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

March/April 2014 now on sale throughout NZ and Aust!

 

REGULAR COLUMNS

LEADING COMMENT
14 things on my bucket list for 2014 - Barry Thompson.
PUBLISHER COMMENT
Market Competitiveness - Doug Dukeson.
GUEST COMMENT 
Greg Dutton, Managing Director of DMW Trailers talks about the changing trailer market and marine industry.
SEEN & ADMIRED
New releases and arrivals in recent months: Chris Craft 20 Launch & Cary Ali super yacht.
WATERLINE
NZ Boat Show early bird prize, New boats from Roger Hill & Bill Upfold, Seakeeper growth, PWC Holster, Clipper 32, Mercury 75 years old, Elandra go for MAN 
and much more.
KELLY'S EYE
Wonderful, memorable, Houhora - Shane Kelly
POWER ON
New releases from the world of power, including new Suzuki 25/30, BRP extends ETEC range, Mercury helm Suite and new Ultraflex steering. 
FOCUS ON ELECTRONICS
New developments and products in electronics, including UNI-Dock for Lowrance SonicHub,
WASSP 
Goes Wireless, Airmar releases new CHIRP transducer.
RACING
2014 OZ Racing Calendar, Opening rounds of NZ Offshore Championship and Barry Cotter X-Cats success.
CRUISING MATTERS
Laurie Cranfield looks back on the unique pleasure of his first boat.
FROM THE GALLEY - NEW
Derek The Chef starts a new series about cooking what you catch. This issue it's the popular Snapper

FEATURES
BEACH LAUNCHING
We take another look at the right and wrong ways to launch your trailer boat off the beach.
WORLD SPEED RECORD
Right now there are a number of boats built or being planned for an assault on the world water speed record and to break 350 + mph.
CHINDIT - RETURNS 
Unquestionably the most iconic name in offshore powerboat racing, Chindit has been fully restored and is back racing, more than 30 years on.
SEDAN CRUISER BUYERS 
GUIDE - PART ONE
In the first of two part series Barry Thompson checks out the many production sedan and sport cruiser motor yachts.
A SEASON WITH A PWC
Doug Dukeson reports on his first season with his very own Sea Doo GTR 215. 
THE COST OF A KNOT
Phil Gilbert walks us through the many attempts to improve the performance and handling of a classic Corsair Mk1. 
SMOKING YOUR CATCH
We take a look at the fine art of smoking your catch and some of the portable smokers that are available today. 
FISHING NEW PRODUCTS
Some of the hot new fishing tackle.
LETS BUILD A MARINA
The new Tairua Marina has taken only seven months to build, but it required more than 13 years to get the consents needed. Mike Rose looks at how it all developed.
TECHNICAL-LITHIUM-ION
A new Lithium-ion powerhouse has given Seachange, a whole new lease of life
CRUISE OF THE ENVOY
Envoy cruises south through the Adriatic Sea to Greek waters. Text by Laurie Cranfield.
 

Boats Reviewed:

ROBSON R545 SPORT 
CSB 500 -  MARITIMO S50
DOMINATOR 720 CC
ODYSSEIA - ELITE 13M
COMMANDO 3.9 TROOPER

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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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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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 I AQUALINE 645 HT

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