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North or South? How to discover the best of New Zealand

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There are two sides to New Zealand – or rather two ends – but which island should you choose? The spectacular subtropical North, or the rugged, glacier-carved South? Craig Tansley takes you on a whistle-stop tour of both. Kiwis are famously a friendly bunch unless the All Blacks are playing, but if one subject can […]

New Maldives Resort

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Mohamed Hameed, Asia Pacific Superyachts Maldives owner and Muthaafushi Orient Investments Ltd. Director shared the news announced April 6, 2017, that Centara Hotels and Resorts of Thailand has decided to open the brand’s third resort in the Maldives on Baa Atoll’s Muthaafushi Island. It will comprise 24 land villas and 77 water villas with an […]

Unique Cultural Adventure for Superyachts in Fiji

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For the superyacht owner seeking to explore unspoilt tropical islands with unchanged customs and traditions and a destination and no any tourist activity, nothing can match the Fijian Lau group of islands. Known as the ‘Exploring Islands’, a handful of superyachts only have discovered the cultural adventures of the Lau Islands. The remote eastern group […]

From Purser to Yacht Agent at Asia Pacific Superyachts NZ

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“Our newest recruit Emma Crawshay joins Asia Pacific Superyachts NZ freshly from a 5 ½ year stint on the 90 meter Royal Huisman, Athena”, announces Duthie Lidgard, managing director of Asia Pacific Superyachts New Zealand. Noting while on board she progressed from stewardess to chief stewardess and then finally Purser, Duthie said she had completed […]

Shark News for Superyachts to Tahiti & Fiji

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“A new extraordinary spot has been opened to the happy few cruising superyachts to our islands”, reports Asia Pacific Superyachts Tahiti Managing Director, Etienne Boutin. “When properly lured with fish blood several tiger sharks can be seen in 25m of very clear water. So close to Papeete city amenities, it is a rare occasion to […]

Asia Pacific Superyachts Langkawi Team Expands

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The Asia Pacific Superyachts team in Langkawi is pleased to announce the move to new APS fully staffed offices at the Royal Langkawi Yacht Club (RLYC) along with new APS team members joining Captain Charles Dwyer. Well known throughout the international superyacht community, Scott Walker of APS Singapore now joins the APS Langkawi team. Captain […]

APS New Zealand’s New Superyacht Refit Destination

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With New Zealand being the South Pacific Superyacht hub for both refits and cruising, more vessels are feeling confident after years of reporting by fellow owners and captains to head to the southern hemisphere. Although many visitors believe Auckland is the only city for vessels to come to, this is becoming less of a “must […]

Royal Phuket Marina fund first sailing boat designed for people with disabilities to be built in Thailand

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Sharing news from Phuket, Asia Pacific Superyachts Gordon Fernandes reports, “Royal Phuket Marina has committed to fully fund the first SV14 boat in Thailand – a sailboat designed specifically for the needs of people with disabilities. Part of a global crowdsourcing project, the SV14 will be built by Disabled Sailing Thailand and launched in March […]