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McMullen & Wing launch YN1016

05 April 2016

McMullen & Wing, a renowned Auckland shipyard, recently launched the second yacht in their Diamond Series - project 'YN1016'. The vessel was launched at the Mount Wellington shipyard on the morning of 12 January 2016.

The vessel is sistership to MY BIG FISH and is testament to the yard and local workforce who have worked tirelessly over the past few months to finalize the project.

We are the ship's agent whilst in NZ.



Are you visa aware?

23 November 2015

With the influx of superyachts and crew into New Zealand, a frequent query amongst captains and crew alike is about what needs to be done to get New Zealand visas.

Unfortunately, there is no 'superyacht visa' as such, so there is need to ensure that  crew and owners arrive under correct visa conditions for their time in New Zealand.

This requirement also affects any outside contractors coming to work onboard the vessel - especially those who fly regularly all over the world to work on superyachts in transit.

Airlines are also tightening their requirements, with yacht crew members without requisite visas being refused onto flights on one-way ticket despite being on an official crew list!

Our best advice is to contact us for information about visas to ensure the correct path is followed. Most visas are easily obtained once you supply correct paperwork. Visas can be applied for offshore, also with many VAC's dotted around the world/Pacific.

Uniform Shelf - another coup for this Kiwi clothing company!

05 November 2015

Uniform Shelf, a boutique technical uniform supplier based in New Zealand, commenced trading this year with significant interest from the discerning international superyacht market. Recently announcing a coup in securing iconic kiwi brand Barkers to its portfolio, interest has quickly translated into uptake with orders in process for the crew of two luxury 100m + vessels in Europe.

“We’re excited to have hit the ground running” says Duthie Lidgard, Uniform Shelf Managing Director.

Duthie Lidgard and his business partner Jeanette Tobin created the clothing agency based on the core values of their award winning superyacht agency, Asia Pacific Superyachts NZ.

A lifelong sailor, Lidgard is also a qualified boatbuilder who spent ten years working in the superyacht industry as a deckhand, engineer and Master 3000gt-certified captain. Coupled with a background in marine custom apparel sourcing and supply, Lidgard is well-versed in, and has a holistic understanding of, the needs of owner, captain, guest and crew.

New suppliers to the NZ Sailing Trust, Uniform Shelf set themselves apart from the market in their unique approach to product testing.

“We review and trial each garment in New Zealand to ensure our clothing offered combines breathable comfort with protection from exposure to rain and wind for people who swim, crawl, climb, walk, run and of course, sail. Our core background in the marine industry ensures the protective quality of our garments comes first,” says Lidgard.

With a broad and diverse range of quality brands that include newly signed Barkers and Line7, Adidas footwear, Havaianas and Stormtech, Uniform Shelf are also a dedicated New Zealand distributor for Musto Technical Apparel. From tailored suits and merino base layers to water sports gear and yacht racing uniforms, a single point of contact can manage all your wardrobe requirements.

“We take pride in supplying uniforms to corporates and to the largest and fastest superyachts around the world. You just need to tell us what you want and when you need it. We will do the rest to get you covered.”



Waiheke Island listed in Top 10 Regions Worldwide

05 November 2015


Waiheke Island is a gem. Just a short ferry journey from Auckland's downtown lies an island full of beautiful beaches, boutique wineries and restaurants, friendly locals, great walks and amazing scenary.
It was recently listed by Lonely Planet as a Top Region for 2016 - an accolade we think is well deserved!


Superyacht Owners Guide

05 November 2015



Recently published article in current edition of Superyacht Owners Guide - Destination New Zealand




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