Category: Boat Brief

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88s ramp up safe sailing

88s ramp up safe sailing

After six weeks on pause it is time to press play. The Young 88 Association has worked with the organising authorities to make a diverse 88 event programme fit around a busy sailing calendar.

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Classic cruiser

Classic cruiser

With her warped, semi-displacement hull, the all-new Grand Banks 54 blends classic styling with contemporary design for comfortable, efficient cruising.

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Venice’s greener taxi

Venice’s greener taxi

Anyone who’s flown into Venice will probably have travelled from the airport to the city in one of the city’s iconic water taxis. But a new, more sustainable vessel is now making waves on the famous lagoon.

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Steady Scania

Steady Scania

Thirty-six years ago a small New Zealand diesel service company was shoulder-tapped by Sweden’s Scania Industrial & Marine Engine Department to become its local distributor. It was a smart call – the brand’s now thoroughly established here.

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The oldest outboard

The oldest outboard

A reader came across an article in our September 2019 issue about members of the Antique Outboard Motor Club Incorporated (AOMCI) and the origins of the outboard engine. Contrary to popular belief, he reckons Ole Evinrude didn’t invent the first outboard.

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Be safe, be seen

Be safe, be seen

Man overboard victims might enjoy a better chance of rescue if wearing a SeeArch, a novel safety device developed by Canadian Neil Darroch. An easy-to-wear, comfortable unit that’s worn around a boatie’s waist, the SeeArch is activated much like a conventional lifejacket with a CO2 cartridge: pulling on the rip cord deploys a brightly-coloured, 1.5m-high...

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