Author

Carl Thompson

Boatie, designer, marketer, entrepreneur. With boat racing in the blood my brother Travis and I started racing Thundercats at the age of 16, winning a NZ championship and then moving onto Formula Honda within the NZ Offshore PowerBoat Racing. Now a retired racer, leisurely fisherman.
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Know Your Trailer Series

Part 1 – What is a Boat Trailer? A boat trailer just what it says, a trailer for carrying a boat. Now I know that’s pretty simplistic, but boat trailers

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Pacific PowerBoat Jan Feb 2018

BOAT REVIEWS 56 Maritimo S70 72 Bayliner VR5 82 Carver C37 (Video) 94 Cobalt C22 FEATURES 64 EDITORS CHOICE Barry Thompson presents 21 interesting people from the past 21 years

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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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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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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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Alloy Boat Magazine Issue 11

We have eight reviews including the Surtees 710 Game Fisher, the 2017 Hutchwilco New Zealand Boat Show’s Grand Prize Package worth an astonishing $150,000! Plus reviews on; Sealegs 7.7 Sport

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Pacific Passage Maker 2017

2017 PACIFIC PASSAGEMAKER ANNUAL 110 New Launchings Fleming 78 Classic Explorer 52 112 Venture to the Aleutians Tony Fleming takes his Fleming 65 on a 5000nm, journey to the Aleutian

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Alloy Boat Magazine Issue 10

REGULAR COLUMNS 6 POINT OF VIEW 8 NEWS & NOTABLE 123 ALUMINIUM BOAT GUIDE FEATURES 26 Fishing Reels Explained Paul Walker looks at some of the history and development of

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Pacific PWC 2017

144 – HAPPENINGS News and new products from the world of PWCs. 147 – 2017 BUYERS GUIDE The latest releases with all the specs from the big three – Yamaha, Sea

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Alloy Boat Magazine Issue 9

FEATURES 26 Beach Launching Launching your boat off the beach doesn’t need to be something to fear. With the right preparation it can be quite simple. 38 From Family Runabout

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Pacific RIB – Issue 3

In This Issue (Included in the Sept/Oct issue of Pacific Powerboat) 132 NEW & NOTABLE SACS 13m – Italian luxury at the highest level. Agapi 800 – Swedish masterpiece in

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Alloy Boat Issue 8

Alloy Boat Magazine Issue 8 REGULAR COLUMNS 6 Point of View 8 News & Notable 104 Electronics Update 115 Aluminium Boat Guide FEATURES 26 Going Big We look at some

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Pacific Passage Maker 2016

PACIFIC PASSAGEMAKER 2016 ANNUAL 108 WHAT’S NEW Some of the very latest new trawlers and passage makers on the market.112 AROUND THE TOP 112 AROUND THE TOP Peter McMorrow recounts

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RIB Magazine 2015

Read Now In this issue of RIB Included in Pacific Powerboat Sept/Oct 2015: View here 124   POINT OF VIEW Pacific RIB now an Annual. By Barry Thompson 124    GUEST

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Quadcopter fishing

Brendon Dixon and brother Marlo take their quadcopter drone above and through schooling fish. These beautiful clips were taken around the Mokohinau Islands, New Zealand. Marlos….Quadcopter fishing from Brendon Dixon on

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Win The Ultimate Picnic Pack

Thanks to ENGEL we have an amazing picnic pack to give away. The perfect setup for those family island picnics. Total prize is worth over $1700 ENGEL Eclipse 38 Litre Chest Fridge

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RIB Magazine

[xyz-ihs snippet=”mag-cta”] The all new RIB (Rigid Inflatable Boat) Magazine is out now! In this issue: 18. Talking RIBs – Ronald Winstone looks at the changing market and the technological advances

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