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For those yachts looking for a specialised refit, with established contractors and an unbeatable location, Vessel Works Tauranga is the perfect refit destination
New Zealand’s refit infrastructure is expanding. One such area that should be on the superyacht map is Tauranga, the largest city in the tourist hotspot of the Bay of Plenty. One of the fastest growing population centres in the country and a longtime favourite holiday destination, Tauranga is home to a deep water port and commercial harbour making it a hub of marine industry infrastructure. Central to this is Vessel Works, one of New Zealand’s premier specialists for superyacht haul out and refit work.
With New Zealand sea and air borders now open for visitors and vessels – superyachts, their owners, and crew can now enter easily and enjoy access to New Zealand’s safe shores, high-quality refit services, and world-renowned hospitality and scenery.
Foreign flagged yachts visiting New Zealand benefit from a superyacht friendly framework that includes newly completed refit facilities, a 24 month Temporary Import Entry (TIE), and refit services and supplies which are exempt from New Zealand’s 15 per cent goods and services tax (GST).