corrosion.   Engine is the lifeline of a boat. Pay more attention by flushing fresh water in boat engine, add fuel stabilizer, remove the spark plugs and check batteries.Boat oil change is must for mercruiser engine. Safety equipment needs to be checked including expiry dates on fire extinguisher and lifejackets. Bilge inspection is vital and we should guard it from leakage.Keep the bilges clean with soap and water. Clean interiors by removing fuels and flammable cleaning products, drain water from appliances, perform maintenance of air-conditioners and refrigerators and don’t forget about the checking of electrical connections. Greasing of all fittings is necessary for stern drives. Inspect bellows for weathering, deterioration, or holes. Remount outdrives and refill with fresh gear lube. Last but not the least- Paperwork needs to be updated like insurance, registration documents and manufacturer’s manual. Even if importing boats from USA is for pleasure, you need to give your boat the love and attention it used to get. Import-USA-Boat provides unmatched quality services without busting your budgets. We understand your needs as a boat owner and guarantee to prepare your boat for the never ending fun you deserve to have. Our boat service reduces the risk of potential accidents and breakdown. IMPORT-USA-BOAT not only believes in creating a spring boat maintenance check list, but also believes in providing remarkable services. Not all USA boat shipping companies are properly equipped to re-launch your recreational assets. We guarantee the creation of a safe zone for boaters to yodel down the docks smoothly. IMPORT-USA-BOAT – BEST AMERICAN BOAT SALES COMPANY’S MISSION IS TO RECOMMISSION YOUR...

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Title: Import a Boat to Australia – Sea Hunt 186 CC Sport Fishing Trailer Boat

Posted by on Jun 14, 2013 in Featured, Fishing Boats, Gallery | 0 comments

Import a Boat to Australia – Sea Hunt 186 CC Sport Fishing Trailer Boat

Import a Boat to Australia – Sea Hunt 186 CC Sport Fishing Trailer Boat. We were the first to provide this service for private buyers to ship and import boats and from the USA to Australia, New Zealand & South East Asia. Whether you are seeking to import a trailer boat or motor yacht we will guide you through the most cost effective shipping for the import.

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Title: Shipping & Importing of Motor Boats & Yachts to Australia, New Zealand from USA

Posted by on Jun 3, 2013 in Industry News | 0 comments

Shipping & Importing Motor Yachts & Boats to Australia, New Zealand Be cautioned of the Yacht Carriers Charter services running from West Palm Beach, FL to Australia. Do not sign a contract with these parties as you will probably will not want to ship with them after they promise to ship and your boat or yacht is now sitting in a berth awaiting shipment 8 months later. This is a very long time to pay marina or hardstand fees that accrue very quickly awaiting a bogus ship that never arrives. This mode of shipping is considered in shipping terminology as Tramper Line, in other words they will not sail unless they have base load secured and this is where your wait begins. Your best alternative is to ship with a liner service that operates fortnightly to Australia with no waiting time. These services operate fortnightly from Miami, FL / Savannah, GA / New...

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Title: USA Federal Maritime Commission

Posted by on May 10, 2013 in Industry News | 0 comments

The Federal Maritime Commission Newsroom Consumer Alert – Warning to Yacht Purchasers April 11, 2013 The Commission has recently received an increased number of complaints involving the international transport of yachts purchased by individual consumers Examples of recent complaints include: Delays in shipping and delivering cargo; Use of boilerplate contracts that allow the shipping company to wait as long as a year to ship the yacht while requiring the consumer to pay storage fees and a significant penalty should the consumer cancel transportation service; and Failure of the shipping company to accurately disclose costs and delivery terms of service. To avoid problems with shipping yachts internationally, consumers should take the following precautions: Ensure that the shipping company is FMC licensed and bonded. A list of licensed companies is available at: http://www2.fmc.gov/oti/; Read and understand the shipping company’s written terms and conditions prior to contracting for services; Understand the shipping company’s cancellation policy prior to contracting; and Ensure that any required delivery windows are specifically provided for in the written contract. For assistance resolving problems associated with an international yacht shipment to or from the U.S., please contact the Office of Consumer Affairs & Dispute Resolution Services at 202-523-5807 or...

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Title: Spliethoff Transport BV (Sevenstar) Sunk By Australian Federal Magistrate

Posted by on May 10, 2013 in Industry News | 0 comments

Media Release May 2013 LANDMARK AUSTRALIAN LEGAL DECISION BENEFITS SHIPPING CUSTOMERS WORLDWIDE Shipping companies are being held to account after a landmark David-and-Goliath-style case found the international transport of pleasure craft must be carried out within 30 days. A common marketing ploy used by a few powerful charter shipping companies has been to provide consumers with an approximate shipping date, which can then blow out to months – even a year or longer – before boats are freighted. The practice had gone unchallenged until a judgement was handed down in the case between Netherlands-based Spliethoff Transport BV and Australian-based Leisure Freight & Import Pty Ltd in Sydney in April 2013 (See page two for the particulars of the case.) Biddle Lawyers commercial litigation solicitor Gemma Robson represented Leisure Freight & Import in the case. “This is a landmark win for customers on a global scale, and sets a significant precedent,” Ms Robson said. Leisure Freight & Import director Dianne Lyons said the decision would have positive implications for customers globally. “This will open up the sector to other ethical operators; enhancing competition, resulting in market-based pricing and more principled business practices,” Ms Lyons said. “Nominated ships and shipping dates now have to be genuine, with delivery within one month. Charter shipping businesses will now have to be customer-centric in order to survive the industry paradigm shift that is sure to follow,” she said. Both “No Hurry” and “Almost Paradise” did ultimately arrive in Brisbane, but not until Ms Lyons personally shipped them independently to transport them – along with the boats of other clients – to Australia. In a media release dated April 11, 2013, the American Federal Maritime Commission stated it had received an increased number of complaints involving the international transport of yachts purchased by individual customers where yachts were not shipped a year after owners had signed booking contracts. “Many people stuck in these types of shipping contracts may now be in a position to get their boats out with alternative genuine providers, which is fantastic news,” Ms Lyons said. “These companies can’t get away with this practise anymore,” she said. For more information contact Ian Mcindoe at Import USA Boat on +61 2 66426724 PARTICULARS OF THE CASE A 36 foot Albin Trawler yacht ironically known as “No Hurry” had been purchased by an Australian couple from a dealer in the US. They were trying to ship the craft to Brisbane, and engaged Leisure Freight & Import to handle the transaction. Spliethoff Transport BV was contracted to provide the freight services, with an approximate shipping date of mid-April 2012. A second yacht, the 42 foot Silverton Convertible “Almost Paradise” was also booked for shipping with Spliethoff Transport BV in April 2012. Both “No Hurry” and “Almost Paradise” waited in Palm Beach, Florida, for more than three months. By August, when the yachts had still not been shipped, Leisure Freight & Import sought to cancel the bookings. Spliethoff Transport BV commenced legal action seeking damages for breach of contract. During the period from when the bookings were made through to the cancellation date, Spliethoff Transport BV misrepresented several sailing dates, and even suggested bogus ships were available to transport the yachts. In the Federal Circuit Court of Australia, under the internationally recognised Carriage of Goods By Sea Act 1991, Judge Raphael found that...

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Title: 70 ft 2011 Galeon 700 Raptor SkyDeck

Posted by on May 7, 2013 in Boat Sales | 0 comments

70 ft 2011 Galeon 700 Raptor SkyDeck

70 ft 2011 Galeon 700 Raptor SkyDeck Year: 2011 Price: $ 1,750,000 Location: FL, USA Hull Material: Fiberglass Fuel Type: Diesel YachtWorld ID: 2595137 Condition: Used Description 2011 DEMO BOAT with warranties, used for shows available now at significant savings! She features twin Man diesels, Onan 23kw Gen, garage with Williams hard bottom dinghy, as well as hydraulic platform, crew quarters, large cockpit for entertaining, sport bridge with helm and sun loungers. Interior features galley down, with washer and dryer, nice sized master with custom lighting, twins in guest with head and forward vip with ensuite..A truly spectacular vessel at significant savings! Manufacturer Provided Description The optional SkyDeck feature enhances functionality without compromising sleek design. The flagship Galeon 700 Raptor is in a league of its own. Salon doors, one of Raptor’s key features, slide swiftly and quietly into the deck to create a vast common space with the stern area – perfect for leisure and relaxation. Flawless finish, high-end equipment, and exhilarating performance speak volumes about the talents of the designers and engineers responsible for this project. CODE:...

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