Integrated Marine Group has recently opened an office in Whangarei, New Zealand, working in conjunction with Port Nikau. The company is currently managing three refit projects at this site on board 59m M/Y Senses (pictured), 81m S/Y Sea Eagle II and 31m S/Y Altair.
“Our highly-skilled project management team is thriving in its new working environment in Whangarei,” says Mark Wightman, managing director of the Integrated Marine Group. “This location offers some distinct advantages to enable us to provide top-quality results to our clients and a wonderful location for the crew. Whangarei has proved very successful and we see this location as an increasingly important part of future business.”
The company’s head office remains in Auckland, with the new satellite offices in Whangarei and Tauranga. Wightman believes that working across three New Zealand locations positions the company well to cater for the projected influx of superyachts when the countries current border restrictions are lifted.
Despite the strict entry restrictions, however, Integrated Marine Group has facilitated the entry into New Zealand of three significant superyacht refit projects in the last year, making use of the NZ government’s provision allowing for superyachts booked in for repair or refit work to apply to enter the country's maritime borders.
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