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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. (26/12/14)

    NZ Chart 4633 Wellington Harbour

    NZ Chart 4634 Wellington Harbour Entrance

  • Plans & Dreams Volume 1. 23 Ready-to-build boat designs. Arrived 26-03-15 Celestial Navigation. With Sight reduction tables Arrived 26-03-15.

    Grant's Guide to Fishes The Australian Fisherman's Bible. 2.4 kgs of information. Arrived 19-03-15 Beacon to Beacon Queensland cruising guide from Yeppoon to Tweed Heads Arrived 19-03-15.

    Lonely Planet Singapore 2015 The 10th Edition of this fabulous guide book. Arrived 12-03-15 The Princess Matilda Comes HomeThe second leg of Shane & Tim's very BIG adventure.... Arrived 12-03-15.
    Outlaws of the Atlantic sailors, Pirates and motley crews... Arrived 11-03-15.

    Man of Iron, Ship of Steel The story of Vic Meyer and Solo. Arrived 11-03-15

    The Book of Wooden Boats Vol 3. Back in stock. Arrived 06-03-15 Who Discovered America?. The Untold story of the peopling of the Americas. Arrived 06-03-2015
    Sailing Ancient Seas. Rod Heikell's adventures in Tetranora Arrived 30-01-15.

    Sea Legs A Boat's Story (as well as a story about a man and his boat). Arrived 05-02-15.

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

    Thursday. March 26th. Boating New Zealand (April), has arrived. Some articles include Father and Son team Wade & Gerry Gerrand of Buccaneer Boats in Hamilton, talking about their centre-cab fibreglass sportfishing boat design, the 'El Dorado 685'. A salute to Gallipoli VC recipient, Cyril Bassett,a technology report on Yamaha's new F130A four-stroke outboard and, 'The Boat Whisperer', a look, and a bio of Peter Burling. Just who is he? New Zealand Fishing News, (April issue) by coincidence, also features a review on the Buccaneer El Dorado 685..(all the information at your fingertips now in choosing your new sport fishing boat). Also in this issue, in the Blokes and Boats section, is an article on life in the Kaipara of legendary skipper Rod Bridge. Staying with the fishing theme, the new issue (February) of Marlin has arrived. And in this issue, some marlin! Unbelievable but true. Boat International February, features arguably, the world's most beautiful Superyacht Wisp. A 48 metre classically designed sloop. Breathtaking.

    Sunday March 22nd. Two February issues in today. Classic Boat has a great article about pioneering helmswoman Ivy Carus-Wilson, who blazed a trail for Edwardian women dinghy sailors, some nostalgic images of the Norfolk Broads, plus a seperate pull-out guide on Charter Boat hire 2015. Shipping Today & Yesterday has an intrigueing article about the downfall of Sir Cloudesley Shovell, Commander of the British Fleets during the reign of Queen Anne, who, through catastrophic navigational errors, caused the wreck of four ships. The shockwaves of which led to demands for the accurate method of measuring longitude at sea. Ships Monthly (March) features a Cruise Ship special and T Class Submarines.




    The White Swan incident

    Now NZ $20.00


    The Wreck of the Penguin

    Now NZ $25.00.

    Ship - 5000 years of Maritime Adventure

    Now NZ $45.00.

    Asymmetric Sailing

    Now NZ$25.00