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    New Zealand faces America’s Cup dilemma

    2020-05-22T14:34:00Z IBI , by Tony Esposito

    The New Zealand government is faced with losing the prestige and financial incentives of hosting the America’s Cup or giving up the huge advantage gained from its yeoman effort to contain the coronavirus early. And amid teams clamouring for information, the Kiwis are playing their cards close to the vest. ...

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    Orion and Smuggler awarded High Court costs from Sealegs


    Following a lengthy court battle lasting almost four years, the Auckland High Court in New Zealand has sealed an order for costs against amphibious boatbuilder Sealegs. This brings the total of costs awarded against Sealegs to circa $500k with the costs to be paid immediately.

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    Maritime NZ approves further marine business activities


    Thanks to some dedicated work by NZ Marine on behalf of the New Zealand marine industry, Maritime NZ has approved further marine business activities under Covid-19 Level 3. This follows the recent opening of restrictions on manufacturing , which has allowed New Zealand boatbuilders to get back to work.

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    Yachting Developments restarts operations


    Yachting Developments (YD), the New Zealand superyacht builder, has announced that it has resumed operations following a five-week break due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The resumption comes at a time when New Zealand is reopening on the basis that the country has for now managed to contain the coronavirus. ...

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    Kiwi builders return to work as NZ lockdown measures ease

    2020-04-27T09:48:00Z IBI , by Barry Thompson

    As New Zealand prepares for an easing of lockdown measures at 11:59pm tonight, Kiwi boatbuilders are looking forward to returning to work on Tuesday under Level 3 restrictions. When Level 4 lockdown came in over five weeks ago, Kiwi boat manufacturers, along with the rest of the country, had ...

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    Railblaza celebrates 10th anniversary


    New Zealand-based Railblaza recently celebrated its 10th anniversary of designing and producing accessories for the marine industry. The company’s founder, Ross Pratt, struggled to find a reliable solution to securing items to vehicles or boats. Born out of necessity, Pratt developed a system that he quickly realised would provide ...

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    Ecoworks Marine appoints NZ distributor


    UK-based Ecoworks Marine has expanded into the Southern Hemisphere with the appointment of 37 South as its official distributor in New Zealand.

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    NZ marine industry temporarily suspended


    New Zealand is now in total lockdown

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    Invincible Boats expands Down Under


    Invincible Boat Company, a US-based builder of saltwater sportfishing and high-performance boats, has appointed Sydney-based Boat Monster as its distributor for Australia and New Zealand.

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    Tohatsu Outboards NZ under new ownership


    The directors of Tohatsu Outboards NZ Ltd have announced that the business is being sold to their business partner Lakeside Marine NZ Ltd, a subsidiary of Lakeside Marine Pty Sydney.

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    New Zealand’s Superyacht Gathering cancelled


    This year’s event was due to be held in Auckland from March 25-27

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    Business as usual Down Under as key shows given green light


    While many boat shows and major events around the world are being cancelled or postponed due to the coronavirus, organisers of forthcoming shows in New Zealand and Australia say it is business as usual.

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    First Kiwi diesel electric hybrid to debut at NZ show


    The first diesel electric hybrid boat to be entirely designed and built in New Zealand will be making its first public appearance at the Hutchwilco New Zealand Boat Show in Auckland in May.

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    Stabicraft founder steps aside as CEO


    Iconic Kiwi boat manufacturer Stabicraft is on the hunt for a new chief executive with its founder Paul Adams stepping aside, providing a pathway for a new leader after 33 years at the helm.

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    Case against Tectrax struck out in High Court


    Sealegs International and its parent, Future Mobility Systems, have withdrawn their High Court claim against fellow New Zealand-based company Tectrax for alleged infringement of copyright in the unique arrangement of features in the Sealegs amphibious system.

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    Spinlock gains Maritime NZ approval


    Spinlock inflatable lifejackets have gained Maritime NZ approval for use on both commercial and recreational vessels in New Zealand.

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    Raritan Engineering appoints NZ distributor


    Raritan Engineering, the US manufacturer of marine sanitation components and systems, has added New Zealand-based Lusty Blundell to its roster of international distributors.

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    Kiwi boatbuilder Naiad sold


    Business to be acquired by its east-coast Australian builder partner, Yamba Welding Engineering

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    NZ sets up Marine Electrification Fund


    New Zealand has set up a Marine Electrification Fund to encourage the use of electric propulsion and has announced the first recipients of four grants. These are for passenger ferries and the world-famous Shotover Jet canyon river ride boats.

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    Strong sales at 2019 Auckland On Water Boat Show


    New Zealand’s 21st Auckland On Water Boat Show ran over last weekend (October 3-6) and positive results have the New Zealand marine industry feeling buoyant.