Some boats kind of slip beneath the radar. There are around 10 Nimbus 305 Coupés already in the hands of satisfied Kiwi owners and importer Sports Marine has another five on order from the Sweden factory, but this one is the first we’ve had the opportunity to review.
Innovison’s smallest model, the 515 Active, is a surprising package: a small boat that feels much bigger inside, with big boat ride and handling characteristics to match.
While Circa Marine never really went away, it’s been more than 20 years since the Whangarei engineering company produced aluminium trailer boats for recreational use in New Zealand. But if the new Circa 790 is anything to go by, the return to the mar
In 61 years of boat manufacturing you can learn a thing or two. You’ll see good times and bad times. Fashions that come and go. What doesn’t change is the fascination families have for the water. Stick with that fascination and ride out all the other
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Russian ocean paddler, Fedor Konyukhov, is well on his way from Port Chalmers, Dunedin to Cape Horn.
This mantra of sustainable business is well-illustrated by a fleet of sturdy little Davidson M20 trailer-sailers – looking good after a refurbishment and still in bareboat charter after nearly 45 years.
Since taking over the reins of what was previously known as Island Cruising Association in December 2017, the new owners have been working hard to improve the experiences of Kiwi cruisers heading offshore.
Nearly two years after her arrival at Yachting Developments in May 2017, Lion New Zealand is back in the water following a million-dollar refit at the yard.
'Bandit,' the first boat built by Sir Peter Blake more than 50 years ago, has been restored to its former glory and is now on display at the New Zealand Maritime Museum.
We are told fine art can only be found within the hallowed walls of an art gallery. But on rare occasions art escapes this vault and when we stumble upon it outside a gallery it can have a dazzling effect.
You’re a seafood lover with a zest for adventure? Step aboard Katabatic. On this Marlborough Sounds charter boat guests help to catch lunch/dinner and then watch the skipper, a professional chef, prepare it. Of course, it’s all washed down with some of the region’s finest wines.
You can tell a lot about a city by the river that runs through it. You can tell even more about it by getting in a boat and floating down that river.
Mercury Marine’s all-new 400hp Verado outboard, built on Mercury’s proven L6SC (inline six-cylinder supercharged) Verado platform, is suitable for a...
In last month’s issue I explored the ‘disease’ that afflicts diesel-powered boats – the dreaded diesel bug. Owners of petrol-powered vessels have no such problems. But they DO have their own unique problem – stale petrol.
Well-known fishing television star Matt Watson will join the expert Master Class speakers covering a variety of fishing topics at...
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A keen sailor, acquiring Manitou was one of the first things Kennedy did when elected as the 35th President of the United States in 1961, having fallen in love with the 27-tonne, mahogany-hulled yacht. He first saw Manitou at Annapolis while still a senator, earmarking her as a more stylish alternative to the existing presidential yacht – the 28m launch Honey Fitz. Built in 1931, that vessel was used by President Eisenhower as a shuttle to the Newport Golf Club and was colloquially known as the ‘Floating Locker Room’. Kennedy, though a golfer, had sailing in his blood and received his first...
The amazingly intact wreck of the 54m steel steamer, Manasoo, lost in a storm on September 15, 1928, has been located in deep water by an international team of searchers/divers. She’s resting at an unusual angle in Georgian Bay near Owen Sound, Ontario. Built in Glasgow, Scotland in 1888, the Manasoo spent the first 39 of her 40 years named the Macassa, carrying tourists and cargoes between Toronto and Hamilton on Lake Ontario. In 1928 the ship was purchased by the relatively-new Owen Sound Transportation Company (today it operates the famous Chi-cheemaun ferry between Tobermory and Manitoulin Island, and the...