Integrated Marine Group celebrates a decade of business

New Zealand superyacht specialist Integrated Marine Group (IMG) is celebrating 10 years of business in 2014. Founded in 2004, IMG has built itself a solid reputation as superyacht agents and specialists in superyacht refit, service and repair in New Zealand and the South Pacific. The company has also forged good commercial ties, with their recent investment into Shipco 360, a Whangarei-based facility specialising in commercial work.

Mark Wightman, managing director of IMG commented, “Our team is at the heart of all we do. We have always stuck to our principles and our core values focusing on quality and dependability. These are the kind of things that help a company to outlast others, and we are very proud that we have always had great feedback from those who use us.”

As well as their own central team, IMG also works with a proven network of longstanding partner companies to ensure their high standards of work are maintained.

IMG has gone from strength to strength over the years, with several initiatives enhancing their global roots. The yacht support division has worked with, and undertaken exchanges with Lunautica, based in Nice, Hamburg and Valencia.

In 2012 IMG also partnered with Spanish yard Atollvic to provide a global full-service offering to yachts in their network. One yacht that has taken full advantage of this service is 58m M/Y Seawolf, which is now in for her third refit with the companies since the partnership was formed.

Mark Wightman continued, “All the projects we have worked on have been notable in their own way. It is always a privilege to work on and with these incredible yachts.”

Over the years IMG has maintained a high number of repeat customers, one of which is  the Royal Huisman-built 58m S/Y Ethereal, which visited New Zealand for the two consecutives summers of 2012/2013 and 2013/2014.

James Turner, relief captain/first mate on Ethereal commented, “The owners decided to visit New Zealand because of the the beautiful and dynamic cruising on offer, but also due to the unparalleled quality that the marine services there have to offer as well. Each occasion involved owners cruising along with significant refit/maintenance and survey work and during each of our visits we enlisted the invaluable assistance of Integrated Marine Group. The IMG team gave us not just reliable, efficient and quality workmanship at a competitive rate but also fantastic shore side and logistical support ready at a drop of hat. Furthermore IMG assisted with the budgeting and financial side of the refit work, which in turn saved a lot of time, effort and stress.”

With a busy workbook ahead, upcoming projects include refit work on the 42.5m Royal Huisman-built S/Y Juliet, a repeat customer of IMG, and the 73m SilverYachts-built M/Y Dragonfly.

For more information, visit Integrated Marine Group (IMG).

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