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Spotlight on: White Island

26 March 2015
One of New Zealand's natural wonders White Island is the country's only active natural marine volcano. Standing on the edge of the crater of an actve volcano is an experience you will never forget. Day boat trips and tours, and overhead flights are available.
Spotlight on: White Island
Venture to the inner crater of White Island, New Zealand’s only active marine volcano. Luxury purpose built vessels take you out to the island, an 80-minute trip from Whakatane, in the North Island’s scenic Bay of Plenty. Trained guides then take you on a tour through the island’s unique terrain and share the island’s history with you. After visiting the historic sulphur mining factory, you will get to experience a truly unique moment: standing on the edge of the crater lake of an active volcano. A day’s experience that will last a lifetime. To really capture the experience, undertake a charter flight over the volcano for the full view.

Fundraising for Vanuatu

26 March 2015
The beautiful country ofVanuatu was recently devastated by Cyclone Pam, with rebuild and recovery efforts now underway. The superyacht community has thrown itself behind the cause, with superyachts dispatching to Vanuatu to take supplies, and a crew-organised fundraiser at Auckland Silo's Marina raising nearly $8000 in donations.
Fundraising for Vanuatu
If you want to make a donation to help Vanuatu, this can be made via New Zealand'sThe Butterfly Trust andYachtAidGlobal .
Fundraising for Vanuatu
Silo Marina Crews For Change Fundraiser
To help rebuild itself Vanuatu will also need tourism support more than ever, so if you are in the Pacific region and visiting New Zealand, please consider adding this beautiful country -which features in the Superyacht Explorer book that we created - to your itinerary.

Luxury Tours division of APSNZ receives formal endorsement of excellence

25 March 2015
We are very proud to announce that as of 20 March Asia Pacific Superyachts NZ, trading as Asia Pacific Superyachts New Zealand Luxury Tours, is officially registered as a New Zealand Inbound Tour Operator andQualmark approved. Qualmark is New Zealand tourism’s official quality assurance organisation, providing a trusted guide to quality travel experiences. This exciting news is a formal endorsement of the long term work we have been doing to bring custom luxury tourism experiences to visiting yachts, creating bespoke inventories and showcasing the best that New Zealand has to offer.
Luxury Tours division of APSNZ receives formal endorsement of excellence
Luxury Tours division of APSNZ receives formal endorsement of excellence
Asia Pacific Superyachts New Zealand has a network of trusted guides, and the big book of contacts to arrange any experience that guests are seeking. Services we offer range from unforgettable cultural experiences to behind-the-scenes access to New Zealand's best businesses and heritage organisations, and everything in between.

For food for though check out thedestination guide section of the website.

Spotlight on: Huka Lodge

06 March 2015
Huka Lodge is widely hailed as one of New Zealand's top luxury destinations, and rightly so. In addition to luxurious accommodation, faultless hosting and beautiful settings, the Lodge is also known for its gastronomic efforts with world class food.

Spotlight on: Huka Lodge
Whether you’re into fishing, food or the great outdoors, luxury boutique hotelHuka Lodge has something for everyone. Set in Taupo, home to New Zealand’s largest lake in the heart of the volcanic North Island, this heritage 1920s hotel was founded as a simple fishing lodge. Surrounded by lush, green grounds beside the Waikato River and cascading Huka Falls, it’s still a top angling destination as well as an adventurous gourmet getaway, offering al fresco dining under the stars. It also makes a great base for skiing in winter, with the North Island's premier slopes, undulating amid volcanic cones, a short hop from Taupo.

Asia Pacific Superyachts New Zealand announces New Zealand refit service collective.

06 January 2015
New Zealand agent, Asia Pacific Superyachts New Zealand has expanded its services to give clients direct access to all refit partners.

After many years in New Zealand’s superyacht industry, the team behind the agency has an in-depth understanding of what New Zealand’s refit providers are capable of and is using that personal knowledge to guide yachts to the right providers for their project.

Recognising successful refits require knowledgeable specialists, the shore side support company has pulled together a selection of New Zealand’s best refit service
providers to deliver a centralised service. With New Zealand’s top refit yards; Titan Marine Engineering, Oceania Marine and Babcock (NZ) Ltd, and specialist large yacht refit project managers, MML, onboard the new refit collective is able to provide the best New Zealand’s refit services have to offer.

The expansion comes as the agency, led by Jeanette Tobin and Duthie Lidgard, saw an increasing need for quality refit services for yachts cruising the Pacific. With yachts already turning to New Zealand for refit, maintenance and survey work, the agency was determined to provide an unbiased selection of providers.

Having vetted the partners they work with, Asia Pacific Superyachts New Zealand is able to offer yachts proven refit services within the Pacific nation. Those services include access to a dry dock of 181-metres, a 1500 GRT slipway in the heart of central Auckland, a 100T travel lift, and repair berth to 190-metres. Contractors with a proven track record including work on Arctic P, Mayan Queen, A and a host of other yachts are ready to work with you to complete your refit  or five, or ten year survey.

Those contractors work to ABS, LLOYDS, International Classification Society Bureau Veritas and MCA codes and classifications. 
“After 12 years of business we know who are the most reliable and cost-effective contractors in the country. With a strong track record in agency work and the sourcing of parts, moving in the direction of refit was a natural progression for the team.” says Duthie Lidgard of Asia Pacific Superyachts New Zealand.

Asia Pacific Superyachts New Zealand has aligned with refit providers with proven, unblemished records to shorten the selection process for its clients. 

The agency doesn’t charge for this service and is happy to introduce the yacht to its vetted yards and project managers and oversee the works, or simply make the introduction.

Recent projects by Asia Pacific Superyachts New Zealand’s partners include a seven year, multi-faceted refit of Arctic P, an extensive refit of a Damen Sea Axe, and a full refit of heritage Feadship, Alchemy.  
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