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. 

International shipping is a fairly simple, straight forward process and we will look 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.  


All international freight will have the cost of handling, insurance and crate as per pricelist on top of the freight costs. Below are some indicative freight costs delivered to a local depot (for reference only) based on our biggest model the OC350:

USA : Los Angeles – NZD 2500

Florida (Miami) – NZD 3200

France: NZD 3200

Australia: Sydney NZD 1300

Brisbane Metro NZD 1300

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

We endeavour to work with all inclusive cost terms, such as DAT (Delivered At a determined Terminal) and DAP (Delivered At named Place) terms. The only item excluded is tax and duties to be paid directly to the clearance agent at destination. 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.