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. 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!  

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.

Give our team as much notice as possible ahead of your timeline (6 months minimum) so we can aim for the best possible outcome.

Please note all our quotes are based on current costs and will need to be renewed closer to shipping dates, variations may occur. All quotes are revised and checked with clients prior to production. Deposits are fully refundable if circumstances change.



We can offer an all inclusive price in USD, delivered to the closest depot to your preferred destination for any State on the East or West Coast of the USA.

We have bespoke door deliveries available in Florida ( via Gulf Nautical), Washington State and surroundings (via Pelagic Systems), soon to come a new partnership in California. Our preferred agents have tons of personal offshore cruising experience offering a lot of expertise to assist with any requirements. 

SINT MARTEEN (Caribbean)

We send a container to Sint Marteen once a year, usually at the end of the year. For information and next container dates contact us on Get in touch to show you interest for 2022! 


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 based on our biggest model the OC350 (therefore cheaper if you chose a smaller model – last estimation JULY 2022):

France        La Rochelle: NZD 5200       Spain      Valencia/Barcelona: NZD 5000

Australia    Sydney/Brisbane/Melbourne metro NZD 1800    South Africa    Cape Town/PE  NZD 3000 (CFR terms)

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

*Please note all our quotes are based on current costs and will need to be renewed closer to shipping dates, variations may occur. All quotes are revised and checked with clients prior to production. Deposits are fully refundable if circumstances change.*

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 from departure from NZ to door. Please note this is indicative only. It is freight, with many variables and heavily impacted by the latest pandemic. Always allow for delays.
  • 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. No un-crating services provided.
  • 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: New Zealand still has its borders closed which reduces the number of companies and flights available. Although not impossible airfreight comes with an extra premium these days. It would normally 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 endeavor 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.

Order process and Payment

We will provide you with a quote based on current freight costings. We require a deposit to confirm order and secure building slot. 30% deposit for all orders being collected in NZ, 50% for all international orders. We will contact clients prior to initiate build to check on order details and update freight cost (variations may occur). Up until this stage your deposit is fully refundable. Once we start, photo progress is supplied during the build and prior to shipping. Balance due a prior to shipment from the factory.

Payments should be made direct to our NZD account if you have a NZD quote/invoice, or into our international account if you have a USD quote/invoice (details in your terms and conditions). We also have the option of credit card payment in NZD via Safe Link (Visa & Mastercard, 2.4% surcharge). In many cases services such as Wise offer excellent savings on international transfers saving you hundreds in exchange rate and bank fees – ask us for details!