Category: July 2021

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HOMECOMING QUEEN

HOMECOMING QUEEN

Built by Auckland’s Percy Vos in 1936, the 11.5m sloop Tangaroa has returned home after a 60-year absence and, thanks to the kindness of her former American owner, will become a living part of New Zealand’s maritime heritage. Tangaroa’s 85-year story describes a colourful, adventurous arc and her return to New Zealand is an extraordinary...

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MERCURY V12 TOP PRODUCT AWARD

MERCURY V12 TOP PRODUCT AWARD

THE NEW MERCURY 7.6-LITRE V12 600hp Verado – the world’s first V12 outboard – has won another accolade, being recognised by the influential US-based Boating Industry media group in its ‘Top Products of 2021’ listing. In determining winners of the Top Products designation, the judges gave extra weight to products that have unique features compared...

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AUSSIE BOAT SHOW SAILS INTO RECORD BOOKS

AUSSIE BOAT SHOW SAILS INTO RECORD BOOKS

THE MARINE INDUSTRY has declared the 2021 Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show (SCIBS) the best in the event’s 32-year history, with an expanded footprint, record crowds, spectacular weather and astronomical sales proving a successful formula. 51,832 visitors passed through the gates, up 10 per cent on 2019, to check out hundreds of international and Australian...

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INTELLIGENT BATTERY HUB WINS AWARDS

INTELLIGENT BATTERY HUB WINS AWARDS

BEP’S NEW ZEALAND-DESIGNED Smart Battery Hub, an intelligent battery management system for vessels running two or more outboards, sterndrives, or inboard engines, picked up the Boating Industry Top Product Award and the Hutchwilco New Zealand Boat Show Local Innovation Award. Smart Battery Hub (SBH) simplifies battery management with remotely-activated switches and automatic battery charge distribution...

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NEW BOATING NZ MAGAZINE EDITOR

NEW BOATING NZ MAGAZINE EDITOR

FROM ITS SEPTEMBER ISSUE Boating NZ magazine will have a new editor – long-time Boating NZ editorial team member John Eichelsheim. Well known to Boating NZ readers and the New Zealand marine industry, John is a writer and editor with over 30 years’ experience. He has supplied hundreds of boating, fishing and travel articles for...

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SALES SUCCESS FOR MULTIHULL SOLUTIONS

SALES SUCCESS FOR MULTIHULL SOLUTIONS

THE 2021 SANCTUARY COVE International Boat Show (SCIBS) was an outstanding success for the Multihull Solutions team, with a record 13 contracts signed for sail and power catamarans across its range. At the close of the show, over A$25 million in orders had been signed for models by Fountaine Pajot, ILIAD Catamarans and Dufour Yachts....

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100 and going strong

100 and going strong

The Whangarei Cruising Club (WCC) celebrates its centenary this year, and as you’d expect from a facility of that vintage, it carries a rich and colourful history. Story by Lawrence Schäffler based on the memories supplied by Alf Attwood (1920 – 2009).  Whangarei – in the early 1920s – had no clubs and few yachts...

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