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.
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.
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.
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.
The Navetta 58 might look unusual to Kiwi eyes, but it packs a lot of Italian flair into its generous volume.
The full-bodied Integrity 380 is a ringing endorsement of the old adage: forget the destination – the fun’s in the journey.
Sitting high and mighty on a custom Enduro trailer, the Super Air Nautique G23 exudes tow sport power, luxury and style, offering wake enthusiasts the latest in US wake-morphing technology.
Most of us can only afford one boat and if it is a family asset, the boat has to be multifunctional to justify the investment. this is a tall order for most, it has been achieved by Geoff Robinson from Huntsman Boats with the release of the Xcalibur.
There are sport fishing boats and there are family cruisers, but there aren’t too many family sport fishing cruisers.
When an Auckland couple commissioned a new 15.2m Elite motoryacht, they held firm to what they wanted. The result is Luana, a boat that, even in a range of more than 60 custom boats, stands out from the rest.
Developed from the successful XP676, Southern’s latest model is longer with subtle hull tweaks for better handling in a following sea. These include a finer bow profile, cut-back planing strakes and altered chines
When Carsten and Sabine Mueller went looking for a suitable family boat, they instantly knew they’d found it after spotting the Bill Dixon-designed Sealine C330 online.
A trailerable launch, Jeanneau’s 695 Merry Fisher is billed as
multi-use, family-oriented vessel. That she is – but look what the designers have managed to squeeze into her sub-7m hull.
Boaties on Northland’s east coast will feel safer following the recent launch of the Coastguard’s new, purpose-built rescue vessel for its Whangaroa station.
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