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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

Auckland International Boat Show to coincide with 2011 Rugby World Cup

December 23, 2010

Written by Chelsea Smith

The Auckland International Boat Show in Auckland’s Viaduct Harbour, which is traditionally held in early March, will this year take place on September 15-18 2011 to coincide with 2011 Rugby World Cup. ... read full story

Justin Ferris joins Doyle Sails New Zealand

December 22, 2010

Written by Chelsea Smith

Doyle Sails has bolstered its internationally respected design team in Auckland, New Zealand, signing up renowned helmsman and trimmer Justin Ferris. ... read full story

New Zealand Marine Industry aims to grow 55% by 2015

October 21, 2010

Written by Chelsea Smith

The NZ Marine Industry (NZMI) sets ambitious course for $2.7 billion p.a. by 2015 which is an increase of 55% over the next five years. ... read full story

HSBC Premier Coastal Classic Yacht Race New Zealand Auckland to the Bay of Islands

October 20, 2010

Written by Mike Smith

The HSBC Premier Coastal Classic – one of the world’s iconic yacht races and one of the biggest races in the Southern Hemisphere – will start this Friday 22 October 2010 at 10am from Devonport Wharf in Auckland. Around 200 boats, racing in eight divisions, will undertake a point to point sprint up the coast to Russell Wharf in the Bay of Islands. ... read full story

30m Catamaran Q5 (hull YD66) by Yachting Developments.

October 10, 2010

Written by Chelsea Smith

Catamaran Q5 (hull YD66) by Yachting Developments is a large volume cruising Super Catamaran currently under construction at Yachting Developments busy Auckland yard. Measuring 100 feet in length and 48 feet in beam, catamaran Q5’s exterior styling and naval architecture is by Warwick Yacht Design with project management is by MCM and interior styling by Redman Whiteley Dixon. ... read full story

Smuggler Superyacht Tenders Making Global Waves

August 23, 2010

Written by Chelsea Smith

Smuggler Marine is making waves on the global superyacht tender market with their range of RIBs, fast gaining an international reputation as being the tender to have amongst superyacht owners. Based in Auckland, New Zealand, Smuggler Marine manufactures an extensive range of their Strata tender RIB’s from 4.3m to 11m in length. ... read full story

Wynyard Quarter Development in Auckland, New Zealand

May 06, 2010

Written by Eva Belanyiova

Wynyard Quarter in Auckland New Zealand will be able to offer greater capacity and services to the superyacht industry in the future. The company responsible for managing the revitalisation of site is Sea+City Projects Ltd, and they are now open to expressions of interest, with already a few parties having shown their initial interest and... ... read full story

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