Boat Books Limited
22 Westhaven Drive, Auckland City, New Zealand
Phone -64 9 358 5691
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  • 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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    Remember, we are a chart correcting agent for New Zealand Charts, and provide a compass adjusting service.

    NZ Chart Catalogue Update.

    New Editions in store

  • NZ 62 - Cape Palliser

  • NZ 63 - Kaikoura Peninsular to Banks Peninsula

  • NZ 7622 - Milford Sound

  • NZ 681 Approaches to Bluff and Riverton/Aparima

  • NZ 6422 - Approaches to Timaru

  • NZ 6433 - Approaches to Oamaru

    Upcoming New Chart Editions.

    (Date to be Advised)

  • NZ 661 - Approaches to Otago Harbour

  • NZ 5571 - Poverty Bay and Approaches to Gisborne



    Hot Johhny Wray coffee and cool boat books!

  • Haynes Sailing Boat Manual. Buying, using, maintaining and repairing sailing dinghies &small sail cruisers. Softcover. Arrived 23-06-16. Merchantmen In Action.Evacuations and Landings by Merchant Ships in WW II. Hardback. Arrived 23-06-16
    The Royal Navy Officer's Pocket Book. 1944 Back in Stock. Hardback. Arrived 23-06-16. Explore Fiji. Insight Pocket Travel Guide . Paperback. Arrived 23-06-16
    Chasing a Dream. The Exploration of the Imaginary Pacific. Paperback. Arrived 10-06-16. The Weather Experiment Now in paperback. Arrived 10-06-16
    Amazing Sailing Stories Now in paperback Arrived 10-06-16. South. Beautifully Illustrated story of Shackleton's last expedition 1914-1917. Arrived 10-06-16
    Navigational Instruments. A short history with fabulous illustrations. Arrived 10-06-16. Heavy Weather Sailing. The definitive book now in the 7th edition. Arrived 10-06-16
    Celestial Navigation Exercises To accompany the textbook. Arrived 10-06-16 Celestial Navigation. Using the Sight Reduction Tables Pub no.249.
    Dead Wake. The last Crossing of the Lusitania. Paperback. Arrived 27-05-16. Spirals in Time. The Secret Life and Curious Afterlife of Seashells. Paperback. Arrived 27-05-16

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

    Monday June 20th 2016

    Cruising World (July 2016)
    Water Craft (Issue 117 may/June 2016)

    Thursday June 23rd 2016

    Classic Boat (May 2016)
    Cruising Helmsman (June 2016)
    Sea Breezes (May 2016)
    Boat International (May 2016)
    Marlin (Vol 35, No 4 June/July 2016)

    New Zealand Nautical Almanac 2016/2017

    Now In Stock. Valid from July 1st 2016 to June 30th 2017.

    NZ $20.50

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

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    Boat Books Ltd



    The adventurous days of the Park brothers, New Zealand's unsung heroes, during the 1890s.

    NZ $25.00


    Was Oracle using a sailing technique that was prohibited under the rules?. A pulse-pounding account of Oracle's desperate stop-at-nothing campaign..

    NZ $40.00