Category: Boat Business

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New faces

New faces

Whakatane-based aluminium boat manufacturer Surtees Boats welcomes Isabell Zitzelsberger to the Marketing Executive role, replacing James Kayam, who returned to Auckland further his career. A Surtees boat owner with her partner Sasha, German-born Isabell comes to Surtees Boats from a marine background with Balex Marine, where she marketed the innovative Automatic Boat Loader. Surtees Boats...

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DIBLEY SK OPEN 30

DIBLEY SK OPEN 30

Dibley Yacht Design’s latest 30-foot canting keel offshore race yacht is designed for solo or shorthanded sailing. “This category of racing is gaining a huge following worldwide,” says designer Kevin Dibley, “and there is a group of NZ locals who want to grow the numbers and enter races such as the Solo Tasman, the Round...

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AQUILA WINS INTERNATIONAL AWARDS

AQUILA WINS INTERNATIONAL AWARDS

Aquila Power Catamarans has just won the ‘Multihull of the Year’ in the powerboat category for its innovative Aquila 36. This award follows the prestigious Christofle Yacht Style Award in January. Launched at the 2017 Miami Boat Show, the Aquila 36 is designed to be a luxury weekend family boat, but it also makes a great oceangoing fishing...

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FIJI RESCUE

FIJI RESCUE

Emergency response vessels and training provided by New Zealand to Fiji proved their worth in the wake of two tropical cyclones in April. New Zealand provided Fiji with five emergency response vessels last year, funded through the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade (MFAT). The largest, Ai Talai, a rescue vessel constructed in Christchurch by...

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SHARED VISION, BESPOKE SERVICE

SHARED VISION, BESPOKE SERVICE

A shared vision to provide sophisticated designs without compromising on performance has brought two like-minded companies together. Stimson Yachts and Kit Carlier Design, led by their directors Kit Carlier and Christian Stimson, began working together in 2016. “Kit brings the interior and exterior design expertise and I bring the naval architecture know-how,” says Stimson. Both...

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New faces

New faces

Increasing demand for Rayglass’ quality refits and repowers has led to the appointment of the highly experienced Tony Yurjevic as service manager. Tony, with 25 years automotive and marine experience, has spent the last four years as part of the Rayglass service department’s leadership team. Rayglass CEO Dave Larsen says Tony’s move into the management...

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SIMRAD SOFTWARE UPDATE

SIMRAD SOFTWARE UPDATE

Simrad Yachting has released a new software update for NSS evo3, NSS evo2, NSO evo2 and GO Series displays.The update includes sonar enhancements, C-MAP® charting improvements and touchscreen control of MotorGuide® Xi5 trolling motors. At the heart of the release is FishReveal™, a new sonar feature that makes fish easier to see on DownScan Imaging™....

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YOUNG PROFESSIONALS IN YACHTING

YOUNG PROFESSIONALS IN YACHTING

NZ Marine Executive Director Peter Busfield was excited when Chris Gibbs of Oceanmax and Young Professionals in Yachting International (YPY) proposed setting up a New Zealand chapter of YPY. NZ Marine’s Board of Management recently approved the New Zealand chapter as a sector group of NZ Marine and offered administrative services and meeting rooms at...