Navigating the secondhand boat – A mariner insurance guide; Second time around

Buying a secondhand boat should not be difficult or stressful – provided buyers follow a few simple guidelines.

Mediterranean Mission

Seasoned cruising sailor and occasional Boating NZ contributor John Woolfe relates a memorable post-Covid cruise through the Greek Islands…

Scanstrut Flip Pro USB and Accessory Sockets

In the first of an occasional series reviewing products “I have found useful” Boating NZ DIY columnist and boat reviewer Norman Holtzhausen…

Cruisers, go green!

Global warming is all over the media, especially when yet another natural disaster hits, which is more and more frequently.

2024 Seagull Regatta: For those who can endure

The Seagull Regatta, which has been held annually since 1980, took place this year over Easter Weekend. It saw boats exploring the Waikato…

Re-propping my outboards

When it comes to choosing propellers for any boat, a fair amount of trial and error is required to get the performance you want.

Safety first

Crashing a boat at high speed is not something anyone wants to experience, but it is a very real possibility when racing given the…

Total Bliss

Sandspit Marina is home to Bliss, a strikingly handsome 15.8m Elite sedan-style luxury motor yacht built to the highest standards by…

What a drag!

Properly set, a reel's drag system prevents busted lines and lost fish, but too much drag can be hard on anglers.

Year-round boating

For many, thoughts at this time of year turn towards overseas holidays or perhaps the attractions of New Zealand’s alpine regions.

Exploring Port Charles; The forgotten port

It can be an epic journey there, and it’s a relatively short creek – complete with surprises. The adventure is well worth it, on both…

Winter projects

Brrr! Winter is truly upon us, just in time for the Hutchwilco New Zealand Boat Show at Greenlane, Auckland, which as I write starts…