7 Nov 2022

The first Kiwis to sail around the world

From Nine To Noon, 10:05 am on 7 November 2022

Tony Armit was 18 when he began building a 28 foot wooden yacht.

The year was 1951, and he was young man keen for adventure.

Three years later, he christened the yacht Marco Polo and with old school mate Brian "Tig" Loe, set sail from Auckland on an epic voyage which would take them around the world, becoming the first New Zealanders to do so.

70 years later - Tony Armit has written a book about the journey.