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BOATING NZ DECEMBER 2020

Printed Magazine, Postage added at Checkout, NZ Only

Boating New Zealand is NZ’s number one selling and largest boating magazine. Boating New Zealand inspires more boating enthusiasts than any other boating title in New Zealand. Founded in 1986, it is part of the fabric of the boating scene. The magazine brings to its readers reviews of new boats, coverage of technical innovations, boat maintenance advice and cruising adventure stories. Its expert columnists enjoy dedicated followers every month. Our readers represent this country’s boating public from owners and crew of small yachts and powerboats, mid-size cruisers and racers, to owners of luxury yachts and motoryachts.

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REVIEWS

022 Elliott 1350 Tourer
Speedwell is a newly-built Elliott 1350 Tourer, a performanceoriented pilothouse cruiser crafted for an owner who had a considerable hand in her creation.
BY SARAH ELL

044 Sealine C390
Part of the Hanse Group and manufactured in eastern Germany, Sealine Motor Yachts combine modern styling with comfortable, spacious deck plans and light-filled interiors.
BY JOHN EICHELSHEIM

054 Melges 40
Most of us got a bit bored during lockdown and bought a few things online that we really didn’t need – but a grand prix race boat? That’s pretty hard to hide in the back of the wardrobe.
BY SARAH ELL

074 Sealegs 7.5m Amphibious RIB
The new Sealegs 7.5m Amphibious RIB finally became available for review in October after Covid-19 stymied our earlier attempts. She extends her ancestors’ exemplary legacy.
BY JOHN EICHELSHEIM

FEATURES

032 Orca lady
Spend 10 minutes talking with world-renowned marine mammal expert Dr Ingrid Visser and you’ll want to save every orca in the ocean.
BY LINDSAY WRIGHT

038 PIC Coastal Classic
With grey, almost windless conditions, no boat was likely to threaten the race record in October’s PIC Coastal Classic from Auckland to Russell.
BY LAWRENCE SCHÄFFLER

060 Aurora dreaming
High-latitude sailors are considered lucky if they witness the awe-inspiring displays of the aurora borealis or aurora australis.
BY LAWRENCE SCHÄFFLER

082 Trapped by the tide
Built more than 80 years ago, the 43-foot Ratahi offers cruises around the Manukau Harbour – but the tide and a silted channel makes things tricky.
BY LAWRENCE SCHÄFFLER

092 Bunch of pirates
How was it so easy for a fisherman to cross the clearly-defined class barriers of Victorian society?
BY ROB WEATHERBURN

096 Atlantic by tall ship
Running away to sea on a tall ship was many a young man’s dream and I was no different.
BY KEVIN GREEN

112 Has teak peaked?
For generations teak has been the gold standard for boat decks. But recyclable synthetic alternatives offer boat buyers new options.
BY CRAIG RITCHIE

122 Ross 490 – small steps
“We need another boat” I said to my wife. With rolling eyes she asked the most obvious but pointless of questions: “Why?”
BY SCOTT GAVIN

134 Kate sails again
After seven years of painstaking labour, the 1898 cutter Kate is back sailing on the Hauraki Gulf.
BY ALEX STONE

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