Big pontoons, a legendary deep-vee, triple-straked fibreglass hull, twin engines and a hardtop cabin offering a warm, dry ride – Smuggler’s new Strata 820 Cabin is a head-turner.
Takacat’s new inflatable cats are light, stable and fun –and tough enough to handle whatever your recreational flavour might throw at them.
Displaying all the hallmarks of her builder’s precision approach, the Dickey Custom 800 is a quality vessel in every sense of the word.
Sealegs continues to forge ahead, providing amphibious enablement systems (AES) to local and international boatbuilders, developing an upgraded AES for larger vessels and, most recently, announcing a new aluminium model.
The cartoon cat Garfield is a fat, feline couch spud, but his maritime namesake, launched recently at Opua, is from a completely different litter of kittens.
A sunny day on the Hauraki Gulf might be half a world away from Dracula’s castle – but the dead travel fast.
A Canadian electrical engineer and his botanist wife have taken delivery of Samara – their NZ-built, expedition ready motor yacht – ready to enjoy live-aboard cruising anywhere in the world.
Aimed at the luxury end of the market, Azimut’s range encompasses 33 models across eight styles in lengths between 10m and 36m. The Magellanos are trawler-styled cruisers with a turn of speed.
Replacing Coastguard North Shore’s 10-year-old Quick Response Vessel was a complex project, but a dedicated group of volunteers, supported and funded by the local community, made certain it got exactly the right vessel.
With each new edition of the Hutchwilco New Zealand Boat Show the gate prize seems to be even more impressive than the year before.
The comfort, performance and versatility of the Leader 36 are ably demonstrated in the pursuit of inquisitive sharks.
If you’re wanting a little performance with your cruising, this new Italian import could be just the ticket.
A little unfairly, society tends to view PWC owners as petrol-heads drowning in testosterone. As Yamaha’s new supercharged GP1800 proves, though, these waterborne missiles can also be fun for families.
A rising star proves that with the right
experience and attention to detail great
challenges can lead to great results.
NZ’s launch market might be import-heavy, but international designers don’t have the monopoly on class and style. This new Elite 13.5 Sports Sedan has both in spades.
Following its 2015 debut, Hanse’s mid-sized 455 cruiser (13.95m LOA) has quickly become one of the marque’s most popular models. And with eight sold here so far, the yacht’s shaping up as New Zealand’s favourite Hanse.
The words ‘luxury’ and ‘RIB’ are seldom used together, but innovative Kiwi boatbuilder JP RIBS is making a business of producing and selling high-quality, high-powered luxury RIBs to discerning boaters all over the world.
While the Riviera 52 Enclosed Flybridge debuted in Australia, this model – one of the stars of October’s Auckland On Water Boat Show – is the first of a few that will be calling New Zealand home.
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