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Motor yacht FAIR LADY to undergo a 6-month winter refit at Pendennis Palma

November 23, 2012

The spectacular classic 1920s motor yacht Fair Lady first arrived at the Pendennis Falmouth yard in 1996, finishing a full restoration. This comprised major engineering works following a survey of the steel hull as well as systems. Fair Lady superyacht has remained a loyal visitor to the yard with subsequent visits in 2000 and 2006.

Motor yacht Fair Lady to be refitted by Pendennis Palma

Motor yacht Fair Lady to be refitted by Pendennis Palma

Luxury yacht Fair Lady recently arrived at Pendennis Palma for a six month winter refit. Work will include a 5 year MCA LY1 survey, a full overhaul of her systems and standing rigging. Also based in Palma currently is the 2004 Pendennis built charter yacht Margaret Ann.

Fair Lady superyacht - Interior

Fair Lady superyacht - Interior

Pendennis Palma has a strong order book confirmed after a busy autumn with superyacht Hemisphere, sailing yacht Adela and motor yacht A2 all recently completing minor maintenance works at the STP-based facility.

Update on the Pendennis refit of the luxury yacht M5 (ex Mirabella V)

November 23, 2012

Luxury sailing yacht m5 (ex Mirabella V) is currently undergoing an extensive 15-month refit at Pendennis. During her refit, m5 superyacht will be extended by three metres across three levels in order to dramatically increase the indoor as well as outdoor social areas onboard. Featuring  naval architecture by renowned Ron Holland, M5 was constructed in 2004.

Ron Holland's post refit render of sailing yacht m5 (ex Mirabella V)

Ron Holland's post refit render of sailing yacht m5 (ex Mirabella V)

The installation of the new composite stern is complete. Further structural modifications include the addition of a new side boarding platform, extending out from the port hull to water level.

The interior layout and styling of the superyacht m5 (ex Mirabella v) will also see a complete redesign by Redman Whiteley Dixon. The Owner’s cabin is already unrecognisable, having been enhanced to create a more open plan stateroom with luxurious ensuite and dressing room.

Works on the luxury sailing yacht m5

Works on the luxury sailing yacht m5

Currently the interiors of the m5 yacht have been completely stripped in preparation for new wiring and insulation throughout, and work on installing the new interiors commenced earlier this month.

Oceanair’s Distributor of the Year Award for International Marine Products (IMP) and its two superyacht projects

November 22, 2012

This year’s METS in Amsterdam was marked by Oceanair’s annual Distributor Conference that was well attended by Oceanair’s worldwide dealer network. During the event, Oceanair presented their prominent ‘Golden Blind Award’ to their chosen distributor of the year.

Oceanair award IMP with Distributor of the Year Award 2012

Oceanair award IMP with Distributor of the Year Award 2012

This year, Oceanair’s UK distributor International Marine Products (IMP) were the winners of the Golden Blind; Andy Smith, Oceanair’s Product Manager at IMP received the award on behalf of the company.

Oceanair chose IMP due to their continued hard work, focus and performance across all of Oceanair’s market sectors: including superyachts, OEM, retail, and the technical aftermarket.

Notable achievements for IMP this year included the management of two superyacht projects; installing Oceanair products throughout (charter yacht Light Blue and SY Adele 2). Furthermore, IMP fully embraced Oceanair’s newly launched retail product range, successfully rolling it out across the UK placing stands in chandleries and establishing the range online.

One of the IMP superyacht projects - luxury charter yacht Light Blue

One of the IMP superyacht projects - luxury charter yacht Light Blue

Ian Howarth, Oceanair’s Sales Director, commented; “IMP are doing a fantastic job for Oceanair in the UK, working across our markets and product range, they are playing a large part in further raising our profile as well as sales in the UK. We feel they are very deserving of The Golden Blind Award and would like to take this opportunity to thank the whole IMP team.”

Second SW94 sailing yacht WINDFALL by Southern Wind launched

November 21, 2012

November 11 in Cape Town saw the official launch of the second SW94 sailing yacht Windfall by Southern Wind. The beautiful Windfall superyacht boasts slippery lines, as well as sexy and sporty appeal.

Second Southern Wind SW94 superyacht Windfall waiting for the launch

Second Southern Wind SW94 superyacht Windfall waiting for the launch

After completing the sea trials in the windy waters of Table Bay, the SW94 superyacht Windfall will soon leave South Africa, for her maiden voyage of 7.300 nm to the Mediterranean.

Launching of the Windfall superyacht

Launching of the Windfall superyacht

SW94 yacht Windfall - side view

SW94 yacht Windfall - side view

SW94 superyacht Windfall by Southern Wind

SW94 superyacht Windfall by Southern Wind

Luxury sailing yacht Windfall hitting the water

Luxury sailing yacht Windfall hitting the water

Luxury yacht Windfall is planning an intense cruising and racing programm for the spring/summer season in the Med.

Technical Specifications of the second SW94 yacht Windfall:

General dimensions

L.O.A.: 28.64 m.
L.W.L.: 25.96 m.
Beam max.: 6.66 m.
Draft: 4.5 m.
Displacement: 52,300 kg.(Light prelim.)
Sail area: 463 sqm.
Year: 2012

Materials

Composite (Carbon fibre, Kevlar and Epoxy resin and Corecell) sandwich

Designers

Naval Architecture: Reichel Pugh Yacht Design
Concept, Interior design and Exterior styling: Nauta Design

Below is a choice of the beautiful charter yachts built by Southern Wind.

Nautical Design Award 2012 for WallyCento luxury yacht HAMILTON

November 21, 2012

Constructed by Green Marine and launched in June 2012, the magnificent 100-foot WallyCento sailing yacht Hamilton has won the ‘Sailing Yacht over 24-metres’ category in the third annual Nautical Design Awards, organised by Yacht & Sail magazine as well as the Associazione per il Disegno Industriale (ADI) in Italy.

100ft WallyCento superyacht Hamilton competing in Porto Cervo - Photo credit YCO

100ft WallyCento superyacht Hamilton competing in Porto Cervo - Photo credit: Y.CO

The ADI is known internationally for its annual Compasso d’Oro awards that are respected around the world for their recognition of the very best in industrial design. The Nautical Design Awards are an extension of their expertise in such events. They extend across ten categories and reward the most innovative projects undertaken by the Italian yachting industry.

Hamilton superyacht - rear view Photo by YCO

Hamilton superyacht - rear view Photo credit: Y.CO

WallyCento luxury yacht Hamilton was designed by naval architects judel/vrolijk & co with exterior styling and interior design by Design Unlimited. Monk Design contributed the steering pedestals and central instrument panel.

Luxury yacht Hamilton - Galley Photo by Justin Ratcliffe

Luxury yacht Hamilton - Galley Photo by Justin Ratcliffe

The judges’ citation stated that “(Hamilton) impressed the jury as a substantial boat intended to race at a high level yet also designed to function fully as a cruising yacht. The lines are very clean and while the deck is functional for racing, it also has the capability of being laid out with large cushions when cruising. The interior is characterised by an understated elegance that reflects the ethos underlying the whole project while not being too minimalist.”

100ft sailing yacht Hamilton - Saloon Photo by Justin Ratcliffe

100ft sailing yacht Hamilton - Saloon Photo by Justin Ratcliffe

The judging panel was chaired by Walter de ‘Silva and the jury members included mayor of Venice Giorgio Armani, Giorgio Orsoni and entrepreneurs Vittorio Missoni and Lamberto Vallarino Gancia.

WallyCento yacht Hamilton - Master Cabin

WallyCento yacht Hamilton - Master Cabin

Oceanair’s blinds and light management solutions for the 44m catamaran yacht HEMISPHERE

November 20, 2012

The magnificent 44-metre sailing catamaran yacht Hemisphere features Oceanair’s blinds as well as light management solutions throughout the cabins and saloon. Having enjoyed a number of accolades from the yachting industry this year, the 145ft Hemisphere superyacht was honoured with a Judges Commendation in the World Superyacht Awards, and was a winner of the 2012 ShowBoats Design Awards in two categories: ‘Interior Design’ as well as ‘Interior Layout’.

44m sailing yacht Hemisphere featuring blinds and light management solutions by Oceanair

44m sailing yacht Hemisphere featuring blinds and light management solutions by Oceanair

Built at Pendennis in the UK, Oceanair worked directly with interior fit out company Metrica Interior and interior designer Michael Leach Design. Oceanair installed large complex shaped SKYSOL pleated blinds in the huge saloon. These blinds were custom-made to work through Somfy powered motors on an incline. The blinds were installed in a way so that they were hidden from view when stowed.

Hemisphere superyacht boasting blinds and light management solutions by Oceanair

Hemisphere superyacht boasting blinds and light management solutions by Oceanair

In all other areas and cabins on board luxury yacht Hemisphere custom painted and stained 50mm wooden powered venetian blinds were fitted. The challenge was to match the slats to the oak window furniture in some rooms and painted window furniture in the other rooms. Oceanair’s extensive fabric collection and sourcing of material was able to deal with this requirement.

These blinds were powered by Somfy motors and most were installed at angles to follow the contours of the boat through the clever use of hidden guide wires. Powered blackout Openshade roller blinds were also fitted into recessed side tracks behind the venetian blinds installed behind the venetians to provide full blackout in each room if desired.

Oceanair's blinds and light management solutions for the 44m superyacht Hemisphere

Oceanair's blinds and light management solutions for the 44m superyacht Hemisphere

Catamaran yacht Hemisphere has enjoyed a few months cruising around the shores of Italy and will be heading to the Caribbean and the Pacific for the winter cruising season.

Tall ship Christian Radich to visit St. Maarten in January 2013

November 20, 2012

The spectacular A Class tall ship Christian Radich will be hosted by the St. Maarten Harbour Group of Companies when it arrives in St. Maarten January 3-6 2013 as part of the Norwegian vessel’s Caribbean itinerary that comprises stop-overs in popular yacht charter destinationas – St. Lucia as well as Antigua.

Tall ship Christian Radich

Tall ship Christian Radich

The news was announced by President of the Caribbean Sail Training Association (CSTA) Jan Roosens whose foundation has been promoting the visits of tall ships and sail training vessels to the islands for many years.

Built in 1937, the 1,050 ton Christian Radich yacht is a full rigged three-masted steel hull with an overall length of 73 metres (204ft) including the bowsprit and has a width of 9.7metres. She can reach speeds of 10 knots under engine power and 14 knots under sail. She has a draft of 4.7 metres (15ft).

Roosens said he was delighted that Great Bay Harbour is cooperating on the visit. “We have reached agreements with ports and marinas on several islands where we receive through the CSTA reduced rates and sometimes these sail training ships don’t pay at all because they are very costly to maintain,” he noted. “Many port authorities and governments are helping the CSTA because they want to see more of these magnificent vessels visiting their islands.”

Luxury yacht Christian Radich will receive free ship agent services from Yacht Assistance not only in St. Maarten but other islands where it docks. According to CSTA part of the harbour costs will be covered by sponsors such as Maritime School of the West Indies (MSWI), St. Maarten-St. Martin Classic Yacht Club, and others.

Fabulous Caribbean yacht charter destination - St. Martin

St. Martin - a fabulous Caribbean yacht charter destination

The ship will be open to the public at the cruise ship pier on Saturday January 5 2013 from 9:00am to 4:30pm. The Harbour has expressed enthusiasm for the visit, expressing confidence the ship will be well received by the public.

Two young persons who will be taking a special interest in this visit are David Jeffers and David Benjamin. Five years ago the two St. Maarten sail trainees with the assistance of CSTA were placed on the Christian Radich for a leg of a tall ship race from Bergen, Norway, to Holland. They have been invited on board for the open day with their families.

Christian Radich yacht accommodates 88 passengers and 18 crew. She is well known internationally through her appearance in the 1958 film “Windjammer” and the 1970s BBC TV series “The Onedin Line.” She took part in the 1976 Bicentennial Celebration in the USA and Operation Sail parade in New York in the same year.

The vessel was originally built to train sailors for the Norwegian merchant navy. From 1999 on the ship has been on the charter market as well as sailing with paying trainees to foreign ports on summer trips, and participates in the Cutty Sark Tall Ship Race and other sail events in Europe.

First sailing catamaran yacht GUNBOAT 78 to be completed in the USA

November 19, 2012

After being stored for two years as a carbon shell with bulkheads, the first sailing yacht Gunboat 78 is currently being transported from Cape Town in South Africa to Baltimore in the USA, as decided by her owners. The splendid Gunboat 78 yacht will off-load in early December and will be towed to Gunboat‘s new yard in Wanchese, NC for completion. She is also available for sale.

First luxury catamaran yacht Gunboat 78

First luxury catamaran yacht Gunboat 78

The new luxury yacht Gunboat 78 is the maximum sized catamaran to fit the CE Class A ocean going yacht classification. It is lightweight & practical, and delivers re-known Gunboat performance with its obvious luxury. A whisper of wind leads to acceleration one can feel. The Gunboat 78′s waterline enables smooth sailing without motion.

The Gunboat 78 yacht is a magical size that delivers all of the comfort of much larger yachts, without the headaches, expense and complication. Beyond this size requires a quantum jump in crew and crew space, without much increase in space dedicated to the owner and guests.

Catamaran yacht Gunboat 78 is a monument to experience, clear thinking and cleverness. She is for owners who love sailing, and understand exactly what they need from a large yacht without going to gauche proportions and expense.

Gunboat 78 yacht - Interior

Gunboat 78 yacht - Interior

ACCOMODATIONS

- Main Salon features Galley, generous lounge, and folding dining area
- Five Cabins including Two Master Cabins
- Queen berths in each Master cabin and the Captain’s cabin
- Ensuite head with a dedicated shower in each cabin
- Techma electric toilet system
- Ample cabinetry space
- Spacious “back porch” aft cockpit with caulked teak deck dedicated to lounging and outdoor dining
- Forward working cockpit for sail handling with caulked teak deck.

Luxury yacht Gunboat 78 - Galley

Luxury yacht Gunboat 78 - Galley

EQUIPMENT

- Volvo Penta D3-150 Diesel Motors (x2)
- Spectra Newport 1000 GPD with Z-brane Watermakers (x 2)
- Sharp 80 W Solar Panels (x 10)
- Lewmar 77 Hydraulic Self-Tailing Winches (x 2)
- Lewmar 55 Hydraulic Self-Tailing Winches (x 2)
- Isotherm Calorifier/Geyser 75 liter (x 2)
- Frigoboat 115 liter Fridge/Freezer (x 2)
- Force 10 Four Burner Stove
- Iridium Phone with data kit and mast atennae
- Auto-Pilots (x2)
- Owner’s Choice Navigation/Electronics Package
- Owners’ Choice Entertainment Package.

Catamaran yacht Gunboat 78 - Cabin

Catamaran yacht Gunboat 78 - Cabin

CONSTRUCTION

- Composite construction of vacuum bagged, epoxy foam sandwich and Aramid Honey-comb Nomex with carbon fiber inner skins and Kevlar outer skins for impact resistance
- All Carbon Spars from Marstrom
- Unidirectional Aramid fiber shrouds
- Aramid forestays (x 5) with custom Facnor furlers (x 4)
- Custom Carbon Fiber 42″ sculptured race boat steering wheel
- Carbon fiber retractable rudders and daggerboards
- African Sapele Cabinetry and Brazilian Mahogany Floors.

Technical Specifications of the Gunboat 78 yacht by Gunboat:
LOA 24 m 78’9″
LWL 24 m 78’9″
BOA 10 m 32’10″
Beam On Centerline 7.80 m 25’7″
Draft Bd Down 3.31 m 10’10″
Draft Bd Up 1.16 m 3’10″
Mast Clearance 33.67 m 110’6″
Mast Length 31.20 m 102’4″
Displacement Lightship 25 tons 55,115 lbs
Displacement Max Load 29 tons 29 tons
Headroom – Salon 2.04 m 6’9″
Headroom – Hulls 2.07 m 6’10″
Hull Width 2.06 m 6’9″
Bridge Deck Clearrance (full load) 1.19 m 3’11″
Fuel Capacity 1,500 L 396 Gal
Water Capacity 1,500 L 396 Gal

The exceptional Sunreef 114 Catamaran CHE available for charter in New Zealand and Fiji

November 16, 2012

The very spacious and comfortable luxury catamaran CHE is available for intrepid yacht charter vacations around New Zealand and Fiji this European winter. Escape the cold weather in the Northern Hemisphere in exchange for a warmer climate down under and enjoy your holiday aboard this excellent vessel. Charter yacht CHE is available from € 59,250.00 per week plus expenses (plus 10% for Christmas and New Years).

Sunreef 114 CHE -  Main

Sunreef 114 CHE - Main

CHE is a luxury catamaran with ample spaces, thanks to her beam of 12,8m and LOA of 34,72 m, built in 2010 by Sunreef Yachts. Her charter guests can enjoy a huge main saloon, with a dining table on the port side and a very comfortable seating area further forward. For additional entertainment and relaxation there is the large 50″ LED TV along with a BOSE entertainment system.

Sunreef 114 CHE -  Dining 2

Sunreef 114 CHE - Dining 2

Both the dining table and the couch in the main saloon have been created in bright aqua blue colour, enhancing the beautiful woodwork. In addition, the unique colour provides guest with a bright and creative atmosphere.

Sunreef 114 CHE -  Cockpit

Sunreef 114 CHE - Cockpit

A large bar and a galley can be found starboard side, equipped with modern appliances, enabling the talented chef on board to create the finest dishes for everyone to enjoy.

Sunreef 114 CHE -  Salon

Sunreef 114 CHE - Salon

Accommodation is offered to 7 guests in total. There are four luxuriously appointed cabins, situated below decks. The cabins are fitted to the highest standard and finished to perfection. The cabin configuration consists of three twin cabins and one single cabin. Each of the three twin cabins feature a 22″ LCD screen TV.

Sunreef 114 CHE -  Dining

Sunreef 114 CHE - Dining

Luxury catamaran CHE boasts an extremely large cockpit area with many couches for charter guests to relax on and unwind. There is also a large dining table for those lovely al-fresco meals to be enjoyed while taking in the surrounding scenery.  The dining area is sheltered from the elements by the hard top roof, providing even more comfortable and pleasurable dining experience.

Sunreef 114 CHE -  Cockpit

Sunreef 114 CHE - Cockpit

Further up one level, there is the large fly-bridge area with additional sun-pads to relax and another large table for dining or enjoying cocktails while watching the deep blue sea beyond.

Sunreef 114 CHE -  Guest Cabin

Sunreef 114 CHE - Guest Cabin

Sunreef 114 luxury yacht CHE also features large trampolines forward, which are an ideal place to relax at anchor as well as large steps leading to the swim platform on each of the aft hulls.

Sunreef 114 CHE -  Guest Cabin 2

Sunreef 114 CHE - Guest Cabin 2

Able to reach 20 knots of maximum speed, CHE is a high-performance superyacht boasting streamlined contours, thin and sleek hulls and aerodynamic, flat forms, which all together make the entire cruise smoother.

Sunreef 114 CHE -  Bathroom

Sunreef 114 CHE - Bathroom

The professional and friendly crew of 4-5 make sure that guests have a pleasurable and comfortable stay aboard superyacht CHE while enjoying cruising around the beautiful islands of New Zealand and FIJI.

Dusky Sound Fiordland - New Zealand

Dusky Sound Fiordland - New Zealand

New Zealand Yacht Charter Holidays

Aotearoa – New Zealand offers its visitors 15,134 kilometres of beautiful coastline with a great choice of  spectacular destinations for those chartering a luxury yacht in this enchanting part of the world.  New Zealand is a country situated in the south-western Pacific Ocean comprising two large islands, the North Island and the South Island, as well as many other smaller islands.

North of New Zealand can be described as sub-tropical offering warmer climates, whereas the southern part of the country is cooler, being close to the Southern Ocean. Thanks to this diversity, New Zealand offers a one of a kind luxury charter holiday experience. Most guests start their charter vacation in Auckland, the largest city in New Zealand.

Spectacular New Zealand

Spectacular New Zealand

Charter guests will have the opportunity to enjoy the fabulous cuisine this country has on offer, coupled with excellent New Zealand wine and delicacies. This is an outstanding place for those in love with nature, tracking, walking and extreme sports, and very friendly locals will also add to the pleasurable and unforgettable experience. Some of the most popular charter destination to visit in New Zealand include: Bay of Islands, Marlborough Sounds and Fiordland.

Golf in New Zealand

Golf in New Zealand

FIJI yacht charter

Fiji is one of the popular charter destination in the South Pacific offering beautiful pristine clear water, white sandy beaches and swaying palm trees; perfect for those in need of a relaxing and tranquil holiday. A charter vacation in Fiji offers yacht charterers the opportunity to visit many splendid areas that are normally inaccessible to tourism due to their remoteness. This island paradise is also the home to the famous movie Blue Lagoon – and for good reasons. It is far less commercialised and far more remote than other islands such as those in the Caribbean.

FIJI

FIJI

For more information about chartering CHE catamaran or any additional information on New Zealand yacht charters, please contact our friendly team at CharterWorld.

NZ Millennium Cup 2013 Superyachts to bring economic benefits to New Zealand

November 16, 2012

Next February in Auckland will be marked by arrival of luxury superyachts that will participate in the 2013 NZ Millennium Cup, taking place on the waters of the Waitemata Harbour and Hauraki Gulf. These spectacular yachts, all at least 30 meters long, are likely to bring with them a strong economic boost for both the New Zealand marine industry as well as the city as a whole.

NZ Millennium Cup

NZ Millennium Cup

They will moor in the Viaduct Harbour in downtown Auckland, their owners and guests enjoying the nearby restaurants, bars and shops. Their captains and crew will also take advantage of NZ world-class marine industry, ensuring their sophisticated vessels are maintained to the very highest of standards.

And, as international research shows, while here, the fleet will make a very significant contribution to NZ economy.

Earlier this year, the Superyacht Intelligence Agency produced a detailed, economic impact report on superyacht expenditure. It showed that the average superyacht spend is around $2.6 million a year. More importantly, it showed that superyachts, like those due here next February, have a positive and significant economic impact on the countries they visit.

“The important contribution made by superyachts to New Zealand should not be overlooked,” stresses Ellie Brade, editor of Superyacht Intelligence and Pacific Editor at the highly-respected The Superyacht Group.

“New Zealand has a sterling reputation as a superyacht construction, refit and cruising destination.”

Sailing yacht Antares III built by the NZ yard Yachting Developments

Sailing yacht Antares III built by the NZ yard Yachting Developments

Brade says events like the NZ Millennium Cup produce many benefits. They give the local superyacht industry a platform on which to showcase their work to the world. They also help attract more superyachts here.

According to the NZ Millennium Cup’s Amy Welch, a single yacht undertaking refit work injects an average of $NZ6million into the local economy, while a yacht being built here from scratch will average out at about $NZ40million.

Even those yachts that do not undertake work make a significant contribution.

“Each superyacht generates approximately $NZ1million in economic benefit to Auckland, and to New Zealand, just as a result of being in our waters,” she says.

Planning for the 2013 New Zealand NZ Millennium Cup comes as local superyacht manufacturers bask in the glory of yet more international awards.

At the recent International Superyacht Society (ISS) awards in Florida, the 30–metre sailing superyacht Antares III, built by Yachting Developments in Hobsonville, won the award for the Best Sailing Superyacht in the 24-40 metre category. They also won the Best Refit 2012 Award for their comprehensive refurbishment of the classic 1934 America’s Cup J Class charter yacht Endeavour.

At the same awards, the world renowned superyacht yard, Alloy Yachts, which is based in Henderson, won the ISS Award for the Best Sailing Superyacht over 40 metres for their 67.2-metre megayacht Vertigo. An incredible 19 Alloy Yachts’ vessels have now won international superyacht awards.

Among the yachts confirmed for the 2013 New Zealand NZ Millennium Cup is sailing yacht Ohana, a new vessel built by New Plymouth’s Fitzroy Yachts and a generating huge buzz in the global industry, and superyacht Silvertip, winner of both the 2011 and 2012 New Zealand NZ Millennium Cups.

Silvertip superyacht - Photo by Dubois Naval Architects

Silvertip superyacht - Photo by Dubois Naval Architects

Superyacht facts:
- A single superyacht build project in New Zealand generates around $NZ40million.
- A visiting superyacht injects around $NZ1million to the New Zealand economy, just by being in our waters.
- Superyachts contributed €24bn to the global economy in 2010.
- Jobs created by superyachts globally are worth €5.99bn annually.
- Up to 100,000 contractor/day-worker jobs.
- 33,000 crew employed on yachts worldwide.

[Source: Superyacht Intelligence Agency, Superyacht Economic Impact Report 2012]

The NZ Marine industry:
Currently generates around $1.7b
Exports around 40% of that (approx $640m)
Responsible for 10% of all New Zealand’s manufactured exports
Employs about 8000 people (or Full Time Equivalents)
Trains 450 apprentices annually

The 2013 New Zealand NZ Millennium Cup:
February 14-16, 2013
Begins with a cocktail party and briefing for captains and owners’ briefing on February 14.
Racing on Waitemata Harbour and Hauraki Gulf on February 15-16, punctuated with social events and entertainment.

Platinum sponsor:
Yachting Developments (builder of 2011 and 2012 winner, yacht Silvertip).

Gold sponsors:
Fitzroy Yachts, Waterfront Auckland, Alloy Yachts, Touch of Spice.

Silver Sponsors:
Dubois, Doyle Sails, Smuggler Marine.

Bronze sponsor:
Gurit Asia Pacific

Official Apparel Partner:
Events Clothing

Hospitality Partners:
Mt Gay Rum, Stoke beer

Official Media Partners:
The Superyacht Group, Ocean Media
Peter Busfield

Executive Director
NZ Marine Industry Association