Shipping – Yes, we’ll send our boats anywhere!

Offshore Cruising Tenders is a family owned New Zealand business. We live in the beautiful North Island of New Zealand far away from everything, just like we want it! Shipping overseas is part of our daily routine and has shaped the way we do business. 

We are a direct sales business, selling to our final customers without a distribution and/or retailers chain. We can deliver your tender from our factory direct to your boat. You can choose what, where and when you want your tender, we will do our best to accommodate your request. We will make international shipping fairly simple and straight forward process by looking after all your needs from this end along with our freight forwarding service partners.

Our crates are all custom built in house to secure a precise fitting every time. We use 12mm treated plywood, therefore excellent materials which can be re utilized or on sold to recoup some of the costs of the crate. Please recycle!  


Container deals!

We can provide better pricing, with costs in USD all inclusive, by consolidating containers and engaging local support to cater to all our logistical needs.  Bellow our container deals to the USA:


Gulf Nautical is our logistical partner in Florida and are an extension of our customer services in the area. For information on the next shipment contact us on

ETD from New Zealand ETA Florida Spaces available
November 2020 Early January 2021 2
*February 2021 Early April 2021 6
*May 2021 Late June 2021 12

*Container/dates to be confirmed                        Last updated 14/09/2020

Looking for expressions of interest for a 2021 container deal for Washington State. We have engaged Mark Ward as our local representative. He is on board his Beneteau 46 – Radiance in Anacortes-WA at present (his tender is on its way!)


Pelagic Systems is our logistical partner in Washington State and are an extension of our customer services in the area. For information on the next shipment contact us on

ETD from New Zealand ETA Seattle – WA Spaces available
December 2020 January 2021 6

*Container/dates to be confirmed                         Last updated 14/09/2020

Other USA destinations

We are now able to provide DDP Terms to East and West Coast depot deliveries in the USA and have a East and West Coast dedicated pricelist all inclusive (freight, crate, insurance, clearance, import tax and duties) which simplifies the shipping and final price with zero extra cost. Available from 1st of October 2020. 

SINT MARTEEN (Caribbean)

Container Deals!

Next shipment to Sint Marteen is due to arrive in early December 2020. Herve Schelcher is our representative there and lives on board of his Catana catamaran with his family. He will assist with all logistical and delivery aspects. For information contact us on

ETD from New Zealand ETA Phillipsburg Spaces available
Late October 2020 Early December 2020 1

Last updated 14/09/2020 – Deadline for orders 25/09/2020


All international freight will have the cost of handling, insurance and crate as per pricelist on top of the freight costs. Below are some  estimated  freight costs delivered to a local depot (DAT Terms) based on our biggest model the OC350 (therefore cheaper if you chose a smaller model):

France        La Rochelle: NZD 3300/Marseille NZD3400       Spain      Valencia: NZD 2700/Barcelona: NZD2800

Australia    Sydney NZD 1300/Brisbane Metro NZD 1300    South Africa    Cape Town  NZD1100 (CFR terms)

*last estimation september 2020

Delivery to a marina or boatyard is easily organized, contact us for more information.

Things to consider:

  • Timeframe: 60 days transit time from the NZ Factory to your door is a secure average to base your order on. For Australian clients, usually 15 days max from departure from NZ to door.
  • Collection from a local depot: the cheapest way to have the crates shipped is to collect them from a local depot using a trailer or a large ute.
  • Delivery to door: the crate needs to be taken off a truck when it arrives at destination, therefore places with forklifts or other means of taking the crate off the truck are ideal (Boatyards and Marinas usually have them available)
  • Airfreight – if you are in a hurry and live in a major centre with direct flights from NZ, you are in for a good deal, just ask us for a quote. It would take around 5 days for the tender to leave from our door to yours.

Seafreight Terms

For our USA clients we can now work with DDP Terms which means all duties and tax are paid from our side. For the rest of the world we endeavour to work with all inclusive cost terms, such as DAT (Delivered At a determined Terminal – now referred mostly as DPU) and DAP (Delivered At named Place) terms. The only item excluded from DPU and DAP is tax and duties to be paid directly to the clearance agent at destination. Destination such as Caribbean, French Polynesia and South Africa we offer CFR terms (exclude destination costs) as it is better (logistically and financially) to engage a local agent. Please contact us for further information.


We require a 30% deposit for all orders being collected in NZ, balance due prior to delivery. For international orders, a 50% deposit is required with balance due a few days prior to shipment from the factory.

Payments can be made by with credit card via a safe link (Visa & Mastercard, 2.4% surcharge), wire transfer into our NZ bank account or in one of our accounts in USD, EURO or AUD.