Daring update

The Daring – an 1800s schooner – was uncovered by shifting sands on Auckland’s Muriwai Beach in 2018.

One Family’s Boating Journey – First sail of spring

I am retrospectively writing this article as we depart Gulf Harbour Marina for our second sail of the season. Fair sailing conditions are…

Getting hot under the collar

An overheating boat engine can have many causes, but one of the first things to check is the health of the heat exchanger.

NZ marinas reaching environmental benchmarks

Marina operators are working hard, individually and collectively, to minimise the impact they have on their local environments.

Family classic powered up for summer

A much-loved family boat which has travelled halfway across the world to the Hauraki Gulf has been given a new lease on life, to serve a…

Marco Polo

One of the blessings of being a writer for a boating magazine like this is that you write mainly about heroes – heroes at the helm, heroes…

Carrots anyone?

Good looking and great in the pan, gurnard is a popular recreational catch.

A Sailing Journey along Australia’s East Coast Pt2: Australia’s Golden Waters Gold Coast to Moreton Bay

Approaching the Gold Coast on my old quarter-tonner Skyebird after a few rough days at sea, alone and with a broken autopilot, I was…

Best marinas, boatyards

The New Zealand Marina Operators Association (NZMOA) has recognised the country’s very best marinas and boatyards for 2022.

A winding history

Alex and Lesley Stone and old shipmate Tony Hards venture up the Whangateau Estuary and Omaha River

Plenty to look forward to

Megan and I went along to the opening day of the Women’s Rugby World Cup in Auckland City. She’s not a rugby fan, and despite being born…