The cruising yachtie’s tender is a hardworking, ill-treated and vital part of the cruising experience. The OC Tender thrives on the punishment.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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
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.
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