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

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!!

See APSNZ at Monaco Yacht Show

18 September 2015

Make sure you make a time to meet us at the Monaco Yacht Show to talk over all the ways we can help to make your New Zealand experience a memorable one. We'll be onsite with agents from throughout the region, and we're looking forward to helping you get the best out of your time in the Asia Pacific, ready to help you get your new season planning underway. See us at QH28 Quai de L’Hirondelle.


To arrange a meeting email Duthie@asia-pacific-superyachts.com

 

 

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.

 

 

 

 

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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