New developments in next-generation technology have opened the door to unprecedented power and automation onboard, offering real-world benefits to boaties everywhere.
Widely-regarded at the planet’s most notorious promontory, Cape Horn is often called the ‘sailor’s Everest,’ or ‘the Killer Cape’. Poems have been written about it and members of the venerable International Cape Horner’s Society regularly gather to share their memories.
Recently-refurbished with plenty of extras, Bad Uncle is a 20-year-old Lazercraft 620 that flaunts her makeover with a large dollop of attitude. The project included a new 200hp Mercury V8 ProXS, a paint job to match it and a sound system that can be heard in the Kermadecs.
Modern boaties may struggle to remember when they last licked a stamp but, as philatelists will attest, New Zealand’s postal legacy is intertwined with boats and the sea. Centuries of nautical history is richly reflected in the humble stamp.