Got a DIY project boat? You could win a Saracen Ultra hitch lock.

Brand new to the Australian market, and developed from the popular Saracen hitch lock, the Saracen Ultra can be fitted to a normal 50mm ball hitch not only when the trailer is unhitched, but also when the trailer is hitched.

Thanks to Purple Line, we’ve got half a dozen of these to give away. Tell us about your project boat restoration and you could win this prize. Whether it’s the family cruiser that got rebuilt, a tinnie salvaged from the tip, or an old trailer sailer that sat in the shed all those years, you could win a Saracen Ultra hitch lock by telling us about your DIY project.

Saracen Ultra hitch lock


How to enter

Got a DIY boat restoration story? Awesome. Anyone who’s tried it knows just how long it takes. Tell us about yours and you could win a Saracen Ultra hitch lock.

Send an email to with ‘Float my Boat’ in the subject line (you can just click on the email address). Tell us a story about your boat restoration in 500 words or less and attach up to five pics of the boat project. If you’re judged to be the winner, we’ll contact you for an interview and publish your story in both Trade-a-Boat magazine and online. Make sure you include your daytime telephone number and full mailing address (including postcode).

Enter now: (click on the email adderss to get started)


The competition opens 18 December 2015 at 00.01 AEDST and closes 20 May, 2016 at 11.59pm AEDST.

Entry is open to Australian residents aged 18 years and over.

One entry permitted per person.

This is a game of skill, not a game of chance.

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The promoter is Bauer Media Pty Ltd (ABN 18 053 273 546).

More info: Terms & conditions


Win a pair of Hard Target sunglasses

Hard Target sunglasses from Survival Optics feature a tough and well balanced matt charcoal frame, plus sleek lines with TAC-brown polarized lenses with a fire red mirror finish.

The frame is made from robust yet lightweight Grilamid nylon and is kitted out with hydrophilic megol nose and temple pads. Megol gently grips your skin which means the frame stays in place.

The Hard Target’s lenses provide optimal clarity and 100 per cent, full-spectrum UV protection against the sun’s harmful rays. Hard Target sunglasses have a RRP of $74.95. Get more information at

Hard Target sunglasses

Thanks to SOS Survival Optics we have a pair of Hard Target sunglasses to give away. Entering the competition is simple. Just tell us in 25 words or less: what’s your favourite summer boating spot and why?


Congratulations to our winner, Christopher, from the Northern Territory. Christopher's answer "Nhulunbuy, Melville Bay. If you have to ask why, then you haven't been there!" is the winning entry. We hope you enjoy your new sunnies.