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Great Progress on Auckland’s Wynyard Quarter for Rugby World Cup 2011

March 16, 2011

Written by Chelsea Smith

Work is progressing rapidly on the first stage of Wynyard Quarter’s revitalisation on Auckland’s waterfront, which will be complete in time for the Rugby World Cup 2011. It includes North Wharf, Jellicoe Street, Wynyard Crossing, Gateway Plaza, the Viaduct Events Centre and Silo Park. ... read full story

Superyachts raise $55,000 for Christchurch Earthquake Appeal

March 07, 2011

Written by Chelsea Smith

On the 22nd of February at 12.51pm, a shallow earthquake of 6.3 magnitude, rocked Christchurch, New Zealand, leaving the city devastated. With the need to help the many affected by the disaster apparent, the superyacht community in New Zealand rallied. On Thursday night in Auckland a fundraiser, organized by YachtAid Global and Superyacht Support Ltd saw around $55,000 raised for the cause. ... read full story

New Zealand’s Marine Industry stands together after Quake

March 06, 2011

Written by Chelsea Smith

The New Zealand marine industry is deeply grateful for the generosity, sympathy and support they have received from around the world since the Christchurch earthquake of 22 February 2011. The earthquake was confined to Christchurch and Lyttelton, and many businesses there are already back up and running. New Zealand remains open for business and tourism, and appreciates the support of our international and domestic partners in their continued support with ongoing trading relationships. ... read full story

America’s Cup AC72 Class Rule amended: One size wing for all conditions

February 28, 2011

Written by Chelsea Smith

America’s Cup competitors have amended the AC 72 class rule, the design rule that will govern the development of the Cup class wing-sailed catamarans for the 34th America’s Cup and the America’s Cup World Series events in 2012. ... read full story

4th High Performance Yacht Design Conference in New Zealand

February 27, 2011

Written by Chelsea Smith

The dates for the 4th High Performance Yacht Design conference have been confirmed and will run from the 12-14 March 2012. This will take place in Auckland, New Zealand during the Volvo Ocean Race stopover. The boats arrive on 8 March and depart on 18 March. The conference venue will be in the heart of the Viaduct Basin in the purpose built Marine Events centre. ... read full story

67m Sailing Yacht Vertigo launched by Alloy Yachts

February 22, 2011

Written by Chelsea Smith

Known locally as “The Big One”, Alloy Yachts today launched superyacht Vertigo. After 29 months of hard work by the team at Alloy Yachts, the 67.2m (220ft) Vertigo sailing yacht slipped into the waters at the base of the Alloy Yachts yard this morning. ... read full story

America’s Cup: AC45 Officially Commissioned in New Zealand

February 07, 2011

Written by Chelsea Smith

With its technical shakedown now complete, it is handover day for the new AC45 wing-sailed catamaran, marking the beginning of the next era of the America’s Cup. America’s Cup Race Management (ACRM) will now manage the logistics, care and maintenance of the prototype as competitors test the boat over the coming weeks. The AC45 is the forerunner to the larger AC72, which will be used in the 34thAmerica’s Cup. ... read full story

Oceanbridge Auckland Anniversary Day Regatta 2011

January 18, 2011

Written by Chelsea Smith

A full fleet of sailing craft from the graceful Jessie Logan, built in 1878, to the grunty Ports of Auckland tugboats and nippy P class yachts skippered by the next generation of racing sailors will bring the Waitemata Harbour alive in a maritime spectacle to celebrate the Oceanbridge Auckland Anniversary Day Regatta, on Monday, 31 January 2011. ... read full story

AC45 Americas Cup Wing-Sailed Catamaran Launched in Auckland

January 16, 2011

Written by Mike Smith

The New Catamaran Class Centerpiece of 2011-2012 America’s Cup World Series is launched in New Zealand – the AC 45 cat. Auckland’s Viaduct Harbour showcased a glimpse into the future of the America’s Cup with the debut of the wing-sailed AC45 catamaran. The forerunner to the next generation of America’s Cup boats, the AC45 made... ... read full story

90m Sailing yacht Athena – the largest superyacht to be refitted in New Zealand

January 11, 2011

Written by Chelsea Smith

The 90.00m (295' 3") Royal Huisman sailing yacht Athena is due to arrive in New Zealand to receive a superyacht refit by Orams Marine Services. One of the world's largest private sailing yachts of the modern era and the largest all-aluminum yacht built to date, the three-masted schooner Athena is a remarkable super yacht. ... read full story

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