Spring snapper influx

Large snapper often need reviving before release.

It might not seem like it, but spring is already underway.

Stress-free boat launching

Choose a boat ramp with shelter and a pier or finger to tie off to when launching solo.

Warmer weather will soon lure trailerboats out of their driveways to take their place at busy boat ramps – a little etiquette will ensure all boats play nicely.

Electric power is the future for boating

An artist's rendering of Chimera.

Electrically-powered boats will inevitably have a greater presence on the water.

Celebrating the glory of being old

Elite 18 metre, Antiquity. Boating NZ.  August 2015. Photo: Gareth Cooke / Subzero Images

Some people celebrate retirement with a nice cup of tea and a rug over their knees. Instead, Alan and Gloria Day commissioned a luxury motoryacht to celebrate ‘the glory of being old’.

An engine fire at sea

The yacht Pursuit II safely at anchor at Fatu Hiva.

Fifteen years ago, the crew of a 45ft yacht cruising the Pacific narrowly avoided tragedy when an engine fire took hold. The skipper shares the story, following the loss of the yacht Sunny Deck in Boating New Zealand, August 2015.

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