Jet Ski Dealers, Sales, Parts & Repairs
Perhaps not surprisingly, within Australia, Queensland is the place to go for all things Jet Ski and PWC. Particularly if you are after brand options. Not really surprising given that, from a weather perspective, Queensland is roughly the Australian equivalent of Florida (and though we may have less people, we do have bigger reptiles up north - well, I think that's a good thing ;-)
Given that any Personal Watercraft is a substantial financial investment, purchasing form a reputable and well resourced dealer is probably a good idea. If 2020 has shown anything, it is just how quickly fragile business models dissappear when the SHTF.
Another fundamental and totally necessary expense will be adequate insurance. Though one is far more likely to damage a PWC getting it in and out of the water, rather than while it is on the water. The sad reality is that when a PWC is on a trailer, it's ready to be hauled away by anyone - and not necessarilly just the legitinate owner.
Some PWC Insurance Notes:
- Jet Ski Insurance is not mandatory across Australia (at the time of writing - expect this to change).
- Using a Jet Ski / PWC without at least Public Liability Inurance which covers injury to other persons and/or property is - well, not real smart.
- Generally speaking, to be eligable for insurance a Jet Ski / PWC must be registered with the appropriate Department of Transport. Not sure how that works in the NT, given that they don't require registration.
- Policies covering 'Theft' will require the PWC to be stored securely (locked up rather than just moored).
- Insurance will only be valid in regions covered by the policy, generally excluding heritage and/or other protected marine zones.
- Most dealerships will offer insurance packages with a PWC purchase (usually earns them a commission). If however you are privately purchasing a used machine, be aware that even if it is registered, it may not be insured.
Some Aussie Jet Ski / PWC Insurance Options
Austbrokers SPT Jet Ski & PWC Insurance
Club Marine Insurance
Nautilus Marine Personal Watercraft Insurance
YOUI Watercraft insurance / for individuals
Think security and don't let your dream machine become someone elses black-market PWC spare parts and/or upgrade.
Thanks for taking the time - Be smart, enjoy your sport, stay safe and lookout for others!
Incept Date: Wizard - 200404
Last Update: Wizard - 200404