Boat Books Limited
22 Westhaven Drive, Auckland City, New Zealand
Phone -64 9 358 5691
Email us at

Visit us in store. Mon-Sat 9:00am - 5:00pm. Sundays. Closed over Winter.

  • 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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  • Subject Index

  • 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

  • Sale Titles

  • RYA Publications

  • Maritime Studies

  • NZ Coastguard Boating Education

    NZ Chart Catalogue Update.

    New Chart Editions Published:
    (July 2021)

  • NZ 7656 - Dusky Sound

    Nautical Almanac NZ 204 2021/22
    Compass Adjusting Services.

    In Memory of Tim Ridge.

  • New Zealand Pilot NP51
    20th Edition 2021. Arrived 16/9
    ALRS NP286(4) 2021
    Indian Sub Continent, SE Asia and Australasia.2nd Ed. Arrived 16/9
    Ocean Passage For the World. Volume 1
    Atlantic Ocean 2021. Arrived 07/9
    Ocean Passages for the World. Volume 2
    Indian & Pacific Oceans 2021. Arrived 07/9
    A Bird, An Ocean and a Long Way Home. Arrived 06/8. (More stock on order..)
    European Waterways. 2021
    Map & Directory. Arrived 12/08
    Reading the Clouds
    Back In Stock. Arrived 13/8.
    Canal du Midi.
    The Ultimate Guide. Arrived 12/08
    A Knot A Day
    365 Knot Challenges. Arrived 23/7.
    The Adventure that Shaped the World. Arrived 23/07


    Home Boats

    The magnificent passenger and cargo ships that made New Zealand and the colourful characters who manned them.



    Johnny Wray Coffee Beans

    From our own In Store Coffee Cart!

    Coffee Beans 200g - 300g - 500g - 1 kg


    Monday to Saturday 9:00am - 5:00pm
    Sundays. Closed Over Winter

    Covid Level 4

    New Zealand is at Alert Level 4 from 11:59pm on Tuesday 17 August 2021.

    Our Store will be closed to in-store customers until further notice.

  • Essential purchases (online) can be made and items will be couriered.

    We will be clearing emails and phone messages on a daily basis.

    Please. Stay home and stay safe.


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

    Monday August 16th 2021

    Wooden Boat (#280 June 2021)
    Seahorse (#496 June 2021)
    Good Old Boat (#140 September/October 2021)
    Walking New Zealand (#282 September 2021)

    Thursday August 5th 2021

    Pilot (May 2021)

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