July 2014 Issue

Boating’s July issue, now on sale, reviews five Kiwi-made trailerboats, starting with our cover-girl, the Haines Hunter SF 545. The newest offering from Haines  Hunter meets the new popularity for mid-size boats – and explains why Kiwi boaters love them.

July 2014 Issue

Boating NZ Cover July 2014

Elite 15.5m luxury cruiser

Who says men don’t listen? Mid-way through a boating weekend at Great Barrier Island, Viv Twomey casually remarked that the family could do with a bigger boat. First thing Monday morning, her husband Gerard phoned Auckland boat designer Bill Upfold.

She's a Humdinger

Upfold Elite 15.5 mid-pilothouse sportfisher

Working the Dream

In Boating New Zealand October 2011, Joy Olds recounted her husband Ron’s love-at-first-sight affair with Zora, a 1936 fishing boat built by Lidgard Brothers. “When we first saw her, she was not looking too pretty,” Joy wrote. “In fact, sitting forlornly in the mud at Onehunga wharf [Auckland], she was extremely dirty and very sad looking. I didn‘t want anything to do with her, but Ron saw the potential.”

The way of the warrior

When you crank up the righting moment, you can stack on a whole lot more sail area. That means power and that equals speed. It’s the magic formula of canting keels and it’s seducing racing yacht owners worldwide. It sure beats texting, phoning, emailing and Google-spreadsheeting the equivalent of half a rugby team and hoping they all show up on race day. 

The way of the warrior

Elliott SS 35

Tristram 690 Cabriolet

Tristram 690 Cabriolet

Here's the video from the review of the Tristram 690 Cabriloet from the March 2013 issue of Boating NZ.

Dufour 445

Dufour 445

From the March pages of Boating, here's a tour of the Dufour 445.

Prowler 10.4m powercat

Prowler 10.4m powercat

Formula Boats latest Prowler 10.4m powercat is headed for Australia but shapes an an ideal Kiwi cruiser.

Weekend Warriors - Phillipa Durkin

Weekend Warriors - Phillipa Durkin

Classic sailor Phillipa Durkin.

Flagship of the fleet

Bavaria Crusier 56 Bavaria’s new Cruiser 56 is a sleek, handsome vessel guaranteed to turn heads. Despite her dimensions, she’s light and easy-to-sail with impressive agility and speed. The only modesty is her price.

Satu goes splash

The 27m luxury sport fisher, Satu, has been rolled out of the Yachting Developments shed and launched in Auckland this week.

Super sailing cat launched in Auckland

Maritimo's new M58 wows

This is not a drill

Outrageous Fortune Outrageous Fortune's lesson in how quickly situations can get out of control.

Olympians shine at Sail Auckland regatta

Auckland played host to a regatta especially for Olympic Class dinghies.

Offshore powerboats descend on Tauranga

Capsize not cat-astrophic

Closing in on the Coastal

Discussion about who is going to win the divisions in this years Coastal Classic is heating up, with a number of new and modified boats coming out to challenge the existing favourites.

Alvah Simon - Island of the Damned

Alvah Simon Alvah is humbled by a visit to a disused leper colony.

Alvah Simon - Prepare To Welcome Boarders

Alvah explains the modern incarnation of a brotherhood designed to help mariners far from home.

Alvah Simon's Blog:

Alvah Simon - The Samoan Way

App of the Month - Navigation

Island Cruising Association directors John and Lyn Martin run the rule over navigation apps for smartphones and tablets.

Beat the Pong - marine toilets 101

Beat the Pong Nothing ruins a pleasant cruise quicker than a smelly head. And the solution could be as simple as the humble hose pipe.

Fresh Air - air conditioning tips for your boat

Here's three quick checks to ensure your boat's air-conditioning system works when you need it most.


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