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TUNA, a Retired New Zealand Pilot/Tugboat: A salty little work boat with an appealing history and an equally salty owner. New Zealand at its best....
The Dream Boat WHIO, a Gas-Sipping New Zealand Camp Cruiser: When WHIO hove into view across our camera lenses, the entire OCH crew found a new boat to fall in love with. As easy on...
CHAMPAGNE – A Float Plan for Life: With degrees in engineering and naval architecture from the U.S. Naval Academy and MIT, plus a 21-year career in the U.S...
A New Zealand Boat Shop Visit to Brookes Boatbuilders: One of our favorite past-times is visiting boat yards to take walkabouts with talented boatbuilders, and Peter Brookes o...
Aboard MASON BAY, a Retirement Boat for Old Salts: Handsome, authentic, seaworthy, rugged, practical and fun to be aboard - for those intrigued by fish boat conversions, t...
Des Townson’s SERENE, New Zealand’s Family-Friendly Cruiser/Racer: We’re always on the lookout for a really big little family-friendly cruiser/racer (that's not a typo), so naturally th...
The Marine Photographer’s Eye, Benjamin Mendlowitz in New Zealand: When a photographer with as much experience as our own Benjamin Mendlowitz says of a fleet "I was newly inspired in my p...
SHANTY, a Proper Little Boat: Step aboard the gaff yawl SHANTY and meet her octogenarian skipper, who built her with his wife while living on one of N...
Going Fast with One Modest Engine, WHIO’s Propeller: When it comes to speed and economy in powerboats, we usually think about hull shape and horsepower first. But what about...
PACIFIC – One Boat, One Family, Five Generations: A little over a century ago, a farmer in New Zealand needed a way to get pumpkins and watermelons to market, and today P...
A Sail Aboard CORA, A New Zealand Mullet Boat: Over a century old with her original planking, once a work boat, now a family boat with a little racing on the side for...
At Home in the Bilge with Maynard Bray, Part 1 – How New Zealand’s Classics Were Built: How do you build wooden boats to last for over a century dependably? Ask the Kiwis, that's how they do it. So we went an...
Slow Summer, Part 6 – New Zealand: As the northern hemisphere is having its boreal winter, the southern hemisphere is enjoying its austral summer. Yet, no...
New Zealand’s Mahurangi Regatta – Featuring Chas Bailey’s NGATIRA: Join us for a day on the water at New Zealand's Mahurangi Regatta, and get a close-up look at the restoration of the Cha...
Maritime Painter Steven Dews, Painting The Battle of Trafalgar: What a rare treat to experience master maritime painter Steven Dews painting The Battle of Trafalgar! He takes us along...
Beauty, Craftsmanship & Boating – The Schmee of New Zealand and Doug Marsden: The slightest detour off the beaten path in New Zealand, will bring you face to face with the real story of this great c...
A Boatbuilder’s Schmee – Wayne Roberts: Co-Founder Steve Stone traveled to New Zealand and helped Wayne Roberts build a boat. The experience was so delightful a...

 

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