Guide for Yachts Visiting New Zealand Released 


The NZ Marine Boatbuilders & Refit Group and the NZ Marine Export Group have released a guide for yachts destined for the Pacific nation, in the lead up to 36th America’s Cup in 2021

The book contains never-before-released information around the 2020-2021 grand regattas.

Coverage by region provides inspiration for owner and guest time onboard, with recommendations from industry experts on where to go and what to see.

The guide can be picked up at the Monaco Yacht Show, METSTRADE, Amsterdam and other international events.

It contains practical information covering New Zealand’s refit and supply industry, with a comprehensive directory of marine services and suppliers and useful information on cruising to, arriving at, and experiencing the Pacific nation’s waters to the fullest.

Yachts interested in staying long-term in New Zealand will find the guide provides information on local maritime law. Designed to encourage cruising, yachts are granted a 24-month temporary import entry (TIE) and are entitled to purchase equipment exempt from the local 15 per cent GST.

Superyachts wishing to charter in New Zealand can do so if they hold a SOLAS Convention Certificate and have the necessary Maritime NZ approval

Major events leading up to the Cup include the September 2020 Auckland On Water Boat Show, then 10 to 20 December, 2020, the Christmas Race for the America’s Cup Defender and all challengers will run, followed by a New Year’s Day 2021 Regatta and party hosted by the Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron to celebrate its 150th anniversary.

The year will continue with the New Zealand Millennium Cup superyacht regatta in the Bay of Islands, 2 to 5 February, then the Prada Cup and the J Class Yacht Regatta; both held in February in Auckland’s Hauraki Gulf, before the America’s Cup match racing kicks off in March.