August 2012 issue

Last updated 16:37 30/07/2012
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America's Cup coverage, a new Weekend Warriors series featuring "real folks in real boats", plus all your usual favourites in the August issue of Boating NZ.

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August 2012 - America's Cup Contender

Boating New Zealand's goal each and every month is to deliver the newest boats and the latest nautical innovations, mixed with expert analysis, historic viewpoints, inspirational cruising adventures, the fastest racing coverage and general interest features that inspire you to get out boating more often. Our August issue has it all - even if we may say so ourselves!

Don't miss all the behind the scenes coverage from the launch of New Zealand, Emirates team New Zealand's first AC72. And if the unlikely sailing marriage of SCUD representatives Tim Dempley and Jan Apel doesn't tug at the heart strings, you might need a booster-shot of sea salt in your veins.
There's plenty too for the motorboaties with a Reader DIY adventure from New Plymouth and our monthly My Boat pages, this month featuring the Oliver Royale 4300.

Happy Reading,

Kent Gray


So, what's inside Boating's bumper August issue?  

New Boats
This month's reviews
- Hanse 495
- Dibley 7.7 Weekender BONUS VIDEO

Plus first looks at Emirates Team New Zealand's new  1200hp catamaran tender for the AC72, Beneteau's new season releases and the 2013 Fountaine Pajot Helia 44

Weekend Warriors

London-bound Paralympians Tim Dempsey and Jan Apel are the first focus of our new series featuring "real folks in real boats". Don't miss the special BONUS VIDEO

AC72 launch
We take you behind the scenes at the launch of Emirates Team New Zealand's first AC72. And keep an eye on for coverage of her first sail.

Superyacht life
Are you one of those Kiwis who hanker for a life less ordinary? How about a job on a superyacht exploring the world's most exoctic anchorages?
If so, don't miss Sam Stewart's guide to: "So you want to work on a superyacht?"

Reader home-build
Building a US-style lobster boat had long been on Rex Mather's bucketlist.

My Boat - Oliver 4300
Donald and Marilyn Mackintosh's beloved Oliver Royale 4300

News - We unveil the historically significant Waka Tapu expedition from Auckland to Easter Island and back, talk to a young cruiser about his live-aboard dream and review a new DVD from Kawau Island-based bluewater gurus Lin and Larry Pardey.

Jim Lott
- The crew of Victoria enjoy a late Christmas lunch in the famed Beagle Channel BONUS PHOTO GALLERY

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A Parallel Life - Stephen Prinselaar heads offshore to find a new catamaran, and himself.

Practical Boating
Gyro stabilisers - Crew suffering sea sickness?. Then don't miss Lawrence Schaffler's review of this launch owners dream accessory.
Out of the Ocean - Blue Cod
Wrapping your boat - Why paint when you can wrap you pride and joy? ICA director John Martin shows you how.

Volvo Ocean Race - Knut Frostard and his team have settled on a Farr 65 one-desigtn mono for the next two round the world races. But as Ben Gladwell discovers, the Volvo was very nearly to be raced in 70ft trimarans.
Simrad 50 - Picture essay BONUS PHOTOS

Retros and Classics - John Macfarlane talks to Marlborough-based RIB builder Steve Schmidt.
Vintage Perspectives - Harold Kidd tells the story of Otira, a 1902 oil-launch.

Plus: Four pages of the hottest New Gear, an intriguing new design from Bob and Don Salthouse and 100s of boats for sale in brokerage. All this, and your chance to win an $1800 ACR sea safety pack, including EPIRB, from Hutchwilco!  

Boating New Zealand's August issue is on sale at your favourite book store or service station from August 2.

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