May 25, 2023

Do I need to winterize my boat in New Zealand?

Winterizing your boat is a crucial step in ensuring it stays in good condition over the colder months. In New Zealand, the winter months can bring unpredictable weather conditions, which can be harsh ...

May 18, 2023

The Best Fishing Spots in New Zealand to Visit During the Winter Months

Winter in New Zealand is not just a time to hibernate indoors. In fact, it's one of the best times of the year to go fishing. The cooler weather brings out some of the best fishing spots in the countr...

May 11, 2023

Winter Boating in New Zealand

Winter in New Zealand may not seem like the best time to take your boat out for a spin, but with a little bit of planning and preparation, it can actually be a fantastic time to hit the water. Here ar...

May 4, 2023

The Best Boating Apps for Navigation, Weather, and Safety

Boating Apps are becoming increasingly popular among boaters as they provide an easy and convenient way to navigate, check the weather, and ensure safety while out on the water. With so many options a...

April 27, 2023

Preventative Maintenance & Marine Environmental Protection

Marine vessels are an integral part of our economy and culture, providing transportation, fishing, and recreational opportunities. However, boats can also pose a risk to the environment if not properl...

April 20, 2023

Using the Right Anchor: A Guide to Different Types of Anchors and Where to Use Them in New Zealand

As a boater, you know the importance of having a reliable anchor that can hold your vessel in place while you enjoy the sights or take a break from cruising. However, choosing the right anchor and kno...

April 13, 2023

Best Boating Locations Around North Island New Zealand

New Zealand's North Island is a boater's paradise with its crystal clear waters, stunning landscapes, and diverse marine life. From the sheltered harbors of Whangaparoa to the rugged beauty of Whangar...

April 6, 2023

“10 Essential Safety Tips for Boating Beginners”

Boating is a fun and exciting way to enjoy the water and explore the great outdoors. However, it's important to always prioritize safety when out on the water. If you're new to boating, it can be easy...

March 28, 2023

The 2023 Auckland Boat Show: A Resounding Success!

The 2023 Auckland Boat Show, which took place from March 23rd to 26th, was a huge success, attracting boat enthusiasts from all over New Zealand and beyond. With over 150 exhibitors on display, the sh...

March 17, 2023

Come see us at the Auckland Boat Show: 23-26 Mar

Come and see us at the show! BoatSmart HQ will be at the Auckland Boat Show this year as SportsMarine and Ray White Marine NZ's Aftercare and Warranty Management Partners. Our First Mates will be o...

February 1, 2023

Eldorado Billfish Comp Postponed Until Easter

Wild weather has seen the repeated postponement of the much anticipated Eldorado International Billfishing Tournament in Northland. Common sense has prevailed and it has been decided to push out until...

January 16, 2023

BoatSmart HQ Takes Off In Australia

The BoatSmart HQ advanced vessel management model is proving just as popular in Australia as it has in New Zealand. If you would like to be our next Australian BoatSmart First Mate, please get in touc...

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