11 Jun 2021

Marine industry wants trans-Tasman sea bubble

From Morning Report, 7:23 am on 11 June 2021

The marine industry is in talks with government officials to set up a trans Tasman sea bubble for cruising yachts and superyachts, to bring much-needed business to the struggling sector.

It is worried the 20 superyachts moored here will sail to Australia, which lets vessels in from New Zealand without quarantine.

Ten superyachts linked to global rich listers, including the media and casino tycoon James Packer, were given permission to enter New Zealand last year - but never arrived.

Amy Williams filed this report.