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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 cabin RIBs.
136 NAIAD – THE INSTIGATORS
When Naiad introduced the Rigid Inflatable Boat concept into NZ back in 1976, they would never have envisaged how this form of inflatable would eventually dominate the market.
140 VERSATILITY WITH DESIGN
Brig inflatable boats are unquestionably one of the largest inflatable RIB manufacturers in the world. We look at what they have to offer.
144 DIVING FROM A RIB
Ron Czerniak checks out the suitability of the latest Southern Paci c X-Tender 350 RIB as a dive tender and came away hugely impressed.
150 SEALEGS 6.1 REVIEW
Now with more than 1100 boats sold, Sealegs can comfortably be regarded as a Kiwi success story. Freddy Foote takes a look at their very latest model. 154 160
144 RIBS ON ROTORUA
Saltwater boaties take notice. There is life beyond the coastal shoreline. How about Rotorua Lakes region for a start? BUYERS GUIDE TO CABIN RIBS We look at the growing number of cabin RIBS on the market.
160 BUYERS GUIDE TO CABIN RIBS
We look at the growing number of cabin RIBS on the market.
168 SOUTHERN PACIFIC CORMORANT 550 REVIEW
Based on an all-new alloy hull, Southern Paci c’s Cormorant 550 was conceived as a versatile all-rounder, to cater for the recreational as well as the tender market.
172 PIRATES ACROSS THE TASMAN ANNIVERSARY
It’s ten years since the late Ginger Gibbs smashed the Trans Tasman Speed record in his 12m Protector RIB. We look back at that amazing feat, which has never been broken.
178 SMUGGLER LUXURY TENDERS
Smuggler Marine is fast building a reputation for their range of superyacht tenders for export around the world.