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Superyacht owners in $190m tourism plan

Megayacht  A

Megayacht A

Campaign builds on NZ’s good reputation for refits.

A new partnership between tourism agencies and the marine industry aims to double spending by wealthy superyacht owners and their crew to $190 million a year.

The campaign has been welcomed by a leading agent who provided marine and tourism services for the megayacht A and many superyachts which visited during summer.

A is owned by a Belarusian oligarch who spent millions of dollars on maintenance of the 6000-tonne vessel and cruising around New Zealand with his wife on a voyage he extended from a fortnight to more than a month.   More. . . .

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