Watercraft Owners – Did you know?

You can only register an offshore craft if you have a VHF radio, ICASA owner’s license and VHF Operator’s certificate. (A 29meg radio is no longer sufficient as a standalone unit).

According to Stan Walter, SADSAA’s National Safety Officer, if you have an existing VHF radio with operator’s license on your boat – it will still be valid and will continue to be acceptable for surveys done this year. New laws are expected around January 2017.

Before a CAT R Inland Skippers certificate is issued: skippers need 25 hours of on-water practical experience – if you attend a SAMSA accredited school, or 50 hours if you do not attend their lectures.

More information contact:  Mike Higgs from Boat Boys (031) 701 5324 or Stan Walter stanatsea@telkomsa.net

Comprehensive Subsidence and Landslip cover

Most Insurance policies automatically offer limited cover for Subsidence and Landslip – ‘contraction or expansion of clay and similar soil types due to its moisture or water content’ is excluded, being the greatest risk for subsidence and landslip.

If this cover is required, we can offer you full cover under this section for an additional premium and subject to a geological report. Contact our offices for further information.


Neels Barkhuizen of Ballito, recently beat a 140-strong field of anglers on 115 Jetskis – in this growing Species competition (organized by GoFish magazine) held at Ponta do Oura.
He bagged prizes worth around R70 000 – including “One Year Complimentary Insurance” from Club Marine. Riaan Louw was hot on his heels– just ten points behind – taking 2nd place.


It was hot & windy and the dam ultra-low, but still 75 bass were caught & released in this exciting competition.  James Roberts & Vincent de Boer triumphed with their heaviest bag of 5.88kg.

Rory Heidmann & Ferdi Black (2.0kg behind), narrowly beat Club Marine-sponsored angler Craig Fraser & son Jason into second place. Coincidentally Craig and Jason won the two Rapala Baitcasting reels from Club Marine – which had been earmarked for third place!


423 Anglers fishing off 180 boats, kayaks and bank angling caught six of the specified species.

Neil Jacobs’ of Port Elizabeth couldn’t believe his luck at the prize-giving when his 650mm Grunter was the last fish to be drawn from 10 eligible species – to win the grand R10 000 cash prize.

He also clinched “One Year’s Complimentary Insurance” and a Lowrance Elite 3x fish finder from Club Marine for catching the most species!