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June 2012 - New Boat Bonanza
You'll find 37 pages of new boats in the bumper June issue of Boating New Zealand - and the stunning result of a very special restoration. Yachting Development's 18-month refit of the historic J-Class sloop Endeavour is so impressive we've put the reborn America's Cup challenger on our cover.
Dickey 28 Semifly Hardtop - John Eichelsheim and Will Calver travel to Napier to trial another classy offering from Dickey Boats. Is the 28 Semifly the best alloy trailerboat in the land? .
Scout Abaco 262 - Here's one for the fishos with all the fruit!
Greenline 40 - a stylish Slovenian creation that proves it's not just cars that can be hybrids.
Rayglass 9m Protector - Lawrence Schaffler straps himself in for a Mercury outboard-powered thrill on the versatile new Protector.
We also have first looks at the Saronic SX6 wakeboat. Yamaha's new Waverunner FX HO PWC and Bavaria's new Vision 46 cruising yacht.
Endeavour - Boating's Ben Gladwell is wowed by Yachting Development's 18-month refit of the 1934 America's Cup challenger.
Andrew Fagan - Rebecca Hayter talks to former Mocker's frontman Andrew Fagan about the sub-Antarctic voyage that turned into a book.
On Watch - All the winners from the Hutchwilco NZ Boat Show, NZ's success at the world superyacht awards, kiting v boarding, a new heritage marina for Auckland and a fascinating Q&A with NZ Order of Merit sailor Graeme Kendall.
My Boat - Bill and Sally Jacques love their little Whiting 29, Corner Bar Cruiser.
Jim and Karin Lott get ready to round Cape Horn.
ICA Western Pacific Rally - Boating's Ben Gladwell talks to five crews preparing for the Island Cruising Association's new rally.
Sub-Antarctic Islands - Rebecca Hayter has a romantic run-in with a sea lion on her New Year's holiday.
Build a kitset boat - Sam Stewart finishes off his 3.6m DIYNO runabout in the penultimate part of our DIY alloy boat building series.
Out of the Ocean - Resident fisho John Eichelsheim gets you going with superbraid.
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Auckland-based English designer Christian Stimson unveils the new High Performance Rule designed to challenge IRC as the dominant international handicap rating.
Multi One Design - Identical 70-foot trimarans racing each other around the world. Bring. It. On.
Vintage Perspectives - Part II of Harold Kidd's look at William Boucher and his 20th century launches.
Retros and Classics - John Macfarlane recounts the Boyd and McMaster story.
PLUS: New designs from Lavranos and Dubois and more brokerage listing than you can shake a boat hook at. All in your June issue of Boating New Zealand. On sale May 31.
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