Boat life is better with Stella
• Extend your boating season • Enjoy luxuriously warm passage making • Keep the family toasty warm during mid
“The only reason I am not crying right now is because we have a Stella Systems Airtronic diesel heater” said Sasha, as she and Mike came to terms with the fact that their departure from Auckland to the warm azure waters of Fiji would be delayed a further two weeks.
Cosy and warm inside their sailing yacht, nursing commiseration beers they replayed the day’s events; a cold June morning had turned into warm celebrations as their brand-new Stella Systems Airtronic diesel heater (top left) was switched on for the first time. Warm, dry air filled the boat, transforming the saloon and their sleeping berth (right) into a cosy homely abode – this year’s off-shore passage would be a mighty comfortable one. But later that day a rig check had resulted in bad news, new cap shrouds would be required before their aluminium cyber-catamaran MOONFISH (bottom right) could sail north to the winterless South Pacific. After years of living aboard enjoying endless summers, Mike and Sasha were really feeling Auckland’s chilly June weather, something had to be done. It was an easy decision to choose a Stella Systems Airtronic diesel heater; it runs independently from the engine, and unlike water based heating systems was quick to install, uses less power and generates heat almost instantaneously. All key factors when you need to be warm on the hook or while sailing. Whether you want to extend your boating season in New Zealand, or just keep the family warm while you enjoy a spot of fishing, give Ian at IMARINE NZ a call, he’ll get you sorted.