BOATING NZ JANUARY 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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022 Prestige 630S SportYacht
The pride and joy of an Auckland couple whose last boat was a Prestige 500, the Prestige 630S Serenità is the largest Prestige S-line (Signature) model imported to New Zealand so far.
BY JOHN EICHELSHEIM
062 Dufour 360 Grand Large
Perfect for the average family – small enough for easy two-handing, big enough for cruising and offering competitive club racing for those so inclined.
BY JOHN MACFARLANE
080 Smuggler Strata Amphibious
Boats with wheels are extremely popular for owners with a bach at the beach, or anywhere without a convenient launching ramp. Smuggler’s new amphibious RIB extends the appeal – driving’s never been such fun.
BY NORMAN HOLTZHAUSEN
096 Marco 750 Sou’wester
If you plan to spend your fishing hours in the turbulent waters of the Deep South, you’d better make sure your vessel is up to the task.
BY MATT VANCE
030 On trend
Technology is evolving all the time. Here’s a look at 10 trends to expect in 2020.
BY CRAIG RITCHIE
038 Bordeaux to the Black Sea
Taking a yacht nearly 5,000km via Europe’s rivers and canals involves a lot more than lowering the mast.
BY JOHN WOOLF
048 Oceans of opportunity
Kiwi sailor Bianca Cook plans to skipper a boat in the 2021–22 Ocean Race. It’s an opportunity of a lifetime.
BY KIA KOROPP
056 No wrong answers
With four AC75s now successfully launched, what have we learned of the various design strategies.
BY AMERICA’S CUP MEDIA
076 Ocean passages
Bluewater cruising has changed radically in the last half century. Is it any safer?
BY JIM LOTT
088 Cooking with planets
On 11 November 2019 scores of astronomers trained their telescopes to witness the Transit of Mercury. Some 250 years earlier Captain James Cook did exactly the same thing.
BY LAWRENCE SCHÄFFLER
108 Flotilla fun
The dreaded Bucket List keeps raising its ugly head and you’ve no choice but to submit.
BY COL BELL
124 Dorian’s fury
Some hurricane’s are too big to fight.
BY DAVID KITCHING
136 Surprise delivery
What started as a favour to a daughter returned an Auckland family of six to boating.
BY ZOE HAWKINS
140 Shaping a dream
Buying second-hand rather than building is common sense. But common sense can be very unsatisfying.
BY STEWART HALLIWELL
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