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New superyacht industry group for New Zealand

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New Zealand has grown as a superyacht destination over the past decade, and to accommodate this influx of yachts, and more importantly, to manage the services required by the visiting yachts, the New Zealand Superyacht Group (NZYG) has been formed. The group is said to promote the country as a superyacht destination and bring together […]

Refit Service Collective Forms In NZ

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Asia Pacific Superyachts New Zealand expands services to give clients direct access to all refit partners. After many years in New Zealand’s superyacht industry, the team behind the agency has an in-depth understanding of what New Zealand’s refit providers are capable of and is using that personal knowledge to guide yachts to the right providers […]

Luxury New Zealand on show at the 2015 Singapore Yacht Show

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As the multi-million-dollar boats cruised into Sentosa Cove for the 2015 Singapore Yacht Show, Tourism New Zealand and Auckland Tourism, Events and Economic Development (ATEED) seized the opportunity to showcase New Zealand’s scenery, coastline and shore-based luxury tourism offerings to their owners and the wider yachting community. It was the first time Tourism New Zealand […]

Superyachts NZ arm receives endorsement from NZ tourism

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Asia Pacific Superyachts New Zealand’s luxury concierge arm receives formal endorsement from New Zealand tourism bodies New Zealand-based superyacht agent, Asia Pacific Superyachts New Zealand (APSNZ), is proud to announce that effective immediately it has been registered as an official New Zealand Inbound Tour Operator (ITO) with the Tourist Export Council of New Zealand and has been […]

Millennium Cup 2016 in New Zealand

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Entries to the regatta in the yachting heart of the Pacific are now being accepted in anticipation of next year’s event. Entries for the 2016 New Zealand Millennium Cup have officially opened alongside an announcement of an updated racing format. Raced over the 27, 28, 29 January in the emerald waters of the Bay of […]

134m M.Y. Serene Arrives in Auckland

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One of the world’s biggest superyachts, the 134-metre Serene, arrived in Auckland in the early morning of January 20 to the surprise and delight of early bird wharf strollers.

The vessel was built by Italian shipyard Fincantieri and delivered to owner Russian vodka tycoon Yuri Schefler in August 2011. Serene is longer than a rugby field and the largest such vessel ever to visit New Zealand.