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Beirut - Fort St Auckland

21 October 2015
Beirut is a contemporay Middle Eastern inspired restaurant which recently opened in Auckland Central.

Situated in an emerging part of Auckland's downtown - Fort St - the restaurant is a must visit for any foodie. A great bar area serving some of the most exotic cocktails we have ever witnessed!

The menu is amazing and best to order plates to share. Wine menu was sufficient if a little on the pricy side. Amazing staff who are all educated on the menu and great to reccommend different food/wine mixes.

A great little treat on a Friday night. Book in advance!

Chartering in New Zealand

21 October 2015

With the summer season fast approaching we are busy preparing paperwork for some foreign flagged vessels who are open to charter in NZ during our summer months.

New Zealand is a great place to charter - with so much to see and do!

However foreign flagged vessels must abide by NZ Maritime and the NZ Inland Revenue rules whilst they are cruising on NZ waters.

Vessels must also hold a New Zealand GST number whilst chartering as GST (Goods & Services Tax of 15% of the charter fee) must be paid to the Inland Revenue Department whilst the vessel in on charter on NZ waters.  If the rules aren’t followed, the vessel could be seized for non-payment.

We have the knowledge and contacts to help you apply for your NZ charter permit. It can be a pain staking paper trail however it must be undertaken to comply with NZ law.

Dont leave it too late! Contact us for further information on chartering in NZ.


Janice Lynch promoted to APSNZ Yacht Support Manager

21 October 2015


It is with great pleasure to announce that Janice Lynch has been promoted to the job of Yacht Support Manager for Asia Pacific Superyachts New Zealand. With many years’ experience in the marine industry in New Zealand, Janice is already well known as the “go to” person.

“Janice’s expertise, knowledge and desire to showcase the very best that New Zealand has to offer enables her to support vessels better than anyone. These strengths ensure that vessels, crews & owners are cared for in the best possible way” says Founder and Director of Asia Pacific Superyachts NZ, Jeanette Tobin.

Janice will now oversee the day to day Yacht Support and be the main contact point for every vessel coming to New Zealand who choose Asia Pacific Superyachts NZ.

“Janice’s 24/7 work ethic and the relationships she builds with each client, she is really the best of the best. She’s an absolute star, just ask any of our clients” says Duthie Lidgard Managing Director of Asia Pacific Superyachts NZ, who will be working on the growth in other divisions within the business.

Personally - its an exciting time for me. From humble beginings back in the early 90's working on the wild Irish Sea onboard Irish Ferries to now working with some of the world's largest superyachts visiting New Zealand. I love New Zealand and have a slight obsession ensuring everything is running like clock work and everyone is happy! We have a great team in the APSNZ office and it shows. We've built up a great reputation down in NZ and its a pleasure to be now leading the Yacht Support division.  


Let's talk itineraries

21 September 2015

If you are thinking of chartering in New Zealand take advantage of the Monaco Yacht Show for a catch up with Duthie to discuss all that New Zealand has to offer and go through a raft of itinerary possibilities. For food for thought see why the Mayer family, owners of M/Y The Big Blue, found New Zealand a highlight of their world tour – watch the video interview here. We are proud to have looked after a host of superyachts and provided them with unique experiences for both their owners and charter guests.

For more food for thought visit our Destination New Zealand guide.


Traditional Poi dance


APSNZ finalist in 2015 Westpac Business Excellence Awards

18 September 2015

We are very proud that Asia Pacific Superyachts New Zealand has been announced as a finalist in the 2015 Westpac Business Excellence Awards, an annual event which takes place all over New Zealand and celebrates the best of Kiwi businesses.


Up against prestigious competition APSNZ was selected as one of just three finalists out of 450 entries. “Being named a finalist is a huge testament to all the company has achieved since its foundation in 2004,” says Duthie Lidgard, Managing Director of APSNZ. This latest honour is a long line in accodales awarded to the agency to date, including a listing within ‘Top Three Agents Worldwide’ by visiting yacht Captains and ‘Best Service Provider’ by yacht crew worldwide. The agency is also QUALMARKED and operates as an Inbound Tour Operator. The winners for the 2015 Westpac Business Excellence Awards will be announced on Wednesday 11 November 2015.

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