Boat Books Limited
22 Westhaven Drive, Auckland City, New Zealand
Phone + 64 (0)9 358 5691
Email us at

Visit us in store. Mon-Fri 9:00am - 5.00pm.
Saturday 10:00am - to 4:00pm. Sunday Closed.

  • 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'

  • View Cart
  • 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

  • RYA Publications

  • Maritime Studies

  • NZ Coastguard Boating Education

  • Sale Titles

    Catalogue Update.

    New NZ Chart Editions.
    March 2024

  • NZ 681 Approaches to Bluff and Riverton

    Obsolete Charts:

  • NZ 21 Norfolk Island to Cape Egmont
  • NZ 22 Kermadec Islands to East Cape
  • NZ 23 North Island
  • NZ 24 Western Appr. to South Island
  • NZ 25 South Island
  • NZ 26 East Cape to Cooks Strait incl Chatham Isl.
  • NZ 27 Chatham Island to Bounty Islands
  • NZ 28 Stewart Island to Macquarie Island
  • NZ 29 Stewart Island to Campbell Island
  • NZ 31 Bounty and Antipodes Islands and part of Southern Ocean


    The Boaties Book

    2024 Edition
    Now in store.

    Join our regular Friday Mailout

    email us -

    In Memory of Tim Ridge.

  • Endeavour
    The ship that changed the World. Arrived 12/04
    Well-Intentioned Advice
    Jon Tuckers' life-voyage afloat. Arrived 12/04
    The Team that hit the Rocks
    Inside story of the Wahine Disaster. Arrived 10/04
    Don't mix up my shark
    Mix and match ocean animals. Arrived 12/04
    James Cook - The Journals
    selected from his original 4 volumes. Arrived 24/02
    Lonely Planet Tahiti & French Polyneisa
    New updated edition. Arrived 12/04
    Captain Samuel Phipps
    Master of the "Daring". Arrived 20/02
    The Story of the Hauraki Gulf
    We have managed to source some more copies of this out-of-print book. Arrived 10/04
    Uncommon Courage
    Now in paperback. Arrived 19/02
    Splashy Ocean
    Full of Pop-Up Surprises. Arrived 24/3
    Chugga Tugga Tugboat
    won't you play with me?Arrived 05/02
    Yachts by the Dozen
    Sailing Adventures on 12 yachts. Arrived 24/02
    The Ship beneath the ice
    The Discovery the Endurance. Arrived 18/01
    David Hutchison
    Builder of the Schooner "Stanley". Arrived 20/02


    The Orpheus Disaster

    $20.00 of every sale will be donated to the Manukau Heads Lighthouse Trust

    Was $60.00
    Now $40.00

    The Orpheus Disaster

    1 copy available in Hardback



    Monday to Saturday
    9:00am - 5.00pm


    The Nature of Boats

    Insights and Esoterica for the Nautically Obsessed

    Was $60.00
    Now $40.00

    Illustrated Seamanship

    all you need to know.

    Was $45.00
    Now $30.00

    Seamanship 2.0

    anything to get you out of trouble

    Was $35.00
    Now $25.00

    500 Days

    on a 12 foot Yacht

    Was $55.00
    Now $40.00

    Gordon Bennett

    and the first Yacht Race across the Atlantic

    Was $25.00
    Now $15.00

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

    Monday April 1st 2024

    Boating New Zealand (April 2024)

    Thursday April 11th 2024

    Boat International (January 2024)
    Practical Boat Owner (#699 January 2024)
    Seahorse International (#527 January 2024)
    Water Craft (#163 Jan/Feb 2024)
    Yachting Monthly (#1422 December 2023)
    Yachting World (January 2024)