Boating

Twisting by the spool

Cover is woven around the outside of the core.

Custom-designed fibres and braiding technology have made modern cordage stronger than steel.

Fishing Central

Extreme 850 Game King

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.

Marine cuisine: Seafood from Spain

The table laid aboard Voodoo at Motouihi Island.

A selection of easy to prepare seafood recipes for a stunning dinner afloat.

American maxi enters Sydney to Hobart race

Comanche is a newly built 100-footer, designed with the express purpose of being the fastest monohull yacht on the planet.

“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

Leech 825 powercat review

A clean transition between the hulls and the pilot house

The sleek lines of the L825 combine economy, comfort and trailerability in a package suited to New Zealand conditions.

The man behind Tristram Marine

Lance Fink believes the best way to get a three-dimensional view of a boat is from above, so his showroom has a mezzanine balcony for viewing.

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.

Building your own boat

The finished article with it's "very contemporary" paint job.

Matt Vance and his mate knock together a dinghy using a couple of sheets of ply, some bronze nails and a few choice words.

Stabicraft uses amphibious tech

The Stabicraft-Sealegs - Adventure with Confidence

Boat manufacturer, Stabicraft has incorporated amphibious technology to create a vessel that can go walkabout.

Bavaria Vision 46 review

The Bavaria Vision 46 combines easy sailing and solid performance.

An offset companionway has advantages above and below decks, combined with some nifty, push-button tricks.

Onboard in the Volvo Ocean Race gallery

Waves crash over the deck while the crew of Alvimedica huddle at the stern of the boat for protection

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.

Ocean Race set for Auckland

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Auckland will truly become the city of sails next year when the boats of the Volvo Ocean Race float into town.

Smooth Moves

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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.

Get in the CZone

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BEP Marine invented a product that replaced its products.

One Giant leap for Rainbow II

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The Auckland Star, 21 July 1969, had two major stories: “One Small Step for Man” and “Rainbow Wins Battle of Jutland”. Kiwis were over the moon.

Shipwrecked in shelter

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Our Australian friends on an Amel 54 snapped their anchor chain on coral in a storm and were blown onto a reef, putting a cruel end to their Pacific cruising.

Hail the Conqueror

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Tristram Marine has released its new model Vanquish 701 soft top, inspired by the Tristram 741.

Leading the Charge

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On 11 October 2014, the VOR will leave Alicante, Spain to race around the world. The boats are identical; the skippers and crews are not.

The gasp reflex

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Rebecca Hayter's October editorial.

App of the Month - Raymarine

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Check out Boating's favourite app this month.

App of the Month - Marine Mate

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Check out Boating's favourite app this month.

Learning to Fly

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The SL33 hi-tech catamaran, developed by Emirates Team New Zealand, showed the world how to foil and not crap out in the death zone.

Silver Bullet

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Bigger isn’t always better, but the biggest Southern so far is the most accomplished and best finished yet from this South Island aluminium boat builder.

German Flyer

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A German sailor’s new yacht comes from his homeland and is named for one of its most famous flying heroes.

Deep Impact

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Three sailors rescued when their yacht almost sank.

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