LSB Catalyst superyacht tender

After sea trials in Auckland, T/T Skorpios was shipped to Europe to join her mothership, the carbon-built 38m (125-foot) Club Swan high-performance superyacht S/Y Skorpios, currently under construction in Finland.

 

Shaw 550

Last year’s level 4 lockdown was a difficult time for all Kiwis, but it also gave Bay of Islands rigger Paul Smith the chance to get The Racoon – his Shaw 550 – into the water.

Offshore Boats 750 HT

She certainly looked like a dedicated sport fisher, her 10-position rocket launcher festooned with Shimano Talica 50 two-speeds on straight- and bent-butt rods, jigging rods and a couple of deep-drop rods with Shimano electric reels stowed on the bunks forward.

Yanmar X47 Express Cruiser

Launched at Germany’s Boot Dusseldorf in January last year, the America’s Cup editon of the X47 (47-feet LOA) combines its sleek, svelte exterior with a luxurious two-cabin interior. Understandable when you consider she was born from a collaboration between three leading-edge companies – Yanmar, Italy’s Azimut Yachts and luxury lifestyle leader NEXUS.

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