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Autumn 2012


New Zealand to the world

• NZ Millennium Cup 2012 • Athena, NZ’s biggest refit • International boat shows • Wellington Yachting Strategy • Volvo Ocean Race stopover • High Performance Yacht Design • Rebranded: Auckland On Water Boat Show • Medal of Excellence for NZ Marine ITO graduate

Contents Autumn 2012

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elcome to the refreshed NZ marine industry, well illustrated by the stories in this issue of NZ Marine News. I say ‘refreshed’ because to stay ahead of the game in this new economic environment, our members are continually designing and implementing new business models. Marine industry companies continue to innovate in their products, services and in their manufacturing techniques. With approximately 23,000 yachts and launches, 7,000 commercial boats, 170,000 trailer power boats and more than 300,000 sailing dinghies, PWCs and canoes in use around New Zealand, our industry has a sound base for repairs and maintenance, and good opportunities for replacement sales. We continue to promote New Zealand as a tourist and refit destination for visiting yachts. In 2011 approximately 650 yachts, including a significant number of superyachts, visited our shores. This is definitely a growing market. Our export growth strategy includes profiling NZ Marine companies off the back of international marine events. We will continue this through 2012: profiling the NZ marine industry in association with the Volvo Ocean Race; the NZ Millennium Cup – now an annual event; NZ sailing representation at the Olympic Games, High Performance Yacht Design conference, at targeted international boat shows and our own Auckland On Water Boat Show. In addition to this we are working with the New Zealand Government to maximise business opportunities surrounding the NZ PGA Pro-Am golf championship and the 2013 America’s Cup. We wish you all the best for your own refreshed ideas in 2012 and look forward to reporting on them in our next NZ Marine News.

Peter Busfield Executive director, NZ Marine Industry Association 09-360-0056

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Report from Ian Cook, president NZ Millennium Cup 2012 Superyacht captains enjoy Pacific tour NZ Marine ultimate superyacht facility blueprint High Performance Yacht Design Wellington Yachting Strategy Volvo powers marine showcase Big savings on small print Industry News NZ Marine Boating After 5 International Boatbuilding Competition Canterbury Marine Festival Hutchwilco NZ Boat Show Discover Boating NZ Marine Export Group NZ Marine ITO report Graduates celebrate success NZ Marine Refit Group NZ Marine Ship and Workboat Group Industry statistics Auckland On Water Boat Show

Cover: Eclipse (foreground) and Janice of Wyoming during day one of the NZ Millennium Cup 2012 in Auckland. Photo: Luke Sprague / The Superyacht Group 2012 ISSN number: ISSN 1179-9773 (Print) ISSN 1179-9781 (Online) NZ Marine Industry Association 85 Westhaven Drive, Westhaven, Auckland PO Box 90 448, Victoria Street West, Auckland 1142 Phone 09 360 0056 Free phone 0800 600 242 Email Website Editor Rebecca Hayter Writing Works Ltd

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President’s report

Ian Cook:

President of NZ Marine Industry Association, managing director of Yachting Developments


hen we published the previous issue of NZMI News, Spring 2011, it was just before the Auckland International Boat Show, timed to coincide with the Rugby World Cup and the deluge of international journalists due to visit to New Zealand. Additional marine-oriented events were planned around the boat show: the Superyacht Captains Forum, the National Yards Tour and International Boatbuilding Competition. These

events brought more profile to our marine industry; many of the contacts made during this time and the stories written by overseas media will continue to expose us to opportunities in years to come. Following the boat show, there was still plenty to look forward to: the Canterbury Marine Festival, the NZ Millennium Cup, held in February, and the Volvo Ocean Race Stopover and High Performance Yacht Design, due in Auckland in March. The main cover line on this issue reads: Taking New Zealand around the world. Last month the NZ Millennium Cup earned the attention of the international superyacht industry and will soon be followed by the blueprint of the ultimate superyacht facility published by NZ Marine Export Group. This blueprint was created by delegates at the Superyacht Captains Forum and will be made widely available to marinas around the world to ensure we all help to support and grow the superyacht market. The blueprint will carry with it a strong message that New Zealand

Volvo Ocean Race returns to Auckland


uckland Tourism, Events and Economic Development (ATEED) owns the rights to stage the Volvo Ocean Race Auckland Stopover and is the primary funder of the event.

Government support includes a grant from the Major Events Development Fund. The 2011/12 Volvo Ocean Race started in Alicante, Spain on 29

has already developed a superior superyacht facility at Wynyard Quarter and is working on further facilities at Yard 37, Whangarei and Tauranga. As Camper, crewed by Emirates Team New Zealand, continues her voyage around the globe, she takes with her the pride of New Zealand boatbuilding, sportsmanship and sailing talent. In every stopover port, Camper is a popular crew, as she represents three decades of New Zealand performing at the highest level in round-the-world races. As we embark on 2012 and look ahead to 2013, the AC72 wingsail catamarans of America’s Cup 2013 are soon to appear on the water – and disappear from view at more than 30 knots. The next America’s Cup and Emirates Team New Zealand will once again bring New Zealand sailors and boatbuilders into the global spotlight. Despite the economic downturn, there are many opportunities to promote the New Zealand marine industry. I encourage you to make the most of them.

Ian Cook President, NZ Marine Industry Association 09-417-0060

October and features nine legs with stopovers in Cape Town, South Africa; Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates; Sanya, China; Auckland, New Zealand; Itajai, Brazil; Miami, USA; Lisbon, Portugal and Lorient, France with the finish in Galway, Ireland in July 2012.

The Auckland Stopover 8 March: Boats scheduled to arrive for finish of Leg 4 from Sanya (China)

16 March: Pro-Am Race

17 March: In-Port Race

18 March: Start of Leg 5 to Itajai (Brazil) WWW.NZMARINE.COM 3

Silvertip retains 2012 NZ Millennium Cup

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1. Imagine, in front, followed by Georgia and Janice of Wyoming 2. Networking at the informal post-race evenings 3. NZ Millennium Cup 2012 winner Silvertip 4. NZ Millennium Cup 5. Welcome function and captains' briefing at the Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron 6. Participants were welcomed with a haka performance 7. Eclipse, left, Georgia and Silvertip 4 NZ Marine News – Autumn 2012


he Alloy Yachts-built, 48.5m Georgia was on the start line for the first Millennium Cup in 2000 and was back for the 2012 NZ Millennium Cup on Auckland’s Hauraki Gulf from 16 to 18 February. Skippered by Chris Dickson and with a TV One news crew on board, Georgia won the opening race of the regatta and recorded a second and a third on the second day, to take second overall. The defending champion, the 33.8m Silvertip, built by Yachting Developments in 2001, was overall winner. She was the quickest in the light airs, winning both races on Friday and coming second in Thursday’s first race. The fourth and final race was abandoned by the Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron race committee due to lack of wind. The 44m Imagine, also built by Alloy Yachts and skippered by Emirates Team NZ’s Dean Barker, finished third overall. The NZ Millennium Cup will now be held annually in the City of Sails. It is organised by NZ Marine Export Group to provide superyacht owners with a regatta in one of the world's most favoured sailing domains, the Hauraki Gulf. The after-race networking provides an opportunity to showcase New Zealand’s superyacht build and refit industry and facilities. Open to superyachts of 30 metres and more, it featured sail events, two informal post-race evenings and a gala prizegiving dinner. NZ Marine Export thanks the following sponsors of the 2012 NZ Millennium Cup: Platinum – Yachting Developments; Gold – Alloy Yachts, Integrated Marine Group and Touch of Spice; Silver – Dubois Yachts, Events Clothing and Doyle Sails, Fitzroy Yachts and Smuggler Marine; Corporate – Yard 37, ATEED, Waterfront Auckland; Media Partners – The Superyacht Group and Ocean Media; supported by New Zealand Trade and Enterprise.

Stuart Robinson Chairman, NZ Millennium Cup committee 09-636-5777


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he inaugural Superyacht Captains Forum at the Auckland International Boat Show was the first of its kind in the world. Owen Rutter, chairman of NZ Marine Export, says its success will continue to bring advantages to the New Zealand industry for many years, while assisting superyacht captains to do their jobs even better. “Ultimately, every superyacht captain wants to make sure the owner has the best possible time on every cruising adventure and that includes ensuring that the yacht runs as smoothly as possible,” Mr Rutter says. “The forum delivered that and far exceeded expectations, while putting in place some strong relationships with the New Zealand industry. That is certain to bring in more contracts, perhaps for years to come.” From 14 to 16 September, in the newly opened Viaduct Events Centre, NZ Marine Export Group presented 120 delegates, including 30 superyacht captains, with a

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1. A panel of MC Peter Montgomery, Capt. Dan Jackson and Erle Williams discuss regatta tactics. 2. Joint Auckland International Boat Show and Superyacht Captains Forum opening function 3. Jon Barrett of JBA presenting on refit contract management 4. NZ Prime Minister Rt Hon John Key, right, with Captain Max Cumming and partner Ra Tangaroa 5. Hon Murray McCully, Minister of Foreign Affairs, addressing the delegates 6. NZ Marine Industry president Ian Cook, right, NZ Prime Minister Rt Hon John Key and NZ Marine Industry executive director Peter Busfield

comprehensive overview of New Zealand and the South Pacific as a superyacht cruising and refit destination. The forum opened with The Superyacht Report cocktail function at which the Prime Minister of New Zealand, the Right Honourable John Key, welcomed the captains and encouraged them to bring their owners to New Zealand. One of the sessions canvassed the superyacht captains’ vision for the ultimate superyacht facility. The results have been collated into a blueprint and will be made widely available to improve the standards of superyacht facilities around the world. Refer over page for more information. The inaugural Superyacht Captains Forum recognises the generous support of The Superyacht Group, Events Clothing, Waterfront Auckland, Auckland Tourism, Events and Economic Development, Yard37, Yachting Developments, Southern Spars, ShrinkForce, Southern Pacific Inflatables, IBI Insurance Brokers, The Penguin, Touch of Spice, HallSpars, McMullen and Wing, and Rayglass Boats. It was also supported by Real New Zealand Showcase, Destiny Bay Wines, and The Specialist Winegrowers of NZ.

Garry Hassall Chairman, Superyacht Captains Forum committee 09-427-5472


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Blueprint: ultimate superyacht facility


uperyachts of increasing numbers and lengths are coming to marinas around the world – but how do marinas satisfy their most discerning customers? A panel at the 2011 NZ Marine Export Group Superyacht Captains Forum asked the captains to describe their ultimate superyacht facility. Their answers have been collated into a blueprint for worldwide use. The following is a sample of their comments. Taking high priority for superyachts visiting a major city is to be close to the CBD for shopping, dining and accommodation, plus fresh daily supplies and public transport for crew. The captains requested a yacht club or office with free broadband wi-fi with bandwidth for simultaneous connections for all yachts, TV, crew bar, concierge services and restaurant, which are staffed 24/7.

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Superyachts need to be able to enter and leave the marina at all times, especially in case of emergency; eg, a marina fire. Large sailing yachts require unlimited air draft, ie, no bridges on approach to the marina; large sailing yachts and racing yachts require at least 7 metres low-tide depth throughout the marina. Marinas need full fire fighting equipment. The marina design should allow for the harbour’s naturally occurring wave resonance created by tides, current, wind and regular vessel movements. The marinas require good turnaround space for superyachts to manoeuvre and pass each other. For secure mooring, superyachts require tall piling inside the pontoon and large, through-bolted bollards for extra capacity and storm security; permanent ground tackle for bow and breast lines; and short fingers on stern-to berths for side boarding.

The marina power supply should be able to handle full draw from all yachts berthed: 3-phase power, high-current and a range of supply voltages; eg 115v, 63v; 440v, 250a minimum in large marinas; 50Hz and 60Hz are beneficial. Yacht captains requested a 1,500 tonne-plus slipping or synchrolift capability, a permanent tower crane for yard and rigging lifts, and a travelift for smaller lifts. To avoid unnecessary hardstand fees, they require the ability to carry out work while the vessel is afloat, including temporary shelters. All-weather, environmentally safe hardstand work areas should be sited with regard to the prevailing wind, ie, downwind of superyacht berths.

Garry Hassall Chairman, Superyacht Captains Forum committee 09-427-5472


Photos: Tow-tank, CFD screenshot and dinghy by Jeremie Raymond; two Generali photos by Jean-Marie Liot/Vendee Globe

High Performance Yacht Design 2012 T K The panel will include Camper skipper Chris Nicholson on New Zealand's entry; Mike Sanderson, former VOR winner and skipper of the Chinese Sanya team; Simon Fisher, Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing team; and Tony Mutter, American PUMA. It will also include technical experts Ian Campbell of the Wolfson Unit at Southampton University and Giovanni Belgrano, expert on composite structures; both men will deliver keynote addresses, as will Dr Len Imas, an authority in computational fluid dynamics (CFD) from the Stevens Institute of Technology in the USA. Mr Belgrano and Mr Imas work on Emirates Team New Zealand's America’s Cup AC72 wingsail catamaran programme. Advances in computer modelling and CFD programs have helped offset the costs and practical difficulties involved in full-scale, on-the-water testing, but the ultimate goal of perfectly dependable computer simulation and performance prediction design tools remains elusive. “There will always be a place for experimental and numerical testing,” says Mr Le Pelley, and, he adds, for art and the mark one eyeball. The first High Performance Yacht Design Conference was held in 2002 during the lead-up to the 2003 America’s Cup. HPYD is generously supported by North Sails, New Zealand Trade and Enterprise, SP High Modulus, ATEED and Auckland Council.

evin Cudby will present a performance prediction system that runs on a laptop computer for planing sailboats. French naval architect Dr Jeremie Raymond created a systematic series of hulls based on a recent Open 60, using Friendship Framework, a computer application, and Mr Cudby’s kspline parametric hull model. After extensive computer modelling and tank testing, Dr Raymond built a regression model which summarised the performance of his hulls. The Friendship Framework and the regression model run on a laptop computer so Dr Raymond can design a hull and estimate its performance in minutes, without accessing a large centralised computer. Ivor Wilkins

he science of achieving speed under sail is at the heart of the fourth High Performance Yacht Design conference from March 12 to 14. As the America’s Cup generates yachts capable of 35 knots, more than 100 international delegates and research experts will meet to discuss materials and structures, aerodynamics and hydrodynamics. The conference will be held at the Voyager Maritime Museum in Auckland as the city hosts the Volvo Ocean Race stopover. The conference is organised under the auspices of The Royal Institution of Naval Architects (NZ) and the University of Auckland. For the first time, the conference will include a public session on Monday, March 12. A panel of VOR skippers, competitors and designers will discuss the 2011/12 VOR and the performance of the highly powered, canting-keel yachts. The conference chairman, David Le Pelley from University of Auckland's Yacht Research Unit, will present a paper on aerodynamic force deduction techniques. He says that in some respects ocean racing is approaching a point where performance may exceed human endurance. “These yachts are quite extreme and the demands on crew are enormous. In the pressure of competition, skippers have to make tough decisions about how close to the edge they can go before they start risking not just the boats, but the safety of their crew.”



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12 - 14 March 2012 Auckland, New Zealand The 4th HPYD will be held as part of the Volvo Ocean Race stopover. Meet the sailors, see the yachts and attend this highly acclaimed technical conference.



A capital idea W ellington is using its famous wind to promote the city and grow economic activity through its Wellington Yachting Strategy (WYS). The capital city’s extensive harbour is ideal for modern yacht racing events and, with development, its waterfront will encourage Wellingtonians to be more active on the water. Wellington’s marine industry is increasing its contribution to the economy. Nearby, Cook Strait provides a tough ocean training ground for sailors. Underway since 2006, WYS recognises New Zealand’s ability to host world-class sailing events and is based on a strong working relationship between Wellington City Council and Royal Port Nicholson Yacht Club. Restoration of the Clyde Quay area will draw people to the water and to RPNYC which, with assistance from SPARC, will become a centre for ocean water sports, including a 30% increase in mooring capacity. The aim is to complete feasibility studies for the Clyde Quay Boat Harbour Restoration Project by June 2013 and construction phase one including the central plaza, remote control yacht attractions, a harbour side cafe and enhanced access to the harbour by June 2014.

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WCC and RPNYC have successfully bid for and organised ocean race stopovers including the Volvo Ocean Race, the Global Ocean Race, the BT Global Challenge, the Barcelona World Race and the Velux 5 Oceans Race. In the last two years WCC and RPNYC have established the six-week, summertime Wellington Harbour Festival which includes Laser, Optimist and keelboat national championships, offshore races, the restart of the Global Ocean Race, and a KiwiSport WaterSports programme for schools. They intend to host more Global Ocean Race stopovers and, from 2015, to establish the Wellington

Clyde Quay Boat Harbour Restoration Project Plans Notes:


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International Boat Show to run during the Wellington Harbour Festival. As part of a 2009 document, RPNYC established Wellington Spirit Ltd to develop a high achieving, national/international yacht racing team that inspires pride in Wellington’s sailing and provides an avenue for sailors to advance into professional yachting. Wellington Spirit has secured four matchracing yachts; its successes include winning the 2011 New Zealand Match Racing title.

Wellington Yachting Strategy involves the following: Wellington City Council, Tourism NZ, SPARC, High Performance Sport NZ, the Ministry of Economic Development, NZ Trade and Enterprise, the NZ Marine Industry Association, Positively Wellington Tourism, Grow Wellington, leading Wellington companies, the Wellington Marine Industry, Yachting NZ, major international yachting event organisers and Royal Port Nicholson Yacht Club.



Volvo powers marine showcase As the six round-the-world race yachts draw visitors to the Viaduct Events Centre for the Volvo Ocean Race Stopover in Auckland, 8 - 18 March, marine industry companies put their products and skills on display at the DHL Marine Marine Export Showcase.

Olympic dinghies, America’s Cup and VO70 syndicates.


North Sails


amiltonJet of Christchurch pioneered the development of modern waterjet propulsion in the 1950s, and has designed and manufactured more than 48,000 waterjets for use in commercial and pleasure craft around the world.

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ella Marine is an extensive design, testing and manufacturing base which develops offshore-capable, advanced, highly efficient and durable LED lighting navigation, deck, interior and exterior lighting.

ive out of six boats competing in the Volvo Ocean Race have chosen North Sails, reflecting its commitment to technology and making sails that are fast, light and long lasting.





he VSPARS RealTime system uses deck-mounted self-contained, calibrated camera units to calculate sail shape in real time, allowing trim optimisation against targets during racing. The technology features on yachts from 49ers to Volvo 70s. The Twisted Flow Wind Tunnel at the Yacht Research Unit, University of Auckland allows designers to evaluate a yacht’s performance over a range of sailing conditions. Customers include

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Yamaha Motor NZ


amaha Motor New Zealand imports and distributes the Yamaha outboards, Waverunners, motorcycles, ATVs and golf carts. Its nationwide dealer network caters for all products including Yamaha Marine Insurance (YMI) and finance (YMF).

olpower NZ Ltd is the Volvo Penta marine and industrial engine importer for NZ and the Pacific Islands. Volvo Penta is the world’s leading stern drive manufacturer as well as providing sail drive, gearbox and IPS propulsion systems. Volvo engines range from the D1-13hp to the massive D13-900hp for the pleasure market and the D16-750 in the commercial market.

Durepox, Pettit, Altex Yacht & Boat paint products. It manufactures paint brands such as DuPont, Boero and Carboline Coatings.



HL offers integrated services and tailored, customerfocused solutions for managing and transporting letters, goods and information.

Rayglass Boats


ayglass Boats manufactures high quality powerboats from 6 metres to 12 metres loa, and the Protector range of rigid hulled inflatable workboats. Its excellence in design, construction, finish and performance mean a high level of repeat business.

Ocean Media


cean Media publishes Australasia’s leading luxury marine magazines, including Ocean Magazine, for boats in excess of $1 million; Sails Magazine for racing and cruising boats; Offshore Yachting for The Cruising Yacht Club of Australia, and the globally circulated Great Southern Route Superyacht Cruising Guide.

Advance Trident


dvance Trident Ltd (ATL) specialises in the sales, support and distribution of marine electronics including B&G and Simrad. Focused on quality brands at affordable prices, the family-owned company has more than 20 years experience in navigation, communication and integrated marine electronics.



-Tech manufactures and exports composite components for the marine industry, including spars, booms, prods and CT Sailbattens. This range of carbon fibre sail battens with a rectangular, hollow tapered shape are used by every America's Cup team, superyachts, offshore racers, multihulls, maxis, harbour racers and cruisers. C-Tech manufactures carbon fibre masts, booms, prods and spinnaker poles for racing dinghies, sports boats and small multihulls.


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outhern Spars specialises in the design and construction of carbon fibre spars and components, rigging, and rig servicing. It has centres in the USA, Denmark, South Africa, Spain and Sri Lanka, with headquarters in Auckland, New Zealand. Southern Spars supplied masts on Telefonica and Camper, and the rigging on Puma.

Altex Coatings


ltex Coatings Ltd and Resene Automotive & Light Industrial Ltd are 100% Kiwi owned. They supply specialised marine paints and coatings plus technical service, globally. Most of Altex’s extensive product range is locally produced and includes

uckland is the hub for New Zealand’s marine industry and proud to host the Volvo Ocean Race Stopover. Auckland, population 1.4m, is base for more than 600 international companies. New Zealand ranks alongside Denmark as number one in the world for business integrity. It’s young, energetic and innovative. For information on living or doing business in Auckland please call Tim Kahlen at +649 365 0534, or contact Auckland Tourism, Events and Economic Development Limited at: WWW.NZMARINE.COM 11

Companies exhibiting at the DHL Marine Marine Export Showcase, Viaduct Events Centre, during the Volvo Ocean Race Stopover in Auckland, 8 - 18 March. – 14m. Smuggler Strata customised superyacht tenders are popular as crew and guest tenders worldwide. The 9-14m range of RIBs are perfect as chase boats for racing crews and are built to international CE standard.

Events Clothing

Doyle Sailmakers

or more than 20 years Events Clothing has designed and supplied quality garments to marine and corporate sectors. It supplies distinctive, technical uniforms, off-theshelf and custom-made, to more than 300 superyachts and international companies. Sailors on Camper sleep in Marine-O sleeping bags from Event Clothing.

oyle Sails' high quality construction using the latest technologies features on superyachts, racing yachts and cruising yachts around the world. Doyle sails NZ is 100% New Zealand owned and operated by Chris McMaster, Richard Bouzaid and Mike Sanderson. This team owns the highly automated Stratis membrane technology, including CAD plotters and computer-driven laminators, for better value and consistency.


Fitzroy Yachts


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achting Developments is an international award-winning superyacht builder based in Hobsonville, Auckland, with more than 20 years experience. Recent Yachting Developmentsbuilt superyachts include Bliss, Bristolian, Silvertip, Antares III, Vesper and Symmetry. Yachting Developments also specialises in the refit and restoration of historic vessels, most recently the J Class, Endeavour.

itzroy Yachts built its first yacht, the 24.7m Spirit of Fitzroy in 1997, and has built seven high specification, 30m-plus superyachts since, the largest being the 49.7m Zefira, which was named Sailing Yacht of the Year at the 2011 World Superyacht Awards. Fitzroy Yachts is based in New Plymouth, New Zealand.

Fi-Glass Boats

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ookson Boats, established 1974, has built all America’s Cup racing yachts for Emirates Team New Zealand since 2000 and is involved in the construction of the AC45 America’s Cup class catamarans. It specialises in the construction of custom hi-tech racing yachts using advanced composites.

Smuggler Marine


muggler Marine builds fibreglass Strata RIBs from 3.7

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i-Glass Boats has manufactured high quality, fibreglass family and fishing trailerable powerboats for more than 50 years. Its most popular models include the Fi-Glass Dominator 5.1, the Fi-Glass Firestar 5.3 and the Fi-Glass Lightning 5.8. It exports around 50% of its production and has a strong network of dealers throughout New Zealand.

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ou can spend a lot of time and money on official agreements and forms – or you can take advantage of NZMI's collection of document templates. These are available to NZMI members for free or a much-reduced cost.

NZ Marine Industry Association documents


'Best kept secret' training brochure Organisations with continuing trainees Fee Structure Training Agreement Marine Industry Leadership Programme Become One - brochure (A4) Become One - brochure, brief overview (DLE) Guidelines to Advanced Qualifications and Training NZ Marine ITO Introduction brochure (DLE) Unit Standards Study Notes - for applicable unit standards

CPC NZ Boatbuilding Standard documents CPC 30 CPC 33 CPC 35 CPC 37 CPC 38 CPC 39 CPC 40

Brochure (DLE) - What is CPC? Adhesive labels - for displaying on boat windscreens Promotional video Boating Safety sticker Life-size Coastguard / CPC People Cut-out Steering wheel swinger CPC Dealers Manual

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Membership Application Brochures - Full & Associate New Zealand Marine Industry Directory NZ Marine Rules NZ Marine Strategic Plan Membership Services Brochure General Code of Ethics Boat Brokers - Code of Ethics (under construction) Boat Brokers - Sales & Purchase Agreement Boat Brokers - Our Authority to Sell Boat Dealers - Code of Ethics Boat Dealers - Sale & purchase agreement (for dealer-owned boats) Boat Dealers - Sale & purchase agreement (for on-behalf sales) Boat Dealers - Authority to Sell Boat Dealers - Revocation of Authority Boat Dealers - Demonstration form Mediation Process Employment Agreement Credit Application GST Exemption Form for visiting yachts Buy With Confidence - flag, available to purchase Boating Safety sticker, Coastguard Annual Report NZ Marine News NZ Marine Logo - "Recognised Member Of" New Zealand Marine Industry Survey 2011 Immigration for Skilled Workers - NZ Immigration Service document Second Hand Dealers Act Information Agreement for the Construction of a New Boat with notes Agreement for the Construction of a New Boat for Export with notes Refit agreement with notes Repair agreement with notes New Zealand Marine Industry Refit Code of Practice NZ Marine Blueprint for the Ultimate Superyacht Facility

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Industry News

Naiad supplies Oracle Racing


aiad will design and build four support vessels for Oracle Racing's AC45 and AC72 catamarans. The America’s Cup defender’s new race tenders will use Naiad's complex, stepped-hull forms which maintain high speeds while retaining a deep-V shape. They create minimal drag for maximum fuel efficiency. The new Oracle Racing tenders will be built by Naiad Inflatables of Newport, USA. The AC45 tenders are based on the standard Naiad 10m stepped hull and powered by twin Mercury Verado outboards. The AC72 tenders are a new 12.9m design, capable of 50 knots. They will be powered by twin Cummins QSB 5.9-litre, 480hp diesels coupled to Mercury Racing's new NXT1 diesel stern-drives.

SP-High Modulus in Japan


P-High Modulus, the marine business of Gurit, has appointed Best Link Trading Company Inc as a new re-seller for SP-High Modulusbranded products for the Japanese marine retail market. Bestlink Trading Company Inc is one of Japan’s leading composite distributors. SP-High Modulus supplies the superyacht market, highperformance custom, production and work boat sectors.

Clever thinking


hen Keith Patterson decided to rebrand his company, he knew the right person for the job – himself. For 25 years as Patterson Marketing,

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he has marketed an increasing portfolio of marine-related businesses, but it’s time to retire the brand and get edgy. Please put your hands together for: RedHot Creative. “We are an extremely creative team,” Mr Patterson says. “We’ve got fantastic design skills. These days, the basic design tools are on a Mac design program, but we have a natural ability to understand our clients' needs and design and create a great campaign – a computer can’t do that.” A keen boatie, Mr Patterson enjoys working with companies such as Haines Hunter, Electronic Navigation, Formula Cruisers, Thompson Walker, AOWBS and NZMI. “I just love people who love boats,” he says. Mr Patterson, pictured right with his son Campbell, believes RedHot Creative is unusual in having a cluster of marine clients. “It’s an expertise that nobody else has,” he says. “Our marine clients have a fantastic product

but they’re too closely involved in it to see how to market it. “I say to clients: ‘It just needs a bit of clever thinking.’ That’s what we’re good at.”

Yard37 plans nearly finalised


uckland Council Property expects final Auckland Council consents for the development of the Yard37 marine industry precinct at Hobsonville Point in the next couple of months. The council will soon test its final design plans and present results to the marine industry. It will take the product to market to allow interested parties to buy land and build, or lease buildings

Major scrap project for Stark Bros


tark Brothers recently deconstructed the Jaguar, a 64m cargo ship of GRT 1044 tonnes. Chief executive Andrew Stark believes it to be the first major vessel to be scrapped in a dry dock in New Zealand. A 3m section of the bow and deck plating were removed prior to the ship being dry docked on 26 January 2012. The entire wheel house structure, the main engine, cargo mast and booms, hatch covers and most equipment were removed before full cut-up. The final block was lifted from the dock at 1200 hours on 10 February 2012. “While this was not a project of choice for Stark Bros, given the circumstances [a decision made by the receivers] that lead to the scrapping, it has been and continues to be an interesting and challenging project,” Mr Stark says.

in the precinct. The 20-hectare development is earmarked for superyacht and boat building, suppliers and services. It has the potential to create 2000 jobs and is a key project for expansion in the marine industry. A cost benefit analysis shows the project will have a return for the regional economy of $3.22 on every dollar invested. Yard37, at 37 degrees latitude south, is part of one of the council’s

five key strategic projects – the $300 million development of Auckland’s north west region. The site has a rare combination of flat land and deep-water access. When complete, Yard37 will have a ramp suitable for launching and retrieving superyachts, mixed use space and a hardstand area. It is slightly more than 20km from Auckland’s CBD by land and only 11km by water.

Kiwi 40FC #3


T Boats Ltd, founded by New Zealand-based Lapo Ancillotti and Italian businessman Francesco Piva, has launched its third Kiwi 40FC. Designed by Bruce Farr and built in sophisticated resin infusion by Hakes Marine in Wellington, the Kiwi 40FC features a versatile deck layout for short-handed offshore racing and fully-crewed inshore events. This 12.19m, 4,500kg powerful racing yacht has the maximum righting moment permitted within Class 40 rules, maximum permitted beam of 4.5m, maximum allowed water ballast and a low centre of vertical gravity for plenty of horsepower. The construction method ensures excellent weight distribution and stiffness of structure which in turn creates lower inertia and faster performance.


Wellington – 3 November


urnsco Marine, Gulf Group Marine Brokers, Strait Marine Parts and Services, and Hakes Marine hosted a joint event in the Seaview Marina area. Approximately 45 guests visited the sites to see products, services and construction projects. Gulf Group Marine Brokers

Burnsco Marine

Tristram Marine, Hamilton – 10 August


ristram Marine welcomed approximately 40 members on 10 August to view its major developments in manufacturing technology, effectively demonstrated by Tristram models at different stages of production. Lance and Bronwyn Fink founded their company in 1987.

Strait Marine Parts and Services

Hakes Marine

Sportcraft Marine, Tauranga – 29 September


portcraft Marine and Tauranga Marine Industry Association welcomed approximately 45 members on 29 September. Sportcraft Marine’s Jamie Black gave a tour of the new premises at 119 Hewletts Road; Brian Kent, president, Tauranga Marine Industry Association, updated members on the Tauranga Boat Expo.

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Whangarei – 24 November


ew Zealand Trade and Enterprise gave a presentation to Northern Region members and invitees at the Northland Events Centre on the ProjectLink initiative which links NZ companies to Australian contracts.

Dickson Marine Refits, Nelson 29 February


asil Hart and Anita Gardner welcomed about 30 people to Dickson's After 5. On display was Unique, a 55ft sailing cat designed by Gavin Cooke. Dickson's was completing the boat before it goes into charter in Fiji. Tawhiri was in for refit. Designed by Col Wild in 1933, the 39ft classic is famous for winning the stormy 1951 Wellington to Lyttelton Race. The yard also featured its Dickson 8m trailer.

Picton and Waikawa – 1 March


arine companies in the Picton-Waikawa area co-hosted a Boating After 5. The attendees heard from Port Marlborough and Naiad Inflatables, and visited Gulf Group Marine Brokers, Waikawa Marine and Rigging, Beach Road Marine and Marine Engineering. They also enjoyed a gathering at the Waikawa Boating Club.

Caroline Gibson Membership Services, NZ Marine Industry 09-376-7732

Beach Road Marine

Waikawa Marine and Rigging

Waikawa Boating Club

Gulf Group Marine Brokers Picton



International Boatbuilding Competition Building skills


f the New Zealand marine industry is to double in size by 2020, it needs a reliable supply of skilled, motivated young people into all sectors of the marine industry and the ability to promote their skills to the world. The International Boatbuilding Competition, organised by the NZ Marine ITO at the Auckland International Boat Show, was working on both fronts when its five teams competed for the highest standard of innovation, best quality of build and best overall presentation. The teams comprised apprentices from companies in the superyacht industry; each represented a country competing in Rugby World Cup 2011. They built outrigger canoes to a basic design prior to the boat show, applying their skills in composite, design, cabinetmaking and creativity.

SMI (Specialist Marine Interiors) did a grand job for Ireland and easily won the categories of innovation, best quality of build and overall presentation. Features included the SMI logo in timber veneer and curved, hollow beams of an octagonal crosssection in yellow cedar. Alloy Yachts created an immaculate pair of hulls in dark blue, carrying the French rugby team’s coq emblem on the bow. Their innovation included twin jockey poles which enabled them to pole out the spinnaker clews for the on-water race. Fitzroy Yachts’ creation featured the Ranfurly Shield and the puma logo for Argentina. They demonstrated their cabinetmaking skills in the teak decking with wenge inlay. The boat featured back-lit signs for line controls in the carbon fibre-lined mastbox. The Superyacht Interiors NZ entry,



named Underarm, featured an Aussie wallaby and a leeboard. Cross beams were mounted across the entire beam to avoid point-loading. The NZ Marine team’s blackpainted entry took inspiration from the America’s Cup catamaran, the AC45, with reverse-raked bow and transom for longer waterline. The boats raced under paddle, sail and outboard power as the voice of yachting, Peter Montgomery, ran the commentary. Alloy Yachts took line honours for France, followed by Superyacht Interiors NZ (Australia) and Fitzroy Yachts (Argentina). Companies which participated in the International Boatbuilding Competition each received an apprentice scholarship from NZ Marine Industry Training Organisation, valued at approximately $5,000. NZ Marine ITO training covers core skills such as boatbuilding, marine painting and marine engineering, and skills such as management, forecasting and marketing. This helps to ensure people remain successful in the marine industry, continually building on their collective experience. NZ Marine ITO general manager Chris van der Hor believes the organisation is the only one of its type in the world which delivers on-going training at all levels of the industry.

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1. Hundreds of spectators watched the on-water race 2. MC Mike Ward, left, and Auckland mayor Len Brown, who presented the prizes 3. Specialist Marine Interiors' winning entry 18 NZ Marine News – Autumn 2012

Canterbury Marine Festival boosts mainland boating


he Mainland put on its biggest display of boating activity on the shores of Lake Hood, Ashburton on 29 – 30 October 2011. The Canterbury Marine Festival was organised by NZMI following the cancellation of the Christchurch Boat Show due to the February 22 earthquake. With free entry to the public and on-water demos, the festival created

a vibrant boating atmosphere to attract boating families from throughout the South Island. Boating brands such as Reflex, Haines Signature, Fi-Glass Boats, Hamilton Jet, CSB Huntsman, Tristram, Fyran, CrestaCraft and Magnum were on display, as well as a range of outboards, personal watercraft and boating equipment. The Lake House Restaurant

provided a social centre for the festival. Sponsors included Boating New Zealand, Line 7 Clothing, KIA, Ashburton District Tourism and The Christchurch Press.

Sandra Rainey Events co-ordinator, NZMI 09-376-7737


2012 Hutchwilco New Zealand Boat Show ASB Showgrounds, Greenlane, Auckland

Extreme prize and old favourites


new $70,000-plus Extreme/ Yamaha Gate Prize package and exciting attractions will feature at the 2012 Hutchwilco New Zealand Boat Show at the ASB Showgrounds in Auckland on May 17-20. The 2012 show will follow one of the most successful Hutchwilco New Zealand Boat Shows ever; the 2011

show attracted more than 34,000 paying visitors over four days. All of the show’s popular favourites will be back: the Hauraki Fishing Hall with its high energy gamefishing simulator and Top Catch Ask The Experts Fishing Seminars; the Club Marine Discover Boating Centre and Youthtown Activity Area with large indoor pools and non-stop programme of action and interactive displays. Other popular favourites back for 2012 include Derek the Chef, the Fisherchicks, model powerboat racers, the always-popular Carlton Bar and the much-anticipated annual Boating NZ / NZ Fishing News Awards evening. The awards evening is a social highlight for many in the marine industry, bringing together the nation’s boatbuilders, importers, distributors, retailers and personalities. With a professional MC, slick AV presentation and top entertainment, it presents the much-prized golden award plinths to the winners of the Boat of the Show Award categories. Show organiser Dave Gibbs is

urging those planning to release a new model at the 2012 Hutchwilco New Zealand Boat Show to get their entry in soon. “We’ve heard there are a lot of new models being released this year and we are expecting another full field of entrants,” he says. Mr Gibbs says stand space for the 2012 Hutchwilco New Zealand Boat Show is filling fast with sales ahead of the same time last year. “We know the Hutchwilco New Zealand Boat Show is a great place in New Zealand to showcase new models, engine, electronics and accessories,” he says. “With more than 30,000 hot prospects literally walking past your sales desk in just four days, it is a great opportunity to set up your business for the coming winter, spring and summer."

What: Hutchwilco New Zealand Boat Show Where: ASB Showgrounds, Greenlane, Auckland When: May 17-20, 2012

Dave Gibbs General manager, Hutchwilco NZ Boat Show 09-525-6999

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ramps, camping grounds, marinas, fishing, sailing and water-ski clubs, surf-life-savers patrolled beaches, diving and fishing spots, Coastguard units and fuel stations. It contains more than 300 locations of live weather and nearly 100 webcams. The Canterbury Marine Festival promoted Discover Boating and the Boating Map to South Island boaties. With a wider marketing view, Discover Boating is working closely with NZ Marine ITO’s Retail Qualification to attract keen young people to the marine industry. Discover Boating’s 100-plus website pages underwent a major redesign to promote NZ Marine ITO training, including a prominent link to NZ Marine ITO. The redesign included expanded descriptions of water activities and destinations, embedded video clips and links to other resources. Discover Boating is also active on social media with around 400 likes on Facebook and a similar number of followers on Twitter.

Competitions through 2011 included opportunities to win with Auckland Jet Boat Tours; two packages of a Viking Kayak, RFD vest and WipeOut sea-biscuit worth more than $1,000; and tickets to Auckland International Boat Show. Most competitions could be entered on-line. In the Go Fishing competition in December 2011, entrants added their fishing spots to This was the first Discover Boating competition to use Facebook ads, Google ads and custom-Facebook tabs. The winning entry reeled in a $399 Panasonic FT-10 waterproof digital camera. The Discover Boating committee met in March, May, August, October and November.

Chairman, Discover Boating commitee 04-237-7800


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NZ Marine Export Group Hey, buddy, want to come to an overseas boat show? Show time: New NZ Marine signage at, from left: Ft Lauderdale International Boat Show, METS Amsterdam and the Monaco Yacht Show


Z Marine Export Group is encouraging local manufacturers to buddy-up with an experienced New Zealand exhibitor at an overseas boat show this year. It’s a chance to visit the show as a ‘walker’, without the cost of exhibiting, to try before you buy. Smuggler Marine’s Dave Pringle accepted an invite last year to join NZ Marine Export exhibitor Murray Mulcahy of Mulcahy Engineering to the Fort Lauderdale Boat Show. The trip was so successful that Mr Pringle says he is planning to return as a walker to Fort Lauderdale Boat Show this year. “Murray knew the layout and the right people to talk to, and that was perfect because it was all about people who knew people,” Mr Pringle says. “We got some very good contacts from the show.” Those included a New Zealand superyacht engineer who was pleased to see a compatriot. “Oh, you’re a Kiwi,” he said. “Come on board.” The skipper has since visited Smuggler Marine in Auckland and asked for a quote for a superyacht tender. Owen Rutter, chairman NZMEG, says the sector recently worked with a professional facilitator to re-evaluate

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its five-year strategy to 2015. A priority was to continue having a strong New Zealand presence at international boat shows, while encouraging more local manufacturers to attend these overseas shows. “A big focus for us as a group is to identify and grab those smaller companies who are doing well locally and considering extending their market. For the sake of an air fare, they can buddy up with a regular exhibitor to get a feel for the show and be introduced to a few people. That may inspire them to take a punt and have a stand the following year. “We have mentor companies which have been going to overseas boat shows for several years.” NZ Marine Export sets up New Zealand Street at overseas boat shows, for New Zealand member companies to exhibit together. Last year, members paid for new international branding structures at Monaco and Fort Lauderdale. “It lifted it to a whole new level,” Mr Rutter says. “The feedback was incredibly positive – the general comment around the shows was that our presence was far, far greater than the size of our market.” Following every international boat

show it attends, NZ Marine Export surveys the New Zealand exhibitors and hosts debrief sessions. “People keep going back to those shows because they are successful,” Mr Rutter says. “When you’ve got limited marketing dollars, you’ve got to keep them in the right place, and these shows keep coming up trumps.” Monaco Yacht Show continues to be the number one show for most NZMEG members involved with superyachts. “The guys that attend Monaco are building boats greater than a hundred metres, mostly built for Arabs or Russians, but there’s probably a drop-off in the fifty to eighty-metre market.” The METS (Marine Equipment Trade Show, Amsterdam) superyacht pavilion, introduced a few years ago, was fully subscribed. Mr Rutter says NZMEG is keeping a close eye on Asia, as a developing market. “It’s on our doorstep and it’s growing. It’s just a matter of when the time is right to go to the boat shows.”

Owen Rutter Chairman, NZ Marine Export Group 09-303-0013

NZ Marine Industry Training Chaired by Lloyd Stevenson

Logging initiative


ave Hammond qualified as a marine system engineer with Sovereign Yachts in May 2002 and has already written the book – or at least a logbook – to improve efficiency in his tasks. Since graduating in his apprenticeship, Dave, 25, has worked on superyachts in Europe and America as either first or second engineer. He is also qualified as Y3 and 4 under the MCA ruling, and is second engineer on the 230ft Utopia. An engineer’s job includes recording of maintenance issues to ensure all systems are as reliable as possible. Most engineers maintain computer records, but create a handwritten log as well. “The majority of yacht engineers are using commercial books specific to shipping,” Dave says. “They really don’t work for superyachts. We’re always crossing things out and adding our own columns.” So Dave designed his own, specifically for superyachts up to 3000 gross tons. He eliminated irrelevant categories and included yacht-specific columns to keep track of maintenance, operations and daily records. He found the logbook so useful, he set up Morgan Marine to publish and distribute it.

NZ Marine ITO talks shop


r Ian Brooks has joined New Zealand Marine Industry Training Organisation as a specialist customer care advisor. NZ Marine ITO has also purchased the rights to use Dr Brooks’ Shop Talk video training programme, which it will present to trainees who are studying retail, distribution and marina operations. The Shop Talk sessions will be made available to the trainees through the NZ Marine ITO RudderLive e-learning management system. NZ Marine ITO general manager Chris van der Hor says the Shop Talk sessions dovetail perfectly with the NZ Marine ITO training modules. “These include short, concise videos, followed by a series of questions,” he says. “This is precisely the sort of training system we know works so well for our trainees.”

RudderLive a hit at IBEX


end me more. I’d take a New Zealand apprentice any day.” That declaration came from an American boatbuilder following a presentation on the New Zealand Marine ITO apprenticeship training

scheme from NZ Marine ITO general manager, Chris van der Hor. Mr van der Hor travelled to Kentucky, USA to present the IBEX (International Boatbuilders Exhibition and Conference) with an overview of NZ Marine ITO, especially its advances in the last five years. Taking a strong focus was RudderLive, the new computer-based training model which has transformed the often intensive, text-based learning resources into a computer-based learning environment, in an interactive world of demo videos, self-marking quizzes and weblinks. “All schools are e-learning now but the delegates at IBEX were surprised that we had made that advance so quickly,” Mr van der Hor says. “They loved the features on RudderLive which allows apprentices to largely manage their own training.” The delegates were also impressed that NZ Marine ITO runs the entire apprentice system. It markets marine industry careers to the general public and schools, develops and delivers the training, mentors the apprentices and hosts their graduation. “Every great sports team in the world has coaches and a management team so the ITO is the management team and the field officers are the coaches and the mentors.” Other ITOs in New Zealand have replicated the NZ Marine ITO model. “We don’t water it down by staircasing the qualifications,” says Mr van der Hor. “There’s one boatbuilding qualification standard, for example: either you’re a level four boatbuilder or you’re not a boatbuilder. We didn’t want to confuse our industry by producing an apprentice with, say, a level two certificate in boatbuilding who isn’t nearly as skilled as a level four boatbuilder.


it was obvious that this program was working and working well. “A chance to hear first hand all of the exciting new developments in the NZ program was irresistible,” she says. “Chris did a fabulous job of presenting the program in a clear, concise manner that gave people a real sense of how the program works. His passion for apprenticeship as a training model was clear and really helped us understand how dedicated the industry is to keeping their program alive and well – even in trying economic times. We were all completely blown away by RudderLive.” Carl Cramer, who founded

Professional BoatBuilder magazine in 1989, says New Zealand has always been one of the most successful and innovative countries within the boating market. “I believe the first time we covered New Zealand's boatbuilding apprenticeship program was in our December/January 1993 issue. “In our quest to help spread the word of your successful apprenticeship – and other training programs, it was only natural that we would invite Chris to be a speaker at last year's IBEX. My only regret is that space limitations prevent more people in our industry from being more familiar with your program.” Mr van der Hor says NZ Marine ITO receives strong enquiries from boating industries around the world on how they might invest in a similar programme.

together teams of four apprentices and boatbuilders to compete under pressure at what they do best: building boats. The format will continue last year’s move to catamarans, reflecting the America’s Cup. Teams can build to a supplied design or to their own, which

must have been approved by NZ Marine ITO prior to the event. Based at NZMI House, Westhaven Drive, Auckland, the MTC has become a family day out for friends of the competing companies, delivering a blend of entertainment and education in boat building as the teams create their craft in two hours, before taking a break for lunch at the water’s edge. The real fun begins as the boats are launched for a two-lap, two-heat regatta under paddle, sail and power. Some float and enjoy intense racing around the course; some sink and swim. Coastguard is on hand to see that all make it back to shore safely and the commentary keeps the public informed. Makita Tools returns as the primary sponsor for the event. Its lithium battery power tools are used by all teams in creating the boats and auctioned later at the prize-giving. Other sponsors are Gurit SP/High Modulus, BBS Timbers, Boating New Zealand, Gineico, FixTech, Adhesive Technologies, International Yacht Paint, Burnsco Marine, Nuplex, Yamaha, NZ Marine Industry.

NZ Marine Industry Training

“We set level four and we define the qualifications to meet the different sectors like trailer boats and superyachts, and then deliver them. It’s a four-to-five year qualification – that’s quite a big ask, so we supply a strong mentoring focus.” Susan Swanton, executive director for Maine Marine Trades Association, was moderator for Mr van der Hor’s presentation. She had her first experience of the New Zealand’s marine industry training programme when she visited here in 2005. “I was completely sold,” she says. “Maybe it was the enthusiasm of the employers or their apprentices – but

Plying their trade


ower drills will buzz, saws will cut, and bows will take shape at the Marine Trades Challenge in Auckland on 14 April 2012. The annual event, organised by NZ Marine ITO, brings

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Kia supports mentoring for apprentices


ia is assisting NZ Marine ITO in fulfilling its mentoring role for marine industry apprentices throughout New Zealand. The car manufacturer’s generous sponsorship of diesel-powered Kia Sorrento cars has brought major savings in capital outlay for NZ Marine ITO and enables its field officers to maintain supportive roles with the apprentices assigned to them. NZ Marine ITO general manager

Chris van der Hor says mentoring is a huge part of the NZ Marine ITO’s successful training programme. “Our field officers use Kia Sorrento vehicles to make regular, on-site visits to our apprentices to work with any issues they may have with their training and ensure they are meeting their study targets. That’s a big part of NZ Marine ITO’s high success rate in numbers of apprentices who complete their training on time.

Excellent skills from Kiwi cabinet maker


achting Development employee Rob Hamilton earned a Medal of Excellence and an “amazing experience” when he attended the 2011 World Skills competition in London, 5-8 October. Having gained the top spot in cabinetmaking at the national competition in Christchurch, September 2010, Mr Hamilton travelled to London with his skills expert, NZMI field officer Mike Birdsall. The World Skills cabinetmaking competitors built a Taiwanese-style cabinet over three days. They had received a finished plan of the project a month prior, but 30% of its features – such as dimensions or joins –

were changed the day before the competition to test the cabinet makers on new elements. Mr Hamilton finished tenth out of 24, missing out on a podium place by a tolerance of 0.5mm in three measurements. “The hardest thing is the time management – getting it all done in the time frame of eighteen hours while maintaining the quality of work,” Mr Hamilton says. “We did a lot of training in skills but equally as much in time management, breaking down a project into manageable sections.” Mr Hamilton gratefully acknowledged sponsor support from Blum Hardware, Adhesive

Above: Rob Hamilton with the cabinet that earned him a Medal of Excellence at World Skills 2011 competition

“The Kia models meet latest emission standards so they are ecofriendly,” he says. “Our field officers do a lot of kilometres so the fuel savings will be significant.” Mr van der Hor says that as part of this arrangement, Kia is offering special rates on new Kia cars to NZMI members.

Kia: Proud supporters of NZ Marine ITO

Technologies, Harken, Mulcahy Engineering, Makita powertools and Anzor Fastenings. Rosenfeld Kidson gave him the last of its European oak to practice with as it was the timber to be used in the competition. Mr Hamilton set up his work station at Yachting Developments to replicate the competition format in London. World Skills 2010 was the biggest event ever staged at the Excel centre in London, welcoming 200,000 spectators to watch 950 competitors in 50 disciplines.

Chris van der Hor General manager, NZ Marine ITO 09-360-0056

Above: Mike Birdsall, left, Rob's skills expert and NZ Marine ITO field officer with Rob Hamilton


Graduates celebrate success NZ Marine ITO Graduation 2011


mong them, they will supply the skills, drive and business acumen that will build and refit the boats of tomorrow’s technology but, on the night, the 117 NZ Marine ITO graduates were happy to accept congratulations on achieving their national certificates.

Last year, NZ Marine ITO issued 129 national certificates to 117 apprentices. Many of them were at the tenth annual graduation ceremony at the Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron, Auckland on 1 December to accept their certificates and acknowledge the support of families,

friends, employers, trainers and field officers who have helped them develop from school leavers to people who can oversee a successful project. Belinda Clark, chief executive of the Tertiary Education Commission, and Lloyd Stevenson, NZ Marine ITO chairman, presented the certificates.


ichard Thorpe of Oceanbridge presented Paul Moriarty with the Bruce Robinson Memorial Rotary Youth Leadership Award. "Paul has managed to fit in an apprenticeship around a busy schedule of representative sailing and the renovation of a 16ft Hartley,” Mr Thorpe said. The award includes a week-long residential course of inspiring speakers, team-building activities and mental and physical challenges to enhance leadership qualities in young people.





Above: 1. Rob Hamilton, speaks about his participation as a marine cabi-

netmaker at the World Skills in London during October 2. Richard Thorpe, Rotary International, presents Paul Moriarty with the Bruce Robinson Memorial Rotary Youth Leadership Award 3. David Morgan accepts his national certificate from Belinda Clark, chief executive of the Tertiary Education Commission and Keith Hammond, NZ Marine ITO field officer 4. Stabicraft apprentices, Rowan Gavan, Michael Campbell, Joshua Thomson and Mark Flutey 5. Lloyd Stevenson, chairman of the NZ Marine ITO, addresses the graduation audience

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We're proud of you... T

he NZ Marine ITO congratulates the following graduates who completed their qualifications during 2011. We commend your enthusiasm, hard work and hours of study in achieving your goals. We welcome you as industry-qualified employees in the marine and composite industries. Level

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NZ Marine Refit Group Chaired by Ron Brown

Above: Milford Wanderer after her refit in Wanganui

Milford Wanderer’s ‘four star’ refit

A Above: Athena during and after refit in Auckland. Photos: top, Ivor Wilkins; above, Clive Bennett

New Zealand’s largest superyacht refit


hen Athena was launched in 2005, she was the world’s largest private sailing yacht. The 90m (295ft), 1,200-tonne, three-masted schooner is also the largest vessel refitted in New Zealand, following her nine-month project at Orams Marine Services in Auckland last year. Before berthing the superyacht, Orams replaced the wooden piles with sand-filled steel piles, built new pontoons and fitted 10-tonne bollards. Athena’s size meant that many of the 80,000-plus man hours were completed with the vessel afloat. She was covered in a 96m Shrinkforce wrap structure which had an ambient air temperature maintained at 23° and humidity of 61%. This provided

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optimum working conditions for repainting nearly 2000m² of hull and superstructure. The tent met all environmental requirements. Over four days, 20 rigging crew and four cranes removed Athena’s three, 61m (200ft) masts to be stripped, painted and fitted with new running rigging and composite components. The hydraulic furling motors and the yacht’s 55 captive and drum winches received full overhauls. The 2,500m2 (28,000ft²) of sails were serviced. Refitting the three in-mast topsails took a team in bosun chairs and a deck team on halyards nearly two days. The vessel was dry docked for antifouling and servicing the two shafts and propellers.

six-month refit has transformed the 20-year-old Milford Wanderer from open dorm style accommodation to what her project manager describes as four-star. Real Journeys’ general manager of maintenance and engineering, Brian Humphrey, says Milford Wanderer previously slept more than 60 overnight passengers; her new layout is mainly twin/double cabins for 36. “The cabins have all been insulated, making them very warm and quiet,” he says. Q-West Boat Builders in Wanganui completed the refit which included a new, wood panelled interior to reflect the vessel’s traditional, trading scow character. The vessel is quieter and more environmentally friendly following system overhaul, including plumbing and lighting.

Ron Brown Altex Coatings Ltd 09-828-3422

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1. Ship Repair Co facilities in Whangarei 2. Itasca at Ship Repair Co 3. Seawolf at Ship Repair Co 4 and 5. Laissez Faire during and after refit 6. Stark Bro's Legacy

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Ship Repair Co services superyachts


he superyachts Itasca and Seawolf were hauled out at the Northland yard of Ship Repair Co in Whangarei in December 2011. Project work included vessel survey, full anti-foul, painting


Laissez Faire refit


aissez Faire, a classic-styled, 65ft Alan Warwick design, built by Alloy Yachts in 1989, entered Lloyd Stevenson Boatbuilders in early July 2011 for a full exterior refit. Work included an exterior repaint of hull and


and general repairs plus maintenance of prop shafts and rudders, and removal and servicing of all main valves.


decks, including the removal of all teak caprails and mouldings. The hull bottom was stripped back and anti-fouled, and the varnish work was rejuvenated. All teak decks were replaced, including a new teak and kauri inlay on the exterior bulwark.

Stark Bros builds on its Legacy


n February 2012 Lyttelton-based Stark Bros launched its latest company-designed and built vessel, the 17m Legacy. Chief executive Andrew Stark says the name recognises the legacy of a successful boat building, ship repair, transport and commercial fishing business, created by his father, Frank Stark. Legacy’s trawl winches, net rollers and deck lifting equipment were custom-designed and built by Stark Bros. The electronics package includes the new multi-beam sonar WASSP system designed by Electronic Navigation Ltd to increase catch efficiency.

Tony Whiting Whiting Power Systems 09-358-2050


Industry statistics Overall NZ marine industry


he Market Economics Limited survey of NZ Marine members in 2011 showed optimism of the industry, forecasting growth of 8% per annum over the next five years. Refer to the graph, right, showing key sectors. Source: Market Economics Ltd survey 2011.

Total superyacht order book 2003 - 2012 700



Global superyacht order book


500 435





400 348 288








ew Zealand has approximately 1.5% of the world's superyacht activity. Subject to new infrastructure in New Zealand and a competitive New Zealand exchange rate, we have the opportunity for growth, particularly in the refit sector. Source: The Superyacht Report, Annual Report, January 2012

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New boat trailers 2000 - 2011 per year

(includes first-time registrations for brand-new trailers and re-certification of existing de-registered trailers) 8000




6118 6000

New trailer registrations, NZ














ew boat trailer registrations provide a good indication of total new boats launched. Approximately 12% of the figures shown are new licences for existing trailers. Source: NZ Transport Agency



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Outboard motor imports into NZ, 2000 - 2011, per year 12,000 Outboard Motors (Diesel) Exceeding 5.22kw (7hp) Outboard Motors (Petrol) Exceeding 5.22kw (7hp)

Number of outboard engines imported into NZ per calendar year

Outboard Motors (Diesel) NOT Exceeding 5.22kw (7hp) 10,000

Outboard Motors (Petrol) NOT Exceeding 5.22kw (7hp)



7,464 7,404






Outboard motor imports, NZ



5,372 4,668



hese show a 50% increase in imports of outboard motors in 2011 over the 40-year low experienced in 2009. Source: Statistics New Zealand

3,119 2,000









2,651 1,256



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2006 Year

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Peter Busfield Executive director, NZ Marine Industry Association 09-360-0056

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1. The new Viaduct Events Centre provided a world class venue for Auckland International Boat Show 2. The Auckland On Water Boat Show's new logo 3. Inside Viaduct Events Centre 7 4. Veteran sailmaker Frank Warnock and Tom Barker demonstrate classic techniques 5. From left: Mayor Len Brown, NZ Marine ITO chairman Lloyd Stevenson, Voice of Yachting Peter Montgomery and designer Bill Upfold 6. Greg Elliott yachts on display. 7. Sealegs demonstrates its amphibious abilities


Auckland On Water Boat Show New look, new name, new dates, new people


uckland International Boat Show has a new name, new branding and new dates. It will now be known as the Auckland On Water Boat Show and will feature new branding that reflects the greater diversity of exhibitors who attend the show. The new dates are 27 – 30 September. Development of the Viaduct Harbour and Viaduct Events Centre has encouraged more companies to join the show and exhibit a wider range of products and services. The rebranding is the work of Keith Patterson and his team at Red Hot Creative. “The new branding and name are more closely aligned to New Zealand’s diverse, world class marine industry,” Mr Patterson says. PR specialist Shane Kelly has joined the show’s event team. As a former

editor of Sea Spray and BoatingWorld magazines, he is familiar with the challenges of gaining the maximum exposure for exhibiting companies and balancing that with generating excitement about the show to encourage people to attend. The team is hard at work planning the show with all sponsors back on board. With more than 100 companies already confirmed for 2012, it’s shaping up to be a great event. “The show is all about attracting serious buyers and those who want to take advantage of having many companies in one place to do their research and talk to industry experts before purchasing the latest products and services,” Ms Khan says. “With more than two hundred and twenty companies in one venue, it’s a great place to do business.” For a copy of the show prospectus or more information please contact Michelle Khan at NZ Marine Industry.

Prime Minister opens 2011 show


hen Prime Minister John Key opened the 13th Auckland International Boat Show on September 14 last year, he praised the diversity of sponsors in the New Zealand marine industry who made the show a worldclass event. The show, 15 to 18 September, reaped the rewards of being promoted to international journalists by NZTE, after being moved from its usual March timeslot to September to coincide with Rugby World Cup 2011.


he Moorings prize package of three sailing holidays in the Bay of Islands encouraged visitors to complete the boat show survey. For the first time, visitors could preview products and buy tickets on-line.

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