According to Maritime New Zealand
, the Cat 1 requirement no longer exists. The following is a response to an enquiry I sent:
Thanks for your enquiry. While foreign pleasure craft were subject to NZ checks prior to departure, this is no longer the case. If you would like to know more about the category 1 standards that apply to NZ pleasure craft departing for overseas, Jim Lott is the appropriate contact or try http://www.yachtingnz.org.nz/
MARITIME NEW ZEALAND
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From: Carl Bostek [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
Sent: Monday, 23 January 2006 8:51 p.m.
Subject: Foreign yachts visiting New Zealand
I am planning a trip from the US to New Zealand during the next year
and I've heard that my sailboat will need to meet Category 1
requirements before I will be granted clearance to leave New
Zealand. However, I haven't found anything that tells me what the
My boat is registered in Alaska
and is USCG documented.
I will appreciate any clarification you can provide.