Silver Bullet

The big Southern looks sleek and well balanced with a good compromise between cockpit and hardtop.

Silver Bullet

Southern XP896

Ocean Rescue

Three sailors rescued when their yacht almost sank.

Deep Impact

"You never step down into a liferaft” – it’s an often quoted rule of the sea, but when the order came from the captain of a navy frigate, it was time to break the rule.

German Flyer

New Zealand’s first Bavaria Cruiser 41, Red Baron, is the latest addition to the German builder’s stable. It is a spacious, comfortable yacht with a decent turn of speed. Thanks to remodelling, she’s also sleeker than her 40-foot predecessor.

German Flyer

Bavaria Cruiser 41

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August 2014 Issue

Boating NZ's August edition is now in stores. We have stacks of great boat reviews, ocean rescues, and some new outboard technology.

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.

The Way of the Warrior

A second Elliott SS 35 is flexing her maritime muscle: a canting keel and a powerhouse of sails for serious, shorthanded offshore racing

She's a Humdinger

Satu goes splash

Righting Rules

Righting Rules It’s a formula as old as the America’s Cup: rule makers publish their work and designers start looking for loop holes.

This is not a drill

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

Olympians shine at Sail Auckland regatta

Offshore powerboats descend on Tauranga

Working the Dream

Zora His friends and even his wife told Ron Olds he was mad when he bought Zora, but where they saw a tired, former fishing boat, he saw an ocean-going cruiser.

Alvah Simon - Island of the Damned

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

Alvah Simon - Prepare To Welcome Boarders

Alvah Simon's Blog:

App of the Month - Navigation

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

Driveline diagnostics

Engine vibrations ruining your boating? Help is at hand.

Beat the Pong - marine toilets 101

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


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