At the recent National Boat Show, a reader was telling me how a Cat is a Cat. That each one is exactly the same, just varying in size … But I couldn’t disagree more. And to illustrate my point, we’ve decided to pit two smaller Cats against each other and highlight the differences.
To find a place in South Africa that’s untouched by man’s modernisation, and that looks and feels the way it did when it was first established, is rare. However, Paternoster, situation along the renowned Cape West Coast is a bucolic little fishermen’s village, and as close to unspoilt as you can find. Leisure Boating journalist Anton Pretorius visits Paternoster.
If ever there was a good barometer for the boating industry, the National Boat Show has to be it! This annual event allows everyone to gauge the industry’s current status quo, scope new boats, accessories and products and marvel at the tried and tested brands. Perfect weather and a high-quality display attracted capacity crowds over the three days, and as a result, visitors and exhibitors’ confidence were at an all-time high!
All the roominess, all the muscle and all the attitude of a 23’-boat in a brand new, compact 21’ package. Introducing the F21 Tomcat – the boat that commands respect when she’s on the water. She’s a strong contender in the wakeboarding fraternity since she’s outfitted with a ballast system that MB Sports claim is the biggest and fastest possible …Question is though; if she’s as great a boat as I hope her to be, then why is the price tag so reasonable?
With international stars like Harley Clifford, Andrew Adkison, Nick Jones, Amber Wing and Raimi Merrit all competing at the recent 2011 World Wakeboard Championships in Italy, the SA Team found the competition tough going. However, considering our lack of international experience our team showed real heart on the water, and proudly represented their country. Leisure Boating brings you a full report...
Why boat insurance is an absolute necessity on the water…
Owning a boat is a dream for many. Going out on the water, hanging with friends and making memories is a great reason for owning a boat. But with big horsepower comes great responsibility! And the first step to responsible boat ownership is making sure you’ve got comprehensive insurance cover. Leisure Boating looks at why it’s essential to have boat insurance.
The Riva Boats factory in Sarnico, Italy, is one of the oldest shipyards in the world. With little more than a vision to start, Riva has created more icons than a desktop computer, and has given us arguably the best looking craft ever to grace the sea. Today, 169 years since their inception, they are still creating craft with the same age-old hand-built tradition and heritage into each and every boat. Its reason’s like this that continue to make Riva Boats arguably the most sought after craft in the world.