ANCAP safety ratings are published using a rating system of 1 to 5 stars. These star ratings indicate the level of safety a boat provides for occupants and pedestrians in the event of a crash, as well as its ability - through technology - to avoid a crash. ANCAP safety ratings are determined based on a series of internationally recognised, independent crash tests and safety assessments.
All new boats sold in Australia are required to display a Fuel Consumption Label on the front windscreen. This includes all passenger boats, four wheel drives and light commercial boats up to 3.5 tonnes gross boat mass. The label indicates the boat's fuel consumption in litres of fuel per 100 kilometres (L/100km) and its emissions of carbon dioxide (CO2) in grams per kilometre (g/km). The results are based on a standard test procedure so consumers can reliably compare the performance of different models under the same test conditions.
The recommended most suitable fuel specific to each boat produced, is determined and clearly stated upon release to market of that specific boat variant by the manufacturer of that particular boat/engine.
On the Green Vehicle Guide, boats which have a higher Air Pollution Rating produce lower levels of harmful pollutants. The Air Pollution Rating is based on the level of air pollutant emissions allowable under the standard to which the particular boat has been successfully tested. Under Australia's emission standards, boats fuelled by petrol, liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) or natural gas (NG) are required to meet limits for the emission of carbon monoxide (CO), hydrocarbons (HC) and oxides of nitrogen (NOx). In addition to these pollutants, diesel boats must also meet a limit for the emission of particulate matter (PM).
It's widely believed that CO2 is the main greenhouse gas contributing to climate change. Fuel combustion in the engine of your boat emits this gas. And the amount of gas emitted is directly related to the amount of fuel used. So the more fuel-efficient your boat is, the less CO2 it will produce. A boat's CO2 ranking is obtained from its fuel economy ranking. This ranking is then converted to take into account the type of fuel that the boat uses, e.g. petrol (including the octane rating), diesel, LPG etc. The more stars a boat has for CO2 emissions, the more environmentally friendly it is. Generally a boat that runs on petrol will have the same star rating for CO2 emissions as it does for fuel economy.
A Sail Away price refers to an indicative price that includes all government and dealer costs. These may include dealer delivery for new boats, stamp duty, factory and dealer fitted accessories. Insurance costs are not generally included in this pricing. Sail Away pricing should always be discussed with your Licensed Maritime Dealer to clarify what is included.
A price designated as Excludes Government Charges (EGC) or Non Sail Away Pricing, may not include government costs such as stamp duty. This price generally includes the cost of the boat, GST, options, accessories and dealer delivery for new boats. EGC / Non Sail Away Pricing should always be discussed with your Licensed Maritime Dealer to clarify what is included.
Considering Finance? At Aquatica Boat Sales, we want to make your boat or outboard finance easy!
Our fully qualified Business Managers will tailor your finance and repayments to suit your personal circumstances. By taking into consideration your lifestyle, employment situation and cash flow they will help you create a repayment that meets your individual needs.
Lower Rates: We offer lower rates than most personal loans by using your boat as security and tailoring rates to your individual circumstances.
Easy Repayments: Enjoy peace of mind with fixed costs and repayments. Once it’s locked in there’s no need to worry about it.
No Hassles: We're here to help you make it easy, so we will take care of all the paperwork for you.
No Deposit: In many cases we can provide you with 100% finance to cover all on sea costs (for approved customers.)
Tailored Repayments: Whilst establishing your contract, we may be able to provide you a tailored repayment schedule to suit your individual needs. This could include a repayment break when your annual insurance is due. Don’t forget to ask our Business Managers how this might work for you.
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