September 2012 issue

Riviera's new 75-foot flybridge flagship graces the cover of our bumper 192-page Auckland On Water Boat Show issue.
Riviera's new 75-foot flybridge flagship graces the cover of our bumper 192-page Auckland On Water Boat Show issue.

September 2012 - The Auckland On Water Boat Show issue

Summer is on the horizon (thank goodness) and that means its show time. This month we unveil all the new boats and latest technology set to put the New Zealand marine industry in the spotlight at the Boating New Zealand-sponsored Auckland On Water Boat Show.

The line-up for the September 27-30 showcase in Auckland's Viaduct Harbour looks particularly promising if your into power boating and we review two of the biggest on water exhibits, Riviera's new flagship 75 and the Grand Banks Aleutian RP (Raised Pilothouse) in our bumper 192-page issue.

For the trailer-boaties, Grant Dixon reviews the fisher-focused Stabicraft 1850 SC and a new 6m centre-console from Kingfisher while John Eichelsheim puts the award-winning Profile 585 CC to the test during a winter fishing expediation on the Kaipara Harbour.

DIY time
With warmer weather on its way, now is time to get to those important maintenance jobs done. We have tips on impellers and a guide to checking your standing rigging. And for inspiration, how about the story of Mick and Jill Ashcroft who built their own tiller-steered 10m launch and shipped it to Europe to explore the canals?

There's plenty for yachties too with a fascinating look at the innovations on Emirates Team New Zealand's new AC72 catamaran (we print the first aerial pictures of NZL2 sailing), a tour of the Kiwi designed and built supercat Q5, the story behind the latest 8.5m trimaran Stealth Mission as well as a My Boat feature on Colin and Patricia Reid's Elliott 1050, Fine Line III.

For those more cruising oriented, don't miss Jim and Karin Lott's passage around Cape Horn and the final part of Stephen Prinselaar's emotional journey to buy a catamaran offshore. There's also coverage from the B&G Simrad Two-Handed Triple Series including this month's Weekend Warriors feature which tells the story of former F1 mechanic Kevin Stone who helps feeds his new sailing addiction by competing in the popular SSANZ series alongside partner Fiona Clarke.

Plus much more
The September issue also features the latest nautical news, saltiest views, new gear, new boat releases and your favourite columnists; Harold Kidd looks at the mystery of Seaward in Vintage Viewpoint while Eric Knight is the focus of John Macfarlane's Retro's and Classics column.  

The September 2012 issue of Boating New Zealand is on sale from Thursday, August 30.

Happy boating,
Kent Gray, Editor

Boating NZ