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BOATING NZ OCTOBER 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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REVIEWS

022 Maritimo X50
With its combination of size, style and versatility, the X50 sport yacht may have even broader appeal than its larger sibling. This is a fabulous home on the water, a platform equally effective for entertaining or fishing.
BY JOHN EICHELSHEIM

046 FarEast 28R
It seems modern yacht design is full of ratios and formulas. Without a doubt, the most important of these is the fun/dollar ratio. A boat in a box, ready-to-race – all the makings of a new, exhilarating one-design class.
BY MATT VANCE

078 Riviera 5400 SY Platinum Edition
Another classic from the one of Australia’s finest builders, and this one comes with a platinum edge.
BY JOHN EICHELSHEIM

102 Buccaneer 550 Enforcer & Zodiac Open 5.5
Comfort, safety and sparkling performance have got RIBs noticed by a whole new market of boaties wanting flexibility and fun on the water.
BY MATT VANCE

FEATURES

032 One-of-a-kind
One of the world’s most exclusive boats – a one-of-a-kind 1952 Ferrari-powered hydroplane – is up for auction.
BY LAWRENCE SCHÄFFLER

038 Monsters of the deep
Boarding the world’s newest and potentially fastest trimaran is a glimpse into the future of ocean racing.
BY KEVIN GREEN

054 A new era
ETNZ has launched its first AC75. She’s a wonderful sight – sleek, racy, oozing attitude – and very other-worldly.
BY LAWRENCE SCHÄFFLER

068 Leading light
In 1823 a French physicist playing around with glass prisms changed lighthouses forever.
BY LAWRENCE SCHÄFFLER

086 Earthly flatulence
What causes wind – and where does it come from? The ancients kicked around a few novel ideas.
BY MATT VANCE

92 Outboards for the gods
An exclusive behind-the-scenes tour through Mercury’s mammoth outboard production plant in Wisconsin.
BY CRAIG RITCHIE

110 Elegant kai hunter
Yachting Developments’ 39.5m Lanakai is the world’s largest all-carbon sportsfisher. She’s magnificent in every way.
BY SUPPLIED

124 Aussie-flavoured Kiwi victory
At Hamilton Island Race Week a flotilla of rugby union fans floated amid the diehard sailors.
BY KAREN TAN

136 Frozen clues
Maritime archaeologists explore the wrecks from two ships that disappeared nearly 170 years ago.
BY LAWRENCE SCHÄFFLER

142 Memories of Teal
A random phone call rekindles memories of a boat – and a life well lived – from many years ago.
BY KINSA HAYS

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