Boat Books Limited
22 Westhaven Drive, Auckland City, New Zealand
Phone -64 9 358 5691
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Visit us in store. Mon-Sat 9:00am - 5:00pm. Sunday - 10:00am - 4:00pm

  • New Zealand's premier boating bookshop
  • New Zealand Correcting Chart Agent
  • Licenced Compass Adjusting and Examining
  • Boating Books supplies to trade
  • Publishing as 'Captain Teach Press'
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  • NZ Books

  • New Zealand Chart Catalogue

  • New Zealand Cruising Guides

  • Charting Instruments

  • Navigation Books

  • Logbooks

  • Cruising Guides

  • Sailing & Racing

  • Knots & Ropework

  • Secondhand Books

  • Special Price Books

  • RYA Publications

  • Maritime Studies

  • NZ Coastguard Boating Education

    NZ Chart Catalogue Update.

    New Chart Editions Published (March 2020)

  • NZ 542 Motiti Island to Pehitairi Point
  • NZ 4423 Kawhia Harbour

  • NZ204
    Nautical Almanac

    Chart correcting agent for New Zealand Charts.

    Compass Adjusting Services.

    In Memory of Tim Ridge.

    Due to recent developments with the Covid-19 virus, our physical Book & Chart shop has been forced to close for a period of 4 weeks, beginning 25/3/20.
    In that time period, since we will be unable to enter the premises, any mail order items will not be processed or despatched. We will endeavour to respond to any emails via remote access.
    Marianne & Janet

    Adriatic Pilot
    East Coast of Italy. 8th Edition. 2020. Arrived 25/02.

    A Walk A Day
    Revised and Updated. Arrived 20/03

    Ten Rogues
    Convict Schemers, Stolen brigs, and buffoons. Arrived 31/01.

    SouthEast Asia Pilot.
    6th Edition. 2019 Arrived 25/02

    Beyond the Known
    How Exploration created the Modern World. Arrived 24/01.

    Handbook of Whales, Dolphins & Porpoises
    Arrived 24/01

    The Brilliance of Birds
    Meet the New Zealand birds. Arrived 24/01.

    Field Guide to Native Edible Plants of NZ
    Arrived 24/01

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

    Thursday March 19th 2020

    Practical Boat Owner ( Feb.2020)

    Monday March 23rd 2020

    Seahorse (February 2020)
    Sea Breezes (February 2020)
    Multihulls World (NOv/Dec 2019)

    Follow the link to see the list...

  • Sale Books

    Arctica - Exploring the Poles
    Now $60.00

    Understanding Boat Design
    Now $20.00

    The World of Tides
    Now $35.00

  • Cruising Guides, Books, NZ Charts,Chart table instruments and Courtesy Flags


    South Sea Vagabonds

    A Voyage for Madmen

    A World of My own

    Sailing Alone Around the World

    The Long Way

    This Thing of Darkness


    New Zealand's Seaweeds

    New Zealand's


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