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Welcome to New Zealand

It is not for nothing that New Zealand is known as 'the whole world in one country'. For a small country New Zealand offers more in less miles than any other country on earth. From rainforest, to snow, to white sand beaches, geothermal sites and glaciers, New Zealand has it all.

Asia Pacific Superyachts New Zealand (formally Superyacht Support Ltd) is the premier superyacht agency based in Auckland New Zealand.

Founded by Jeanette Tobin, now with Business Partner and Managing Director - Duthie Lidgard, are passionate about showcasing New Zealand as a destination for cruising, chartering & supporting vessels in its already well known refit facilities. It is with this passion that the itineraries put together for both cruising & chartering yachts are something unique and leave guests with a longing to return to explore further.
Another Team leader within the NZ group is Janice Lynch who heads up the day to day crew requests - Parts, Provisions and more, a true asset just ask our clients!

The country offers a unique blend of cultures, and Maori culture is a core part of New Zealand's national identity. With its Polynesian history added to that of the European settlers, New Zealand has a rhythm all on its own with a relaxed sunny atmosphere that is fiercely competitive, especially on the sports field.

A country synonymous with the water, seafarers have always been attracted to New Zealand's unspoilt and beautiful shores. There are than 15,000km of exquisite coastline across two main islands - North and South – and hugely varied landscapes.

Key Cruising Areas

New Zealand is a land of variety from the subtropical white sandy beaches in the North Island to the deep and mysterious Sounds & Fiords in the South. New Zealand can provide something for everyone from sitting reading in a quiet bay to jetboating and bungy jumping, fishing, diving, snorkelling all surrounded by stunning scenery.

Only a one hour steam from Auckland's CBD, the Hauraki Gulf offers many options for guests from Waiheke Island, New Zealand's version of Martha's Vineyard, to Great Barrier Island with it's amazing diving. Enduringly popular is the Bay of Islands, the gateway to the North of the North Island and it's 100+ islands offering shelter, sandy beaches and activities.

Head to the South Island and it's a different world with the same laid back kiwi culture. The Marlborough Sounds offer amazing diving and access to New Zealand's leading white wine vineyards. For the adventurous, Fiordland is perfect, with its dramatic almost Jurassic scenery and adventure.

To see the whole country allow seven to eight weeks to truly enjoy the total experience. If you have less time, stick to Auckland's Hauraki Gulf and the sunny Bay of Islands in the North.

Visiting Yachts

  • M/Y Alchemy - 40m
  • S/Y Mondango II (New build from Alloy Yachts)
  • M/Y The Big Blue
  • M/Y Nahlin
  • S/Y Janice of Wyoming
  • M/Y Lady M II
  • M/Y Belle Aimee
  • S/Y Koo
  • S/Y Imagine
  • S/Y Erica XII
  • M/Y Plan B
  • S/Y Globana M
  • S/Y Ethereal
  • M/Y Lady Christine
  • M/Y Espiritu Santo
  • S/Y Silvertip
  • S/Y Che
  • M/Y Sirus
  • S/Y Drumbeat
  • M/Y Suri
  • S/Y Indio
  • S/Y Gliss
  • M/Y Arctic P
  • S/Y Inmocean

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Recent News about New Zealand

August 20, 2017
Asia Pacific Superyachts to showcase at Monaco Yacht Show
April 30, 2017
Asia Pacific Superyachts New Zealand is heading back to the future
April 22, 2017
North or South? How to discover the best of New Zealand
March 22, 2017
From Purser to Yacht Agent at Asia Pacific Superyachts NZ
March 15, 2017
APS New Zealand’s New Superyacht Refit Destination
January 22, 2017
Interview: Asia Pacific Superyachts NZ, Duthie Lidgard
December 9, 2016
New Zealand – best country in the world
November 1, 2016
The APS Times is out!
September 17, 2016
APS New Zealand has expanded
September 9, 2016
APS ready for Monaco Yacht Show
August 9, 2016
Asia Pacific Superyachts Team Returns to Monaco
January 18, 2016
NZ golf tourism set to get trans-Tasman boost
November 4, 2015
A Cut Above the Rest
October 19, 2015
New Yacht Support Manager for APS New Zealand
October 14, 2015
Sail a Super Yacht in New Zealand
October 11, 2015
Successful APS Brand Debut at Monaco
September 4, 2015
Asia Pacific Superyachts Agents Onboard at MYS
August 27, 2015
New superyacht industry group for New Zealand
August 26, 2015
Shifting Kiwi Dollar means now is the time to build, refit and cruise in New Zealand
August 23, 2015
Hey, big spenders: Seeking superyacht big bucks
August 13, 2015
New Exciting Superyacht Destinations
August 8, 2015
APS Superyacht e-Brochure Launched!
August 2, 2015
140m superyacht Ocean Victory arrives in Auckland after battling storms
July 30, 2015
Superyachts visiting NZ more frequently
July 1, 2015
Fiji – Super yachts destination
May 27, 2015
Refit Service Collective Forms In NZ
May 4, 2015
Superyachts NZ arm receives endorsement from NZ tourism
May 3, 2015
Asia Pacific Superyachts NZ appointed corporate members of Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron
April 10, 2015
Millennium Cup 2016 in New Zealand
March 9, 2015
Asia Pacific Superyachts announce new training programme in New Zealand
February 25, 2015
Superyachts allowed to cruise New Zealand’s Fiordland pilot-free
January 29, 2015
New Zealand welcomes Serene
January 23, 2015
134m M.Y. Serene Arrives in Auckland
January 22, 2015
Russian superyacht Serene in New Zealand

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Services

Our Services To The Captains

  • Cruise planning in our region
  • Clearance in our region
  • Visa and bond arrangements
  • Dockage and pilot arrangements
  • Helicopter authorization
  • Charter license
  • GSM cards and SAT TV decoder rentals
  • Charts
  • Parcel or express mail clearance and export
  • Shipyard coordination
  • Accounting and banking facilities
  • Charter APA and tax management

Our Services To The Engineers

  • Duty free fuel
  • Jet fuel and gasoline
  • Lube oil supply and used oil / Sludge removal
  • Engine parts and supplies
  • Repairs and maintenance jobs
  • Metal fabrication
  • Haul Out & Refit

Our Services To The Deck Officers

  • Deck parts and supplies with discounts
  • Day workers
  • Repairs and maintenance jobs
  • Security and ISPS arrangements
  • Warehousing

Our Services To The Galley

  • Fresh provisions
  • Beverages and wine supplies
  • Galley parts and supplies
  • Wine tasting

Our Services To The Interior Department

  • Carpet cleaning
  • Flower arrangements
  • Interior cleaning supplies
  • Appliance repairs and maintenance
  • Laundry and dry cleaning
  • Beauty & grooming products

Our Services To The Owners And Charter Guests

  • Car rental at preferred rates
  • Airport meet& greet and transport
  • Charter planes and helicopters
  • Concierge services
  • Cruise planning and itineraries
  • Dive guides
  • Guided tours and excursions
  • Hotel bookings at preferred rates
  • Massage, spa and beauty care
  • Traditional dance shows in various islands
  • Yacht and fishing boat charter

Our Services To The Crew

  • Banking assistance
  • Medical care
  • Preferred rates on many hotels
  • Car hire and tours
  • Travel arrangements
  • Crew uniforms

Testimonial

“For the lead up months prior to arrival Asia Pacific Superyachts NZ were forthcoming with assistance and with additional  matters regarding the pet dog we carried onboard and Helicopter permits that were to require special attention. The organization of provisions, fuel, dockage, amenities and all those usual odd extras we could throw at them were arranged without hassle. The itinerary and guides selected to suit the owner’s requirements were perfect. Land excursions, flights and accommodation ashore were all organized by Asia Pacific and executed without fault.”

“Asia Pacific Superyachts NZ were simply the most productive and supportive agents I have ever had the pleasure of engaging. Whether Jeanette or Janice was responding to a request from me or from another member of crew, they acted in the same manner and always went out of their way to deliver. Jeanette’s knowledge and her ability to make things happen were a great asset to have during our trip around New Zealand. Janice’s ability to make things appear as soon as the email was sent or phone call ended went into making the trip run as smooth as possible. They truly were a 24/7 support to us.”

Itinerary

Auckland

Imagine an urban environment where everyone lives within half an hour of beautiful beaches, hiking trails and a dozen enchanted holiday islands. Add a sunny climate, a background rhythm of Polynesian culture and a passion for outstanding food, wine and shopping - you're beginning to get the picture of Auckland.

In the Maori language, Auckland is known as Tamaki-Makau-Rau - 'the maiden with a hundred suitors'. It earned this name because it was a region coveted by many tribes.

Waiheke Island – Hauraki Gulf

One of the larger Hauraki Gulf islands, Waiheke is just 14 kilometres from the heart of Auckland city. It's a place that visitors, and the people who are lucky enough to live there, find particularly relaxing.

Home to many of New Zealand's successful artists, Waiheke has long standing arts and crafts focus. You'll find a number of galleries and craft outlets in the seaside shopping areas. There are plenty of places to enjoy a good coffee or a taste of New Zealand's clean, fresh cuisine. And with more than a dozen high-quality vineyards, Waiheke is a wine lover's delight. Many of the vineyards include relaxing cafe-style restaurants that look out across the vine-covered valleys to the blue sea beyond.

Great Barrier Island

With a permanent population of around 700 this sparsely populated 285 square km island is one of the few untouched and un-spoilt places still remaining in the world.

Great Barrier has the kind of rugged, untouched beauty that appeals to adventurers and that is getting harder and harder to find on our planet. Take your tramping boots, because the magnificent forests are laced with well-formed roads and tracks that lead to secluded natural hot springs and historic Kauri dams. Unsurprisingly, wildlife flourishes here - the island is a haven for rare birds and lizards. Around the coasts, it's all about endless white sandy beaches and crystal clear waters that offer legendary fishing and diving experiences.

Mercury and Alderman Islands

Great Mercury Island is privately owned by Sir Michael Fay and David Richwhite. The remaining islands in the group are managed by the Department of Conservation, and are popular diving and fishing spots because of its unspoiled coastline, pristine beaches and rich reefs. The owners of the Great Mercury Island are quite reasonable and will allow people on their island as long as some basic rules are followed are protected, landing is prohibited in some locations.

Mercury Islands offer spectacular rock pinnacles, caves and drop-offs in 8-30m visibility, 15 Nm out from Whitianga. The underwater terrain is exceptionally varied throughout the Islands. Never Fail Rock is a popular cave diving area with drop-offs to 37m.

The Aldermans are some 10 Nm offshore where scenic pinnacles and walls drop off to 55m and harbour abundant marine life. Big game fish are often seen along the drop-offs. Dogger Reef, 15m below the surface has a variety of pelagic species in summer and is often visited by sharks. Tairua Reef around 22km offshore has stands of black coral and myriad schools of fish in depths ranging from 9-46m.

Poor Knights Marine Reserve

The Poor Knights Islands were named by Jacques Cousteau as one of the top 10 dive sites in the world. Cousteau would know, and Cousteau was right! Separated from mainland New Zealand, the Poor Knights are influenced by a warm current that originates in the Coral Sea, north of Australia. Water temperature is higher, and visibility significantly greater than in nearby coastal waters.

Tropical and subtropical life forms have become established among the diverse and multiple environments formed by the island's volcanic origins. Underground caves, tunnels and archways are home to an extraordinary variety seaweeds and dense populations of friendly, colourful fish.

You can expect, the mixture of tropical and subtropical sea life, and the clarity of the water result in an underwater environment that is truly unique on this planet.

Bay Of Islands

The Bay of Islands- Northland has one of the best maritime parks in New Zealand with 144 islands and bays. Marine life includes whales, penguins, dolphins and Fantastic Sports Fishing.

On the East Coast of Northland, Russell, Opua, Paihia, Waitangi & Kerikeri all make up part of the Bay of Islands, a world-renowned tourist destination and the cultural centre of New Zealand. Waitangi is where NZ's founding document, the Treaty of Waitangi, was signed in 1840. Some of New Zealand's oldest buildings are found in the Bay of Islands. Desirable Kerikeri is one of NZ's fastest growing towns and a horticultural hub with significant orchard plantings.

Whangaroa Harbour

Whangaroa Harbour, situated in the far north of New Zealand on the protected East Coast and has without doubt one of the most productive Marlin Fishing grounds in New Zealand. Whangaroa is world renown its spectacular scenery, safe anchorage and for having the largest Striped Marlin in the world......commonly known to most as the Striped Marlin capital of the world. When marlin fishing just 15 minutes from the entrance to the protected harbour, pack attacks are not uncommon.

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