Sealegs: 10 Years, 1000 Boats

Sealegs' modern manufacturing facility in Albany, Auckland.

This month Sealegs New Zealand celebrates a decade of manufacturing and launches its 1000th Sealegs as it rightfully claims to be the world’s leading manufacturer of amphibious boats.

Origami kitset RIB

Optimistic is an Origami 560, one of a range of Origami kit boats.

A Hauraki Gulf grandfather-fisherman wanted to build a boat dedicated to fishing – so he built a rigid inflatable boat and tricked it out with shiny things.

Superyacht's super sale in sails

Bud Nalder working on a clew board.

When a three-masted gaff schooner was put on a serious weight-loss programme, a New Zealand sailmaker was instrumental in putting the boat on target to meet goal weight. It is one of the biggest orders for sails by content, this year, in the world.

DIY fibreglass boat repairs

Grace at Roy Roberts Marine in Whangarei having her flybridge installed.

When applying a layer of fibreglass to your boat’s hull, ideally you want warmth on all sides. Problem: the sun does not revolve around your backyard.

The Italian Job: Grand Soleil GS46LC

The generous sized galley has an island sink.

Italy’s Grand Soleil yachts are a popular brand in the Mediterranean, and Flagship Marine the New Zealand agent has imported a 15m Grand Soleil 46 Long Cruise, the first in a new line of pure cruisers.

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