With its new-generation Sun Odyssey 440, Jeanneau has introduced a yacht with design features so good they’re sure to be migrated to the rest of the models in the French builder’s stable.
Sports utility cruisers can be likened to the hot hatchbacks of the boat world. They have to work hard for their money.
The award-winning Marco 950 Sou’wester Resolute is the Tauranga company’s third custom aluminium build for Hamiltonian Mike Callagher – and the second to bear that name.
Haines Hunter has sold over 3000 SF535s and the model’s been around so long it’s become part of the fabric of New Zealand power boating. It’s so familiar, we sometimes forget just how good the SF535 really is.
The Workmate perfectly embodies the Surtees philosophy – a basic, practical boat that gets the average fisherman on the water at a reasonable price.
Beneteau’s latest Sports Cruiser, the GT 40, makes quite a stylish statement. Combining sweeping curves with a steeply raked, one-piece windscreen and funky angular windows, she looks fast even at rest.
The new 641 Offshore is Tristram Marine’s smallest ‘blue water’ model, pitched very much at the sport fishing market. It’s an updated version of the boat we first reviewed in 2011.
A new fibreglass trailer boat model from a New Zealand boat builder is always a cause for excitement, so I was looking forward to meeting Buccaneer Pleasure Craft’s new 630 Enforcer RIB.
The Oceanis 41.1 is Beneteau’s performance version of the 41 – the company’s more modest 12.4m model. The .1 extension doesn’t sound like much, but the distinction provides plenty of extra zip.
For the Admiral’s builders – Hamiltonians Jason McKenzie and Steve Clement – the 10m Sports Cruiser has been a deeply-considered project nearly 10 years in gestation.
Whakatane’s Extreme Boats has joined a growing number of NZ boatbuilders producing walkaround models. Its new 795 Walkaround won the Best New Model and Specialist Fishing Boat up to 8m awards at the 2018 Hutchwilco New Zealand Boat Show.
All boats – says the old adage – are something of compromise. An inevitable trade-off between great, OK and indifferent features. So it’s pleasing when the pendulum swings to the ‘great’ side of the equation.
Every new design from catamaran guru Roger Hill contains fascinating innovations. His latest vessel even has the wildlife talking.
It’s big, it’s blingy, it’s blue . . . it’s the Absolute 58 Fly. This model from the Italian yard which also makes the Navetta trawler-style range is a luxury motor yacht with a Kiwi-friendly flybridge, designed to sleep seven or more in luxury.
Smuggler Marine has really found a niche with its Strata range of high-quality, immaculately finished rigid inflatable boats (RIBs). The company’s latest is the Strata 580, a development of its popular 550 with a bit more length in the cockpit.
Kooringal is the home of a family beach house on Moreton Island, Queensland, belonging to an Australian couple now living in New Zealand. It’s also the name of the couple’s new Auckland-based Elite 12.8m built by Scott Lane Boat Builders.
A family-friendly power cat cruiser, the Leech 825 was the design of choice for international ocean sailor Daryl Wislang and his family.
The latest version of the popular Dickey 32 expands its appeal and performance.
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