Videos are hosted on YouTube under an account named Sailing Taranto


Introduction Slideshow

Pt.1 The Preperations

Pt.2 Banks Penninsula

Pt.3 Dunedin

Pt.4 Stewart Island

Pt.5 Preservation Inlet

Pt.6 Dusky Sound

Pt.7 Doubtful Sound

Pt.8 The West Coast

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Jackson Bay Tuna!

Dolphins in Dusky Sound

Heaps of Hectors!


Awaroa Dolphin Frenzy

Pt.1 Nelson to Mana

Pt.2 Nelson to Mana

2016 Sea Trials

Engine Overheating

Diesel tank repairs


2015 Highlights

Preparation & Repairs

Repairs & d’Urville island

Fishin with Al

Abel Tasman NP with Jason

Cook Strait - Wellington

Earlier - 2012

Orca in Torrent Bay

Dolphins in Tasman Bay

Torrent Bay to Nelson


Supporters are always being sought and even as you read this, plans are underway for a massive sail around the world in Taranto. Seriously, get your name and product listed here by supporting in any way you can, or sponsoring Taranto in the effort to sail her from Nelson, New Zealand to Venice, Italy.

Regularly updated blog as the journey unfolds, entertaining video uploads via a YouTube channel (internet connections permitting) and special mention on all promotional material including any subsequent journalistic and published works.

And of course a permanent website link right here...

Eventually when the diesel engine finally expires we are keen to make Taranto as energy self sufficient as possible utilising an electric propulsion system, with a large battery storage capacity (such as a Tesla Powerwall for example), with solar, wind and hydro power generation capacity. Well, at least that was the case until the recent circimnavigation of the South Island where the reliability and range of diesel was shown to be very practical and safe when trying to maintain those dreaded 'deadlines'. Without significant time constraits however removing the stinkin freakin diesel is the ultimate goal.


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"What does a man need - really need? A few pounds of food each day, heat and shelter, six feet to lie down in – and some form of working activity that will yield a sense of accomplishment. That's all - in the material sense, and we know it. But we are brainwashed by our economic system until we end up in a tomb beneath a pyramid of time payments, mortgages, preposterous gadgetry, playthings that divert our attention for the sheer idiocy of the charade.

The years thunder by, The dreams of youth grow dim where they lie caked in dust on the shelves of patience. Before we know it, the tomb is sealed.

Where, then, lies the answer? In choice. Which shall it be: bankruptcy of purse or bankruptcy of life? "
Sterling Hayden, Wanderer