July 2012 issue

Last updated 16:33 25/06/2012
Boating July 2012 cover
Des Frith
The July 2012 issue of Boating has somthing for every boatie.

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July 2012 - Concept to cover
Ever wondered how a boat makes its way from concept to Boating's cover? Wonder no more. This month we follow the build of the new Buccaneer 735 Sportsman and then test the fisher-friendly trailerboat. To compliment our review in this month's bumper 152-page mid-winter issue, we've also produced video of the process. It's all part of our on-going commitment to bring your favourite magazine to life on-line.

What's inside?

New Boats
Buccaneer 735 Sportsman - Lawrence Schaffler follows the build of the latest luxury trailerboat from Hamilton's Buccaneer Boats and then puts the good-looker through its paces on a perfect Hauraki Gulf day. BONUS VIDEO

McLay 1100 Walk Round - If fishing with a hoard of mates is your idea of a great day out, then McLay's biggest custom build yet might just be the boat for you.

Hanse 385 - The Judel-Vrolijk designed performance cruiser has made an instant impact on New Zealand waters. BONUS VIDEO

Image Master  Jet 8m - John Eichelsheim and Will Calver travel to Invercargill to test the first jet-powered Image.

We also have first looks at the award-winning Stabicraft 1850 Supercab and the New Zealand-bound Ranger R29 Tugboat.

On Watch - Conrad Colman's post Global Ocean Race plans, the 47-metre, Alloy Yachts built motoryacht Loretta Anne is delivered to her owners, Rainbow II's return to Auckland, Team NZ's AC72, Olympic Games sailing coverage and a the true story of how Craig Monk lost his Barcelona Olympic Games bronze medal in our monthly Q&A.

Barbary reborn - The restoration of a Taupo charter ketch once owned by Errol Flynn.

Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show - The editor selects his boats of the show and wonders how much recreational boating can go.

My Boat - Lawrence and Dorothy Naylor take their Haines Hunter V198 Waimarama for a spin.

Jim and Karin Lott battle incessant rain and fouled anchors as they continue their Patagonia adventure.

Magic Dragon -  The home-built yacht that took Michel and Jane De Ridder around the world.

Practical Boating
Build a kitset boat - Sam Stewart tests his 3.6m DIYNO runabout in the final instalment of our DIY alloy boat building series.

Hydrolocking - If you own a yacht you need to know how to avoid this costly curse.

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Out of the Ocean - Resident fisho John Eichelsheim changes his focus to ensure winter fishing success.

London 2012 Olympics - the golden expectations on our 470 sailors Jo Aleh Polly Powrie.

Sail Noumea - Boating staff writer Ben Gladwell reports from the bow of monohull winners V5.

Vintage Perspectives - Harold Kidd profiles Corsair, a 1946-vintage Frostbite dinghy that has just undergone a major restoration.

Retros and Classics - The story of Albatross Marine.

PLUS: New designs from LOMOcean, Roger Hill and Warwick Yacht Design and 27 pages of brokerage. Is your new boat inside?
All this and much more in the July issue of Boating New Zealand. On sale June 28.  

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