About Us

Boat Books Limited is a specialist nautical book, chart, flag and services provider in Auckland, New Zealand. It is also the home of the largest and best specialist nautical book business in New Zealand, located in Westhaven, Auckland, beside the largest marina in New Zealand. Auckland has been the home of the America’s Cup and has the biggest per-capita sailing market in the world. The Hauraki Gulf outside our “front door” is arguably the finest cruising area for sailboats and launches to be found anywhere.

We are a principal and correcting chart agent, being one of three outlets in New Zealand approved to sell corrected paper charts to commercial users; we provide a domestic and International mail order service and specialise in services to the nautical teaching fraternity of New Zealand.

Boat Books Limited distributes nautical books and chart table equipment within New Zealand and exports to retail bookshops and similar businesses in North America, Britain and Australia. Boat Books Limited publishes under the name Captain Teach Press and currently has over 20 titles, including cruising guides, logbooks, nautical Flashcards and other specialist marine publications. The company also designs and manufactures innovative chart-table equipment. 

Not all of our staff are active boaties but we are passionate about what we do, about the sea, and about the Marine Industry in New Zealand.


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