Please select your home edition
Edition
Bakewell-White Yacht Design

Kiwi boatbuilders excel in Superyacht Awards

by Peter Busfield, NZ Marine Industry Association on 29 Oct 2012
Best sail 24-40m - Antares III .. .
New Zealand superyacht manufacturers Yachting Developments and Alloy Yachts have again been recognised for the excellence of their work at the prestigious International Superyacht Society Awards.

At the awards, which were held in Florida’s Fort Lauderdale, the 30–metre sailing superyacht Antares III, built by Yachting Developments in Hobsonville in less than 400 days, won the award for the Best Sailing Superyacht in the 24-40 metre category.

The west Auckland yard also won the Best Refit 2012 Award for their comprehensive refurbishment of the classic 1934 America’s Cup J Class Endeavour.

The world renowned superyacht yard, Alloy Yachts, which is based in Henderson, won the ISS Award for the Best Sailing Superyacht over 40 metres for their 67.2-metre Vertigo. The ISS Award, Vertigo’s seventh major international award, makes the yacht the most awarded Alloy Yachts’ creation so far. An incredible 19 Alloy Yachts’ vessels have now won international superyacht awards.


The International Superyacht Society Awards are held in conjunction with the Fort Lauderdale Boat Show, one of the world’s largest and most important marine exhibitions.

New Zealand marine industry companies have a very high profile at the show, with around 20 local exporters showcasing their New Zealand-built yachts and marine products at the high profile show.

'Our NZ Marine Export Group member companies, with the support of New Zealand Trade and Enterprise, are working hard at the show, generating new business and more exports for our country,' says NZ Marine executive director, Peter Busfield.

'It is another great example of fiercely competitive companies working together to benefit both the New Zealand marine industry and the country as a whole.'

Continuing the strong export promotion of New Zealand’s innovative marine industry, in November twelve NZ Marine Export Group companies will showcase their latest New Zealand-designed and manufactured products at METS, the world’s largest marine equipment exhibition, in Amsterdam.

Hall Spars - BoomNaiad/Oracle SupplierInSunSport - NZ

Related Articles

Collinson FX Market Commentary - July 27 - Steady trade data ups KIWI
NZ Trade data was steady and allowed for the NZD to push back above 0.7000, while the AUD flirts with 0.7500 The JPY slipped back to 104.70, ahead of the Bank of Japan meeting, while the EUR approached 1.1000. NZ Trade data was steady and allowed for the NZD to push back above 0.7000, while the AUD flirts with 0.7500. All eyes remain on the Fed!
Posted on 26 Jul
McConaghy selects ONE Palma as exclusive distributor
ONE Palma will work exclusively with McConaghy Multihulls to promote full range of performance cruising catamarans. McConaghy Boats and ONE Palma today announced the two companies are teaming up in Palma, arguably the busiest and most important port in the Mediterranean, and the Balearics to sell and service the complete range of McConaghy’s production and semi-custom cruising and racing yachts, from the well-known Ker40+, MC31 and 38 One Designs to the Grand Prix Maxis.
Posted on 26 Jul
Streaker Boats launches SCB Hulls 100% timber free
When fibreglass became the material of choice in the 1960’s boats were built with a timber floor and transom. When fibreglass became the material of choice in the 1960’s boats were built with a timber floor and transom. Some boat builders haven’t changed their construction technique and many boats are still built this way, but not at Streaker Boats.
Posted on 26 Jul
2016 Hamilton Island Race Week - Best accommodation options
Have you booked your accommodation for Hamilton Island Race Week 2016? 2016 Hamilton Island Race Week - Have you booked your accommodation for Hamilton Island Race Week 2016? The below list of properties are all still available for Race Week and we are offering great deals so secure your last minute spot today!
Posted on 25 Jul
Meet Birkenhead Point Marina team at Sydney International Boat Show
We are also running a one-off special promotion, six months free berthing* for a vessel up to 20 metres in length. We are also running a one-off special promotion, six months free berthing* for a vessel up to 20 metres in length.
Posted on 25 Jul
America's Cup - Southern Spars to build AC50 for Emirates Team NZ
Southern Spars has been appointed to build Emirates Team New Zealand’s AC50 wingsailed foiling catamaran One of the world's leading composite engineering companies, Southern Spars has been appointed to build Emirates Team New Zealand’s AC50 wingsailed foiling catamaran for the 35th America’s Cup campaign. The move marks a shift away from Cookson Boats who have been Team New Zealand's boatbuilder since 2000. No reasons have been given for the decision to change the builder.
Posted on 24 Jul
Dufour Yachts 63 Exclusive, deck layout
Dufour Yachts is very pleased to unveil awaited information about the New Dufour 63 Exclusive. Dufour Yachts is very pleased to unveil awaited information about the New Dufour 63 Exclusive. In this episode, we present you key elements about the deck layout, which embodies the most innovative features brought in a sailing yacht.
Posted on 23 Jul
A boater's paradise at the Sydney International Boat Show
Australians with a passion for the outdoors are set for a treat when Sydney International Boat Show opens on Thursday Australians with a passion for the outdoors are set for a treat when the Sydney International Boat Show opens on Thursday. Scheduled to run for five days from 28 July to 1 August, it is an annual pilgrimage that has delivered joy to generations of boaties.
Posted on 23 Jul
Check out Grady-White at the Sydney International Boat Show
We’re excited to be presenting a Grady-White 336 Canyon, one of our most popular models. Sydney International Boat Show kicks off Thursday 28 July at 10am and we’re excited to be presenting a Grady-White 336 Canyon, one of our most popular models.
Posted on 22 Jul
B&G software update extend Zeus2 and Vulcan Chartplotter functionality
B&G® is pleased to announce the latest software upgrade for the full range of Zeus2 and Vulcan chartplotters. B&G®, the world’s leading sailing navigation and instrument specialist, is pleased to announce the latest software upgrade for the full range of Zeus2 and Vulcan chartplotters.
Posted on 22 Jul