Award winning shore support service provider

Contact Duthie Lidgard Managing Director +64 21 409 802

Full service offering from ASPNZ

18 September 2015

Building relationships is central to everything we do and our team is our most important asset. We are not just agents and have have a full-service offering, also providing luxury tourism services, project management and owner’s rep support for new builds and refits, as well as running a full parts division. As part of the Asia Pacific Superyachts group we have a strong network throughout the Asia Pacific region, and serve yachts cruising the Pacific as well as here at home in New Zealand. Meet the team below...

Meet the team

Duthie Lidgard - Director, Project Management, Refit & Services

As a former superyacht captain, Duthie has had first hand experience of the fast-pace and demands of the industry. Using his yachting knowledge, Duthie leads the refit and services division of APSNZ as well as managing the company’s custom uniform arm Uniform Shelf. 


Janice Lynch - Yacht Support Manager & Itineraries

The go to for all shore support Janice is the lynch-pin (excuse the pun!) of all our agency work. With the end goal of making every visiting yacht’s stay seamless, there is no problem too big or small that Janice can’t solve. Janice also dreams up and plans the logistics of yacht itineraries.



Jeanette Tobin - Director & Luxury Tourism

Founder of Asia Pacific Superyachts, Jeanette heads up APSNZ’s luxury tourism arm, creating incredible bespoke experiences for visiting yachts thanks to an unrivalled list of contacts throughout New Zealand.





Shifting Kiwi dollar means now's the time to build, refit and cruise in New Zealand

21 August 2015


Superyacht Refit

Over the past few years, New Zealand’s strong economy meant that the Kiwi dollar climbed against its cousins, even coming close to reaching parity with the Australian dollar for what would have been the first time in history in April 2015. Understandably, this had a negative effect for many Kiwi superyacht companies, who lost their long-standing pricing advantage over their competition, particularly in areas such as Europe and North America.

But, in recent months the Kiwi dollar has seen a weakening that will have the country’s exporters jumping for joy. The New Zealand economy remains as vibrant as the country’s exciting yachting scene. However, the inherent volatility of the New Zealand currency means that right now in globally less-certain times many of New Zealand’s traditional yachting customers, across Asia, the USA and Europe, whose currency is relatively now quite strong, will find New Zealand a cost-effective place to visit, build and refit in.

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With the NZD now at a six-year low against the US dollar, there has never been a better time for those considering visiting, refitting or building in New Zealand to take action. Talking numbers, this means that compared to a year ago in August 2014 the New Zealand dollar will go almost 25 per cent further for those investing from offshore. Unsurprisingly, build and refit slots are likely to come under increased demand.

"The dropping New Zealand dollar and volatile currency is making the country more attractive than ever for vessels cruising in, or buying from New Zealand,” says Jeanette Tobin of Asia Pacific Superyachts NZ. “We've also been working non-stop through winter with key suppliers to ensure we get you the best deals and an uninterrupted supply chain."

Speak to us, or one of our refit partners at the Monaco Yacht Show about what New Zealand can offer you. As well as working as agents APSNZ also undertakes both new build and refit project management work and acts as owner’s representatives. We are proud to be working as owner’s agents on New Zealand’s biggest new build, 50m YN1016.

Uniform Shelf launches

02 August 2015
Our new arm, Uniform Shelf  is now operational and has been created by a team of specialised sales agents with over 35 years of combined experience in technical quality uniform supply.

Our fresh approach sees us supplying stock brands and customised uniforms on request. With our core background in the marine industry where protection and quality of garments come first, we have a great handle on what works and what doesn’t for your uniform's end use and function.

The last 12 months of servicing and supplying uniforms to the world’s largest and fastest superyachts around the world, we have taken note from all the feedback given, our soon to be live new dedicated website will showcase our core range, specials and catalogues. Stocking everything from tailored suits, merino base layers to water sports gear, Uniform Shelf will cover it all.

Uniform Shelf is one of the only dedicated global distributors forMusto Technical Apparel to the superyacht industry worldwide, with warehouse stock in Australia , New Zealand, Asia and UK  and direct wholesale pricing of most other brands from Slam , Adidas, Line7, Stormtech and more.

Our design and production team can custom design and make any garment needed for supply, making every purchase value for money. We brand everything in house and review the quality on every order.
If you'd like to know more,just ask  us for a no obligation quotation. Our graphics team look forward to creating a unique piece of uniform that only you and your vessel wear.
Uniform Shelf launches

Decision power

30 July 2015
A very interesting read fromThe Superyacht Owner , on the role crew have in a yard period. Read an excerpt here and for the full story, head to theThe Superyacht Owner .  

When an owner’s superyacht is in the shipyard, its crew plays a crucial role.  The Crew Report ’s Superyacht Golden Ticket crew survey revealed that 57.3 per cent of crew are heavily involved in their yachts’ refits while a meager 1.8 per cent of crew have no involvement. Moreover, 45.3 per cent of crew told  The Crew Report  they have influence in where an owner’s yacht goes for its refit. There’s certainly a bit of power in the crews’ hands, so we think it only fair to share with you their experiences of being in the shipyard with owners’ assets.

Read the full story, here
Decision power

Spotlight on: winter in Queenstown

05 July 2015
Queenstown is a popular destination in both summer and winter alike, with plenty on offer -read our full guide to Queenstown here . But in winter, Queenstown comes alive as snow lovers flock to the town four access to four stunning ski fields nearby.
Plenty on offer for snow bunnies

The South Island is home to New Zealand's best ski fields, and Queenstown offers easy access to no less than four nearby ski fields. Coronet Peak, The Remarkables, Cardrona and Treble Cone are all within 30 to 90 minutes drive. With plenty of runs for everyone, from beginners to the very advanced there is enough to keep snow lovers busy. The season runs from June to October.

For the non-skiiers, enjoy a chair lift ride to take in the beautiful views and enjoy the 'apres-ski'.
Luxury Accommodation

Enjoy a winter getaway to some of Queenstown's stunning luxury accommodation. Keep warm in front of a roaring fire, enjoy stunning food and wine, and venture out to take part in some of Queenstown's many activities. Some of our favourite picks includeMatakauri Lodge andEichardts Private Hotel.

For something a little different, stunningMinaret Station - only accessible by helicopter - is positioned in the glacial hills near to Wanaka. Or try theARO HA Wellness Retreat , just 40 minutes from Queenstown for zen-inspired luxury.

With a wide range of accommodation on offer, ask us for a recommendation.
Getting to Queenstown : Located on the South Island there are good domestic connections from around the country
Experience New Zealand and South Pacific Destinations With Asia Pacific Superyachts New Zealand