Category: Boat Business

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MATT JOINS MASTER CLASS

MATT JOINS MASTER CLASS

Well-known fishing television star Matt Watson will join the expert Master Class speakers covering a variety of fishing topics at this year’s Hutchwilco New Zealand Boat Show, Greenlane, Auckland, May 16-19. Free Master Class fishing seminars, held in the Rock Fishing Hall, will be hosted by Hauraki Gulf fishing guru and master fish-filleter Bruce ‘Captain...

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UK DISTRIBUTOR FOR Q-MARINE

UK DISTRIBUTOR FOR Q-MARINE

Hypro Marine Ltd of Hampshire, United Kingdom is the new distributor of New Zealand-built Q-SPD Surface Drive Systems. Q-SPD high-performance propulsion systems are constructed from lightweight composite. Hypro Marine designs and manufactures hydraulic/electronic steering systems, including for Sunseeker and the RNLI, and distributes other related marine products in the UK and Europe. Q-SPD integrates Hypro...

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OBITUARY: PETER BELL

OBITUARY: PETER BELL

Sports Marine’s Peter Bell – ‘PB’ as he was known to family and friends – passed away after suddenly falling sick with severe pancreatitis while in Queenstown on a boat delivery trip. He was air-lifted to Dunedin Hospital where unfortunately his condition worsened and he passed away on Sunday afternoon, February 24, 2019, surrounded by...

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CUP VISITS NORTH SAILS

CUP VISITS NORTH SAILS

Not everyone gets to touch the America’s Cup — but the lucky team at North Sails’ Auckland loft recently had the privilege when a group from Emirates Team New Zealand, including the Cup’s own personal ‘bodyguard’, brought the silverware to the Glenfield loft, where the staff were able to hold and be photographed with it.

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LIFEJACKET RECALL

LIFEJACKET RECALL

“We have discovered there is a possibility that, if it has not been packed correctly, inflating the bladder may not burst the zip as designed,” says Hutchwilco Operations Manager, Bernard Orme. “While the partial inflation will still afford the wearer some positive buoyancy, it won’t meet its design and certification standard.” The Fisher Vest lifejacket...

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MARITIMO SALES STRONG AT MIAMI

MARITIMO SALES STRONG AT MIAMI

Australian luxury motor yacht manufacturer Maritimo enjoyed strong sales at the recent Miami International Yacht Show, where two of its 2019 enclosed flybridge models were introduced to the American public. The company displayed four of its largest models at the Miami show, including two X60 coupes. Interest in the brand was extremely high, even though...

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NEW AZIMUTS FOR NEW ZEALAND

NEW AZIMUTS FOR NEW ZEALAND

The New Zealand distributor for Azimut Yachts, Pinnacle Marine European Ltd, has confirmed the sale of two new Azimut models, a 66 Flybridge and a Magellano 53. The owners of the Magellano 53 will take delivery in Italy, enjoying the waters of the Mediterranean over the northern summer before shipping the yacht back to New...

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NEW GENERATION OCEANIS 46.1 ARRIVES

NEW GENERATION OCEANIS 46.1 ARRIVES

36 Degrees Brokers has taken delivery of New Zealand’s first new generation Beneteau Oceanis 46.1. Crowned European Yacht of the Year in 2019 in the ‘Family Cruising’ category, the Oceanis 46.1 is the latest in a new era of Oceanis yachts and showcases a whole new generation of innovation and design. A visual point of...

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HAINES HUNTER SUPPORTS LEGASEA

HAINES HUNTER SUPPORTS LEGASEA

Industry leaders since 1946, Seacraft with its iconic brand Haines Hunter, has focussed on constructing dry, soft-riding boats. These efforts have allowed others to experience the wonders of New Zealand’s coastal playground. Innovatively, Seacraft was one of the first to begin commercially manufacturing fibreglass hulls in New Zealand. Now, it is once again looking to...

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