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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.  

Spotlight on: Pets and Biosecurity

04 December 2014
As yachts become increasingly adventurous, more yacht owners and charter guests are choosing to bring their pets on board with them. New Zealand's biosecurity laws are very strict, but, with forward planning, bringing pets into New Zealand on board a superyacht is more than achievable.
Spotlight on: Pets and Biosecurity
If your yacht has a pet on board, make sure you talk to us about compliance with immigration rules, quarantine and biosecurity in New Zealand and around the South Pacific. We have worked with several yachts with pets on board, including M/YA , M/YThe Big Blue and M/YBelle Aimee and can also offer the services of a specialist superyacht vet if required. The more notice we have of the arrival of a pet, the better the end result.
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