Superyacht Support NZ
Superyacht Support NZ is a premier superyacht shoreside support agency in New Zealand. Based in Auckland, the main superyacht hub, our yacht services cover all aspects of shore support; such as immigration, customs formalities, obtaining charter permits and guiding through the local tax policies, provisioning, bunkering, uniform supply, itineraries, crew placement, management of refits and much more.
We source and provide everything from sim-cards to accommodation, accounting services, and can handle boat’s deliveries. All our services are clearly detailed, with full reporting available for the vessel or management company.
Duthie Lidgard – Managing Director of Superyacht Support Ltd and Uniform Shelf Ltd.
Duthie has grown up around boats with his family having been involved in the marine industry for generations. He is a keen sailor, a qualified boat builder and a Superyacht Captain.
After being involved with a few Superyacht new builds, Duthie is now shore-based and still working in the industry that he loves. He understands the pressures and time constraints that come with working on a superyacht, especially when in port. This is where his expertise comes to the fore.
Duthie is always available and happy to help; no job is too large or too small. Making what seems like impossible tasks possible is just part of his job.
John Panoho – Managing Director of New Zealand Luxury Experiences
As Managing Director of New Zealand Luxury Experiences, Johns leads from the front as a professional guide, cultural expert and travel manager. He puts into practice his expertise, providing the Captain and the crew with quality information and insights to cruising and touring New Zealand. John is at his best when he works closely with Guests to ensure they get to experience exclusive and authentic New Zealand lifestyle and culture. His knowledge of the country is legendary, as are his networks and connections to people throughout New Zealand and the Pacific. This is a huge advantage, realized when last-minute changes or instant requests have to be met even in remote places.
Michelle Crooks – Uniform and Interior
With extensive experience within the Superyacht and Corporate clothing business and after been involved in this amazing industry for over 25 years there’s not much that Michelle doesn’t know about supplying uniforms. Michelle is passionate about building strong relationships with clients, based on a genuine, honest approach that has seen her make lifetime friendships within her client base.
Taking time to understand her client’s needs and going the extra mile for her clients is what Michelle is all about. Passionate about family and her dog. Loves summers at the beach, reading, walking and involvement with local charities.
Quintin Harriman – Managing Director of Pacific Parts & Supply
As a Managing Director of Pacific Parts & Supply Quintin has been working in and around the marine supply industry for almost 20 years. Managing and purchasing for companies locally and abroad. With all this experience, he built great relationships with agents, distributors, and brands. This always of help to get the best price possible. When it comes to sourcing anything you require, it would be easier to answer the question, what can’t we supply?
Quintin is a big fan of animals, sport, training, snowboarding and diving as many different locations as possible.
Sharron Lidgard – Finance
Sharron is the accounts payable and receivable for Superyacht Support NZ.
She has been involved in the Marine Industry for a number of years both in both New Zealand and overseas.
With regards to finance, Sharron ensures all invoicing for both local and offshore vessels are using their Tax-Exempt status correctly for all purchases during their stay and is familiar with the charter process for the Superyachts ensuring Tax is settled where necessary.
Sharron has many interests; however, family will always be at the top of the list. Whether it is her husband, children and grandchildren or her work family, they are all very important to her.
Elena Suin – Itineraries and Crew Placement
Open-minded and dynamic Elena joined us in 2018 after 8 years working with superyachts and owners on the management side. Originally from Russia, she travelled the globe coordinating private and charter yachts in Med, Caribbean, Northern Europe and the Asia Pacific.
Elena’s focus in our operations – itineraries and crew support. Curious and passionate about cultural diversity and nature, she is in love with New Zealand.
When she is not working, you can find Elena kiting, sailing, dancing, practicing yoga or catching her first waves at the local break on Auckland’s west coast.
HERE ARE THE YACHTS WHICH KEPT US BUSY:
M/Y Halo 57m, Feadship
M/Y Dream 60m, Abeking
M/Y No Comment 47m, Christensen
M/Y Tranquility (ex. Equanimity) 91m, Oceanco
M/Y Serene 134m, Fincantieri
M/Y Vava II 97m, Devonport Yachts
M/Y Seven Seas 86m, Oceanco
M/Y Akiko 34m, Alloy Yachts
M/Y Grey Matters 46m, Palmer Johnson
M/Y I-dynasty 59m, Benetti
M/Y Chirundos 50m, McMullen & Wing
M/Y Tango 78m, Feadship
M/Y Dardanella 37m, Vitters
M/Y Alchemy, 40m Feadship
M/Y Michaela Rose, 49m Schweers Shipyard
M/Y The Big Blue, 42m Troy Marine
M/Y Belle Aimee, 52.3m Amels
M/Y Lady M II, 50m Hakvoort
M/Y Lady Christine, 68m Feadship
M/Y Arctic P 88m, Schichau-Unterweser
MY Ubiquitous 34m, Westport
M/Y Encore 45m, Trinity Yachts
M/Y Unbridled 58.2m, Trinity Yachts
M/Y A 120m, Blohm & Voss
M/Y Wabi Sabi, 50m Westport
M/Y TV 80m, Lurssen
M/Y Koi 35m, McMullen & Wing
M/Y Mary Jean 50m, Cantieri Navali Campanella
M/Y Mayan Queen 94m, Blohm & Voss
M/Y Blue Star 44.8m, Keith Marine
M/Y Family Day 65m, Codecasa
M/Y Valkyrie 36.57m, Cresent Yachts
M/Y Trailblazer 48m, North American Shipbuilding
M/Y My Girl 50m, Westport Shipyard
M/Y Seawolf 58m, J&K Smit
M/Y Tribu 50m, Mondomarine
M/Y VVS1 34m, Alloy Yachts
M/Y Keri Lee III 53.9m, Trinity Yachts
M/Y Karima 49m, Amels
M/Y Crystal Lady 35m, Warren Yachts
M/Y Keri Lee 43m, Richmond Yachts
M/Y Galaxy 56m, Benetti
M/Y CV9 39.93m, Delta Yachts
M/Y Dr No 36.7m, HYS Yachts
M/Y CaryAli, 39m Alloy Yachts
M/Y The Beast 40m, Profab Central Engineering
M/Y Solandge 85m, Lürssen