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    Remember, we are a chart correcting agent for New Zealand Charts, and provide a compass adjusting service.

    NZ Chart catalogue Update.

    New Edition of Chart NZ 463 (Approaches to Wellington) is forthcoming.

    Date to be advised...

  • Ships Of Wellington. the Past 50 years. Arrived 17-04-15 Cruise Ships Wellington. One Hundred and One Visitors. Arrived 17-04-15.

    Coach Yourself to Win The re-written, more focused version of 'be your own Sailing coach'. Arrived 16-04-15 Helming to Win Read this book and prepare to win! Arrived 16-04-15.

    Beaufort Scale Cookbook Recipes that can be cooked in a gentle breeze, a force nine gale and anything in-between. Arrived 16-04-15 The Catamaran Book The completely updated third edition is now in stock. Arrived 16-04-15.
    Practical Junk Rig Back in Stock. Arrived 14-04-15.

    How to Pilot a Submarine An insight into the life of a submariner. Arrived 14-04-15

    Love the Ocean: Young Ocean Explorer's.The book inspired from the 10 part TV series. Arrived 09-04-15 Love the Ocean: DVD. The DVD of all 10 episodes of the TV series. Arrived 09-04-2015
    Which way Is Starboard Again? . Overcoming Fears, facing challenges and sailing the South Pacific Arrived 02-04-15.

    Teak and Tide The Ebbs and Eddies of the Edwin Fox. Arrived 02-04-15.

    Magazines in recently - see the magazines page for full details.

    Sunday,April 19th. Cruising World goes to Antarctica on aluminium-hulled Pelagic Australis as well as a day four-day crewed charter in New England and although completely different trips they were enjoyed immensely by both parties. Ships Monthly marks Cunard's 175 year milestone with an extensive article on the company and a special, including a centrefold, on Cunard’s latest Queen Elizabeth. There is also an article on laid up old ships, which I suppose is the other end of the scale. Classic Boat has 7 pages on Flamingo, the last war repatriation yacht that graced the British service and the British Kiel Yacht Club from which she still sails. Also featured is Nika, a Soviet era Russian L6 class who started life as an offshore racer and training yacht and is now being sailed in St. Petersburg. She has a fascinating history and there are some great photos accompanying the article. Australasian Amateur Boatbuilder & Kitboats (phew that’s a mouthful – maybe we should shorten it to AAB&K). Anyway, it has very useful information such as converting an engine from diesel to electric, making your own fridge freezer, and choosing the right sealant as well as people’s projects. Shipping Today and Yesterday ‘s forgotten fleet is Stanhope Steamship Companyand the port of call is Singapore. There is also feature on Queensland Tug Mavis and her heroic Tug masters during the Brisbane floods in 2011.


    Limited Edition Art Prints

    Tamaki Strait

    60cm x 42cm Art Print on archival cotton rag paper.

    NZ $180.00.

    Also Available:

    Approaches to Auckland


    Limited Edition Art Prints

    Cape Rodney

    NZ $180.00.

    Also available in a range of small top spiral bound notepads and a visitor and bach guest book

    Bach Book

    Spiral Bound

    NZ $40.00.

    Visitors Book

    Spiral Bound

    NZ $40.00.