The BOAT CATCHER – Marina Manager

She worked stints aboard several boats of around 50m in size in the Mediterranean and the Caribbean.


This time round, Brigadoon’s trip south left a trail of smiling faces in her wake – her previous illicit passages have been outlived by her…


Ever since it was first staged in 1851, the battle for the Auld Mug has delivered scarcely believable storylines. Auckland’s 2021 edition…

Salt, smoke & heat

Perhaps only the Scandinavians love smoked fish more than Kiwis.

Spot the hazards – Norman Holtzhausen

It is your responsibility to make sure your boat complies with the maritime rules regarding navigation lights.

Smart lithium, smarter trolling

Electric trolling motors should only be run at 80% of their available power, not flat out.


From the MFD screen, owners can quickly check trolling motor and house battery charges, fuel and water levels.