Willship International


We specialize in trailer boat shipping between NZ and Australia. Please contact us for destinations outside this.

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Shipping Your Trailer Boat Makes Good Economic Sense

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Trailer Boats can be much more expensive in New Zealand than they are in Australia. Shipping will save you plenty - or sell it for a good profit!

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No import tax into New Zealand if you’ve owned the trailer boat for more than 12 month. (Call us to check your eligibility).

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No boat registration required in New Zealand.

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Trailers simply need a warrant of fitness - and we can help with the entire process.

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No Australian GST on trailer boats if you’re buying from an Australian dealer for the sole purpose of export.

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Boats are often much cheaper in Australia.

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With over 270,000 trailer boats registered in Australia, you have a much larger selection to choose from.

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Save the time and aggravation of both selling and buying. You end up in a boat you know and love.

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It’s fast. Transit times between Australia and New Zealand can be as little as 4 days on the water. and two weeks overall.

Willship can handle the entire shipping process from start to finish. There is almost no better place to own a trailer boat than New Zealand, With our help It won't be long before you'll be enjoying some of the best fishing and waterways in the world.

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Concerns You Might Have About Trailer Boat Import From NZ

  • How much does boat shipping costs from NZ?
  • Is trailer boat import from NZ safe?
  • Will I need to pay tax?
  • How long will it take to process everything?
  • What are the documentation requirements?
  • Can I leave anything in my trailer boat?
  • What happens when my trailer boat arrives at the destination?
  • What do I need to do to be able to legally use it?

Tell us exactly what you require, and our shipping experts will do everything they can to address your concerns and meet your needs.

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Trailer Boat Shipping From NZ Is Safe & Reliable

With the use of the latest shipping technology, we guarantee that your trailer boat is safe throughout the journey as it is comprehensively monitored the whole way through; from the moment we received your boat up until it arrives at the final destination.

This is all possible through an interactive online system where data is logged as your trailer boat moves from one stage to the next and everyone that forms part of that journey is accountable.

Shipping a boat from Australia to New Zealand, or anywhere in the world can appear daunting but rest assured Willship International is the marine haulage company you can rely on.

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We Take Care Of The Entire Journey

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Organizing the international shipping from start to finish

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Supporting you to get all key documents together

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Trailer WOF and registration in New Zealand

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Clearing your trailer boat through customs and quarantine

You Name It, We Ship It!

Client Testimonials

We have shipped thousands of vehicles in and out of New Zealand so we understand the importance of looking after your baby. We’ll always take the utmost care and consideration when moving your goods from one place to another. Whether you are purchasing a luxury or classic car from overseas or you're moving to New Zealand and want to take your cargo with you, you can trust us with your shipping needs. Willship is your international shipping partner that you can depend on and our past clients can attest to our proven track record!

Frequently Asked Questions

Australia To New Zealand RoRo Shipping

1. Am I allowed to leave items in my vehicle?

2. Why is it prohibited to leave items in my car when shipping Roll on, Roll off?

3. Can I still ship my car while it’s still under finance?

4. What if I am unable to obtain a registration certificate or a purchase invoice/bill of sale?

5. Should I apply for GST exemption?

6. Can I drop my car off or pick it up directly from the port?

7. Do you have to be present when the vehicle is picked up?

8. Do I have to be in New Zealand to pick up my car?

9. Is it okay to leave a baby seat in my car?

10. What is the compliance process like?

11. Why do I need to have my car inspected?

12. Can I get my car roadworthy here for it to be complied in New Zealand?

13. If I want to proceed with a booking, what steps should I take next?

14. When must I pay my invoice?

15. How clean should my car be?

16. Are you able to assist with compliance in Lyttleton or Nelson?

17. How long does it take to receive my vehicle after the vessel arrives?

18. How much does quarantine cleaning cost if my vehicle fails it’s inspection?




Over $1.4 Billion worth of cargo is trusted to Willship to be shipped every year

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Extremely safe and proven process



Deep relationships with our trusted network of staff and contractors ensures that your goods arrive safely

Priority service every time

Award Winning Industry Leader

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Best International Automotive Cargo Logistics Enterprise - 2021

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Award for Innovation in End-to-End Freight Transport - 2021

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Freight Forwarder of the Year Award - 2018

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Young Achievement Award 2018 (Nick Proctor)

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Young Achievement Award 2018 (Mel Mather)

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Freight Forwarder of the Year Award - 2017

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Young Maritime Professional of the Year 2016