Frequently Asked Questions – Ballina Marineland

Buying a Boat FAQ’s

What type of boat suits me?

With the experienced staff at Ballina Marineland we can help you identify which boat best suits your needs and budget. Many boats are designed to suit general purpose boating, fishing,towing on a tube, and recreational activities.

Can I take the boat for a Test Run?

Here at Ballina Marineland a test run is not a problem, we can organise a time to suit and  we are directly on the water, we are only too happy to ensure your test run is fulfilling and that all your questions  are answered.

What does it mean when it says boat rated to a certain HP?

All boats have regulations on the amount of HP the boat is powered to. There will be a minimum  and maximum Hp. Our recommendation is usually in between or to the higher HP rating, depending on the boat set up . Try not to get caught with a great boat package deal that sounds too good to be true as usually there is not enough Hp for the boat to perform to its potential and we see the customer come to us disappointed with the boat they have purchased .

I have never had a boat before will you help me learn about boating?

The most pleasurable experience at Ballina Marineland is seeing and been part of the excitement of the customers purchase. Boating is a fantastic lifestyle and the team here love it also. We will guarantee before and after sales support with all your boating purchases. Before your departure of your new boat we will take you onto the water and provide on water tuition in driving, docking, launching and retrieving your new boat. Before your final departure we will complete a “Checklist” with you to ensure you understand the operational aspects of the boat, safety equipment and accessories eg fishfinders,radios, and electric start motors.

I love the boat and want to buy it whats next?

The purchase process is very simple, if you desire we can organize finance for you with Yamaha Finance (To approved customers). If you have organized your own finance we require a 10% deposit to get all the paper work under way for example registration papers to be signed. The delivery of the boat depends on the motor you have chosen, and usually only takes a couple of days. The final payment is due on delivery of your boat, either by electronic transfer or bank cheque. Club Marine or Yamaha Insurance can also be arranged if requested.