You can plan your voyage anywhere within the zones below defined by length of your charter, the size of the vessel, and the boundaries set by Maritime New Zealand.
Red Maritime NZ Limits are absolute and not negotiable. They follow the 12 mile limit, except that we are not allowed on the Eastern side of Great Barrier Island
Charterlink day limits are set depending on the length of your charter and the size of the vessel, and are to some degree negotiable (but require mutual agreement).
Depending on charter length as shown on the chart:
- Vessels 30 feet or less are restricted to the area inside the orange 1-4 days line.
- Vessels 36 feet or less must stay south of Whangarei
Vessels over 36 feet proceeding to Whangarei or further north also require a preparatory wash, which is a regulatory requirement to reduce the migration of alien marine fauna. This carries an additional cost of $750 per vessel …. Please tell us when you book if you intend to go that far, so we can arrange this.
We suggest a conservative view of how far you'll go... the weather is always a variable, and generally it takes the edge off of a holiday if you're sailing to a tight schedule.... relaxation is the order of the day!
We also take a conservative view on heavy weather sailing... vessels are not to proceed if the forecast winds are over 26 knots. We remind you of what all sailors know.... it is the nature of ships at sea that vessels can be delayed by weather. You should factor that possibility into your plans!