New Zealand’s Marine Businesses

Key Innovators

With an unwavering spirit of innovation, New Zealand’s marine businesses have consistently embraced change and seized opportunities in an ever-evolving global marketplace.


YOA Superyacht Crew

Founded in 2014, YOA has quickly become the preferred choice for yacht recruitment in New Zealand. Their commitment to building lasting relationships sets them apart and has earned YOA the reputation of being the go-to agency in New Zealand and abroad. The extensive local network builds strong connections with the yachting community and ensures that they know almost all yacht crew entering or leaving New Zealand.

As proud members of the NZ Marine Industry Association, they actively promote the country’s opportunities to the yachting world, sharing the team’s passion for New Zealand’s maritime culture. The team of 14 experienced agents, all of whom have served as Captains or HOD’s, allow YOA to provide unique service and insight to their partners. Whether the clients are seeking highly qualified crew or assistance in recruiting for high-end properties, YOA’s focus is on building enduring partnerships.

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ENL Group

The ENL Group is a leading marine electronics company in New Zealand, with a remarkable 78 year history. Their commitment to innovation, R & D, and delivering ground breaking technology sets them apart from many of their competitors. Based in Auckland, ENL invests heavily in Research & Development to stay at the forefront of the industry and provide game changing solutions. With ISO- 9001 accreditation since 2006, ENL ensures consistent delivery of products and services that meet customer and regulatory requirements. As the exclusive distributor for renowned brands like Furuno, Timezero, Lumishore, and KVH, ENL emphasises trust and dependability in marine environments. Headquartered on Auckland’s North Shore, they have an extensive network of dealers, a branch in Nelson, serving the southern hemisphere fishing industry, and an office in the UK, supporting the EMEA region for the multibeam sonar, the WASSP.

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Maxwell Marine

Step aboard a realm of unrivalled luxury and innovation with Maxwell Marine, the leading name for anchoring solutions in the world of superyachts. With a legacy of excellence spanning over 50 years, Maxwell Marine has set new standards in craftsmanship and technology for discerning yacht owners and captains. Specialising in cutting-edge anchoring solutions for superyachts, Maxwell Marine offers a range of premium anchor winches, windlasses, and deck handling systems that epitomise performance and reliability. Their unwavering commitment to pushing boundaries and embracing the latest advancements ensures an unparalleled experience on the high seas. Maxwell Marine continues to raise the bar for superyachts around the globe.

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Nautical Group Holdings

Nautical Group Holdings (NGH) has two well established brands operating in the global marine industry – Fastmount, the world’s leading hidden panel mounting system, and RAILBLAZA, which markets sought-after modular products to “hold everything” for all your important gear for outdoor adventures including paddle sports, boating and fishing. A strong focus on product innovation at RAILBLAZA saw the recent launch of HEXX Live Pole, an innovative new way to mount live sonar transducers independent of the trolling motor. The multifunctional HEXX base delivers enhanced strength and durability and is ideal for larger electronic devices. Fastmount continues to benefit from the buoyant superyacht industry. Fastmount’s multi award- winning Stratlock Rail System offers a truly flexible extrusion system designed for efficient and accurate framework construction and mounting of deckhead and bulkhead panels. Hidden fixings from the Stratlock Range fit easily into the framework to enable fast install, accurate negative detail, and panel removability.

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Marine Protection Solutions

Marine Protection Solutions NZ specialises in the application of high performance adhesive anti-fouling films, yacht vinyl wraps and paint protection film (PPF). Vinyl wrapping is fast becoming a great cost and time saving alternative to paint with some of the vinyl’s outdoor durability lasting years! With a huge range of colours available from matte to gloss metallic the options are endless. With over 14 years experience in the adhesive vinyl industry, you can rely on MPS for quality products and workmanship with friendly service wherever you are located. MPS recommends 3M Wrap Film from their supplier ‘Computaleta NZ’ for the best performance and marine warranties, giving you dozens of unique colours, patterns and finishes to wrap your tender to match the mothership. The 3M vinyls have the Comply™ air release channels for bubble-free results, are made with Controltac™ technology for low initial adhesion for quick repositioning and are multi- layered cast films. 3M vinyls offer world leading adhesive vinyl technology, quality and durability. The innovative MacGlide adhesive fouling release silicone films from MACTAC which contains no biocides, is non-polluting, has a 5 year manufacturer’s warranty and provides unmatched ease of maintenance and fuel savings. The anti-foul film is impermeable to water, reducing osmosis and ensuring lower hull moisture content than conventional anti-fouling paint solutions. These eco-friendly products offer an alternative solution to help protect your vessel and our marine environment.

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Saltwater Recruitment

Saltwater Recruitment is a Kiwi-owned agency founded in 2016 by ex-Chief Stew Monique Dykstra offering a boutique approach to superyacht recruitment. As client side herself for over five years as Chief Stewardess, it was during the new build phase of 107m expedition yacht Ulysses where she discovered a gap in the market. There was a lot of mass CV sending with little consideration or understanding of the client’s requirements onboard. Saltwater’s solution was to offer a more bespoke recruitment service with the focus on building relationships and presenting higher quality recommendations. “We align our business goals to the people we work with, this includes my team, our clients and the candidates we represent, and the results follow,” says Monique. This approach has allowed the agency to build and retain a very loyal client base and achieve a 92% success rate. Seven years on, the team have grown into a powerhouse of six passionate, driven women working out of the UK, New Zealand and France. The team at Saltwater value quality over quantity and ensure candidates are thoroughly pre- screened, references are verified so they are ready to hire.

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Auckland Engineering Supplies

AES is the preferred supplier of tools and equipment to much of New Zealand’s marine industry, giving second to none supply and performance. We are suppliers to Royal NZ Navy/Babcocks, Titan Marine, Yachting Developments, visiting and resident Superyachts, and we are core suppliers to Emirates Team New Zealand. AES not only supply to key players in the marine field, more and more DIY enthusiasts are seeking out Auckland Engineering Supplies for their projects around work, the house and the motoring industry. We have two stores, our original location in Beaumont Street, Westhaven and a recent additional branch at Gulf Harbour Marina to assist with our customers north of Auckland. Our staff are all passionate about providing the best service possible and all come with a background in marine and/or engineering fields, giving us the edge when it comes to helping source exactly what each of our customers require.

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