Cruise New Zealand feature on the Lap of Luxury

Rua Moana and the team from Cruise New Zealand feature in the second series of the Lap of Luxury which showcases New Zealand and Australia’s top luxury offerings.

You can view the Lap of Luxury and the crew from Cruise New Zealand on TVNZ 1 on demand. Series 2, Episode 1. Enter to win a trip aboard Rua Moana, stay at a luxury retreat on Waiheke Island and enjoy a helicopter flight. Real home-grown New Zealand hospitality at its best.

To date, six different networks worldwide have already purchased the series guaranteeing fantastic exposure to New Zealand, the regions, and the featured operators.


Live Ocean friends

Supporters of Live Ocean

We are pleased to support Live Ocean a marine conservation charity founded by sailors Peter Burling and Blair Tuke. Their vision is to amplify and accelerate positive ocean action in New Zealand and to be world-leading champions in ocean health.

Visit to find out more about this amazing organisation and what they hope to achieve with our support.

Summer escape

Rua Moana – the perfect luxury vessel to enjoy that Special Event, Wedding, Birthday, or Christmas Function. Enjoy fun activities including Jet skiing and Seabobing, relaxing, and cruising accompanied by a sumptuous meal and beverages. Book your summer escape now.

America's Cup Experience - Seats available to view the racing for the Christmas and Prada Cups

America's Cup Experience - Seats available to view the racing

Cruise New Zealand is proud to be hosting Prada’s guests and sponsors aboard Rua Moana during the 36th America’s Cup.
We have a limited number of seats remaining to view the racing for the Christmas and Prada Cups.

More information on the event can be found here
Enquire now.

MV Rua Moana crew

The crew looks forward to welcoming you aboard MV Rua Moana for an unforgettable on-water experience.

Superyacht gets lauched

Rua Moana gets splashed!

The spectacular superyacht, Rua Moana, launch day from build site at Pachoud Yachts in Tauranga to on water at Vessel Works dock.

We are the ocean, a partnership forged on the sea, two peoples coming together, two hulls sailing in the same direction. We present” Rua Moana”

One often hears the words ‘only the very best is good enough,’ but this time it’s a reality. This superyacht offers the opportunity to leave the everyday world behind and enter a realm of effortless luxury that only the lucky few will ever be fortunate enough to experience.

More info is found here

Book your Christmas Cruise now

Our luxury catamarans F5 and Escape are available for charters over the summer period. Perfect for your Christmas celebration, Birthday, Wedding or hosting important customers and staff for an exceptional on-water experience.

From half to a full day cruise enjoy a range of activities including fishing, swimming, snorkeling, kayaking, paddle boarding, and beach games followed by a sumptuous lunch or dinner on board, beverages, music, and dancing. Perhaps theme your cruise to make it an unforgettable event.

Call or email us to inquire.  Craig 0274 990377  [email protected]

Note: Mention this post when booking to receive free bubbles on arrival.

F5 foils alongside Team New Zealand AC75 Te Aihe (Dolphin).

Cruise New Zealand has chartered F5 to HP one of team New Zealand's sponsors for the Americas Cup event.
HP like the synergy between the two foiling vessels Te Ahie and F5. HP have their logo on Te Aihe’s foils and decided F5 would be the perfect vessel to host their important customers, suppliers and staff during the 36th Americas Cup event.

HP is currently hosting guests aboard F5 to view Team New Zealand testing Te Ahie on the Hauraki Gulf before she heads off overseas for the first round of racing.  HP will then utilise F5 during the Christmas Cup, Prada Series and the Americas Cup Match over the summer in 20/21. What an amazing event this is going to be.

Rua Moana nearing completion and due for launch early 2020.

The Super Catamaran Rua Moana being built by Pachoud Motor Yachts in Tauranga is nearing completion.  The luxurious interior is being outfitted and includes the main saloon, galley, 5 cabins, media room and flying bridge.

The exterior encompasses a sunken seated area, spa pool and day bed on the fore-deck. The aft of the vessel features upper and lower dining areas and a large submersible deck which can be configured as a beach club.

FURNZ Group Interior Designers have been contracted to appoint the vessel with the finest furniture and accessories. Water toys including a jet tender, jet skis and accompanying equipment have been delivered ready to put on board. Rua Moana is going to be pure luxury on the water.