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.
June/July 2014 now on sale throughout NZ and Aust!
2014 Annual On Sale
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.
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
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.
ALASKA 59 SEDAN
Plus the regular columns, features and editor's views.
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May 2014 - On Sale NOW !
Point of View
Fishing the Kaipara Harbour
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
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
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.
Big & Powerful
We look at production and semi
production alloy boats over 8m that
can still be classified as trailerable.
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
STABICRAFT 2050 SUPERCAB
SCORPION 470 MK2
BLUEFIN 665 LOCKUP
SURTEES 5.5 LOCKUP
AQUALINE 645 HT
Plus the regular columns.
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