Category: Boat Brief

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Images reflect ocean’s anguish

Images reflect ocean’s anguish

Britain’s Mandy Barker is an international award-winning photographer raising awareness about plastic pollution in the world’s oceans, highlighting its harmful effects on marine life and humanity. I aim to stimulate an emotional response in the viewer,” she says, “by combining a contradiction between initial aesthetic attraction along with the subsequent message of awareness. I have...

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The largest square-rigger

The largest square-rigger

At some future point when Covid allows cruise enthusiasts back on board, you might want to check out the just-launched Golden Horizon. At 525ft long (160m) with five masts and a sail area of 6,300m2 , she is the world’s largest square-rigged cruise ship. Built in Croatia, the ship is run by the UK’s Tradewind...

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Boat show adopts AC marinas

Boat show adopts AC marinas

Marinas created for the America’s Cup will be getting a new lease of life in October when the Auckland (On Water) Boat Show moves in. The show – from 7-10 October – brings a focus on innovation, commercial excellence and large vessels to central Auckland. Running for 22 years, it has become a focal point...

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Mighty Mercury

Mighty Mercury

Mercury’s recently-launched 7.6‑litre V12 600hp Verado® – the world’s first V12 outboard and the industry’s most powerful – is the organisation’s response to emerging trends in the boating sector.

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Timing is everything

Timing is everything

For more than 60 years Rolex has forged a relationship with yachting through a natural affinity with the sport and its time-honoured values, and today it partners some of the world’s most prestigious yacht clubs, institutions and regattas.

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Expect the unusual

Expect the unusual

Kiwis short of ‘staycation’ ideas should check out the NZ Antique & Classic Boat Show. Held annually since 1999 at Lake Rotoiti in the Nelson Lakes National Park, the show delivers the quirky – as you’d expect from a boating event 640m above sea level.

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