Sports utility cruisers can be likened to the hot hatchbacks of the boat world. They have to work hard for their money.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Reviewing a boat on a rough day is a rare experience, but with the photography already in the bag and another cyclone on the way, we decided to take our chances with the weather.
The time comes for all yachties to slip into something more comfortable, and for the Elliotts, it’s Margaritaville, their Ron Given-designed E-Cat 11.5m, built by Craig Partridge Yachts in the Bay of Islands.
If, as the bumper sticker suggests, the worst day’s boating is better than the best day’s working, surely not much beats a workday afternoon anchored off Waiheke, drinking champagne on a 50-foot powerboat, and calling it research.
There comes a time in every boatie’s life when comfort becomes a priority. And if it’s comfort you’re looking for, coupled with Italian styling and plenty of power, the Monte Carlo 5S has it in spades.
With her exceptional craftsmanship and modern interior, Wawata is a good example of how a custom-build can precisely deliver the boat of your dreams.
The marriage of two high-profile boat yards – Grand Banks and Palm Beach Motor Yachts – has delivered a new range of luxury launches soon to be headed our way.
Most readers associate Bavaria with performance-cruiser yachts, but the German manufacturer’s stable also encompasses classy launches. The latest model off the powerboat production line – the 12m E40 Sedan – is a radical advance on her older siblings
Beneteau goes back to its roots with this trawler-style launch, but the Swift Trawler 44 is far from being a traditional fishing boat.
Tapping into the growing power cat market, Fountaine Pajot’s new MY44 is destined to become a serious contender.
There comes a time in every yachtie’s life when he/she considers switching to a powerboat. For the Hyde family, the decision to adopt a powered cruising lifestyle coincided with the opportunity to own New Zealand’s first Bavaria Sports Cruiser.
16/150 Beaumont Street