Island Cruising NZ - Sponsors
Island Cruising NZ is extremely grateful for the support of our sponsors. These businesses are experts in the marine field and offer generous discounts and advice to our members.
Please inform them that you are an Island Cruising NZ member and take your membership number to access these great deals.
NAME: All Marine
PHONE: 09 438 4499
With a friendly boating mad team always on hand to offer practical advice, tips, and make product recommendations, we’ve got the answer for you. Our chandlery will ensure you get back out on the water, faster! For any boating problems, come see the team at All Marine.
Always on hand find that hard-to-find boat part you’ve been searching for – even if it’s not on our shelves – we’re sure to know where to find it. Priding ourselves on stocking our great product range and having fantastic service, shop online or come on down in store and have a yarn. Don’t see what you need? Give us a call, we’ll be happy to help.
Island Cruising members get a 15% discount
NAME: Brownies Third Lung
For over 50 years, Brownie’s THIRD LUNG™ has been carefully engineering systems that make diving possible without the weight of heavy SCUBA tanks. With safety and ease of diving in mind, this proprietary technology continues to innovate & evolve the world of tankless diving. Brownie’s Third Lung has everything from a modular weight system designed to help divers achieve natural buoyancy to multi-diver gas & battery-powered dive systems perfect for the whole family. Gear up for summer!
Island Cruising Members get 10% discount
NAME: Marsden Cove Marina
PHONE: 09 432 7740
Marsden Cove Marina can be found just inside the entrance of the picturesque Whangarei Harbour.
The Marina’s extensive facilities include a world class 236 berth Marina, complete with customs services, fuel dock, a range of waterfront retail facilities and Northland’s most popular public boat ramp. The unique marine based development is ideal for water and boating activities as it has complete tidal access to and from the marina.
Island Cruising members are warmly welcomed.
NAME: Line 7
PHONE: 0800 652 558
Line 7 is a NZ brand with a long history with sailors – inc outfitting Aus AC (Americas Cup) team in the 1983 and 2000 challenge, and many New Zealand challenges
Line 7 has been worn by royalty, Australian and NZ AC teams, outfitted all umpires/officials in the 2003 Rugby World cup, Sydney to Hobart official merch for many years, Olympic licensee, Australian Open tennis and now also the Island Cruising Pacific Rally! Become a member and enjoy a limited time 20% discount on Line 7 Sailing gear.
SailTies is a free app that makes it simple to capture, relive and share your sailing.
With SailTies you can capture a rich memory of your voyage, that’s saved in one place for easy access.
- Store the track, photos and notes all in one place.
- Add the crew to remember who was onboard.
- Key stats like duration and distance are saved automatically.
- All other crew members can then collaborate by adding photos and crew logs to the voyage.
- The voyage will appear on everyone's profiles.
- Post an image of your voyage straight to social media
- Send a link to friends and family that opens in any web browser, without them needing to download the app.
- Total miles and time at sea calculated automatically.
- Previews of all your voyages help you pick the one you’re looking for.
- Your own public link to share your sailing profile.
NAME: Pure Sports Nutrition
PHONE: 0800 772 732
The PURE Sports Nutrition range is proudly developed and produced in New Zealand. Our brand stands for high quality, natural products that fuel clean performance, containing no artificial ingredients or colours. The range has grown to provide premium products for exercise and lifestyle.
We are proud to provide samples of our products in the Island Cruising Rally packs.
NAME: PIC Insurance
PHONE: +64 9 274 5751
The ocean is part of who we are as New Zealanders. PIC Insurance specialist marine brokers will help you navigate your marine insurance needs and manage risk.
- Whether you’re covering a dinghy, blue water vesel or something in between, the right insurance means you can be confident while you’re on the water.
- We also have marine brokers specialising in the logistics of industry shipping, providing accurate and independent advice.
- At claim time our experienced team is there for you to get the best possible results.
Check out our website, and contact us for a quote. Let us know you're a member of Island Cruising.
NAME: Blair Boats
PHONE: +64 21 400 164
Blair Boats is a boutique family owned and operated boat building/woodworking yard located in Oromahoe just south of Kerikeri in the Bay of Islands.
Blair Boats provides competitive pricing for professional refits, modifications, repaint services including wood and composite repairs, as well as long term storage options.
- Refits and repairs
- Long term dry storage
- Upgrades and modifications
- New Builds
Island Cruising Members Special!
First month free yard storage, or month free use of the shed when getting work done.
NAME: Multihull Central
PHONE: + 64 3 546 6976
Multihull Central are global yacht brokers specialising in selling new and used luxury cruising catamarans and trimarans.
We have offices across Australia and New Zealand and are one of the South Pacific's leading specialist multihull dealers. Our expert team can boast more than 100 years of collective experience, specialise in marketing multihull cruising vessels internationally & throughout Australasia. We can provide detailed advice on vessel importation, customs, duty & taxes, vessel caretaking & monitoring, sourcing experienced skippers & crew for deliveries both locally and internationally.
You can browse our range of catamarans for sale at www.multihullcentral.com , or book a luxury charter with Charter Boat Central. We can become your trusted partner, assisting you to buy, sell or charter a luxury multihull. If you are looking for a brand new multihull, we are exclusive Australasian agents for HH Catamarans, Seawind Catamarans, Longreach Power Catamarans and Corsair Trimarans”.
Don’t just take their word for it, get in touch to find out why Multihull Central service is second to none!
NAME: Seven Seas Cruising Association
The Seven Seas Cruising Association is the oldest and largest worldwide organization supporting the liveaboard cruising lifestyle. Founded in 1952 by six liveaboard couples in California and now with members worldwide, today’s SSCA remains true to the traditions of its original members—sharing cruising information, fostering camaraderie, and leaving a clean wake.
NAME: Seasick Sunscreen
PHONE: 022 387 2991
A healthy ocean is at the heart of what Seasick stands for. The majority of sunscreens on the market are filled with nasty chemicals that harm our sea life. These sunscreens are so harmful in fact, that they are increasingly being banned by reef-rich dive destinations such as Hawaii, Palau and the Great Barrier Reef. Seasick contains only four ingredients, all of which are natural and none of which harm our ocean. Our packaging is plastic free and recyclable (or we can refill your empty pots). At Seasick we care about battling climate change, and our product does too.
Island Cruising members get a great discount
Check out their eco friendly sunscreen on their website here.
NAME: Lusty & Blundell
PHONE: 09 415 8303
Founded in 1974 by Ken Lusty and having been in business for over 40 years and continue to be the leading marine distributor in New Zealand. Ken Lusty and John Blundell's Wairau Marine Services business merged in 1987 to form Lusty & Blundell as it's known today, and provide a solution to the demanding New Zealand market driven by boating and leisure - the dream of many!
Till this day we provide premium products to our partners ranging from navigation systems, electrical solutions, hydraulics, mechanics, marine electronics, fluid handling and so much more! We are proud distributors of a large number of premium brands including: Raymarine, Vesper AIS, Ocean Signals safety range; rescueME, Xylems Jabsco and Rule pumps and water handling solutions, Muir Winches, Westerbeke generators, Steel head Cranes, Blue Sea Electrical components, Lead Crystal Batteries, CTEK Battery maintenance, Ultraflex steering solutions, Naiad Stabilizers and a large range of electrical cable.
Our head office is based in Albany, on the North Shore of Auckland. We also have branches operating in Tauranga and Whangarei. All of our locations have showrooms with a range of products on display, and we welcome everyone to have a look around and speak to one of the team. Our customers include a dynamic dealer network, talented installers and popular retailers across NZ.
NAME: Maldives Yacht Rally - Savaadheeththa Dhathuru
‘Savaadheeththa Dhathuru’ Maldives Yacht Rally is a sailing event organized by the Maldives Integrated Tourism Corporation (MITDC) which invites sailors from all across the globe to participate in a journey across the Maldives seas, making stops at local islands, exploring the heritage, experiencing famous dive sites, sandbanks and more.
Watch the rally promo video here.
Check out the Maldives Rally website here.
NAME: Windcraft Yachts
PHONE: 09 413 9465 or 021 390 052
We are here to make sure your dream lifestyle comes true, and to do that you need a quality yacht, a first class commissioning process and a professional service support team who have the passion and experience to keep your yacht ready for anything.
At Windcraft we really enjoy looking after our owners. Our team has the experience, enthusiasm and knowledge essential to supporting your boating interests and needs. We have built a team of energetic and passionate individuals who between them know every aspect of the boat and yacht world. They have the experience to set you up with perfect boating package and importantly to help ensure you get the very most out of it.
NAME: Flair Migration
PHONE: 021 083 53553
Grant is a Licensed Immigration Advisor and is here to help if you have any questions or need assistance with your visas for travelling to New Zealand. As a long time cruiser and liveaboard sailor himself, he has a particular interest in helping yachties with their immigration issues. I am happy to offer a 30% discount onhis normal fees to members of Island Cruising NZ.
NAME: Sail Nelson
PHONE: +64 3 548 5368
Sail Nelson Sailing School
- Registered RYA sailing school offering internationally recognized courses and certification to suit your sailing skills and experience
- First class sailing vessels maintained to the highest standards
- Employing the very best Royal Yachting Association trained and qualified instructors, with first hand blue water sailing experience
- Repeatedly awarded RYA School of the Year by NZ Coastguard Boating Education
- A diverse and challenging sailing environment with secluded, safe and spectacular anchorages
- A chance to experience the wonders and beauty of learning to sail in the Abel Tasman National Park or the wilderness of D’Urville Island and the outer Marlborough Sounds
NAME: Radix Nutrition
PHONE: 0800 47 23 49
Fuel your crew! Radix Nutrition provides freeze dried meals - great for hungry sailors on rough passages. Ready in 5 minutes, just add hot water, stir, and enjoy! The range is focused on achieving 100% of the optimal daily intake of 40+ essential vitamins and minerals in a 2000kcal diet. It features an advanced nutritional design that provides more nutritional value, better taste and texture.
Island Cruising members get 10% discount
Shop online at www.radixnutrition.co.nz
Use discount code SAILNZ10
PHONE: +64 9-801 8127
PredictWind’s goal is to deliver the most accurate forecast data available. Having access to the world’s top forecast models enables users to be assured of the best possible forecast. With the top-ranked global models, along with the high-resolution PredictWind modeling and the best regional models, PredictWind offers unparalleled forecast accuracy.
Island Cruising Members get 20% discount on subscriptions.
NAME: Noumea Yacht Services
PHONE: + 687 24 01 23
In the heart of the South Pacific, surrounded by one of the most beautiful lagoons in the world, New Caledonia will fascinate you with its different landscapes and breathtaking reefs.
NOUMEA YACHT SERVICES located in Noumea is New Caledonia’s main yacht servicing agency. We base our whole operation on service, assisting in any way all yachts and their crews.
We speak English, French, Spanish and Portuguese and we have a whole network of services to offer. Being a local company, we are able to supply you with the best service at the best value.
So why not enjoy your stay and let us do the walking and talking for you. See you soon.
Noumea Yacht Services are our agent in New Caledonia.
NAME: Wrights Intelligent Marine Electronics
PHONE: 0800 497 444
Wright’s stocks New Zealand’s widest range of market leading electronic control, communication, and navigation equipment from the World’s leading manufacturers. From satellite phones, Radar, navigation lights, AIS, EPIRBs and much more Wright’s probably has the system or part for your project. Wright’s products are extremely rugged and used in the most challenging of conditions on recreational and commercial vessels including yachts cargo, cruise, deep sea fishing boats, super yachts, oil rigs and the NZ defense force.
NAME: Topsail Insurance
Topsail has been providing boat insurance for over 25 years and have a highly experienced team on hand to ensure that you’ll be getting the very best service and insurance cover for your coastal and offshore cruising.
They have insured many cruising rallies over the years and are hugely knowledgeable when it comes to the specialist needs of cruisers and their yachts.
Topsail act as your personal broker and access a panel of insurers to best match your specific requirements. Topsail also act on your behalf when it comes to claims and provide a comprehensive claims service.
If you are cruising offshore then travel insurance is an important consideration and is mandatory if you are cruising to some Pacific Islands. Topsail provide their Yachtsman’s Travel Insurance, which has been specially created for the cruising community and is underwritten by Lloyd’s underwriters.
The friendly team at Topsail look forward to speaking to you.
10% discount on vessel and crew members insurance.
NAME: Multihull Solutions
PHONE: +61 7 5452 5164
Multihull Solutions is Asia Pacific’s leading new and pre-owned cruising multihull specialist.
We deal exclusively in multihulls and represent many of the world’s leading brands including Fountaine Pajot, Fountaine Pajot Motor Yachts and NEEL Trimarans, as well as running our quality Pre-owned Brokerage Division.
Multihull Solutions has Sales Centres and representatives conveniently located throughout Australia, Asia the Pacific Islands and New Zealand who can assist you with all of your multihull needs.
Whether you want to sell your multihull, buy a new or pre-owned multihull, service or maintain your boat, or learn more about multihulls, our experienced team is committed to providing you with the perfect solution.
NAME: Whangarei Marina
PHONE: +64 9 438 2033
Berth your boat in Whangarei Harbour's unique marina right in the centre of town.
Hop off the boat and get a great cup of coffee or cool beer at one of the quayside restaurants and cafes. Stroll over to the swimming baths and fitness centre. Take a longer walk through one of the many picturesque native forest walks. The children will love the huge playground. Just a block or so away is also the shopping district, movie theater, medical and dental services, internet cafes ... and very importantly a large low-price supermarket to bunker up with.
All this without the need of a car.
There are four major haul-out facilities in town and a well established boat service industry that survives on their reputation with visiting boats - see links.
Being just a day's sail to world renowned spots like the Bay of Islands, Great Barrier Island, Auckland and the Tutukaka Coast (rated as one of the top dive spots in the world!), Whangarei is a great base to cruise around or just park for a while!
Special rates for Island Cruising Rally participants
NAME: Boating New Zealand Magazine
PHONE: +64 9 373 3436
"Boating NZ is New Zealand's premier marine title devoted to putting its readers behind the wheel of the latest trailerboats, yachts and launches to hit the market. It inspires with practical content and cruising adventures, leads the fleet with its racing coverage and is on the pulse of the latest maritime news and innovation.
Free Boating New Zealand digital subscription when you join Island Cruising!
NAME: The Yacht Sales Co
PHONE: +61 7 5452 5164
The Yacht Sales Co is Asia Pacific’s premier yacht brokerage company offering new and pre-owned sales of the finest brands of power and sailing yachts.
We are also the exclusive Australian dealer for Dufour Yachts.
NAME: Sea Mercy Fiji
Island Cruising is proud to support the efforts of Sea Mercy Fiji.
We are sailors. We listen to Fiji’s remote island communities. We organize.
You volunteer. They benefit.
PHONE: 0800 10 20 41
Burnsco is the biggest seller of marine, RV and outdoor accessories in New Zealand. Our 16 stores cover New Zealand from the Bay of Islands to Christchurch, and our online store covers all of New Zealand.
Discounts for Island Cruising members when shopping instore.
NAME: Coastguard Boating Education
PHONE: 09 303 4303
A boating course will help you know what you're doing and enjoy your boating even more.
Skippers are responsible for everyone on their boat. As well as knowing what safety equipment to carry and how it functions, how to navigate and comply with rules and regulations, it's essential to understand boating safety and what to do if something goes wrong.
Having the knowledge to avoid getting into trouble, and knowing what to do in an emergency can save your life and the lives of those with you. Education and proper preparation saves lives.
Discounts on VHF courses for Island Cruising members.
NAME: Nawi Island Marina
PHONE: +67 9 885 3602
Idyllically located in the spectacular Savusavu Harbour, a port of entry to Fiji, the Nawi Island Marina welcomes the international yachting community with its 132 modern slips, providing safe and secure, category five cyclone rates berths for monohull yachts, catamarans and superyachts. World Class Marina facilities, currently under development, will include a yacht club and extensive service facilities. Access to and from Nawi Island is simple and convenient, with Savusavu town nearby and Savusavu Airport just 10 minutes away.
NAME: Oxley Sails
The well-known and well-reputed products Parasailor and Easysnuffer from ISTEC are based on the design work of Ralf Grösel Design. The core competence of his design studio is the development of complex,three dimensional fabric structures for water- and air sport applications.
The love to every detail and his pedantic approach is reflecting in market leading products such as kitesurfing kites for the world market leader DUOTONE (formerly known as North Kiteboarding) or the innovative products from the Paragliding brand ICARO.
Two decades of design and production experience, carefully selected production partners in Asia, a stringent quality control regime and a worldwide distribution network, provides the best value for money. Experience an unprecedented level of service, sophisticated product development and product quality.
Come and join the world of OXLEY® products!
Island Cruising are the NZ Representative for Oxley Sails and give discounts to members.
Check out their website and contact us for details.
NAME: Yachting New Zealand
PHONE: +64 9 361 1471
Island Cruising NZ is proud to be a commercial member of Yachting New Zealand.
Yachting New Zealand is the national sports organisation in New Zealand for the sport of sailing at all levels.
To inspire greatness and national pride, while embracing adventure, enterprise and a passion for the sea.
To promote the appeal, development and success of sailing as an innovative, inclusive and lifelong sport.
- To promote and grow participation in sailing as a lifelong sport while enhancing its development at all levels.
- To safeguard and to advance members’ interests and rights through effective advocacy, and to grow the value of our services to members.
- To win medals consistently at Olympic and World Championship events
- To lift the appeal, visibility and funding potential of sailing - working closely with media to expand coverage.
- Through effective, innovative and targeted support to lift the capability and number of volunteers, particularly in the areas of judging, umpiring, race management and coaching.
NAME: NZ Marine Industry Association
PHONE: +64 9 360 0056
Island Cruising is a proud member of the NZ Marine Industry Association.
Their mission is to encourage development of the NZ Marine Industry and help their members build successful businesses. They do this by providing a comprehensive range of support services.
NAME: Bato Flags
PHONE: +61 4880 40601
We produce high-quality sewn polyester-cotton Courtesy Flags and Maritime Ensigns in addition to Nylon Code Flags that may be required for your adventures at sea.
Special discounts for Island Cruising Members
NAME: Bay of Islands Marina
PHONE: +64 9 402 7124
Bay of Islands Marina is a full service, 400-berth facility on the threshold of one of New Zealand’s premier marine playgrounds.
Bay of Islands Marina is in Port Opua, the primary port of entry to New Zealand for yachties arriving in New Zealand from the Pacific. It boasts a safe, well-marked and easy approach by both day and night, with customs and quarantine berths conveniently situated on the outer breakwater of the marina.
Recently expanded, the marina has a range of berths available for both long and short-term lease. There are hot showers, pump-out facilities, a diesel fuel dock, wi-fi and postal services, and live-aboards are very welcome.
The adjacent Port Opua Marina Park is home to a wide array of marine services – all within walking distance. These include travel lift haul-out and hardstand, catamaran haul-out, boat builders and riggers, painters, refrigeration, mechanics, electronics, chandlery, car hire, insurance and boat brokers, storage facilities, a laundry, a cafe and a hairdresser.
Our friendly marina staff are just a call away. Or simply pop into the marina office for all the help and advice you need about your new port of call.
Discounts for Island Cruising Rally Participants.
NAME: Helly Hansen
From our home in Norway, Helly Hansen has been making professional grade gear to help people stay and feel alive for almost 140 years. It all started in 1877 when sea captain Helly Juell Hansen found a better way to stay protected from the harsh Norwegian elements. Soon thereafter, Captain Hansen and his wife Margrethe launched a business producing waterproof oilskin jackets, trousers, sou’westers and tarpaulins made from coarse linen soaked in linseed oil – and the legend was born! Helly Hansen gear is worn and trusted by professionals on oceans, mountains and worksites. As the #1 apparel brand for Ski Professionals, you’ll find HH at more than 200 ski resort and guiding operations around the world, and worn by more than 55,000 ski professionals. Our sailing gear is worn by world-class sailors across all five oceans, and we’re proud to partner with and participate in some of the sport’s most iconic regattas and sailing associations. As a leading Scandinavian workwear brand, you’ll see us at work-sites where performance, protection and safety matter most. We continue to support Captain Hansen’s legacy through a long list of first-to-market innovations developed through insights from those working and recreating in the world’s harshest environments.
Special rates for Island Cruising members.
NAME: Orakei Marine
PHONE: 09 524 8444
Orakei Marine offers a range of services from brokerage, boat detailing, and general exterior maintenance, through to boat building, engineering and marine electronics. Orakei Marine is also the New Zealand dealer for a range of international boat brands such as Jeanneau, Prestige, Lagoon, Zodiac, Fleming and Amel. The sales team also deal with used boats and berth sales.
You have a lot of responsibilities on board a vessel and we can all agree that the less paperwork, the better!
Keep things simple for all recreational and commercial activities on the water by providing you with the one place to record everything that you do.
Keep your head above water by ensuring you document what, when, how, and who carries out activities onboard. Exceed your compliance regulations and live life happily ever after.
10% Discount for Island Cruising Members
NAME: Denarau Marina
PHONE: +679 675 0600
Only 20 minutes drive from Nadi International Airport, Port Denarau Marina is Fiji’s premier marina facility. As the hub of the integrated Denarau Island Resort, Port Denarau Marina is the gateway to exploring the idyllic sun drenched tropical isles of Fiji’s Western Division.
Provisioning is easy – with a supermarket, pharmacy and bakery at the end of the dock and Nadi and Namaka only a short bus or taxi ride away.
Port Denarau Marina is walking distance to several international hotels, offering a vast array of recreational pursuits including an international 18 hole golf course – not to mention, being part of the largest retail/restaurant complex in the Nadi area.
Port Denarau is ideally positioned to provide a stopover for rest, recreation and provisioning during your cruising of the Fijian Islands.
The fast developing marina complex is the centre of yachting activity in Fiji, located on Denarau Island, it is accessed through a well marked channel that is 5 metres deep at zero tide.
The marina is well protected from all weather.
The basin contains 52 fully serviced berths and 16 swing moorings including 20 berths capable of taking Superyachts up to 85 metres in length with 5 metres draft.
Fuel, water, single and three phase power and wifi are all available on site.
The complex contains a 50 tonne travel lift, a hard stand area and marine workshops.
Special rates for Island Cruising Rally participants.
NAME: Skipper Training
PHONE: 0800 546 9700
Critical situations can arise on the water and knowing how to act can make all the difference in the outcome.
That’s why sea survival training is crucial for anyone who works on or around the water and is a mandatory requirement for skippers and crew heading offshore and overseas, or competing in offshore (category 1) races.
Our Advanced Sea Survival course equips you with theoretical knowledge (classroom), practical knowledge (wet drills) and cover a wide range of emergency scenarios to survive at sea.
Island Cruising Members get a 10% discount.
NAME: Copra Shed Marina
PHONE: +679 885 0457
The Copra Shed Marina has 8 stern-to-wharf berths for vessels up to 20 metres. Water & electricity are available at these berths. Seventeen moorings are available for vessels of varying sizes.
We have also recently installed a new floating dock berth facility for vessels of up to 20 metres!
Accommodation is available at the Copra Shed Marina.
Special rates and offers for Island Cruising rally participants
Over the past two decades Noonsite has been the cruising yachtsman’s primary source of worldwide cruising information, including a wealth of up-to-date information on practically every country of interest. As the only source on the web for detailed information on country formalities and what to expect when you first arrive in a foreign port, plus port and marina information, a wealth of reports from cruisers and the latest cruising news, Noonsite should be bookmarked as every skipper’s favorite.
2020 saw a new channel of information open up to assist cruisers with the complex Covid protocols that are constantly changing at ports of entry worldwide, plus a new mapping system easily displaying ports of entry, open and closed ports, marinas and boatyards around the world and giving direct access to port and country information on the site.
Noonsite’s users share information with each other via the “comments” function on all ports, countries and reports and the monthly newsletter is the ideal way to keep abreast of what’s going on in the world of long-distance cruising. Noonsite remains a free resource for the cruising community.
Noonsite has received a number of awards in recent years, as well as being nominated for the Maritime Media Awards in 2017.
NAME: Down Under Rally Australia
PHONE: +61 417 833 337
Island Cruising are proud to partner with Down Under Rally Australia providing yacht rallies and events in Australia, New Zealand and the South Pacific.
NAME: Nautilus Braids
Nautilus only uses the best quality fibres. We highly respect our environment with great emphasis on our Oceans and recognise that protecting the environment today is essential to creating a sustainable business future. We actively seek to minimise the environmental impact of our activities and ask that used ropes are disposed of by recycling, rather than discarded, polluting our globe.
Nautilus Braids is a 100% NEW ZEALAND owned and operated company, specialising in the design and manufacture of high performance ropes, using state-of-the-art machinery and sourcing the best quality imported fibres to produce customised ropes of varying sizes, construction and colour.
Nautilus Braids are a dynamic team of dedicated ropemakers with over 60 years of combined experience in research, rope and yarn making. Our mission is to make the highest quality ropes with state-of-the-art machinery whilst providing very cost competitive products that do not compromise performance.
Ian McFarlane set up the company in 1994, based on the philosophy of low cost and low overheads, using the most modern braiding equipment. Ian has designed and built our own twisters to incorporate flexibility and develop higher performance products. We use the best quality imported fibre to produce the highest quality braided ropes.
We specialise in manufacturing customised products for the discerning buyer. Products include marine rope, winch rope, stock rope (halter and leadrope), multiplait, fishing braid, mooring line, shockcord, drogues, warps and ropes for industrial applications.
Our factory is located outside Christchurch in a rural environment allowing our overheads to be minimal whilst still using the most modern, state-of-the-art machinery.
Special rates for Island Cruising members. Contact us for details.
Visit the Nautilus website here.
NAME: Kiwi Yachting Consultants - Safety At Sea
PHONE: 0800 809 911
For nearly 30 years Safety at Sea has specialised in offering the world's leading marine safety products and commercial survival equipment. Whether its a Baltic Inflatable lifejacket for recreation or racing, or a Waypoint ISO liferaft for offshore cruising or CSM SOLAS for commercial users. Safety at Sea has everything you need to be compliant & safe on the water.
Island Cruising members get up to 10% discount on certain products.
NAME: Trans Pacific Marine
PHONE: 09 424 0997
New Zealand's largest Nautical Bookshop, Chart Agent and Navigation Instrument Supplier - has been serving the Commercial and Recreational Marine Industries since 1963.
- Over 25,000 nautical / technical books & charts
- Worldwide chart coverage from all major chart publishers
- Extensive range of admiralty publications
- Navigation instruments, course supplies, marine books and calendars/
- Cruising yachts our specialty
- Same day dispatch on most orders - order online
Island Cruising Members get 10% discount
PHONE: +1 604 925 2660
Hydrovane is both a self steering windvane system and an emergency rudder/steering system. It is a completely independent mechanical system that uses not power, no lines in the cockpit and works on all points of sail in all conditions. It is the strongest emergency rudder and sttering system available today.
Special rates for Island Cruising members.
NAME: Yacht Delivery Solutions
PHONE: 09 889 5887
Yacht Delivery Solutions specializes in the delivery of yachts and power boats from 30 to 90ft throughout New Zealand, South Pacific and Australia.
Yacht Delivery Solutions provides an experienced and qualified yacht delivery skipper and crew to deliver your yacht promptly and safely.
You'll have a yacht delivery captain on board your yacht with over 20 years and 150,000nm of marine experience covering every aspect of boat handling, maintenance and repair so you have peace of mind while we get the job done.
We have bases in Auckland, Brisbane and Sydney.
Special rates available for Island Cruising members
NAME: Oceania Medical
PHONE: +64 9 951 8338
Oceania Medical provides high quality, robust & logical first aid kits, medical supplies and Marine Medic Courses.
We further support our customers by offering training packages specific to the industry and provide access to an online customer portal in which they can view, manage and resupply their first aid kits.
Our complete service ensures that our customers are best prepared for a medical emergency.
Discounts on Marine Medic Courses and Cat 1 Medical Kits for Island Cruising Members.
NAME: Global Dive
PHONE: +64 9 920 5200
Welcome to New Zealand’s friendliest dive centre – Global Dive.
We’re a highly experienced dive training operation and global dive destination travel agent.
Based in Auckland, New Zealand, we train to all levels of SSI, PADI and TDI (Technical Diving) certification, and enjoy diving New Zealand’s best sites.
5% discount for Island Cruising Members.
NAME: Boat Bits
PHONE: 0800 323 233
Welcome to Boat Bits, home to the Buoycatcher range of marine boathooks and accessories. We are the exclusive New Zealand distributor of Buoycatcher products, which include a selection of heads that work with the Buoycatcher extending boat hook.
15% discount for Island Cruising Members
NAME: Port Whangarei Marine Centre
PHONE: +64 9 430 3148
The Port Whangarei Marine Centre is a full service boatyard for refit and repairs located at South Shipyard in the Port of Whangarei, New Zealand.
Port Whangarei offers a highly efficient haulout service by way of it’s dual travel lifts and outstanding onshore facilities. A wide range of vessels are catered for:
- Any type of vessel
- Smaller vessels up to 100 tonnes displacement
- Larger Vessels up to 560 tonnes displacement (new larger machine currently being installed)
- All tide access for most craft
- Beam up to 13.5 metres
- Superyacht or cruising yachtie you are welcome
- Multihull and catamaran specialists
Special Rates for Island Cruising Members.
NAME: Global Marine
PHONE: +64 9 553 7424
Based in New Zealand, Global Marine Technologies are a premium supplier of technology solutions to the Marine & Yachting sectors. The team at GMTS have over 15 years of experience in the Technology & Yacht space, culminating in a professional and knowledgeable service that our clients around the globe can rely on.
With the increase of devices across all industries a focus on connectivity is inevitable. From custom SIM Data Plans to suit your usage all the way through to custom cellular modem routers, we can support our clients with all their connectivity needs.
Special rates for Island Cruising Members.
NAME: Ocean Cruising Club
PHONE: +44 20 7099 2678
We are proud members of the Ocean Cruising Club and I am the port officer for Lyttelton Harbour.
To be a part of the OCC is to be a part of a group of people who have said 'yes' to adventure and who will welcome you if you choose to do the same.
The people in the Ocean Cruising Club represent the distilled essence of the cruising community, a potent combination of accomplishment, experience, idealism, eccentricity, generosity and humility.
NAME: Tidal Yachting
PHONE: 022 030 5856
When it comes to all of our services, you can count on us to take care of your every need. We pride ourselves on our exceptional customer service, and guarantee you’ll love working with our team. Let us know how we can assist you today.
If your vessel is thinking of heading south to New Zealand this summer we are here to help! We can arrange everything from customs clearance recommended ports of call, port amenities NZ wide, provisions and activities for guests and crew alike. Whatever your needs I’m sure we can help – Get in touch with one of our agents today to hear more about what we can do for you!
Whether it is a full refit or some minor maintenance, Tidal Yachting is able to help. We understand that every vessel has its own unique requirements.
With this in mind, we offer project management services. Tidal Yachting will create and deliver a bespoke and carefully curated project management package, designed specifically for your vessel. Our experienced staff will oversee your project, taking out the stress for you and getting you back out on the water where you want to be.
Special rates for Island Cruising Members.
PHONE: +64 9 441 3341
Sailutions supply and service a complete range of superior quality yacht rigging fittings and marine hardware from top Swedish sailing brands Seldén, Rutgerson and Furlex.
With extensive sailing experience across racing and cruising yachts, we’re happy to advise you on the right rigging solution for your boat, whether you’re upgrading, maintaining or repairing. We also supply sailing hardware and fittings to riggers, sailmakers and boat builders throughout New Zealand and the South Pacific.
Whatever your rigging and deck hardware needs, Sailutions can provide you with the right solution.
10% discount for Island Cruising Members.
NAME: Open Ocean Watermakers
PHONE: +64 21 253 3035
We have been building watermakers since 2001. Located in Opua, in the Bay of Islands, we combine quality components with a simple design. As cruising sailors, we know the value of having a system that you can count on. Our systems are largely made up of off-the-shelf components that are available almost anywhere in the world.
Island Cruising members get $300.00 off new watermaker systems.
NAME: Cater Marine
PHONE: +64 9 402 8292
Cater Marine Opua has a tradition in fine marine outfitting with over 30 years of supplying chandlery. We are situated in Opua, Bay of Islands, which is the first port of call for yachts arriving in New Zealand. In immediate vicinity to Opua Marina and Ashby’s Boat Yard, Cater Marine is at the heart of the thriving Opua Marine Park. The Bay of Islands has beautiful sailing waters, a modern marina and top maintenance facilities, all in an internationally acclaimed holiday spot. All this makes Opua a perfect choice for your next port of call.
Up to 15% discount on certain products for Island Cruising Members.
NAME: Passage Guardian
PHONE: +64 21 279 4995
A global (free of charge) safety service for recreational cruising yachts conducting ocean passages.
I've got your back from the moment you leave the dock. Any ocean, any passage, any time!
NAME: House of Travel
PHONE: 64 3 341 9352
Come and visit the team at House of Travel Upper Riccarton. One of our passionate and knowledgeable consultants can make your dream holiday come true.
We specialise in crew transfers and logistics getting your friends & family to your boat. We also do yacht charter holidays and cruises.
NAME: Dockland 5 Marine
PHONE: 09 438 8558
Dockland 5 Marine is a haul out & hardstand facility on the beautiful Whangarei Harbour. Just a short distance to the Whangarei CBD, Dockland 5 Marine is the perfect place to carry out boat repairs & refresh before your next adventure.
Whether you are cruising, skippering a vessel or between fishing seasons, bringing your boat out at Dockland 5 Marine is no problem. Our 70Ton Travel Lift & 50+ hardstand capacity means we can accommodate a huge range of different sized & shaped vessels.
Everything you need is in one spot. You will find a lot of the necessary trades to carry out your boat repairs such as chandlery, sandblasting yard and marine store.
Island Cruising Members get 15% discount.
NAME: Marine Diesel Solutions
PHONE: 0220 429 349
Marine Diesel Solutions Ltd
5% off on the sale of all new YANMAR engine packages
10% off all Labour during routine servicing to ICNZ members
Unit 1c , Pine harbour Marina. Auckland, NZ
Special deals for ICNZ Members.
- 5% off on the sale of all new YANMAR engine packages.
- 10% off all Labour during routine servicing to ICNZ members. ***Conditions apply*** Proof of current membership is required
PHONE: +64 3 3651600
See-LEVEL is a patented breakthrough solution that harnesses the power of virtual reality to alleviate the symptoms of seasickness.
Island Cruising Members get a 10% discount.
NAME: Yachting World Vanuatu
PHONE: +678 687 23273
Yachting World is the cruising sailor's home in Port Vila, Vanuatu. Our friendly staff provides complete services for visiting yachts. Sea-wall marina, swing moorings, laundry, serviced apartments, fuel, dinghy wharf, WiFi Internet, and restaurant.
NAME: Yacht Help Fiji
Yacht Help Fiji was formed in 1987. Its central focus is to supply professional shore support services to super yachts. The South Pacific yachting scene has grown considerably over the years. To meet this increasing demand we have opened new divisions and steadily expanded our product lines and services to cater for all types and sizes of yachts, Fiji wide.
Yacht Help is comprised of the following division’s: super yacht and yacht agency, parts supply, refit and repair, project management, chandlery, chart agency, charter and brokerage services. We provide skilled professionals with all our services. Combined with a wealth of local knowledge and experience we aim to give the highest quality and cost effective services to meet the demands of the growing number and variety of yachts visiting Fiji’s unspoiled and uncrowded waters.
Yacht Help is our agent in Fiji
NAME: Rocket Guides
Rocket Guides New Caledonia & Vanuatu are an interactive guide that began with a satellite image of the country then, using a series of simple icon controls, zoom in to a high resolution view of an anchorage where you could overlay the image with depths, hazards, points of interest, and GPS positions for the approach and anchoring areas. Pop-up images taken at key points help you navigate safely and know exactly what’s there before you arrive.
Island Cruising Members get 10% discount
NAME: Zoom Sails
Welcome to Zoom Sails. We are an international sailmaker, delivering high quality sails worldwide.
The team at Zoom Sails has many years of experience designing and building sails as hands on professional sailmakers. Additionally we have thousands of miles blue water long distance cruising experience and a background in competitive racing.
We design all our sails inhouse and work closely with our manufacturing partner. The majority of our sails are mail order and are sent factory direct from Sri-Lanka to our customers around the world.
Zoom Sails provides you with specialist blue water cruising sails and cutting edge racing sails, designed by sailors and built to exceptional quality standards. We aim to provide the best value for money and we can provide a fast turnaround time when required.
Special deals for Island Cruising members.
NAME: Yacht Agents Galapagos
PHONE: + 593 - 987 - 229 577
Visiting the Galapagos is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity and you should not miss a single moment because of problems obtaining cruising permits or unexpected boating problems. Leaving the important details to chance is a huge risk.
Partner with Yacht Agents Galapagos (Y.A.G.) for an unforgettable and stress-free cruise. We serve sailing vessels and yachts of any size.
Our local agents provide a full-range of marine services and are accustomed to working with a demanding, international clientele.
NAME: Parker Marine Group
Parker Marine Group bring you an extensive range of marine products, along with an extremely customer focused and dedicated group of marine professionals providing Boat building, Boat sales, Sail making, Canvas work, Marine insurance, Boat surveys, Boat painting, Vinyl Wraps and Sign writing, Mechanical and Electrical repairs and refits, Spars and Rigging maintenance and supply, Refrigeration, Gas install and certification, Yacht shore side support and much, much more.
Parker Marine Group have one Golden Rule in business, and that's to ensure our customers know they are respected and listened to.
Each and every vessel owner has their own expectations and we aim to meet all of them, every time. Have a look at what we have to offer you on our website.
NAME: Tahiti Crew
Open since 2012, we have started as a crew placement for Superyachts. A couple of years later, we have expanded our services to the cruisers and became the official partner of the Island Cruising rally.
We are located in marina Taina and position ourselves as a marine concierge services for yachts and Superyachts finding solutions for the captains in all aspects : from arrival and departure formalities, charter license, itinerairies, berth, technical assistance, boat care taker , broker services, provisionning and also organizing accommodations, flights, car rental and activities.
We have an efficient networking of professional crew, dayworkers, suppliers, technicians and tour guides.
Our goal is to give the crew, the cruisers and the boat owners less stress and more time to relax and enjoy the islands .
We are a friendly team of three dedicated staff Heirani, Moehau and Tehani, and we will be pleased to make your journey to French Polynesia amazingly fantastic !
Tahiti Crew are our agents in French Polynesia.
PHONE: +64 21 120 3631
Octacle was born from the need to find natural and eco conscious alternatives in the diving industry. Starting off with developing a wetsuit lubricant for open cell wetsuits.
I bought an open cell wetsuit for diving and discovered there weren't any realistic natural options for getting it on, other than soaps, detergents and synthetic glycols! Whaaat!!??
People are foaming up, breaking out in spots, rashes, boils, and messing with their personal biome, and the ocean's too!
So I decided to make a totally natural, seaweed based solution to the problem. That's pretty slimy stuff!
I offer a way to get in and out of your wetsuit safely and smoothly and feel comfortable whilst actually diving! In fact it actually nourishes the skin.
PLUS- No more adding chemicals, detergents, surfactants to our already struggling aquatic ecosystem. No petrochemical biproducts, No plastic packaging...
Detergents contain surfactants among other harmful chemicals, which are proven through extensive scientific research, to be harmful to our aquatic ecosystems, and the organisms within it.
Special rates for Island Cruising Members
NAME: Seaglass Bags
Seaglass Pacifica is based in Aotearoa, New Zealand. Being a keen sailor/explorer, a desire was birthed from travelling overseas, to create a bag that supports adventurers, who love to discover new places, people and more about themselves.
Made from upcycled sails and materials, each bag has been on a journey.
Seaglass name came about as a reflection of a personal journey: the idea of a vessel being broken, rolled and smashed about by the waves, the edges being ground down and smoothed over sand, rocks and time. To become something new and beautiful, a taonga, treasure to behold.
Likewise, the sails and materials had an original purpose, got worn, broken, discarded, forgotten. I love to recreate and bring out new value and purpose within them.
NAME: Quixotic Charters Fiji
Get ready for the sailing holiday of a lifetime! Let QUIXOTIC sail you to your own private white-sand beach or perhaps it's a pristine reef system that no one has ever dove on before you. Explore private beaches for miles, amazing underwater life, friendly and happy locals, hikes with incredible views, kayaking, fishing and relaxing.
Perhaps the most valuable offering we can provide is some peace and tranquility you may need to recharge your batteries; away from it all and on your own time, on your own private floating "island" and completely free from land-based obligations, right here in beautiful Fiji.
Discounts for Island Cruising Members.
NAME: Sailing Pivo
Conor and I were complete newbies to sailing, but we quit our jobs and started sailing "Satori", our 1990 Whiting 40 keelboat, around the coast of New Zealand. Follow our adventures!
Check out their YouTube Channel here.
NAME: Savvy Navvy
It's like Google Maps for boats, charts, navigation, weather, tides, everything you need to get out on the water. We now have over 26 global weather models in the app.
20% Discount for Island Cruising Members.
NAME: Women Who Sail New Zealand
A group for Women who sail in New Zealand to connect with one another and encourage more women to get involved in sailing, cruising and racing.
NAME: Sailing Singles
A group for single sailors to network, make new friends, possibly find someone special and go sailing!
NAME: The Little Ship Club of Canterbury
Based in Lyttelton, we are a group of cruisers & sailors who gather on a regular basis with key note speakers and events related to all things nautical.