For those who fish from small boats and kayaks, winter poses some challenges.
First released in 1968, the affordable Fi-Glass Fireball has introduced thousands of Kiwis to boating.
It was the worst leak at Team New Zealand since NZL82 nearly sank in 2003: Dean Barker was leaving the team. There followed a torrent of conjecture that Peter Burling would replace him at the helm. Now the sailing world wants to know: who is Peter Burling?
Fyran's done the unthinkable: messed with the quintessential Fyran 440. But don't worry, it's actually better.
Sailers in Alaska learn to quickly to gusts and lulls, and to carry pepper spray when going ashore.
Wounded soldiers, packed like sardines, were rescued by the Marama, one of two New Zealand hospital ships.
Among the Anzacs that landed at Gallipoli were two young Kiwi sailing mates. One returned home with a Victoria Cross; the other was laid to rest in the Aegean Sea.
Inside the hospital ship that evacuated thousands of wounded Anzac soldiers.
Retro-fitting an electric motor to a manual winch is a popular DIY project for yacht owners. The result is push-button cranking and the ability to hoist your mainsail without breaking a sweat.
For the first time, yachts in the Volvo Ocean Race are a one-design breed. Their identical features extend to the sophisticated onboard electronics, including the CZone system controlling the technology.
On Christmas Eve 1962, a simple family launch went in the water at Okawa Bay, Lake Rotoiti in the North Island. She was exactly what her owner wanted. More than 50 years on, she still takes the family members cruising on the lake and is in better shape than ever.
Social media claims Peter Burling has ousted Dean Barker, but Burling disagrees.
Chartering a boat through the Ionian Islands is the ideal way to explore the area called the playground of the ancient Greeks.
It’s not a good feeling… motoring for shelter in bad weather and wondering whether there’s enough fuel in the tank to get you there. It may be you’re worrying about nothing – or that you’re running on the smell of an oily rag.
As boat owners blow the dust of winter storage from the decks and prepare for sea, some will discover their boats have a sticky helm. Before applying brute force, consider a simple fix-it.
Ben Gladwell swore he'd never do another Sydney Hobart race.
In September, the buzz whizzed around the marine industry – "Psssst: Yachting Developments has got a boat." In one sense, it was like winning Lotto. In another, like Santa Claus securing the contract to deliver Christmas presents.
Conceived in Australia and built in Taiwan – the Whitehaven range is taking on the big players of the Australia-New Zealand motoryacht market.
There are multiple ways to get water inside your engine’s cylinders; the two main routes are via the induction or exhaust systems. Either way, it’s expensive.
Custom-designed fibres and braiding technology have made modern cordage stronger than steel.
After running sportfishing boats worldwide, a local operator has fitted out an Extreme Game King 850 centre cabin: the ultimate trailer boat for charter. Extreme Game King 850 centre cabin.
A selection of easy to prepare seafood recipes for a stunning dinner afloat.
“The design office were told specifically that if this boat isn’t the worst-rated boat in history, they have failed.” – Jim Clark, owner of Comanche
The sleek lines of the L825 combine economy, comfort and trailerability in a package suited to New Zealand conditions.
He's outspoken, meticulous, controversial and fussy. He founded Tristram Marine and brought it back stronger than ever after a fire in 2010 destroyed most of its moulds.
Matt Vance and his mate knock together a dinghy using a couple of sheets of ply, some bronze nails and a few choice words.
Boat manufacturer, Stabicraft has incorporated amphibious technology to create a vessel that can go walkabout.
An offset companionway has advantages above and below decks, combined with some nifty, push-button tricks.
For the crews of nine men and 11 women aboard the seven, identical Volvo 65 yachts racing a lap of the planet, life at sea is a series of four-hour blocks - four hours on deck to race, four hours below deck to eat and sleep. Repeat.
Auckland will truly become the city of sails next year when the boats of the Volvo Ocean Race float into town.