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.  


We have regular shipments to Florida with the assistance of our associates Gulf Nautical LLC. We can provide better price than one off crates with costs in USD all inclusive. 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

SINT MARTEEN (Caribbean) 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 


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):

USA             Los Angeles (CA) – NZD 2600            Seattle (WA) – NZD 3000          Annapolis (MD) – 3200     

France        La Rochelle: NZD 3300                        Marseille NZD3400                   

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.