The cruising yachtie’s tender is a hardworking, ill-treated and vital part of the cruising experience. The OC Tender thrives on the punishment.
I don’t want to stand accused of having a fickle heart, but I have fallen for the younger, smaller sister of my previous love.
Whittley’s new CR 2600 model – the second-largest in the company’s Cruiser range, is an ideal vessel for a quick, spur-of-the-moment weekend escape.
In hybrid cars, an internal-combustion engine is complemented by an electric motor. The same concept creates more energy-efficient, environment-friendly boats.
The Bay of Islands on a crisp winter morning is a far cry from the balmy air of Tahiti, but this Given T9 powercat is equally at home in the two environments.
Good things take time they say, and good things are worth the wait. It’s the sort of advice you will get from Grandma and as usual Grandma is right.
Exclusive to Family Boats in Auckland, Assault RIBs are manufactured in eastern Europe with GRP hulls and top-quality, seam-welded PVC tubes. They are well priced and strongly-built.
Exclusive to Family Boats in Auckland, Assault RIBs are manufactured in Eastern Europe with GRP hulls and top-quality, seam-welded PVC tubes. They are well priced and strongly-built.
Smuggler Marine’s boats extend the boundaries of functionality and design. The latest iteration, the Strata 780 SuperSport, is a new take on the bowrider concept.
It’s always a buzz to step aboard a new boat, in this case the first offering from a newcomer to the industry. It’s especially exciting when the boat is as distinctly different as the Herley Commander.
In a few short years Hamilton’s Everyman Boats has forged a reputation for producing high quality aluminium trailer boats popular with both recreational and commercial fishers.
Her owner describes this 18.5m cat as a ‘fun’ boat. That she undoubtedly is, but she also represents the pinnacle of New Zealand’s marine engineering and boatbuilding expertise.
It's so simple, you wonder why no one’s done it before. But this Kiwi invention – a 4m amphibious inflatable with an integrated trailer – has been five years in the making.
If you are expecting the Axopar 28 to look like a traditional 8.5m powerboat, you’re in for a surprise. And if you’re expecting it to perform like one, you’re in for a shock.
The new, much-anticipated Rayglass 3500 is a very important boat for Auckland-based manufacturer Rayglass Boats – and for the New Zealand boatbuilding industry.
Since coming under the same umbrella as Southern Boats, Lazercraft has enjoyed a burst of development with several new models in recent years. The new GT 650 HT is an excellent example.
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.
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