Testimonials – Stamas 363 from USA to Auckland

TNL GAC Pindar co-ordinate arrival of Stamas 363 from USA to Auckland.

te1TNL GAC Pindar Ltd has recently co-ordinated the import customs formalities, handing and delivery of a Stamas 363 motor boat that arrived in Auckland, New Zealand over the Christmas period.

Originating from the East Coast USA it was shrink wrapped, cradled and loaded on to a Roll on / Roll off vessel using a mafi trailer in Savannah, Georgia. The owner in New Zealand required assistance with every aspect of the import as he was new to the country and had no idea how the system operated.

Even before the boat had departed the USA TNL GAC Pindar’s Australasian Manager, Richard Thorpe, had already met the owner in Auckland and ran through the processes that would be required to have the boat imported, taxes paid and transported to the dry stack in Auckland’s Westhaven Marina area.

An added complication was the arrival of the vessel on Boxing Day. Richard Thorpe said, “With the boat arriving during the New Zealand Christmas / New Year period the main issue was not being able to legally move the “out of gauge” boat on the roads until Monday 7th January. So we had no surprises, the moment we knew of the arrival date we negotiated with the Ports of Auckland to waive any storage fees from the day of arrival through to the day we could legally move it on the road”. Knowing details such as these and understanding the issues only comes with the experience that the team at TNL GAC Pindar have.

te2Working closely with the stevedores on the port and the transport company contracted to move the boat to Westhaven Richard Thorpe was on hand to supervise the transfer of the boat from the mafi trailer to the transporter’s trailer before the move through Downtown Auckland to the dry stack where the owner was waiting.

Upon receipt of his boat the owner sent the following message, “I would like to thank you for a taking care of importing my boat into New Zealand. I thought it would be difficult to find someone that would handle the whole process because of all the different things that needed to be done. Getting the boat to the boat basin with no problems was a big relief for me.  It was nice of you to come to my house and explain all the different charges to me and what to expect from customs.  You have handled all my questions along the way promptly and in a professional manner.”
Ron Patrick – Owner