Ten-metre cruiser/racers been a staple of many major production boatbuilders for over four decades now. No surprise because this class ticks lots of boxes for the average family; small enough for easy two-handing, big enough for cruising and offering competitive club racing for those so inclined.
Boats with wheels are extremely popular for owners with a bach at the beach, or anywhere without a convenient launching ramp. Smuggler’s new amphibious RIB extends the appeal.
If you plan to spend your fishing hours in the turbulent waters of the deep South, you’d better make sure your vessel is up to the task.
The pride and joy of an Auckland couple whose last boat was a Prestige 500, the Prestige 630S Serenità (Spanish for serenity) is the largest Prestige S-line model imported to New Zealand so far.
Taking a yacht nearly 5,000km along Europe’s rivers and canals involves a lot more than lowering the mast. There are also 484 locks, numerous aqueducts, lifting bridges and three tunnels. Though the four-month voyage was equivalent to driving from Wellington to Auckland seven times at 10km/h, only one word can describe it – magnificent!
The dreaded Bucket List keeps raising its ugly head and when it aligns with Fate’s fickle finger you’ve no choice but to submitWORDS AND PHOTOGRAPHY BY COL BELL .
Jim Lott and wife Karin recently returned from a seven-year global cruise. This puts him in a useful place for considering the differences between his first ocean voyage in 1966 and the modern equivalent.
Black Sound in Green Turtle Cay in the northern Bahamas is a good hurricane hole. Kiwi sailor David Kitching had previously sheltered there during hurricanes Irene and Sandy. But they were mere Category 3 storms – nothing like the monster approaching from the SE.
Boatbuilders and equipment manufacturers worldwide have released a tsunami of innovation in recent months. From automated docking systems to phone-controlled toilets, the sheer volume of new technology going into boats is absolutely staggering. Here’s a look at 10 trends to expect in 2020.
ATL Composites provided the precision pieces for the latest Roger Hill-designed powercat, Omahu (‘breath’ in Maori), a 16m composite displacement...
Beneteau’s smallest model in its ever-popular Oceanis range has been recognised with a prestigious ‘European Yacht of the Year’ award. The...
New Zealand’s Cat® dealer marked a new era at a special event in Auckland in December 2019, where Chief Executive...
Yanmar and Nauti-Craft have announced a technology transfer agreement to commercialise Yanmar’s boats by utilising Nauti-Craft’s patented marine suspension technology.Cooperation...
Motuora Island in the Hauraki Gulf has been inhabited since the first arrival of Maori. In te reo its name means ‘the island of well-being.