In August 2016 the New Zealand Superyacht Group (NZSG) independently created a survey on the Superyachts that visited New Zealand since and including the 2013/14 season (April 2013- June 2016). The goal of the survey was to ascertain the net economic impact to New Zealand over the 3 seasons, for the use of the NZSG Members.
For the purposes of this report a Superyacht was defined as being of 30-metres and above which we feel is the worldwide industry standard.
NZSG have worked with NZ Customs to change the way data is collected all inwards and outward reporting of Superyachts 30-metres and above started 1st April, 2016. New Zealand has never had a mandatory official data collection showing vessel movements, and relied only on contractors providing information.
Thanks to members of the NZSG we will now shortly have official government data referring to all visiting Superyachts,
and to new construction projects undertaken in New Zealand post launch and under the new owner.
Net economic impact is the direct contribution from purchase of New Zealand goods and services, employment and profits (after tax) by yachts, their owners and crew during their time in New Zealand. It excludes purchase of imported goods and services.
We believe that these figures show that visiting Superyacht represent approximately $163.68m net economic impact to Auckland over the 3 seasons.
For further information on the report, please discuss with anyone of our members listed on the members page