A dramatic yacht race has seen the first bottles of new season Marlborough sauvignon blanc delivered to the capital.
Super-slick, go-fast racing yachts aren’t always synonymous with wallet-busting costs, as is proved by the new Beau 770 streaking around Auckland’s Waitemata Harbour.
The Jeanneau NC14 Savvy Too is the first NC14 in New Zealand, bound for a new home in the Marlborough Sounds.
Big trailer boats are very much in vogue these days, blending the space and comfort of a small launch with the convenience of trailer launching and storage.
If, as the saying goes, good things take time, then, after 26 years things should be pretty darn spectacular. Fortunately for Tony Raven his new yacht Time lives up to all expectations. She’s a unique, bespoke vessel that ticks all the owner’s boxes.
It’s easy to transform your boat from rags to riches, sometimes in less than a day: just wrap it.
School leavers considering a career at sea would do well to visit the New Zealand Maritime School. The Auckland-based campus delivers a range of marine industry qualifications and boasts the country’s most sophisticated training simulators.
Strong winds added more than four hours to the victorious Team Vodafone's time.
The Artnautica LRC 58 offers a way to cruise around the world at low cost without late-night sail changes.
Jetskis are brilliant vehicles for cruising, exploring and fishing. They’re also a whole lot of fun, as Boating NZ discovered.
Boaties are being reminded to prep their boat, check their gear and know the rules ahead of the traditionally busy Labour Weekend on the Waikato region's waterways and off the coast.
Twenty-seven people braved the Wellington waters this morning.
A trailerboat with the comfort of a launch is appealing. Auckland boatie Grant Symmans and a mate decided to build one.
Ultimate Boats is a new arrival on the New Zealand boating scene, though the company’s principal Mark Presnall has been part of the marine industry for many years, most recently representing Suzuki outboards in New Zealand.
Fish can be cooked whole, which makes best use of the available meat, but most of us prefer to break down the fish we catch into manageable portions as fillets, steaks or cutlets.
Contestants on the 2014 duo series 5 of Masterchef New Zealand Jordan and Nikki Shearer cook up a herb encrusted tarakihi dish that's easy to complete in a galley.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The GoPro range of cameras delivers high-definition video with a fish-eye perspective, all from a unit not much bigger than a matchbox.
The morning served up sunshine and rain showers with a blustery southwesterly whipping up a decent chop. It was a typical, early spring day in Auckland – and the Lazercraft 640 GT Sport loved it.
If you catch your own fish, you have not only the opportunity but the obligation to preserve it in best condition possible from the hook to the plate.
The former frontman of The Mockers says he won't pay a huge hike in dinghy locker rentals on principle.
Cats always land on their feet so it makes poetic sense that the range of Kingfisher Minicat aluminium trailerboats will be extremely stable craft.
In 1915 New Zealand had the opportunity to put its products and skills on display to the world stage at the fabulous Panama Pacific International Exposition (PPIE) in San Francisco.
It might not seem like it, but spring is already underway.
Warmer weather will soon lure trailerboats out of their driveways to take their place at busy boat ramps – a little etiquette will ensure all boats play nicely.
Electrically-powered boats will inevitably have a greater presence on the water.
As boat owners blow the dust of winter storage from the decks and prepare for sea, some will discover their boats have a sticky helm. Before applying brute force, consider a simple fix-it.
BEP Marine invented a product that replaced its products.
The Auckland Star, 21 July 1969, had two major stories: “One Small Step for Man” and “Rainbow Wins Battle of Jutland”. Kiwis were over the moon.
Our Australian friends on an Amel 54 snapped their anchor chain on coral in a storm and were blown onto a reef, putting a cruel end to their Pacific cruising.
Tristram Marine has released its new model Vanquish 701 soft top, inspired by the Tristram 741.