Monaco Yacht Show 2016: World Premiere of Superyacht Partnership

(Cover photo: Crew and NZ Luxury Experiences on S/Y Silencio, image: S/Y Silencio)

Head to the Monaco Yacht Show 2016 this week for a chance to discover New Zealand Luxury Experiences; New Zealand’s first luxury cultural tourism company for superyachts founded in partnership with Asia Pacific Superyachts NZ.

Monaco Yacht Show 2016 will see the global launch of New Zealand Luxury Experiences, New Zealand’s first luxury cultural tourism company for superyachts founded in partnership with Asia Pacific Superyachts NZ.

The collaboration combines the extensive yachting knowledge and expertise of Asia Pacific Superyachts NZ Founder Jeanette Tobin, veteran sailor Duthie Lidgard and longtime tourism professional and Māori cultural advisor John Panoho and aims to connect visiting superyacht owners and charterers with Māori culture during their stay in New Zealand.

The company was founded after a niche was identified for private cultural experiences backed by high-level service.  All of the principal partners have extensive knowledge of New Zealand as a charter destination, along with Māori heritage and strong yachting backgrounds.


Golden Bay, New Zealand (image: Tourism NZ)

Lidgard said, “We understand the expectations of superyacht owners and guests – they expect the very best, and this should include having an exclusive, private experience while cruising the beautiful waters of New Zealand.  In creating New Zealand Luxury Experiences, we have combined our Founders’ outstanding experience with what we feel is a really exceptional service mentality.  With a very high standing in the Māori community, John brings our clients wonderful insight into this unique and fascinating culture.”


Silo Marina, Auckland (image: Chris Lewis/ATEED)

To show their appreciation to all those attending Monaco Yacht Show 2016, New Zealand Luxury Experiences is offering complimentary cultural performances to superyacht companies during the show, giving you the chance to witness this authentic experience first-hand and entertain your guests.  A group of 3 performers from the New Zealand Luxury Experiences Māori culture group can be booked for private events on board yachts or land, to secure your complimentary performance slot contact Esther Barney :+33 (0)6 13 86 42 43;

All media and journalists are warmly invited to meet the performers at the Asia Pacific Superyachts stand number QH31, on Wednesday 28 September and Thursday 29 September from 3pm – 4pm both days for photo opportunities.  New Zealand Luxury Experiences representatives Duthie Lidgard and John Panoho will be available at the stand throughout the show to answer questions and advise about the partnership.

Visit New Zealand Luxury Experiences at the Asia Pacific Superyachts stand, Number QH31, at Monaco Yacht Show 2016.


Author:  Rebecca Whitlocke