Posts Tagged ‘yachting news’

Superyacht Australia Tahiti Networking Event

Thursday, June 13th, 2013

Major Yacht Services will be attending the Superyacht Australia – Tahiti Networking Event on 28th June 2013…

Tahiti is considered a key hub where superyachts congregate. The Superyacht Australia Committee together with key industry players who influence the decision regarding a Superyacht visiting Australia heavily (agents, refit and repair service providers), have been pushing for a stronger Australian presence in Tahiti to ensure awareness of our capability. Once in Tahiti the owners then decide on their next destination, namely – Australia or New Zealand.  Due to their proximity to Tahiti and their persistence in the market superyachts are tending to head to New Zealand rather than Australia, the knowledge of NZ’s capability and facilities for superyachts appears to be far greater across the global fleet.

This event will not only increase the knowledge of our capabilities amongst the expected 15 superyachts in the marina Taina on 28th June it will also be an event marketed amongst the entire fleet and hence will ensure Australia is front of mind. The aim of this event is to ensure Australia is on the map and considered as a superyachts next destination. Inevitably it is hoped this event will become annual and one guests will look forward to annually.

We will let you know how it all goes!

Superyachts taxed for entering Australian waters

Wednesday, June 12th, 2013

Recently there has been an incorrect/misleading article about Superyachts. It was reporting that The Australian government was to increase the rate of Carbon Tax applied to vessels operating in Australian waters, as of 1 July 2013.