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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!

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outdrive
The lower unit of a stern-drive motor that houses the drive gears and to...
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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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Westerbeke’s new EFI Low-CO Generators...

  Owners of large outboard-powered trailer boats and other petrol driven vessels can now enjoy the convenience of ...

CPC NZ-audited standard

When buying a trailerable powerboat look for the NZ-audited standard - CPC For Immediate Release 25 May 2015 ...

2015 Hutchwilco New Zealand Boat Show...

Pictured above: GRP Fishing Boat Open winning boat: Rayglass Legend 2800 Congratulations to the following companies who won ...

Boat show’s 60th a huge success

The Hutchwilco New Zealand Boat Show’s 60th anniversary was a huge success with over 34,000 people enjoying four ...

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