Zero to 300 in seconds

Jack Lupton will be defending the AE Baker Cup at the Hydro Thunder event on Lake Karapiro on Sunday. Lupton has won the ...

Think car racing is boring? Try grand prix hydroplaning at 300kmh.

Coastguard kept busy over Waitangi Weekend

Coastguard Northern Region responded to 98 calls over Waitangi weekend.

Most of the 98 calls volunteers from the Coastguard Northern Region attended were related to faulty boats.

'It just came hurtling through'

This boat smashed through the Lane family's fence on High St, Blenheim, after it broke away from the car towing it.

It's not every day that a boat comes thundering down the hill and smashes through your garden fence.

Boat stuck under bridge

A truck carrying a boat on its trailer got stuck under a rail bridge on SH1, just south of Waikanae, on Monday evening.

Truck carrying boat gets stuck under rail bridge on State Highway 1 in Waikanae.

Irish yachtie 'lucky to be alive'

Enda O'Coineen does not want to give up on his dream of becoming the first Irishman to sail single-handedly around the world.

A hot bath in Dunedin after 60 days solo on the ocean "just magic" after harrowing incident.

Harbourmasters float new boat video

The new Port Nelson Harbour Master boat - a 8.5 metre Rayglass protector.

The harbourmasters get a new patrol boat just in time for the busy holiday period.

Yacht damaged off NZ coast video

The stricken yacht has suffered extensive damage, leaving her owner "very depressed".

A French boatie has run into trouble off the coast of Bluff after his yacht struck an object in the ocean, damaging the hull.

Lifejacket trade-in idea sure to float

Fish City Albany sales staff Daniel Redpath demonstrates one of the lifejackets which will be discounted by $40 with a ...

Boaties can trade in lifejackets as part of a Coastguard safe boating initiative.

FV Moeraki lifted from Lake Wanaka for restoration

Alex Turnbull, co-owner of FV Moeraki, an 89-year old wooden fishing boat.

Plans to restore an old boat in Wanaka have sparked memories of the fishing vessel, Moeraki, and its sister ship, the Elizabeth.

Jetsprinters stoked with new track

Leighton and Luke Minnell were one of the 46 jetsprint teams in Waitara for the New Zealand Jetsprint Champs on Saturday.

Jetsprinters - are they the bogans of the whitewater.

Prep, check, know before you go

Marlborough harbourmaster Luke Grogan.

OPINION: With the summer boating season upon us it is vital to be prepared, writes Marlborough harbourmaster Luke Grogan.

The origin of NZ's sandbars

Eight people died last month after the Francie capsized attempting to cross the Kaipara bar.

Sandbars are part of what makes the New Zealand coast line so dangerous. But where do they come from?

'Total independence' on Porirua Harbour

Sailability Wellington Trust is fundraising for a new jetty to be built at Porirua Harbour to enable it's sailors to ...

More disabled sailors could be enjoying Porirua Harbour this summer.

Life-jackets - wear them, don't store them

Maritime NZ director Keith Manch and others demonstrate the importance of life-jackets for Safer Boating Week.

Trying to put a life-jacket on in the water is tricky.

Historic boat escapes damage

The Arahina was attended to by fire crews at Queens Wharf in Wellington.

Fire crews called out to save a historic pilot launch at Queens Wharf.

Floating ambulance critical to 'golden hour'

The rescue boat is wide enough to cater for stretchers during a medical evacuation.

It can reach emergency call outs to remote parts of the outer Sounds in less than an hour.

A boatie's worst nightmare

A truck started sinking after a trailer mishap at the Waikawa Bay boat ramp on Sunday.

He was backing his boat into the water when his truck slipped out of gear.

New muscle boat

A Marlborough man is revamping a military landing craft to use for mussel farming.

A mussel farmer is renovating a military landing craft after an ocean adventure

Drowned crayfisher named

Gary Beswick, who died while checking his craypots off Waipatiki Beach on Saturday.

Gary Beswick will be remembered as a man who lived to be on the water.

Salvage begins on Kestrel video

Divers work to salvage the Kestrel which sank while berthed at Auckland's Wynyard Wharf.

Salvage work has started on the historic Auckland ferry Kestrel, which sank on Monday night.

Kohimarama sailor races the Atlantic

McKenzie will be working his way to a gold at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.

Andrew McKenzie is proving to be one of New Zealand's most talented, up-and-coming sailors.

Nav Beacons made in NZ

Vega lights fitted to the Panama Canal's Gaillard Cut have increased the waterway's carrying capacity.

The safety of boats and ships around the world’s coastlines is aided by navigation lights winking their warning to sailors. Many of these beacons are manufactured in New Zealand.

Cut the crap: stop seabirds fouling your boat

Gulls are persistent and unafraid.

It takes a devious, cunning mind to win the battle against our avian friends, where a lack of respect and irresponsibility reign supreme.

Are safety harnesses a good idea?

Emergency items should be mounted near the helm for quick, easy access.

Of the at-sea emergencies most feared by cruising couples, man overboard is probably top of the list. Does tethering offer any security?

Boat review: Extreme 950 Game King

The big Extreme is a good looker from any angle.

Midnight Express is the most recent addition to the Wave Dancer fleet of charter vessels operating in and around the Hauraki Gulf.

Refurbishing a Flybridge

Fitting a door to the flybridge keeps the interior warm and cosy.

The owners of a Beneteau ST 42 loved their vessel but yearned for a cosier flybridge. A few glasses of wine spawned a solution.

The high-pressure lifestyle of snapping shrimps

The New Zealand snapping shrimp grows to about 3cm long and lives among rocks and reef.

Another instalment from the Boating New Zealand believe-it-or-not dossier...

Fishing for votes

Better fishing for families or cosying up to voters?

Is National aiming for a healthy and sustainable inshore fishery with its proposal for two recreational fishing parks, or just fishing for votes in an election year?

Man rescued from burning boat

Coastguard Whangaroa were called out to this burning vessel about a mile offshore from Waimahani Bay.

A man whose boat caught fire was rescued by a member of the public after being forced to dive into the water.

Line 7 relaunches marine clothing

Sportswear and leisure clothing company Line 7 used the America's Cup in Valencia to woo international customers.

Sailors rejoice. Line 7's marine clothing is to be relaunched.

Smooth Moves


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.

Get in the CZone


BEP Marine invented a product that replaced its products.

One Giant leap for Rainbow II


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.

Shipwrecked in shelter


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.

Hail the Conqueror


Tristram Marine has released its new model Vanquish 701 soft top, inspired by the Tristram 741.

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