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

June/July 2014 now on sale throughout NZ and Aust!

 

REGULAR COLUMNS

Leading Comment
From the highs of Raro and the lows of the AC - Barry Thompson.
 
Publisher Comment
New Toys galore… - Doug Dukeson.
 
Guest Comment
PPB asked Mercury Marine’s Kevin S. Grodzki a few questions about where Mercury Marine is heading in the future.
 
Seen & Admired
New releases and arrivals in recent months: Horizon PC52 and Buccaneer 685 El Dorado
 
Waterline
Boat Show wrap ups from SCIBS and Hutchwilco NZ, new boats from Haines Hunter & Clipper, Johnson nears completion, Integrity unveils new fly bridge and much more.
 
Kelly's Eye
It's hard work. No, really it is. - Shane Kelly
 
Power On
New engines from Mercury and Tohatsu.
 
Racing
Opening offshore race at Newcastle and South island marathon series underway.
 
Crusing Matters
Laurie Cranfield looks at the importance of the RHIB.
 
From The Galley
Derek The Chef gives us a nice tasty recipe for Kingfish steaks.

FEATURES
Taiwan Boat Show
Doug Dukeson reports on the first
Taiwan International Boat Show, which proved to be an outstanding success.
 
The Power Choice
We check out four very different engine/drive packages - jet, outboard, sterndrive & shaft - in the Southstar 37.

Epirbs and Plb's
Facts you should know to make sure your EPIRB or PLB will work when you need it.

Trim Tab Technology
Trim tabs have come a long way in design and technology. We check out what's available.
 
Desitination Whitsunday
James Ellingford recounts his six month, 2,500nm round trip from Sydney,Australia up to the beautiful Whitsunday Islands, in Pendana, a Nordhavn 62.
 
The Furuno Memories
Half the fun of working at the Furuno Fishing tournament was what happened in the lead up and the antics of those who were part of the team. Shane Kelly looks back at some great 
moments. 
 
Cruise of the Envoy
Laurie Cranfield takes us to some of the beautiful cruising grounds around Greece and prepares the boat for winter.
 

Boats Reviewed:

RIVIERA 515 SUV
GRADY WHITE CANYON 376
McLAY 581 CROSSXOVER
BAYLINER 642 OVERNIGHTER
FLEMING 58

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

 

Plus the regular columns, features and editor's views.

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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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