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© 2019 National Marine Pacific 

National Marine Pacific was created to make sourcing quality parts and supplies anywhere in the Pacific, quick, easy and efficient. 

Cruising the Pacific is synonymous with adventure, far-flung atolls and exciting cultures. Those same elements which make it such an exceptional cruising ground however, can make life harder for crew when they need parts or supplies in a hurry.

National Marine Pacific was created to ensure all yachts cruising the Pacific have access to the same great National Marine service, no matter how far from the nearest formal port they are. With a team based in Auckland, we've worked hard to secure a freight path through the Pacific to ensure you are able to have parts, supplies and provisions delivered, no matter where you are in the Pacific. It's a first, and we're very proud to bring this service to you. 

Local team, global experience, worldwide network. 
National Marine 

Our team come from a broad range of backgrounds across the superyacht industry, but are tied together by one core element - they're passionate about our Pacific backyard and want to help you make the most of it.  

Mark Donaldson

MANAGING DIRECTOR

Though Mark's introduction to yachting began more than two decades ago sailing from New Zealand to France, the time in between has seen him work in the industry all across the world. His time onboard saw him team up with some of yachting's best, before a stint overseeing the completion and delivery of a Feadship at the De Vries yard in Holland, and further projects in Germany and Spain. Following that it was a two year posting to the Gulf region as director of operations for a state fleet and finally as a director of yacht management based in Monaco.
 

His strong Polynesian heritage and formative years spent in the Cook Islands, Samoa and New Zealand meant the call of the Pacific after so long abroad was too great, and Mark is now happily at home in Auckland helping yachts make the most of the South Pacific. 

National Marine Suppliers is a worldwide yacht support group providing the most professional service and on-time reliability in the world. Well-known as the world's number one choice for megayacht owners, captains and crew, we're very pleased to bring our service, range and knowledge to the Pacific with National Marine Pacific. 

 

Isla McKechnie

HEAD - PR & MARKETING 

Isla's introduction to the yachting world was not on the sandy shores of her island home, but in London where she continued her journalism career when taking on a new job writing for a superyacht magazine. 

Eventually feeling the call for home, she made the move back to New Zealand and is now settled in Auckland helping visitors to this part of the world discover the best of South Pacific stories, culture, cruising and products. She has a keen interest in the philanthropic and sustainable side of the superyacht industry and is the communications manager for superyacht aid organisation YachtAid Global as well as sits on the board of industry group YPY. 

She grew up on the beaches of Auckland's North Shore and loves promoting the stories of the Pacific to help yachts, their guests and crew get the most out of our very special corner of the ocean. 

Isla@national-pacific.com

PIP
WYLIE

HEAD CHEF/PROVISIONS

Being brought up on a sheep and cattle farm in the Wairarapa has led me on a culinary journey and ingrained a deep respect for honouring New Zealand’s agriculture,  its seasons and its incredible artisans. My culinary adventure started more than two decades ago at The Sugar Club in Wellington. 

I started out washing dishes (which lasted all-of two days!) before Peter Gordon took me under his wing and introduced me to the world of cheffing. The rest, as they say, is history! Through Pete’s mentoring and knowledge I found my passion for food and cooking,  and continued chasing my culinary dream.
 

To this day, I feel every day I cook is living that dream. I have worked all over the world, including at iconic restaurants like The River Cafe,  First Floor and French House Dining Rooms in London, and eventually opened my own place, Tabac, in Notting-hill Gate. It’s been a blast, but working in high end hospo takes all you’ve got and leaves little time for life – now I balance my life-long passion for food, with having an actual life.