July 2014 Issue
Boating’s July issue, now on sale, reviews five Kiwi-made trailerboats, starting with our cover-girl, the Haines Hunter SF 545. The newest offering from Haines Hunter meets the new popularity for mid-size boats – and explains why Kiwi boaters love them.
Boating NZ Cover July 2014
Elite 15.5m luxury cruiser
Who says men don’t listen? Mid-way through a boating weekend at Great Barrier Island, Viv Twomey casually remarked that the family could do with a bigger boat. First thing Monday morning, her husband Gerard phoned Auckland boat designer Bill Upfold.
Upfold Elite 15.5 mid-pilothouse sportfisher
Working the Dream
In Boating New Zealand October 2011, Joy Olds recounted her husband Ron’s love-at-first-sight affair with Zora, a 1936 fishing boat built by Lidgard Brothers. “When we first saw her, she was not looking too pretty,” Joy wrote. “In fact, sitting forlornly in the mud at Onehunga wharf [Auckland], she was extremely dirty and very sad looking. I didn‘t want anything to do with her, but Ron saw the potential.”
The way of the warrior
When you crank up the righting moment, you can stack on a whole lot more sail area. That means power and that equals speed. It’s the magic formula of canting keels and it’s seducing racing yacht owners worldwide. It sure beats texting, phoning, emailing and Google-spreadsheeting the equivalent of half a rugby team and hoping they all show up on race day.
Elliott SS 35
Tristram 690 Cabriolet
Here's the video from the review of the Tristram 690 Cabriloet from the March 2013 issue of Boating NZ.
From the March pages of Boating, here's a tour of the Dufour 445.
Prowler 10.4m powercat
Formula Boats latest Prowler 10.4m powercat is headed for Australia but shapes an an ideal Kiwi cruiser.
Weekend Warriors - Phillipa Durkin
Classic sailor Phillipa Durkin.
Bavariaâs new Cruiser 56 is a sleek, handsome vessel guaranteed to turn heads. Despite her dimensions, sheâs light and easy-to-sail with impressive agility and speed. The only modesty is her price.
The 27m luxury sport fisher, Satu, has been rolled out of the Yachting Developments shed and launched in Auckland this week.
Auckland played host to a regatta especially for Olympic Class dinghies.
Alvah explains the modern incarnation of a brotherhood designed to help mariners far from home.
Here's three quick checks to ensure your boat's air-conditioning system works when you need it most.
What is your perfect boating day?