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Contact Duthie Lidgard Managing Director +64 21 409 802 duthie@asia-pacific-superyachts.com
 

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.”

www.uniformshelf.com

 

 

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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Conde Nast Traveler

05 November 2015

The nice people at Conde Nast Traveler requested some help in putting this article together.

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SY MATAU - available for charter in New Zealand 2015/2016

Buying ship spares in NZ - import or shop local?

21 October 2015
 
A trend is emerging with the influx of superyachts to New Zealand. The popularity of ordering ship spares off shore and importing them into New Zealand as 'Ships Spares in Transit'.


Despite numerous yacht chandleries and service agents around Auckland (and NZ), most visiting superyachts order ship spares from USA/Europe. Currently, ship spares can be imported into New Zealand under the vessels TIE(Temporary Import Entry) ensuring no tax or duties are paid.

Many of the crew have dealt with particular overseas marine companies throughout their career and are guaranteed familiarity, competitive pricing and fast delivery to where ever they maybe in the world, or possibly management companies dictate where ship spares must be purchased.

However incoming 'ship spares in transit' are now being scrutinized by NZ customs with vessels in the past ordering non spares(toiletries/personal goods/soft furnishing/paint) and claiming them under ship spares. This delays spares coming into NZ as many packages are now manually checked. In high season(Jan-March) we can expect up to a 3 week delay to clear some ship spares & have been cautioned by Customs that should the trend continue, each shipment will be physically checked. If one item is not an actual 'ships spare' the whole shipment will incur both duty & GST.

We regularly price check and compare prices in NZ/off shore. Yes there is a difference especially against the US/NZ$ however the difference is often the cost of freight & clearance by the customs agent of the goods into New Zealand.

We offer up to 40% discount on many shelf items in NZ directly from the importer/distributor in New Zealand. We don't charge GST on ship spares & the product is available to you now and you don't have to pay freight or clearance fees.  

So if you’re thinking of ordering bulk parts & consumables to New Zealand, get us to quote prior & don’t be caught having to pay duty & gst because you’ve included toilet paper in your shipment!!

 
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