Nautical Charts and Hydrographic Supplies

At the Chart Catalogue you can see and buy on-line all of the official Land Information New Zealand charts. At The Chartroom you can see and buy on-line all the latest official and recreational charts and related publications. At Digital Chartroom you can see and buy on-line all the latest digital New Zealand charts available for PC application. At Cruising New Zealand you can see and buy on-line all of the latest recreational cruising guides for New Zealand.

  • The Latest NZ Hydrographic Charts: The Chartroom
  • Chart Catalogue
  • Full size Chart Wallet
  • New Zealand Mariner's Handbook
  • International Charts LINZ
  • Chart Correction Template
  • Symbols Terms and Abbreviations
  • Rule of the Road - Cockpit Card
  • International Code Flags - Cockpit Card
  • Sound Signals - Cockpit Card
  • Distress/IALA Buoyage - Cockpit Card
  • Navigation and Shapes - Cockpit Cards
  • Chart Symbols & Abbreviations - Cockpit Cards
  • Symbols & Abbreviations Used on Admiralty Charts
  • Admiralty Tide Tables - South Pacific Ocean
  • Admiralty List of Lights and Fog Signals - Indian and South Pacific Oceans, south of the Equator
  • New Zealand Nautical Almanac 2017/18 Edition
  • New Zealand Tidal Stream Atlas
  • How To Keep Your Admiralty Products Up-To-Date
  • Bathymetric Charts
  • The Mariner's Handbook - NP100
  • Seafarer's Handbook for Australian Waters
  • New Zealand Pilot - NP51
  • Tide Times Northland Auckland
  • Tide Times Coromandel Peninsula, BOP & Raglan
  • Buy on line using our secure pages, by clicking on the buttons below each review

    If you have any questions or want a quote for delivery email us.



    BOATIES BOOK 2017 The 2017 Edition of the Boaties Book is now in store. Updated information on Events, Tides, Marinas, Biosecurity, VHF, Weather, and all Boating Services. Collect your free copy next time you are in store.



    RADIO HANDBOOK 2016 Updated August 2016. Your free guide to Marine Communication.



    OFFICIAL NEW ZEALAND OFFICIAL HYDROGRAPHIC CHARTS

    Up to date, large scale charts are an essential part of any boat’s equipment. New Zealand’s coverage extends over most of the south-west Pacific Ocean, with detailed coverage of the entire NZ coastline, major ports, and most popular cruising anchorages. In new Zealand the official publisher of charts is Land Information New Zealand (LINZ). As with other countries, official New Zealand charts are sold only through appointed chart agents. Purchases for commercial vessels should be through one of the country's three "Correcting Chart Agents". Boat Books Limited is a Correcting Chart Agent.


    Chart orders on-line. As we are a correcting chart agent you can order the most recent edition of any official New Zealand chart fully updated using the links in the table below. Please note the references to either Individual Chart Wallet or Tube delivery options.

    In the Chart Catalogue you can see and buy on-line all of the official Land Information New Zealand charts; charts are $22.50 each, plus either the folded Boatpak Wallet or rolled in a Tube delivery option plus the delivery charges as for other products on the site. Index maps show the chart numbers and geographical areas covered. Click on the chart numbers to buy the charts, and use the Boatpak Wallet or Tube link in the head banner to select the delivery options.
    At The Chartroom you can also see and buy on-line all the latest official charts; in this table the latest edition dates are given, however there are no maps showing the geographical areas. At The Chartroom there is also a complete list of non-LINZNew Zealand recreational charts and map-books.
    For all digital charts please see Digital Chartroom

    All New Zealand official hydrographic publications can be updated from the New Zealand Notices to Mariners. These can be uploaded directly on the WEB from .



    NZ 202 CHART CATALOGUE

    Complete index and reference to the many official charts published by Land Information New Zealand for New Zealand and surrounding ocean waters in the South West Pacific.

    This is no longer published by Land Information New Zealand in hard copy and is available as a PDF document from their web site http://www.linz.govt.nz.

    An up-to-date version is included in the New Zealand Mariner's Handbook.

    NZ$5.00 + delivery. Add to Shopping Cart



    FULL SIZE CHART WALLET
    Introducing our Chart wallet - a full-size - 800mm x 650mm, strong, weatherproof wallet that will hold at least 12 charts.

    With navy blue canvas trim, durable, zipable with carry handle, this is a most useful way of storing and transporting your chart folio. No more uncurling rolled charts as the pouch is sized to carry off-the-shelf, full size (folded once) charts.

    NZ$65.00 + delivery.

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    NEW ZEALAND MARINER'S HANDBOOK, Second Edition
    Edited By Tim Ridge. Hbk, 210mm x 298mm (A4), 190 pages, monochrome and full colour photographs.
    The handbook provides "ship-board" hard copy of the radio, weather and other material not in the New Zealand Nautical Almanac, and there is a great deal more:
  • The radio section includes the full distress and emergency procedures and international signals;
  • The Maritime Safety Authority section contains much important, current information; eg. accident reporting procedure in detail and official forms; information for becoming a commercial operator, preparing a vessel to go overseas; and national registry;
  • A general navigation section includes coastal distances, variation diagrams, and reviews of all the current New Zealand cruising and coastal resource guides in print;
  • The Department of Conservation section contains details of the New Zealand coastal reserves;
  • The Land Information section contains details for obtaining the tide tables from the web; and also the latest, full version of the chart catalogue, NZ202, not elsewhere in print;
  • A section for NIWA includes a catalogue of their coastal and lake series bathymetric charts; and details of using their web-based tide programme for obtaining tides anywhere along the coast of New Zealand;
  • A Water Safety New Zealand section lists their many recreational member organisations - kayaking, swimming, surfing, life-saving and more;
  • A commercial and recreational education section has details of workboat and leisure education programmes and certification;
  • A Yachting New Zealand section has details of handicapping, a directory of yacht inspectors, and the YNZ register; application forms are included.
    The front and rear covers are used to provide the New Zealand system of buoys and beacons, and a selection of chart symbols in full colour. The Pacific Ocean national flags and a selection for Pacific rim countries in full colour, with their dimensions, are on the back cover.

    NZ$35.00 + delivery.

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    International Charts.
    New Zealand produces international charts for the Island Groups of American Samoa, The Cooks, The Tokelaus, Tonga, Kermadecs, Auckland, Bounty and the Antipodes as well as New Zealand offshore sovereign territory. This can lead to big savings compared to alternatives.

    A chart can be supplied rolled in a cardboard tube, or folded into a plastic, weatherproof zip-up Boatpack wallet slightly larger than A4 size. Please ensure to indicate which method is required. Unless indicated otherwise, charts will be supplied folded into the Boatpack wallet.

    A full catalogue of official New Zealand charts can be found here. When you have selected the charts needed from that link we can supply them from stock, fully corrected to the latest Notices to Mariners. Don't forget to include the type of packaging - wallet or tube. Wallets are used if no alternative is specified.



    CHART CORRECTION TEMPLATE.
    By Weems & Plath. 105mm x 220mm.
    Chart Correction Template contains the Region A & B IALA Maritime Buoyage symbols required for updating and correcting nautical charts. Keeping charts updated with the Chart Correction Template helps ensure the safety of your crew and vessel. Designed for use with a fine line pen, corrections to nautical charts can be made neatly and quickly with this simple-to-use stencil. These corrections then become a permanent part of the chart. Corrections should be made in ink so they will not be accidentally erased when you are using the chart

    NZ$25.00 + delivery.

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    NZ 201 CHART SYMBOLS AND ABBREVIATIONS
    As at October 2004 this publication is out of print and the decision has been taken not to reprint it. The Royal New Zealand Coastguard booklet The Rules of the Road at Sea, Ninth Edition 2006 has been revised to include a full list of the symbols and abbreviations as found on New Zealand charts and it may be considered as the replacement for the NZ 210. Or for a complete list see the next entry.



    RULE OF THE ROAD - COCKPIT CARD.
    By R.A.Dearn. 158mm x 236mm , 1 laminated card, full colour.
    A single double sided laminated card of crisp and clear images, printed using light-fast ink and encapsulated with a heavy duty plastic, for use in cockpit. Illustrates in full colour, on both sides, a simple explanation of rule of the road, for power and sail. Ideal for training and instructional purposes. Handy reference for anyone on-board.

    NZ$10.00 + delivery.

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    INTERNATIONAL CODE FLAGS - COCKPIT CARD.
    By R.A.Dearn. 158mm x 236mm , 1 laminated card, full colour.
    A single double sided laminated card of crisp and clear images, printed using light-fast ink and encapsulated with a heavy duty plastic, for use in cockpit. Illustrates in full colour, all International Code flags, numeral pendants and substitute flags. The reverse features the Phonetic Alphabet. Ideal for training and instructional purposes. Handy reference for anyone on-board.

    NZ$10.00 + delivery.

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    SOUND SIGNALS - COCKPIT CARD.
    By R.A.Dearn. 158mm x 236mm , 1 laminated card, full colour.
    A single double sided laminated card of crisp and clear images, printed using light-fast ink and encapsulated with a heavy duty plastic, for use in cockpit. This card describes, and illustrates as best it can, the sound signals of vessels in sight of one another and, on reverse, Fog signals (day or night) Ideal for training and instructional purposes. Handy reference for anyone on-board.

    NZ$10.00 + delivery.

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    DISTRESS SIGNALS & IALA BUOYAGE - COCKPIT CARD.
    By R.A.Dearn. 158mm x 236mm , 1 laminated card, full colour.
    A single double sided laminated card of crisp and clear images, printed using light-fast ink and encapsulated with a heavy duty plastic, for use in cockpit. Most likely to be of most relevance to small craft. On one side illustrates distress Signals and the reverse IALA Buoyage (Region A Europe and Mediterranean) Ideal for training and instructional purposes. Handy reference for anyone on-board.

    NZ$10.00 + delivery.

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    NAVIGATION AND SHAPES COCKPIT CARDS.
    By R.A.Dearn. 158mm x 236mm , 4 laminated cards, full colour.
    Essential navigation lights and shapes in a compact, user friendly format. 4 laminated double sided cards attached to a ring define the lights used by vessels in various stages of operation. Also attached is a one page shape definition card.

  • Sailing vessels under sail and power. Power driven vessels underway
  • Trawlers and fishing vessels, Pilot Boats, Towing, towing alongside and pushing.
  • Restricted abilities, underwater operations and constrained by draught, Vessels at Anchor, aground, not under command, hovercraft.

    This set will be invaluable as an educational tool and for those out at sea, to enable recognition at a distance.

    4 double sided A5 cards of crisp and clear images, printed using light-fast ink and encapsulated with a heavy duty plastic for cockpit use and abuse. Grouped together in one corner so that any sheet may be removed for individual use if required. Ideal for training and instructional purposes. Handy reference for anyone on-board.

    NZ$29.50 + delivery.

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    CHART SYMBOLS AND ABBREVIATIONS COCKPIT CARDS.
    By R.A.Dearn. 158mm x 236mm , 4 laminated cards, full colour.
    Essential chart symbols and abbreviations used on British Admiralty Metric Charts in a compact, user friendly format. Chart Symbols are now easy to locate as we have grouped the most important ones so that you can find them in a hurry. Cards include; dangers - rocks and wrecks, buoyage, beacons, cables and pipelines, bridges, obstructions, depths, limits, contours, soundings, tide levels, lights, leading lights, sector lights, nature of seabed etc. This set will be invaluable to all who use charts and the waterproof encapsulation means it can safely be used on RIBS and other wet craft. Consisting of 4 double sided A5 cards of crisp and clear images, printed using light-fast ink and encapsulated with a heavy duty plastic for cockpit use and abuse. Grouped together in one corner so that any sheet may be removed for individual use if required. Ideal for training and instructional purposes. Handy reference for anyone on-board.

    NZ$25.00 + delivery.

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    SYMBOLS AND ABBREVIATIONS USED ON ADMIRALTY CHARTS.Edition 6, 2016.
    This publication is based on the "Chart Specifications of the IHO" (International Hydrographic Organization) adopted in 1982, with later additions and corrections. The layout and numbering accords with the official IHO version of Chart INT 1 (English produced by Germany).
    It is primarily a key to symbols and abbreviations used on Admiralty and International Charts complied by the UKHO (United Kingdom Hydrographic Office). Variations may occur on charts adopted into the Admiralty Series that were originally produced by another hydrographic office. Where these symbols and abbreviations are easily understood they will not be included as examples in this publication.
    Since the NZ 201 is out of print, this is the perfect substitute which will enable you to read and understand a nautical chart.

    NZ$45.00 + delivery.

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    Admiralty Tide Tables - South Pacific Ocean (NP204(4) 2017
    By British Admiralty. Paperback, 1.02kgs, 210mm x 295mm , 287 pages.
    ADMIRALTY Tide Tables contain easy-to-use height, timing and tidal stream information to support the planning of departure and arrival times. Coverage includes 500 standard and 5,700 secondary ports in the UK and Ireland, Europe, the Indian Ocean, South China Sea and Pacific Ocean.

    Each volume of Tide Tables includes:

  • Daily high and low-water times and heights for standard ports, time and height differences for secondary ports and harmonic constants for all ports where they are known
  • Methods of prediction and information about the effects of meteorological conditions on tides
  • Additional information on exceptional tidal factors provided for each area
  • ADMIRALTY QR codes to enable quick access to a list of all Notices to Mariners (NMs) that affect that publication.

    NZ$135.00 + delivery.

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    Admiralty List of Lights and Fog Signals - Indian and Pacific oceans, south of the Equator 2016-2017 (NP83(K)
    By British Admiralty. Paperback, 1.5 kgs, 210mm x 295mm.
    ADMIRALTY Lists of Lights and Fog Signals provides coverage of over 70,000 light structures including lighthouses, lightships, lit floating marks, fog signals and other lights of navigational significance.

    Each volume of List of Lights and Fog Signals offers:

  • Descriptions of the characteristics of lights and fog signals, together with the equivalent foreign language light descriptions, to help bridge crews with identification
  • Tables to assist in the calculation of geographical and luminous ranges of lights
  • Details for all lights listed including the international number, location and/or name, geographical position, characteristics and intensity, elevation in metres, range in sea miles and description of structure
  • Published in 14 regional volumes (A-P) for simplicity and ease of handling.

    NZ$140.00 + Delivery.

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    NEW ZEALAND NAUTICAL ALMANAC, 2017/18 Edition (NZ 204)
    By Land Information New Zealand. Pbk, 210mm x 297mm (A4), 269 pages, monochrome line drawings.
    The New Zealand Nautical Almanac is now available for sale. As of 1st July it is the official hydrographic publication giving tides, the list of lights, and the Annual Summary of New Zealand Notices to Mariners. It gives predictions from 1st July until 30th June.
    This edition retains the astronomical information (times of sunrise, sunset, moonrise and moonset, etc), however it does not contain the radio, weather forecasting and similar non-statutory information. This is freely available through the web using a search engine such as href="http://Google.com">Google

    NZ$20.50 + delivery.

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    NEW ZEALAND TIDAL STREAM ATLAS (NZ 206)
    By Royal NZ Navy Hydrographic Office. Pbk, 210mm x 295mm, 40 pages.
    This atlas contains 3 sets of 13 charts showing tidal streams at hourly intervals commencing 6 hours before HW and ending 6 hours after HW, based on the times of HW at Auckland, Wellington and Bluff respectively.
    The times of the HW should be obtained from the New Zealand Nautical Almanac, published by the Hydrographic Office RNZN.

    NZ$8.00 + Delivery.

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    HOW TO KEEP YOUR ADMIRALTY PRODUCTS UP-TO-DATE, Fifth Edition, 2010.
    By The UK Hydrographic Office. Pbk, 210mm x 295mm 58 pages, full colour illustrations.
    This is the standard reference work on the proper way to correct international format charts (which includes New Zealand charts). The booklet uses copious diagrams and explicit directions on the proper way to transfer all Weekly Notices Mariners corrections onto the chart and to record the alteration. A very useful guide for any one having the responsibility for maintaining up-to-date charts or for teaching the responsibility to others.

    NZ$60.00 + Delivery.

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    BATHYMETRIC CHARTS
    By NIWA (National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research)
    These charts describe the bottom composition and contours of the sea floor and are not intended as navigational charts. There are three types: the type illustrated specialises in showing offshore contours of formations. Another type specialises in showing sea-bed composition and a third shows New Zealand lakes.
    The Lake Series are of particular interest to dinghy and kayak sailors in that 102 charts cover 134 New Zealand lakes; included in the series are Rotorua, Pupuke and Hamilton lakes, for none of which charts exist. It is not commonly known that NIWA produce more marine charts than the hydrographic authority in New Zealand!
    Please email for catalogue details.

    NZ$22.50 + Delivery.

    To order please go to NIWA Bathymetric Charts.



    THE MARINER'S HANDBOOK, NP100, 11th Edition 2011.
    By The United Kingdom Hydrographic Office. Hbk, 215mm x 305mm, 235 pages, full colour and monochrome photographs and drawings.
    This is the standard text intended to be used in conjunction with all other official, UK based nautical publications, giving definitions, descriptions and instructions on their wide-ranging content. As examples the book contains a set of half-page, coloured photos showing sea states throughout the Beaufort Scale; and full and illustrated descriptions of ice and ice navigation, and the use of roses and other information in the Admiralty monthly routeing charts. In addition to a considerable amount of information and bibliography on charts and other official publications, British and international, the chapters cover the following in detail: The sea - currents, tides, waves and much else from the sea floor to the surface; Meteorology - global and local weather, clouds routeing, atmospheric phenomena; Ice and operations in polar regions; Other sections cover the I.A.L.A. buoys and beacons; the Regulations for Preventing Collisions at Sea, and contain a large number of useful diagrams and tables to help in making a range of seamanship decisions.

    NZ$215.00 + delivery.

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    SEAFARER'S HANDBOOK FOR AUSTRALIAN WATERS
    By Australian Hydrographic Service. 210mm x 298mm, 4th Edition 2016. 308 pages
    The Seafarers Handbook for Australian Waters (AHP20) is an official nautical publication providing mariners with a description of the Australian physical and jurisdictional maritime environment. It is a first stop reference for international mariners and is popular with Australian commercial mariners because it combines important maritime information from various Australian government agencies under the cover of one nautical publication. It contains much of the textual information that relates to the features depicted on navigational charts but is too detailed to be shown,

    Including:

  • Seabed characteristics, tides & currents, sea names and shipwrecks.
  • The regional climatic environment.
  • Marine Protected Areas, Regulations and responsible agencies.
  • Major Australian Maritime Legislation and Regulations, and responsible agencies.
  • Buoyage, Navigation Aids, Coastal Pilotage, Torres Strait and GBR Shipping Routes, Accident and Incident Reporting.
  • Maritime Safety Information, Meteorological Broadcasts, Warnings, Search and Rescue.
  • Ship Reporting Systems - AUSREP and REEFVTS Ship Reporting Systems.
  • Maritime Security, Customs, Biosecurity, Quarantine, Immigration and Military information.
  • Australian trading ports – Pilots, Pilot Boarding Grounds, VHF Channels, ETA and port contact details. Key contact information for each government agency and links to further information is included.

    NZ$85.00 + delivery.

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    ADMIRALTY SAILING DIRECTIONS, NEW ZEALAND PILOT - NP51, 19th Edition 2015.
    By The United Kingdom Hydrographic Office. Hbk, 215mm x 305mm, 351 pages, full colour and monochrome photographs and drawings.
    Admiralty Sailing Directions are intended for use by vessels of 12 m or more in length. They amplify charted detail and contain information needed for safe navigation which is not available from Admiralty charts, or other hydrographic publications. They are intended to be read in conjunction with the charts quoted in the text.
    This volume includes information on offshore and coastal waters around North and South Islands of New Zealand, Stewart Island and adjacent islands, Kermadec, Chatham, Bounty, Antipodes, Auckland and Campbell Islands.

    NZ$236.00 + delivery.

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    TIDE TIMES, NORTHLAND AUCKLAND.

    By OceanFun Publishing. Paperback, 90mm x 152mm, 80 pages.

    Pocket-sized tide tables for September 2016 - September 2017. This booklet is for Northland and Auckland.
    It has Metphone numbers for special marine forecasts, seasonal fishing guide, marine reserves and a guide to New Zealand's marine recreational fishing rules.
    The compact size makes it perfect for small boats and runabouts.

    NZ8.00 + delivery.

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    TIDE TIMES, COROMANDEL PENINSULA BAY OF PLENTY RAGLAN. 2017-2018

    By OceanFun Publishing. Paperback, 890mm x 152mm, 80 pages.

    Pocket-sized tide tables for August 2017 - August 2018. This booklet is for Coromandel Peninsula, Bay of Plenty and Raglan.
    It has Metphone numbers for special marine forecasts, seasonal fishing guide, marine reserves and a guide to New Zealand's marine recreational fishing rules.
    The compact size makes it perfect for small boats and runabouts.

    NZ$8.00 + delivery.

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