D&B Publishing Ltd are publishers of three major marine titles, Pacific PowerBoat - Pacific PassageMaker and Alloy Boat magazine. While the printed versions are available throughout NZ, Australia and the Pacific islands, the expanding online versions are available throughout the world.

  • Pacific PowerBoat our main title and is published 6 times a year and is solely devoted to powerboats 3m to around 30m and is 50/50 focused on trailer boats and cruisers. 
  • Pacific PassageMaker Annual focuses on trawlers and passage maker style boats over 10m, catering for both coastal and serious offshore boating. 
  • Alloy Boat is 100% dedicated to the fast growing aluminium boat market, covering everything from new models, reviews, fishing and destinations.
 

Pacific PowerBoat

Sept/Oct 2014 now on sale throughout NZ and Australia!

 

REGULAR COLUMNS

Leading Comment
Don’t go boating without your sneakers! - Barry Thompson. 
 
Publisher Comment
Specialist boating publications for specialist readers-Doug Dukeson 
 
Guest Comment
Michelle Khan, Event Manager NZ Marine and CEO – Auckland On Water Boat Show, talks about why shows 
are an important part of the marketing mix, as well as the importance of industry bodies. 
 
Seen & Admired
New releases and arrivals in recent months: Fyran 550 and Riviera 6000 Sport Yacht. 
 
Waterline
Boat Show wrap up from SIBS, new boats from Finlay, Enduro, Nordhavn and Quintrex, Bob Salthouse speaks his mind, RHYD busy with cats, Stabicraft export success, Mustang sales surge and much more.
 
Kelly's Eye
Women, sex and warm weather. - Shane Kelly 
 
Power On
New engines from Mercury and Suzuki.
 
Racing
Maritimo dominate Class 1 Extreme in OZ and South Island marathon series crowns a winner.
 
Cruising Matters
Marinas in the Med are very different to ours says Laurie Cranfield.
 
From the Galley
Derek The Chef gives us a chilli and herb crust recipe for Crayfish.

FEATURES
Destination Rarotonga
Needing a break from deadlines and chasing warmer weather, Barry Thompson decided to 
revisit the island paradise of Rarotonga.
 
Opening New Horizons
Glen Sandbrook looks at the many different options and styles of sunroofs, from the 
standard to the fully customised. 
 
Big Boys Big Toys
Barry Thompson tales a look at some of the examples of boats, 8.5m- 9m, from local and overseas builders.
 
Steering Technology
Cable, hydraulic, or electronic, what's going to be the best steering system for your boat? We take a look at what's available.
 
Plastic Fantastic
We are familiar with GRP, alloy or inflatable materials when it comes to building trailer 
boats, but what about polyethylene?
 
Technical: Rotoswing
The world’s first electric retractable Magnus Effect stabiliser. 
 
Boat Care: Wood 
Wood is good, but it does need to be looked after, especially when you are talking varnished or polished surfaces.
 
Cruise of the Envoy 
Laurie and Diane Cranfield return for another season in the Med and visit such exotic and interesting places as Corfu and Albania.
 

Boats Reviewed:

F1 GLASS FIREBALL
HORIZON PC52
SOUTHERN XP 896
WHITEHAVEN 6000
GLASTRON GL205
INTEGRITY 380FB

Plus all our regular columns, news and new launchings.

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2014 Annual On Sale
Mid January 2014
Digital Version avaliable NOW
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REGULAR COLUMNS

Cover 
A Fleming 55 exploring the stunning Norwegian Fjords.

Editors Viewpoint
It's all about doing it and making sure you get through your bucket list before it's too late.

2013 Launchings
A selection of some of the more interesting new boats either in the water or under construction during 2013.

The Last Word
Errol Behrens, a director at Southern Cross Marine and Engineering Limited looks at the best ways to address the question of limitless fresh water on demand.

FEATURES
Cruising Norway
Ocean adventurer Tony Fleming takes us up to the far North as he cruises his Fleming 55, Venture II around the delights of Norway.

Havana - Gentleman's Cruiser
Built in 2003, Havana is a trawler style gentleman's motor yacht of rare distinction with classic looks.
 
On Demand Power
Even on the smallest boat, you’ll need a generator to run many of your accessories. We look at some of the many options available.
 
Communication At Sea
Mark Upson looks at the very latest in satellite phones, that have become a kind of extension of the cell phone.

Living The Dream
Laurie Cranfield tells us about cutting loose and living aboard your passagemaker.
But is it for everyone?
 
Classic Cruiser - Sirdar
Sirdar has had a long and
sophisticated career on both sides of the Tasman. Currently for sale, Sirdar
still retains all the style and grace of when she was launched.
 
Riviera to PNG
Ian Reynolds has had many adventures, amongst them a month-long sojourn
aboard ‘Investigator V’ in Papua New Guinea for the 2nd annual Louisiades
Rally.

The Evolution of LED
LED based lamps, an acronym for Light Emitting Diode, have been finding their way onto our boats for
over 10 years, be it inside, outside or below the waterline.
 

Boats Reviewed:

ALASKA 59 SEDAN 
INTEGRITY 440 SEDAN
EXPLORER 50

 

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May 2014 - On Sale NOW !

 
REGULAR COLUMNS
 
Point of View
Fishing the Kaipara Harbour
 
Quick Look
We take a brief look at the Big Eye 
585HT, DIYNO 701SL and the White 
Pointer 750 Sports Cruiser
 
News & Notable
New boats, new products in the 
electronics and propulsion market 
and interesting things that are 
happening.
 
Aluminium Boat Buyers Guide
Looking for an aluminium boat then 
check out our comprehensive listing of over 60 manufacturers and more than 600 models from tiller steer dinghies to hardtops.
 
Diesel Sterndrives Guide
We look at the development of the 
diesel sterndrive package and what’s 
available on the market. 
 
Bluefin Fishing Adventure
Brian Firman recounts his world record catching Bluefin tuna fishing 
adventure a few years ago off 
Greymouth.
 
Built For Purpose
Barry Thompson looks back on a 
season with his McLay Fortress 4.8m fishing machine and some of the changes he made to the standard boat to make it even better.
 
Profile: Family Boats
Family Boats MD, Peter Carlson talked to AB about the market and the success of one of New Zealand’s largest boat dealerships.
 
FEATURES
 
Big & Powerful
We look at production and semi 
production alloy boats over 8m that 
can still be classified as trailerable.
 
Countering Corrosion
Warwick Alderton looks at alloy trailer boats and what you can do to help stave off corrosion. 
 
The Progression of Lures
Paul Walker takes a look at the 
progression of snapper lures over the years, from the first chrome jigs of the 1970s to the very latest in Japanese technology

Boats Reviewed:

STABICRAFT 2050 SUPERCAB 
SCORPION 470 MK2 
SOUTHERN XP816  
SENATOR RH650 
BLUEFIN 665 LOCKUP  
SURTEES 5.5 LOCKUP
PROFILE 635HT  
AQUALINE 645 HT

Plus the regular columns.

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