Category: Boat Brief

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Keeping the coast clean

Keeping the coast clean

A staggering 12,000 litres of rubbish was collected from Auckland’s Hobson Bay in 2.5 hours by 130 volunteers taking part in the Outboard Boating Club (OBC) and Sea Cleaners coastal clean-up event in June.

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25 YEARS AT MARITIME MUSEUM

25 YEARS AT MARITIME MUSEUM

Two men who share a love for the sea are celebrating their 25th year as volunteers at the New Zealand Maritime Museum. Roger Hames and Bob Hawkins have been mainstays at the museum almost since it first opened its doors in 1993. Roger, a former chartered accountant, volunteers as a model boat maker every Thursday....

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Reduce, reuse, recycle

Reduce, reuse, recycle

This mantra of sustainable business is well-illustrated by a fleet of sturdy little Davidson M20 trailer-sailers – looking good after a refurbishment and still in bareboat charter after nearly 45 years.

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Island cruising

Island cruising

Since taking over the reins of what was previously known as Island Cruising Association in December 2017, the new owners have been working hard to improve the experiences of Kiwi cruisers heading offshore.