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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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Cruising the Greek Aegean Sea

In southern Greece with Envoy moored stern-to a causeway linking Monemvasia Island to the mainland village of Yefira, we enjoy exploring the village and its small taverna-lined fishing boat harbour

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Cruise of the Envoy

We’re in Corfu’s Gouvia Marina with our friend Chris aboard berthed next to a sturdy 18 m British wooden ketch called Acco, built in 1938. Boats like these are always

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Exploring the City Fringe

The Mahurangi Harbour and outlying islands to the east and northeast offer a diverse range of river, harbour, coastal and island experiences that cater to all sizes of trailer craft,

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Fishing Mayor Island

Mat Hewetson had fished in the BOP many times over the past decade, usually at White Island but hadn’t fished off Mayor Island. When he recently moved to live in

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Tasmanian Jetboat Expedition

Fresh from conquering Cape York this group of adventurers now head south to Tasmania in the very capable Hamilton Jet boats. The Island state of Tasmania lies some 240km off

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Destination – Marlbourough Sounds

CARLA DUKESON RECOUNTS A FEW DAYS SPENT MOOCHING AROUND THE PICTURESQUE MARLBOROUGH SOUNDS. The Marlborough Sounds encompass 20% of New Zealand’s total coastline. This intricate maze of waterways consists of three Sounds, Queen Charlotte Sound, Kenepuru Sound and

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Cruise of the Envoy

LAURIE CRANFIELD CONTINUES HIS CRUISE AROUND THE MED AND DISCUSSES SOME OF THE TECHNICAL AND MAINTENANCE ASPECTS OF CRUISING. In this series about Envoy’s Med cruising there is a heavy technical content, and this

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Cruise of the Envoy – a good year

After a scary night dragging her anchor in a 50 knot thunderstorm, envoy continues south to complete her cruise. PMY’s last issue finished with Envoy in Turkey’s Ildir harbour, dragging anchor

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Princess’s At Fraser Island

‘HOSTS’ MAY LABEL THEIR RESPECTIVE EVENTS DIFFERENTLY, BUT THE UNDERLYING COMMON DENOMINATOR OF AN OWNERS’ SAFARI IS HAVING FUN ON THE WATER IN A CONTROLLED SITUATION – WITH A GROUP OF LIKEMINDED PEOPLE. Manufacturers and/or their respective agents have over

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The IRB Kiwi Voyage

As most kiwis were kicking back, enjoying their summer holidays earlier this year, a group of volunteer surf lifeguards were preparing themselves for a different kind of break – a

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Destination – Abrolhos Islands

Western Australia’s Houtman Abrolhos Islands are rich in history & wildlife. SHIPWRECK, MUTINY, MURDER AND SURVIVAL add to the mystique of the 122 remote and rugged islands of the Houtman Abrolhos, often referred to informally as

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Winter Boating in New Zealand

By now a significant percentage of boaters will have laid their boats up for the winter hibernation period, ‘winterising’ their boat, motor and trailer and generally resigning themselves’ to life without

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Snapper Fishing in Kaipara

The kaipara is one of the largest harbours in the world and a perfect place for snapper fishing. But its rugged waters are infamously renowned as a dangerous and intimidating

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Rarotonga Fishing Experience

Mike Broome left the cold Kiwi winter behind for a classic Rarotonga Fishing Experience and came away totally sold on this small island paradise. Today would ‘freeze the balls off the proverbial brass

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Cruise of the Envoy

LAURIE AND DIANE CRANFIELD CRUISE TO LEGENDARY STRAIT OF MESSINA AND SICILY AS WELL AS VISITING THE LEGENDARY CITY OF SYRACUSE, FIRST SETTLED 3,000 YEARS AGO. With our Kiwi friend Chris still

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Jet boating Alaska

Four purpose built strengthened aluminium Hamilton model 141a Mk3 jet boats with 383 cubic inch (6.3 litre) V8 engines and Hamilton model 212 Jet units ventured into the Alaskan wilderness, plying the numerous rocky snow

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