The New Zealand Marine Industry Association has introduced a new refit code of practice in an effort to further enhance the country’s already buoyant marine sector.

Developed with government funding, the code guarantees that all refit work carried out in New Zealand will be done by fully qualified workers to international certification standards.

”The NZ refit sector currently generates $180m per year and we aim to triple that to around $500m by 2020,” says Ron Brown, chairman of the NZ Refit Group.

”We also expect to see business helped by two more 90m berths being added at Westhaven in Auckland along with the new facilities being built in Whangarei and Tauranga.”

The NZ Refit Group has also produced an electronic Yacht Visitor’s Guide that includes comprehensive information on customs, immigration, and harbour requirements