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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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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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Boat Review Innovision Explorer 606

Ex US president Bill Clinton had a simple message for those who questioned his often unfathomably-high levels of popularity: “It’s the economy, stupid.” After reviewing my second Innovision Explorer, I

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Crossing a Bar

Most bar crossing advice pontificates on the right and wrong ways of crossing a bar, what to look for, what to do and where to go. But as I discovered

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Boat Review Profile: 545C

In the last issue of AB (#6) we ran a review on the Profile 700H, one of the builder’s larger hardtops. In this issue Barry Thompson looks at one of

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Boat Review: Image 9.25

NEW LAND When Tony Butson went looking for a new boat, he had certain fixed ideas on what he wanted. He considers he found those and more with Terra Nova,

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Going Deep for Hapuka

Most anglers know that if you want to catch hapuka then you need to go wide and fish in deep water. But there are also several other things that will

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Boat Review: DNA 450C

The DNA 450C, released in late 2014, has proven to be one of the DNA Boats biggest sellers with sales from Invercargill to the Bay of Islands. Barry Thompson went

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Boat Review Senator RH800 Jet

From the outside this, Senator RH800 looks like any other big aluminum pontoon hardtop. But far from it, this big beast boasts two Mercury Optimax Sport Jets. Yes, two! We

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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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Decked Out

If you like the classic look of teak on your decks and floor, but don’t want to go to the expense of real teak, then maybe you should take a

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Jigging for Kingfish

Shane Kelly looks at his earliest introduction to jigging for kingfish, looks back at it’s history and explains how to do it and the gear you need. It seems the

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The Truth about Sinkers

The Truth About Sinkers Paul Walker looks at the wide world of sinkers and how we have come from using rocks and old bolts to some very sophisticated ‘lumps’ of

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Boat Review DNA 570 XHT

DNA’s 570 XHT is the first of a new model that brings together all the requirements for its owner. Barry Thompson went to Nelson to check out DNA’s latest new

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Boat Review Frewza F21 HT

While it may not be one of the more well-known alloy boat brands, especially in the North Island, Invercargill-based Frewza Boats is celebrating their 10th year in business and close

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Company Profile: Senator Boats

Established by Wayne McKinley, Senator Boats has cemented itself as one of the prominent aluminum boat manufacturers in New Zealand. Based in Napier, Senator prides itself on providing boats with

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Boat Review Southern XP 856

Southern Boats have always been a popular choice in the big alloy hardtop segment amongst discerning buyers. Freddy Foote checks out one of their latest release, a custom XP 856.

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Your First Fishing Kit

Paul Walker makes some suggestions about what you need to set up your first fishing kit. Getting your first boat is always hugely exciting, and like most kiwis you’re going

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Boat Review FC 535 CC

The FC 535 CC has all the right characteristics of the original FC 500 but comes with a few new improvements that make it an even better boat. Barry Thompson

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Boat Review Seaboss 700

Seaboss is one of those brands that is a quiet achiever, and has a loyal following, especially in the Waikato and Bay of Plenty region mainly because Thompson Marine, the

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Boat Review – McLay 690HT

The main difference is that it is slightly wider, higher in the topsides and has a raised cockpit sole. This has allowed for a larger fuel tank, up from 170 litres to 200

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Boat Review – Profile 700H

The Profile 700H has all the attributes of a seriously good deep water fishing boat, but when you look closer there’s a lot more too it. Barry Thompson checks out Baby Blue, the latest in a

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Boat Review – FC 595

Two years after releasing the FC580 onto the market, FC Boats has re-jigged it and released it with a few additional features and a new name. I tested what was the FC580 a few years ago

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Boat Review Enduro 6400

Perfection is a word that is often overused, but in the case of Andrew Fink, it is entirely appropriate. It’s in his pedigree and there is no getting away from

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