BOATING NZ JULY 2019
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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018 13.2m Upfold Elite SS
A gleaming example of how a tried-and-tested design can be adapted to suit a buyer’s specific wishes. In this case, a man’s boat is his castle.
BY SARAH ELL
026 Amarok tow test
An assessment of Volkswagen’s awesome 550hp Amarok double-cab ute delivers a thumbs-up – and it’s not a bad family vehicle either.
BY BRETT PATTERSON
050 Sealegs 8.5 Alloy Cabin
The amphibious specialist builder embraces the ‘full package’ – equipping its own home-grown hull with its innovative on-road technology. A fine marriage.
BY JOHN EICHELSHEIM
074 Palm Beach 65 Flybridge
Another beauty from Palm Beach’s Malaysian factory, the 65-foot Flybridge is an elegant cruiser packed with smart features and plenty of grunt.
BY KEVIN GREEN
034 Get smart
If you’re still using the chartplotter you bought to celebrate Y2K, it’s really time to think about embracing a modern MFD to transform your boating life.
BY CRAIG RITCHIE
044 Volvo Penta powers up
In keeping with its record of innovation, Volvo Penta has just released a raft of new engines and technology aimed at improving and simplifying the boating experience.
BY JOHN EICHELSHEIM
058 Maidens for dinner
Maiden – the iconic race-yacht – left Auckland in June with an all-female crew on a circumnavigation aimed at promoting education for girls all over the world.
BY KIA KOROPP
086 Shared responsibility
Obtaining insurance for your boat is going to get a lot tougher as the global marine insurance industry reels from a string of natural disasters.
BY JOHN CURNOW
090 Quintrex in NZ
One of Australia’s largest boat manufacturers, Quintrex, is now represented in New Zealand by Auckland’s Family Boats – with an extensive range on offer.
BY NORMAN HOLTZHAUSEN
096 A new spark
The advantages of swapping your conventional leadacid/ AGM battery bank for a lithium-ion alternative is graphically illustrated in this case study.
BY MARK SEABROOK
114 The Poet Sailor
One of the country’s best-loved poets, Denis Glover led a colourful life and left a rich, literary heritage. Much of it spilled over into maritime lore.
BY MATT VANCE
122 Restoring a Dame
Built in 1933, the 9m launch Eileen Patricia was recently relaunched after a three-year restoration. With her period fittings and a lighter (but more powerful) engine, she’s glowing once again.
BY LAWRENCE SCHÄFFLER
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