Article by ONBOARD Magazine
Yachts which venture south will often spend time in the Galapagos, before moving through the warm waters of the Marquesas, Tahiti, Fiji, and onward to New Zealand. New Zealand acts as a hub for high quality workmanship in the region, allowing complex refit projects to be undertaken which enables yachts to explore the wider Pacific cruising grounds for successive seasons.
Auckland has also become a favourite with crew. Straddling an isthmus between New Zealand’s east and west coasts, it’s a safe destination with its marine services concentrated in the central city – Orams Marine sits a five minute walk from the city’s most-popular dining and entertainment precinct – and surrounded by surf beaches, bush walks, golf courses, and less than a day’s drive or flight from ski slopes.
Plenty of crew houses and accommodation close to the refit yard ease longer yard periods, as does in-house assistance with the clearance process and logistics. With on-site agency services due to be operational soon, Orams is able to operate as a one stop shop for yachts enabling them to undertake unfettered exploration of the wild places of the Pacific, with world-class service at their fingertips.
With the Orams Marine team at the forefront of New Zealand’s superyacht industry, they’re able to advise on your passage through the Pacific as well as apply for clearance to New Zealand on your behalf, and plan a comprehensive refit project. For more details
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