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PWC 2018

In This Issue 140 The Fun Machine The revolutionary Vanqraft VQ16 is a crossover between a superyacht tender and a water scooter. 142 Advice on Buying a Ski Sam Harvey

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Pacific Powerboat Nov/Dec 2017

BOAT REVIEWS 48 Boston Whaler 285 Conquest 84 Fountaine-Pajot MY44 98 Elliott Evo 660 114 Explorer FB Sedan 52 FEATURES 56 21 FAVOURITE DESTINATIONS Editor Barry Thompson looks at 21

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Boat Review: Sundancer 355

The Sundancer 355 is the latest addition to the extensive Sea Ray Sundancer range and now brings their Sport Cruiser line up to eleven models. While Sea Ray offers close

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The Kiwi Kraft HT 590

We Reviewed the Kiwi-Kraft HT 590 over at Paraparaumu and met with Ian Coutts, Sales Manager for Boat City, the New Zealand distributors for Kiwi-Kraft.

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The Refurbish of Eureka

When an experienced boat owner brought his 2009 year, Maritimo 60 (#39) to Motor Yacht Services for some work, he had more than a simple refurbish in mind. While he

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Marine Radars Explained

Marine radars are the best collision avoidance system ever developed for the recreational boater, but do you know the difference between pulse and solid state or RF output and target

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Boat Review: Pinnacle 720

Tailoring each of his boats for a client’s particular requirements is something that Alistair McEwen specialises in. Every Pinnacle boat is bespoke and with only four available each year, their

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Boat Review: Nuline 48CC

It continues to amaze me just how many new alloy boat brands keep entering the market, with now an estimated 70 plus manufacturers in New Zealand. One of those is

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Envoy Completes 2016 Med Cruise

We’re reaching the end of our seventh Med summer cruising season – a collection of magical cruising experiences and adventures taking us 15,000 miles through Italy, Sicily, Greece, over sixty

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Alloy Boat Issue 12

REGULAR COLUMNS 118 Point of View 120 Quick Look – FC 620 HT 122 News & Notable 180 Aluminium Boat Guide FEATURES 134 The Great South American Jet Boat Challenge-

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Boat Review: SACS Strider

If ever a RIB could unequivocally justify being given the luxury label, it has to be SACS. Built in Italy, a country known for creating supremely elegant design icons, the

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Boat Review: Elliott EVO 660

What happens when a globally renowned Kiwi yacht designer tries his hand at powerboat design? Well, as Freddy Foote found out, he achieves something quite extraordinary. Designed by New Zealand

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Agapi 800 Review

Heard of an Agapi 800? Nope? Well, neither had our writer.  Freddy Foote checks out the newest European brand to hit our shores. Agapi is new to New Zealand, distributed

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Pacific RIB 2017

102 NEW LAUNCHINGS New RIBs from Smuggler, Buccaneer, Penguin, King Water Craft and Lancer. 106 RIBS – FIRST CHOICE FOR COASTGUARD New Zealand’s Coastguard eet of 75 vessels is almost

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Buying a VHF Unit

Nick Cohen takes a look at buying a VHF, aerials and provides a comprehensive list of VHF units available in New Zealand and Australia. There are a couple of basic

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Nuline 45 DG Review

Nuline is one of the newest names in the alloy boat market and has been developed as a range of affordable, entry level boats with an emphasis on quality. Barry

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Hooked Up Down South

In the land where everything is bigger and better, the fishing is hotter, faster and vastly popular, even in unlikely locations. There’s no doubt that in the USA, they’re mad-keen

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Lazercraft Divemaster Review

Once a popular model in the Lazercraft line up, the 580 Divemaster is back. Freddy Foote checks out this functional diving and fishing machine targeted at the Kiwi bloke. When

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Everyman 1080 Review

If your passion is spearfishing, but you love your fishing and also family boating, then having a purpose built boat makes sense. Barry Thompson checks out one man’s answer to

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Commando Scout 3.9 Review

The 3.9 Scout is the first model to be released by the new owners of Commando Boats, and while unashamedly aimed at the niche rowing market, it should prove very

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Yamaha GP1800 Review

It seems as if one day at lunchtime, the design team at Yamaha paused between pizza slices and asked, “what would happen if we put the biggest engine possible into

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Adventure 1450D Review

The Adventure 1430D is a stylish, compact, uncomplicated boat, available exclusively through Papamoa-based Conder Marine. Barry Thompson checks out their latest tiller steer model. Adventure Boats started less than 12

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