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May 2019

Boating NZ inspires boating enthusiasts with reviews of new boats, coverage of technical innovations, maintenance advice, columns and cruising stories.

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electrical surges

An electrical revolution is well and truly underway in the transport industry – and it’s even beginning to make a meaningful impact on the water.Like many fellow Aucklanders, I’ve been cycling (well, e-biking) to and from work – weather permitting, of course. And I’m intrigued by the growing number of people who’ve suddenly adopted an electric steed in various guises – skateboards, scooters, e-bikes – even an odd, uni-cycle contraption that looks very unstable. All sharing the cycle paths in a relatively civil manner. It’s not Little Amsterdam quite yet, but we’re getting there.I’d like to think this movement is all about saving the planet (every little bit helps) but in truth I’m fairly sure my fellow riders, like me, are simply frustrated and have resorted to an alternative, faster,…

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in the next issue…

BENETEAU 47 SWIFT TRAWLERThe latest addition to Beneteau’s growing Swift Trawler stable might just be the best one yet with its splendid balance of space, comfort, performance and fuel economy.DESIGN TOOLSAs with boat design itself, a boat designer’s trade tools have evolved considerably over the years. Alan Wright and the ETNZ team share their thoughts about the dark art.THOUGHTS AT 80On his 80th birthday solo round-the-world legend Robin Knox-Johnston reflects on the lessons sailing can teach one about life.CABLE LAYERSIn an age where instant international communication is taken for granted, it’s worth considering the role of the mighty ships that build and maintain the undersea infrastructure.www.boatingnz.co.nz…

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www.boatingnz.co.nzEDITORIAL TEAMEditor Lawrence Schäfflereditor@boatingnz.co.nzLead journalist John EichelsheimRegular contributors Jon Tucker, Sarah Ell, Norman Holtzhausen, Harold Kidd, John Macfarlane, Matt Vance, Lindsay WrightCREATIVE TEAMArt director Debra TunnicliffeProduction manager Mike EmbletonDigital imaging Willie CoyleVideo editors BB Group LtdCover design Mike McCulloughCover photo Dickey BoatsADVERTISINGBrett Patterson 0274733945 brett.patterson@boatingnz.co.nzTim Porter 0274952233 tim.porter@boatingnz.co.nzMANAGEMENT TEAMPublisher Tim PorterSales manager Brett PattersonBOATING NEW ZEALAND CONTACTOffice Unit 16, 160 Beaumont Street, Westhaven 1010, New ZealandPostal PO Box 301063, Albany Auckland 0752, New ZealandTelephone (09) 373 3436Email editor@boatingnz.co.nzPRINTING & DISTRIBUTIONPrinter PMP Limited, New ZealandDistributors Gordon & Gotch (NZ)SUBSCRIPTIONS AND BACK ISSUESWebsite www.boatingnz.co.nzFreephone 0508 692 628Postal Boating NZ SubscriptionsPO Box 46020, Herne Bay, Auckland 1147, New ZealandBOATING NEW ZEALAND MAGAZINE IS A PUBLICATION OF MARINE MEDIA LTDCOPYRIGHTBoating New Zealand incorporates: Nautical News, Boating Quarterly and New Zealand Yachting. The contents are…

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boat world news

The all-female event attracted 13 teams.GARRETT IS CHAMPAfter three days of hard-fought racing, Sally Garrett and her Royal Akarana Yacht Club team triumphed in the 2019 NZ Women’s National KeelboatChampionship. It was her first title after 20 attempts. The all-female event attracted 13 teams.Heading into Sunday’s final, only a handful of points separated the top seven teams, setting up a real grandstand finish to the regatta – sailed in a solid 15-20 knots of breeze.As part of the prize, Garrett and her team were invited to the NZ Open National Keelboat Championships at the RNZYS at the end of April.PALMA MEDALSKiwi sailors claimed three medals at the recent Princess Sofia Regatta in Palma, including gold and bronze in the Finn class, to finish as the second-most successful nation at the…

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have your say and win!

‘Letter of the month’wins a Lamont wine prize packWe would love to hear your stories and thoughts on all things boating, with the ‘Letter of the month’ winning a Lamont wine prize pack*valued at $105.Send your letters/email to editor@boatingnz.co.nzsubject: ‘Letters to the editor’ or post to Boating New Zealand, P.O. Box 301063, Albany, Auckland 0752Please make sure you include a delivery address and contact number with your letter.*Entrants must be 18 years of age or older.…

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welcome return

In the interval between the last of the old Circas and the first of the new ones, Circa Marine has built a series of superyachts, several 50 to 70-foot Dashew passage-makers and around 1,000 26-38ft alloy boats for Toyota, Japan. With some 70 staff, the company currently fabricates hulls for Sealegs and Naiad, alongside the new range of Circa trailer boats, in addition to undertaking general engineering, repair and refit work on vessels up to 60m.Circa’s recreational models will be marketed by Whangarei company Offshore Boats NZ. Circa Marine supplies hull and decks packages which are then fitted out and finished by Offshore Boats, which also fits the high-quality CAM aluminium trailers underneath the boats.Circa Marine principal Bruce Farand designed the boats 30-plus years ago, cutting them out on the…