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  • Sports Marine
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    Princess appoints exclusive NZ distributor

    2019-10-08T11:02:00Z

    Christchurch-based boat dealership Sports Marine Ltd has secured exclusive distribution of Princess Yachts for the first time into the New Zealand market.

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    NZ marine distributor joins Zhik’s global board

    2019-10-03T12:53:00Z

    Simon Hull, managing director of Zhik’s New Zealand distributorship, is stepping up to a strategic position on the board of Zhik’s global business. The Australia-based technical apparel producer describes the move as a change of focus for Hull, who will further grow and drive the NZ market as well as ...

  • Orion and Smugglers Marine
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    NZ builders return to amphibious boat market

    2019-09-04T11:56:00Z

    NZ boatbuilders Orion and Smuggler Marine have resumed production of their amphibious boats following a Court of Appeal decision last month that Sealegs had previously won in order to stop them from making amphibious vessels.

  • Westhaven Marina Auckland
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    Up to 75 boats damaged in Auckland storms

    2019-08-14T14:32:00Z

    Severe weather described by one observer as ‘a mini tornado’ in Auckland resulted in damage to yachts and marina facilities on Monday night, according to a report by Stuff, the New Zealand news outlet.

  • Oceanmax
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    Oceanmax reveals global expansion plans

    2019-07-30T14:18:00Z

    Oceanmax, the New Zealand-based exporter of Propspeed and Lightspeed marine coatings, has announced the next phase of its global expansion plans.

  • Extreme Boats
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    NZ builder to expand European distribution network

    2019-07-09T12:51:00Z

    Extreme Boats, a new name in the European trailer boat industry, is in the process of appointing new dealers across Europe to sell its export range manufactured in New Zealand.

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    NZ launches new electric amphibious boat

    2019-07-05T15:15:00Z

    Textrax was unveiled at the recent Hutchwilco New Zealand Boat Show

  • Bob Salthouse
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    Obituary: Bob Salthouse

    2019-06-21T10:55:00Z

    Bob Salthouse, one of New Zealand’s most respected yacht designers, passed away peacefully recently, aged 83.

  • New Zealand's Hauraki-Gulf-Courtesy-Tourism-New-Zealand
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    New Zealand drops daily anchorage fee

    2019-06-11T11:11:00Z

    Auckland Council has dropped a proposed daily anchoring fee that would have seen superyachts and other foreign-flagged vessels of over 40m billed each time they anchored within Auckland’s navigable waters. Industry association NZ Marine worked closely with the Council to ensure the tax was dropped.

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    Fastmount develops fastening solution for aluminium framework

    2019-05-23T13:31:00Z

    New Zealand-based Fastmount has developed a heavy-duty hidden panel mounting solution for installing large interior panels onto aluminium or steel extrusion framework.

  • News

    US yacht supplies company opens NZ branch

    2019-05-09T07:00:00Z

    US yacht supplies and logistics support group, National Marine Suppliers, has expanded with the opening of a new branch in Auckland, New Zealand.

  • Azimut NZ's sales office in Grey Lynn
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    Azimut Yachts NZ relocates

    2019-04-18T07:00:00Z

    Azimut Yachts New Zealand has opened a new sales office in the heart of the luxury car precinct of Grey Lynn, Auckland. The new sales office will provide an increased brand presence for the Italian builder and brings the New Zealand dealership into line with other Azimut dealers around the ...

  • Oceanmax general manager, Nona Pedersen
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    Oceanmax names new general manager

    2019-04-08T14:12:00Z

    Oceanmax, the New Zealand-based exporter of Propspeed and Lightspeed marine coatings, has promoted Nona Pedersen to the role of general manager.

  • Spinlock
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    Lusty & Blundell takes on Spinlock range

    2019-04-04T13:46:00Z

    Spinlock has chosen Lusty Blundell Ltd to serve as its new distributor in New Zealand. Products include the renowned Spinlock cleat, clutch and rope control range; the award-winning Deckvest Lifejacket range, harnesses and personal equipment; and a wide range of sensors specifically designed for performance sailing.

  • Waikawa Marina extension
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    Green light for NZ marina extension project

    2019-04-02T10:53:00Z

    A 252-berth extension to Waikawa Marina on New Zealand’s South Island has received approval from the Port Marlborough Board.

  • Blanche Cook, financial director and part owner of Yachting Developments
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    NZ yachting community mourns passing of Blanche Cook

    2019-04-01T09:28:00Z

    New Zealand’s yachting community is mourning the loss through cancer of Blanche Cook, financial director and part owner of Yachting Developments.

  • News

    New superyacht event launches today

    2019-03-27T14:17:00Z

    The three-day Superyacht Gathering opened today in Auckland, New Zealand. Organised by industry professionals Linda Berry and Elle Brade, the event is an evolution of the previous, successful Yacht Vision conference along with smatterings of the long-gone NZ Days in Palma de Mallorca.

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    Opposition to NZ superyacht levy grows

    2019-03-12T12:12:00Z

    Opposition is growing to an Auckland Council proposal for an anchorage tax on foreign-flagged superyachts longer than 40m that moor in waters off the city. If the levy is imposed, the New Zealand Marine Industry Association believes it would cut into the estimated NZ$360m that superyacht visits contribute to the ...