Boat Shipping to New Zealand

  • Launches and boats shipping from around the World to New Zealand.
  • Coast-to-Coast boat collections are available.
  • We offer a no-obligation, FREE quotation service.


boat shipping to New Zealand

Safe & Secure Boat Shipping

Famous Pacific Shipping can ship your trailer boat, or your large launch, through our extensive network of providers and agents.

Our team of freight professionals and project managers, will customise a shipping solution to best fit your requirements and those of your boat.

Trailer boats do require specialised handling, often being wide and needing extra attention to allow to fit in containers, whilst launches and larger vessels require specialised shipping techniques from Lift-on Lift-off (LOLO) services to individualised cradles.

from the USA

from the United Kingdom

from Australia

to New Zealand

Why choose FPS to ship your Boat?

FPS can assist to arrange all services as needed, including collection, cradle manufacture, surveying, through to shipping and arrival requirements.

Let us know the full details of your boat. Include measurements and photos where possible, so we can coordinate with our team of experts to get you the best and safest solution for your situation.

Contact our team to get your individualised solution and comprehensive quote.



Upon arrival in NZ, your boat or launch will be Customs Cleared by our team, and MPI Inspected and (if required) treated at the port of arrival or our depot, depending on size, prior to you uplifting.

Boat Shipping FAQs 

Here are answers to the most common questions we get asked about lauches and boats shipping services to New Zealand

Can you ship my trailer boat?

Yes –  from the US, however many boat beams are wider than a container, so specialised handling is often required to fit boats and trailers into the container. Additional charges apply for the extra handling.

Can you insure my boat?

Yes – we can arrange individual marine insurance for your boat with our NZ-based broker.

I want to ship my launch to NZ, are specialised services required?

Yes – launches are too large to move in containers. Our experienced team can guide you through the best options to move your launch, based on the size and the location. We will manage all services (surveyors, cradle builders etc) for you. These are required when shipping large vessels.

I haven’t imported before, can FPS assist to arrange all clearances on arrival?

Yes – FPS has an in-house Customs Clearance team, specialising in all Border Clearances formalities required when importing a boat into NZ.

Do I need to pay Tax & Duty on arrival? Who to?

GST is applicable on all imported boats arriving into NZ at 15% of the cost of the vehicle, plus freight, plus insurance. Duty is applicable on some boats, please discuss with our team for details.

Client Testimonials

Before you make a decision, read what our customers say about us

I recently bought a 1968 Ford Mustang in the USA. A friend recommended using FPS.

I had never imported a car from the USA before but I felt relaxed and at ease knowing they would take care of all the paperwork and container freight. Read More

Leith Wilkie - Auckland, New Zealand

FPS freight services are friendly caring people that offer helpful and cost-effective methods of not only shipping cars, parts but also goods to all places around the world. My experiences with FPS have been simple and efficient with all freight movements... Read More

Roger - Auckland, New Zealand

The car is now sitting safely at home in my garage. Thank you and your team so much for making this car shipping a smooth and painless process. I would definitely recommend Famous Pacific Shipping to anyone who wants to ship from New Zealand to Australia. Read More

Graeme Lemin - Melbourne, Australia

Customer Service

Telephone: +64 9 275 6878
E-mail: enquiry@famous.co.nz

New Zealand Head Office

5-7 Amelia Earhart Ave Airport Oaks Auckland, New Zealand