Before committing to purchasing or shipping your boat, please ensure you have taken into account all of the below points. If you can’t provide one of these documents then please contact us to discuss before committing to purchase your boat. As some of these are pre-requests to importing, and without them you can’t import your boat.
Import Compliance - (Boats with Trailers ONLY)
Once arrived you will need to register your trailer, and obtain a Warrent of Fitness.
Bill of Sale
If purchasing your boat, we will need a copy of the Bill of Sale from the seller. If you already own the boat, then we need a copy of the original purchase Bill of Sale.
If this has been misplaced then it will need to have a valuation done on arrival.
Boats with Wooden Cradles
If your boat is not on its own trailer, then it will require a cradle to be carried on any vessel. We can construct a custom cradle for your boat from either steel or timber, depending on your hull design. If your yacht comes with its own cradle, or you are commissioning a bespoke cradle elsewhere, it needs to be either steel, or ISPM15 compliant timber, or fumigation fees and cradle destruction will apply on arrival into New Zealand.
A high quality colour scan copy of the photo page form your passport.
Wash and de-foul your boat.
Its very important that the boat is spotless both inside and out. All dirt etc on the tariler needs to be water blasted off, and the hull should be clean and free of any organic matter, such as barnicals etc. The inside should be washed and vacuumed so there is no dirt or leaves etc inside the boat. This includes engine bays and hatches.
Have you taken out Marine Insurance?
Not compulsory, but worth asking us for a quote. Your road insurance will not cover any damage that may occur while in transit. Find out why you need Marine Insurance.
Have you taken into account GST/Duty?
Import GST and Duties are payable in addition to any quotation we provide, GST is 15% and Duty is based on the country of manufacture. As a guide, for countries which we have no free-trade agreement it is generally 5%. Taxes are payable on the landed value, which is the purchase price of boat(plus duty if applicable), plus freight, plus insurance x GST. Otherwise known as the CIF (Cost+Insurance+Freight) price.
You may be GST/Duty exempt if your yacht is a trailer craft and part of your emigration to New Zealand, give us a call for more details.
Boat title / Ownership papers
Depending on the country of purchase, and in some cases the state, the boat wil have a title or ownership paper.
Inside your Boat
Make sure all items have been battened down securely including hatches, the open sea can have some tremendous forces that do considerable damage if something comes loose.
Check all drain plugs, there should be no water in the bilge as this becomes a quarantine issue on arrival.
The batteries should be disconnected and the cables tied off to prevent contact.
Drain the fuel and water tanks as much as possible, ensuring the tank is no more than 1/4 full. If your boat is being shipped during winter months then water should be drained from water systems, pumps and air conditioners.
Outside your Boat
Consider removing anything that will reduce the overall volume of your yacht like swim platforms, radar arches, flybridges, keels and bowspirits. The smaller you can make your boat the lower the shipping price will normally be.
Hatches should be tightly secured and sealed with tape to prevent damage from wind/sea driven water and prevent the hatch from coming open while in transit.
If you have ticked off all of the above, then your boat is ready to ship to New Zealand. Congratulations and enjoy happy boating!