As a member of the Boating Industry Association you have access to industry supporting products to manage business risk, provide solutions and ensure responsibilities and liabilities are covered.
Business Support and Protection
BIA MARINE INSURANCE
Whether you’re repairing, selling, storing, or manufacturing boats, if your business is in the boating industry, you need specialist insurance products that respond to industry specific risks.
The BIA has partnered with Network Marine Insurance which for the past 25 years, has provided insurance solutions for companies, partnerships, sole traders and individuals.
As an intermediary, Network Marine Insurance acts as the agent for clients in the placement of insurance products with insurance companies. The insurance companies they use are reputable and long-established companies in Australia and overseas.
As a member of the BIA, get access to exclusive pricing, specialist advice, portfolio review and industry-specific programs via a dedicated team of marine and insurance industry specialists.
BIA BUSINESS TRAVEL INSURANCE
Travelling on business comes with risks. It is imperative that you have the right insurance in place to protect your business and employees should anything happen.
One of the benefits of BIA membership is the comprehensive Member Business Travel Insurance program.
The program covers all financial and Life members, with each BIA Member receiving Complimentary Overseas Business Travel Insurance on two declared trips (one person each trip) and additional trips can also be insured at a cost of $50 per traveller to be charged in addition to membership fees.
BIA Member Travel Insurance is provided as a Member Benefit and is delivered by BIA Marine Insurance partner Network Marine Insurance.
Terms and conditions apply. Ask our Team for more information or if you are an existing member login to myBIA for details.
BIA STANDARD FORM DOCUMENTATION
BIA members have access to a portfolio of legally-drafted, standard agreements for a range of key industry business transactions, including; new boat sales, used boat sales, consignment sales and supporting documentation such as used boat warranty, liability disclaimer and dealer purchase agreement.
These documents have been prepared with input from members in all states, taking account of current industry best practise and current legal requirements associated with good business practice and full compliance with Australian Consumer Law.
Use of industry standard agreements provides confidence to members that they are following industry best practice, and provides the boat buyer – or seller – with similar confidence that the business they are dealing with is using contemporary documentation and is supported to operate professionally and with all parties best interests in mind.
Ensure your business dealings are up to industry standard by using BIA’s member-only documentation, backed by BIA’s legal partner.
DISCOVER BOAT SALES
A marketplace for BIA members
BIA launched the Discover Boating marketplace, Discover Boat Sales, in September 2021.
The online shopfront provides BIA members with an opportunity to list in a setting where only products from association members are available, with the consumer able to search for products with confidence that they are provided by a reputable and professional business.
It is delivered via the Discover Boating website with a data feed provided by BoatsOnline and YachtHub listings platform. BIA members can list boats, engines, trailers, other accessories and marina berths for free.
Members with an active subscription to BoatsOnline or YachtHub will automatically feature on Marketplace, with their current subscribed listing appearing in full.
Members who do not currently list with BoatsOnline or YachtHub and wish to feature on Marketplace can sign up to a free account to access the BoatsOnline database to upload listings, which will then be provided in the data feed to Marketplace.