Boat safety in the Wellington Region

17th September 2011
Wellington Harbour

Wellington is New Zealand’s capital city. A center of government, art and culture. And a destination for travelers catching the ferry to the South Island. It also a base for many water-based recreational activities.

These activities are governed by the same maritime rules as the rest of New Zealand. There also subject to control by the Wellington region navigation and safety bylaws.

Boating in Hawkes Bay

12th September 2011
Boating Safety in Hawkes Bay

Hawkes Bay is renowned for its vineyards, orchards and diversity of country, offering many recreational boating opportunities and experiences to visitors and locals alike.

The Hawkes Bay regional council administers the inland waterways and coastal region.

Marine safety in Lake Taupo Region

7th September 2011
Boat on Lake Taupo

During the summer months the number of lake users rises considerably, meaning new-comers don’t have local knowledge or are ill-prepared for the changes on the lake when sudden changes occur. Even those with Lake experience are often caught out by the size of the waves, which can become dangerous within minutes.

Nautiques Spring news

2nd September 2011
2008 Super Air Nautique 210 Team Edition

August has been and gone, September is here and only a few weeks until daylight savings begins!

With spring on the way, what better time to start thinking about a new boat, or getting the current boat out and giving it the once over for the upcoming season. We have had a busy month in august with several sales, lots of enquiry and the workshop has been fully booked. September is looking to be even busier with 7 new arrivals due.

What to do in a boating emergency

8th August 2011
Wear your lifejacket in a Boating Emergency

The list of things that can go wrong on a boat trip is endless but you can be prepared by having an action plan to help you cope with the most likely problems.

By thinking through the actions you can take and having them in the right order, you greatly increase your chance of coming home safely. In any unexpected situation the first natural reaction is to panic, which just makes things worse.

Kiwi windsurfers racing at Olympic Test Event

5th August 2011
The New Zealand flag flying at Weymouth boat park

Racing started last night for New Zealand windsurfers Jon-Paul Tobin and Natalia Kosinska at the Weymouth and Portland 2011 International Regatta. This is the official London Test Event for sailing competition only one year away to the 2012 London Olympic Games.

Americas Cup Challenge starts August 6th

2nd August 2011
Americas Cup

This is a new weekly report called America’s Cup Uncovered. The 34th America’s Cup challenger series will race with multi-hulled, wing-sailed, fast boats called AC45’s. The world series begins in Portugal on August 6th. The AC45 is like nothing seen before in Cup history. The boats have been described as “dangerously fast” and there have been some spectacular capsizes.

Lake Taupo Yacht Club

27th July 2011
Sailing on Lake Taupo with Ruapehu and Ngauruhoe in the background

Lake Taupo Yacht Club is situated close to the Taupo town centre on Ferry Road. We are a family-friendly yacht club with an active racing and cruising programme for adults. We enjoy introducing young people to sailing, and teaching them all they need to know to excel at the sport and love every moment of it. Our clubhouse has expansive views of Lake Taupo over to the Ruapehu and Ngauruhoe. Our boat shed is very close by.

Nautiques News – July 2011

20th July 2011
Nautique Boat Show 2011

Here we are in the middle of July, It does however mean we are ever closer to spring and getting back out on the water. We have had a busy few months here at Nautiques NZ, Here is a look at what we have been up to…

How to resize your boat for sale photos

16th July 2011
boat for sale photo

If you’ve taken a photo with a good quality digital camera, the size of the files might be too large for you to upload your images. This article contains some links to ways you can shrink your photos to a more manageable size.