The Minn Kota trolling motor advantage

For the fisherman who has everything, the Minn Kota trolling motor is a must have.You can stand on the bow of your boat with a handheld engine controller that keeps your boat on spot X or as close to as the fish are biting.The Minn Kota has an indestructible...... Read More

Stabicraft 1150 Fisher value for money

Mastertech Marine managing director Karl Rastrick says he is very excited about the release of the new Stabicraft 1550 Fisher. Featuring a lift-up windscreen that allows easy access to the bow for anchoring and fishing, the 1550 Stabicraft is a game-changer...... Read More

A weapon when you want it

The latest Waverunners from Yamaha are further proof that personal watercraft are in a constantly evolving market, and Waterline took to the harbour this month to bring you the stunning new concepts that are changing the face of ski riding. The latest...... Read More

The Monterey 196 FS Sport Boat

During the last few months we’ve been anticipating the arrival of the 196FS Sport Boat at Pinnacle Marine in Tauranga. And as promised, owners Geordie and Kirsten Nicholson called us as soon as the tides and weather aligned for a perfect afternoon...... Read More

A versatile combination

This is the story of Bob the Barge. He’s not your average barge. Bob started life as a sailing catamaran; an unfinished project. He’ll probably end up sailing again one day – but in the meantime, he’s got a real job to do. 2.7...... Read More

Summer on the sea

The summer cruising season is well underway with some stunning bursts of great weather. Boaties in the Coromandel and Bay of Plenty have enjoyed mainly fine conditions, although water temperatures seem to be a little slow to rise in the New Year, to...... Read More

Ground Breaking Stabicraft

Stabi-craft are back in town and the first of the new generation designs has hit the waters off Tauranga. The latest is the smallest of the hard tops, the 1850, and the new agent Mastertech Marine has set it up with a Suzuki 115hp. Stabi-craft have been...... Read More


There she sat in Parapara Bay at Great Mercury, basking in the orange glow of a perfect Coromandel sunset. Thirty feet or so of well-travelled kauri, oozing a thousand stories of coastal seafaring. The old launch is a familiar sight in the waters of...... Read More

Hot new boat from Buccaneer

This boat is so new we didn’t have time to get it in the water before Waterline went to print, so we talked to one of the people who knows a lot about it, Ryan Carmichael at Master Tech Marine. The Buccaneer 440 Esprite is a new model off a new...... Read More


Designed by Fred Wilkins and built by Lane Motor Boat Company in Auckland. With personally selected kauri from Totara North, Fred placed an order with Lanes to build his launch Sou-East, named after South East Bay on Mayor Island which was the then famous...... Read More

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