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.
March/April 2014 now on sale throughout NZ and Aust!
2014 Annual On Sale
COVER - A Fleming 55 exploring the stunning Norwegian Fjords.
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.
Plus the regular columns, features and editor's views.
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NEW - On Sale NOW !
POINT OF VIEW - It's amazing how many Aluminium boat builders there are in NZ
HISTORY OF ALLOY BOATS IN NZ - Barry Thompson traces the early history of Kiwi aluminium trailer boats and looks at some of those that made a difference.
QUICK LOOK - We take a brief look at the new Marco 880 HT, Aqualine 645HT and Profile 635H.
NEWS & NOTABLE - New boats, new products, interesting things that are happening in the alloy boat world.
EXPLORING DOUBTFUL SOUND - Doug Dukeson likens Fiordland’s Doubtful Sound as NZ’s answer to Jurassic Park.
WINCHES & CAPSTANS - There are a number of important criteria to be considered in selecting the correct anchor winch or windlass.The truth about swivels, fishing new products & a trio of new alloy fishing boats.
BLUECOD HEAVEN - Dawson Charters have a reputation for providing fishing and diving charters with a difference.
TILLER STEER BUYERS GUIDE - Tiller-steer alloy dinghies are undergoing a resurgence. Barry Thompson looks at what’s on offer today.
Soft Baiting with Mike - Mike Broome takes us soft bait fishing from a purpose built Commando5.4 CC.
Plus the regular columns.
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