New Zealand is recognized as a sea fearing nation with its history rooted in fishing. With the sea in our blood, it comes as no surprise that Kiwi boat design and construction is recognized as leading edge. The America’s Cup wins have confirmed this in the eyes of the world.

One in three households in New Zealand’s largest city owns a boat! Auckland claims to have more boats per head of population than any other city in the world. I live in Auckland and only know one friend who owns a boat but it is estimated that 40% of Aucklanders own a motorboat, 15% own a yacht and 14% have a launch of some kind. (I must be mixing in the wrong company!) read more