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Welcome to Discover Boating, where you'll learn everything you need to know about getting started in boating.

From choosing activities and watercraft to buying safety gear and accessories, from jet skiing to superyachts and everything in between, you'll find it all here.

We aim to make it easy to begin boating, and we offer guidelines for each stage of boat ownership. Boating isn't just a pastime, it's a way of life - so learn, explore, get involved and get out on the water!

Word of the day:

Harbour master
The person at a harbour in charge of anchorages, berths and harbor traffic.
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The boating map

Use this map to find boat ramps, marinas, yacht clubs, fishing and diving spots, weather reports... everything you need to plan your time on the water! Click anywhere on the map to get started.

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Silencio wins NZ Millennium Cup 2015

Sassafras takes line honours, but the overall title goes to Silencio.  The final day of racing at the ...

Victory again for Silencio on day two...

Silencio wins for the second day in a row at the NZ Millennium Cup.Day two of the New ...

Silencio wins day one of NZ Millennium Cup

Day one of racing sees Silencio win the Millennium Cup division and Antaeus takes line honours to win ...

New Zealand Millennium Cup officially...

Regatta officially opens in the Bay of Islands, with welcome function setting the scene for the three days ...

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