FAQ FOR BRISBANE BOAT HIRE

What is weekend hire?

A Weekend hire is Fri 6pm – Sun 6pm.

Who is responsible?

The licensed operator outlined on the contract is the responsible party for all aspects of the operation and safety of the boat and all its occupants.

Where do I pickup / return hire boats?

We are located in the ‘Southpark Complex’ at Shed A4 / 10 Compton Rd, Underwood QLD.

What is long weekend hire?

a Long weekend hire is a 3 day hire eg Fri 6pm – Mon 6pm or Thu 6pm – Sun 6pm.

What is 24 hour hire?

Generally speaking a 24hr hire is 7am to 7am or 6pm to 6pm but do let us know if you have a preference as depending on boat movements we do try to be flexible,

What areas can the boat be taken to?

All smooth and partially smooth waters as determined by the Qld Government Maritime Safety Dept and published in the Recreational Safety Handbook.

What are the voucher terms and conditions

If you have purchased a voucher / coupon, these are the terms and conditions of hire: 1) Max 1 voucher per person 2) Purchase up to 2 vouchers as gifts 3) Bookings are required via website only and are subject to availability (first in best dressed) 4) Cancellation / re-scheduling policy of 72hrs applies; no shows void voucher 5) Launch and retrieve available at an extra charge, payable direct to Brisbane Boat Hire 6) Current boat licence is required 7) Security bond of $500.00 applies to all bookings 8) Fuel not included 9) Brisbane Boat Hire reserves the right to cancel a booking and re-schedule where applicable. 10) Vouchers can not be extended past ‘Enjoy by’ date on voucher, hire must take place prior to this date. ** The Voucher/Coupon company also has terms and conditions and we strongly suggest you take the time to read over all terms and conditions prior to redeeming your voucher ** If you have any other questions or concerns, please feel free to contact us.

Is there insurance and what does it cover?

Yes you pay insurance as part of your hire payment. The hire contract states that a bond is payable for minor mishaps with an excess of $2500 for a major accident in which the hirer is at fault.

Is it OK to operate the boat at night?

Most vessels can be operated at night (please advise on inquiry).

Is fuel included in the rental?

A full tank of fuel is provided at the time of hire and needs to be refilled on return. The amount of fuel onboard varies from vessel to vessel. Fuel is included for the half day hire on the V Nose.

Is a Boat License required?

Yes by law a boat license is required for all of our hire boats and a PWC licence is required to hire the Jetski. A receipt from QLD transport does not class as a licence, we require photo identification licence or hard copy is fine.

How much is the bond?

The Bond is $500 for all vessels to cover excess for insurance.

How is the bond paid?

Bonds can be paid by either Cash or Credit Card (Visa & MasterCard).

Does the boat need to be cleaned?

All boats need to be cleaned or rinsed (but not flushed) and returned in a reasonable manner before they are returned. If this is not done and extra cleaning is required then a fee of $55 will be charged.

Can the boat sink?

Brisbane Boat Hire boats are positive flotation compliant – they don’t sink.

Can the boat be taken interstate?

Yes it can.

Can a boat be delivered, launched and retrieved?

Yes the boat can be delivered to most areas in Brisbane and surrounds. A small fee to cover fuel and time is added to the hire fee. The quickest and least expensive fee is at Colmslie Reserve Boat Ramp.

Are the boats inspected?

Yes – inspections by both parties prior to departure and upon return.

What Our Clients Say

Here Is What Some Of Our Recent Commercial Hires Have Had To Say About Their Brisbane Boat Hire Experience

The boat was good, no complaints really

For the price, the boat was good, no complaints really. We got no fish, but threw a few pots in and got a feed of sand crabs. Made us happy. Cheers for letting us have it and when we do it again we will give you a call for availability. Thanks again Polycraft Challenger

Brett Rebetzke | 14-Sep-2013

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Brett Rebetzke | 14-Sep-2013

For the price, the boat was good, no complaints really. We got no fish, but threw a few pots in and got a feed of sand crabs. Made us happy. Cheers for letting us have it and when we do it again we will give you a call for availability. Thanks again Polycraft Challenger

The boat hire was excellent

Michele, the boat hire was excellent, thank you. I had a few queries about it from other sailors and I recommended you so I hope you get some business. The pick up and drop off made it so convenient and the boat was excellent. The most important thing in any hire boat is the motor. In this case it was fantastic to drive and started faultlessly the whole week. You might like to check the radio, it receives ok but when you push the transmit button it makes a funny noise. If we come for the regatta again next year, which is likely, I will book with you again! Regards, Ed Polycraft Challenger

Ed | 31-Jul-2013

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Ed | 31-Jul-2013

Michele, the boat hire was excellent, thank you. I had a few queries about it from other sailors and I recommended you so I hope you get some business. The pick up and drop off made it so convenient and the boat was excellent. The most important thing in any hire boat is the motor. In this case it was fantastic to drive and started faultlessly the whole week. You might like to check the radio, it receives ok but when you push the transmit button it makes a funny noise. If we come for the regatta again next year, which is likely, I will book with you again! Regards, Ed Polycraft Challenger

Our experience was good

Hi Michele, Our experience was good and I struggle to find anything critical to note. The boat and trailer worked perfectly and was all very easy to use. Thanks Blue Fin

Paul | 31-Aug-2013

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Paul | 31-Aug-2013

Hi Michele, Our experience was good and I struggle to find anything critical to note. The boat and trailer worked perfectly and was all very easy to use. Thanks Blue Fin

Yeah it was a great day

Yeah it was a great day, boat went very well, no hassles at all. Weather was rough at the end but that's not the boat's or your fault. We saw some dolphins, had a good swim, checked out the wreck of the Platypus off Peel Island, had a sneaky beer on the lawn at The Little Ship Club. Very nice day out! Thanks again, see you next time. Clark Deep V

Tim Polson | 14-Sep-2013

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Tim Polson | 14-Sep-2013

Yeah it was a great day, boat went very well, no hassles at all. Weather was rough at the end but that's not the boat's or your fault. We saw some dolphins, had a good swim, checked out the wreck of the Platypus off Peel Island, had a sneaky beer on the lawn at The Little Ship Club. Very nice day out! Thanks again, see you next time. Clark Deep V

Appreciated your assistance and quick responses

Yes we completed the job required and I really appreciated your assistance and quick responses. From time to time we do undertake similar work so we will definitely keep you in mind.

Commercial Hires Clients

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Commercial Hires Clients

Yes we completed the job required and I really appreciated your assistance and quick responses. From time to time we do undertake similar work so we will definitely keep you in mind.

All great thanks Michele

All great thanks Michele. We used the boat to skip around to Manly as the shipper was running late..., the boat ran great, and will certainly contact you again when we need that service.

Commercial Hires Clients

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Commercial Hires Clients

All great thanks Michele. We used the boat to skip around to Manly as the shipper was running late..., the boat ran great, and will certainly contact you again when we need that service.

Dan was great

Dan was great, he complied to our every whim with moving sites every 5 minutes. The Bowrider was great space wise. The only issue we had was with the distance from the edge of the boat to the water. We would normally spend quite a bit of time hanging over the side with our hands in the water which was quite difficult in that boat. This made our work a little bit harder but certainly not impossible. Not a big deal considering it was only one day of sampling but wouldn’t be ideal if we have longer trips. But we don’t get a lot of this sort of work around Brisbane so probably by the time the next one comes up some of your other boats might be an option. Dan now understands the logistics of what we do so is in a good position to advise on which boat would be most suitable. Thanks again for your help.

Commercial Hires Clients

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Commercial Hires Clients

Dan was great, he complied to our every whim with moving sites every 5 minutes. The Bowrider was great space wise. The only issue we had was with the distance from the edge of the boat to the water. We would normally spend quite a bit of time hanging over the side with our hands in the water which was quite difficult in that boat. This made our work a little bit harder but certainly not impossible. Not a big deal considering it was only one day of sampling but wouldn’t be ideal if we have longer trips. But we don’t get a lot of this sort of work around Brisbane so probably by the time the next one comes up some of your other boats might be an option. Dan now understands the logistics of what we do so is in a good position to advise on which boat would be most suitable. Thanks again for your help.
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