Vehicle Compliance

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OUR SERVICES

Willship International have teamed up with a compliance facility in both Auckland and Christchurch and we can now offer full vehicle compliance into these ports as part of our shipping service. The best way to think of NZ vehicle compliance is like a safety certificate or a warrant of fitness on steroids – your vehicle needs to be thoroughly inspected to ensure it’s safe for use on NZ roads.

COMPLIANCE PROCESS

 

Compliance done right!

We are more than thorough when making sure your vehicle is complaint. We start with interior trimming which offers a TSD agent full access behind the interior trim of your vehicle. They will inspect the condition and structure, seats and seat belts while gathering all relevant documentation for your vehicle. A VIN Plate is then assigned while we put your interior back together.

From here we inspect the underbody and mechanical components via hoist to view the brakes, suspension, tyres, engine components, and vehicle structure. We measure and examine all mechanical parts for OEM minimum requirements as dictated by NZTA. The goal here is to confirm that your vehicle structure is sound. We then run a final inspection of vehicles emissions, lighting and brakes to ensure everything is functional and performing as it should be.

If it is all green lights for your vehicle, we issue a Warrant of Fitness sticker (WOF) and prepare an MR2A form for registration. Should there be a need for any repairs which may be discovered during the above process, we will give you a no-obligation quote which you can choose to proceed with or opt for your own repairer. Please ensure that all repairs are to NZTA requirements.

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MECHANICAL REPAIR SHOP

 

State of the art repairs facility

Our repairs facility is a cutting-edge area which focuses on the necessary repairs to get you safely on the road. Our team of mechanics have over 50 years of experience, the finest equipment available and process that ensure we complete your job in a time-efficient manner.

LVV CERTIFICATION

 

Low Volume Vehicle Certification

Any modifications that surpass factory specifications require an LVV. These can include adjustable suspension, larger wheels, engine modifications, roll cage fitments, and other popular mods. An independent certified inspector will need to sign off on any modifications to ensure that all LVVTA requirements are met. We can complete any required repairs in our workshop to help save you time.

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REPAIR CERTIFICATION

 

Inspecting your vehicle

In the unfortunate event of any structural damage, corrosion or previous damage repairs your vehicle may fail the inspection. This process is carried out by an independent workshop in conjunction with a Repair Certifier Inspector. The certifier dictates the process and guidelines for repair to ensure OEM requirements are met. You have the option to organise your own certifier, however, keep in mind that the correct documentation must be supplied to complete the compliance process.

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Roll on, Roll off Shipping – How it’s done.

ABOUT ROLL ON ROLL OFF SHIPPING

 

There is often confusion about exactly what roll on roll off shipping is and how the process works.

The best way to think of a Roll on, Roll off vessel is like a huge underground floating carpark. Vehicles are driven up a ramp and on to one of the many decks of the vessel. All vehicles are then secured from four points with lashing straps to ensure they are secure for transit.

Often people have an image in their mind of an open-air barge or a ferry, although this is not the case. The cargo is not exposed to the elements in any way and modern Roll on, Roll off shipping is a very cheap and safe method of international transport.

The one downside of this method of shipping is that you are not allowed to put any personal possessions in with the vehicle, the reason for this is due to theft. The shipping line nor the insurance company will take any responsibility for these items at any point of the transit. Anything you leave inside the vehicle is shipped strictly at your own risk. Because of this fact, the workers on the ports at both ends and the crew of the vessel know that they can take anything from the vehicle without facing any form of recourse or prosecution as there is no way to determine when something might have gone missing.

If you do have some personal items you wish to take along with the vehicle, our recommendation is to firstly take them on the plane with you as excess baggage when you fly over, or alternatively if you have quite a lot of personal effects then you could also look at shipping everything inside your own 20ft or 40ft container – This option is quite a bit more expensive however, to get a better idea if RORO or container shipping is right for you please check out this article.

We have included a myriad of photos of from the loading of the Trans Future 5 prior to a recent sailing from Australia to New Zealand to give you a better idea on how it all looks.

Roll on roll off shipping works is available for cars, boats, caravans, motorhomes, motorcycles and most other large vehicles.

If you would like a quotation on moving your vehicle via a roll on, roll off service then please feel free to use our AUTOMATED QUOTE CALCULATOR, shoot us an email at info@willship.com.au or give us a call on 07 3267 3694.

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Using your British Pension to buy a Classic Car

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WITH NEW RULES ALLOWING UK CITIZENS OVER THE AGE OF 55 TO WITHDRAW THEIR PENSION ENTIRELY, SOME COLLECTORS ARE OPTING TO CASH IN THEIR SAVINGS AND INVEST IN CLASSIC CARS.

We take a look at some of the reasons why people are using their pension to purchase a British classic car, and discuss what to look for to achieve a return on investment.

CHANGES IN THE BRITISH PENSION

On the 6th of April last year, the UK government introduced new rules allowing citizens over the age of 55 to cash in their pension. These new rules provide greater financial freedom, flexibility, and choice. Whether you choose to retire fully at 55, slowly cut back your hours, or continue to work full-time for longer, you can now tailor your retirement to suit your needs and choose to withdraw some or all of your pension in one lump sum. For classic car lovers, these rules, coupled with the recent increase in the number of classic car private equity funds, means that some people are jumping at the chance to use their savings and invest in classic cars.

AN IMPRESSIVE RETURN ON INVESTMENT

Recent figures show that classic cars are becoming more and more valuable. So valuable, in fact, that in many cases classic cars are showing a higher return on investment than gold, shares, and property. For example, there has been a 487% rise in classic car returns over the past decade, while the FTSE All Share has returned only 21%. Cars from the 1950s and 1960s seem to be leading the market, with Ferrari, Porsche, Mercedes-Benz, and Jaguar the most in demand. And if the delight in owning a piece of British history is not enough to tempt you into cashing in your UK pension, a £9.45 million price tag certainly will! Classic cars are fetching incredible prices at auction and generating far more profit that what you could ever make on interest at the bank.

THE BEST CLASSIC CARS TO BUY

While most British classic cars are worth more money today than they were 10 years ago, you’ll want to do some research before you go out and spend your pension on the first car you find. For example, cars that had a limited production run are worth more than any old car from your average manufacturer. Just take this 1957 Ferrari 250 GT 14-Louver Berlinetta for example, it’s one of just eight cars left on the road and it was sold for more than £5.6 million in 2013. Cars that have been owned by someone famous, have been the star of a movie, or have been driven in well-known motorsport events are also worth considerably more.

SHIPPING INTERNATIONALLY

With favourable exchange rates between Australia and the UK right now, transporting your car with Willship International has never been easier. Our qualified team are experts at moving British classic cars overseas and have contracts in place with various shipping lines to make the process as stress-free as possible. Australia is a great place to look for classic cars and in some cases, it’s even cheaper and more financially viable to buy your British classic car from here.

 

Are you interested in shipping a British classic car between Australia and the UK? Call us on (61) 7 3267 3694, or send us an online enquiry today!

Shipping To Targa New Zealand

WE’RE REGULARLY SHIPPING CARS AROUND THE WORLD. OFTEN IT’S THE FAMILY CAR ACROSS TO NEW ZEALAND, AND SOMETIMES IS SOMETHING RARER LIKE A CLASSIC JAGUAR BEING SENT OFF TO THE UK. BUT SOME PEOPLE JUST WANT TO RACE, SO EARLIER THIS MONTH WE SHIPPED AN IMPREZA WRX OFF TO NEW ZEALAND IN PREPARATION FOR TARGA NZ.

Targa rallies are tarmac road racing events. They are set over a number of stages where you race the clock to get the best time of your competitors. The best known to most Australians is the Targa Tasmania, but in fact there is a whole series of them across Australia and the world, including New Zealand.

This year Targa New Zealand is happening between 26th and 31st of October. As a contestant, each day will be either racing the event or touring to the next event. Taking place over 5 legs, each day has up to 8 Special Stages that average around 25 kilometers each. Each stage racing the fast and technical New Zealand roads is challenging and you will rely heavily on the co-drivers and navigators, so be sure to bring someone you trust!

Competitors arrive in New Zealand for this race from all over the world. This year, we’ve already shipped Brisbane’s Elliot Kirk-Burnnand’s 1995 Subaru Impreza WRX RA. We securely packed this full-blown rally car in a shipping container and sent it across the Tasman to our team in New Zealand to clear through customs, ready for collection.

Elliot recently raced competitively in the Mt Cootha Classic, a one-day hillclimbing event in Brisbane. And Elliot is no stranger to the Targa NZ race, placing 2nd in his category co-driving with his cousin Steven Kirk-Burnnand in 2013.

Even if you’re not racing if you can still join the Targa Tour and travel the same closed-road stages as the competitors. You do need to ensure you have the correct licence requirements though, as well as being a member of a Motorsport Car Club, and also fulfill the licence requirements.

Feature image photo source:  Flickr – ‘Targa 2009’
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Moving Overseas: Get Ready!

SO YOU ARE MOVING OVERSEAS FOR THE LONG TERM. YOU HAVE THE FLIGHTS BOOKED, AND THE VISA SORTED. HOWEVER, THERE IS QUITE A BIT INVOLVED WHEN MOVING OVERSEAS.

WE TAKE A LOOK AT A FEW TIPS TO KEEP STRESS LEVELS DOWN!

MAKE A LIST

Make a full list of everything that needs to be done. Whether it is selling your stuff, to changing your address details to buying travel insurance. We live in the digital age, so there are heaps of great checklist apps that can sync with you and your partner. A great syncing checklist app for your smart device and computer is wanderlust. Check it out here!

GET TRAVEL INSURANCE

The saying is indeed true, “If you can’t afford travel insurance you can’t afford to travel”. Travel insurance is definitely a good idea as you can secure any financial risk, or unexpected sickness or injury in the process of the moving transition. If you are moving to pursue a job opportunity, then it is worth checking with them to see if they are covering insurance, and if they are, to what level.

GET THE PAPERWORK OUT OF THE WAY

This one is an annoying one. You will need to contact every person or company that sends you important mail and let them know you are moving – this includes banks, super-funds, insurance providers, and the tax office. From here you have two options: you can either get mail redirected to your address overseas which cost anywhere from $57 to $560, or get it redirected within Australia to either a friend or family member for $40. If you are enrolled to vote, you will need to register yourself as an overseas elector with the Australian Electoral Commission (AEC).

GET A MEDICAL CHECKUP

The best thing you can do to yourself is to get a medical checkup before leaving the country. You will find that most medical insurances won’t cover non-emergency medical appointments once overseas. So get every concern out of the way. And if you take medication ask for a letter of authorisation from your doctor. Don’t forget to see the dentist too!

SORT OUT FINANCES

This is more than exchanging your currency. It is worth visiting your accountant to explain all the technical little tax implications that affect you during a long-term stay. You will want to ask about your super, the possibility of filing an early tax return and questions regarding how the tax system may work in the country you are moving to.

STUDY CULTURE

This one is an essential. Cultural etiquette is important when moving overseas. Depending on the country you may be wanting to learn a new language, master the local greeting or gesture or understand social norms for that country. Kwintessential provide fantastic free cultural advice to most countries.

SELL, STORE OR SHIP?

If you’re planning to move overseas forever, consider whether it makes sense to sell or ship your belongings. For non-essentials you may decide to sell. But for high-value or personally valuable items, shipping can be much more accessible than you think. If you ship your car in a container, you can fill the spare space with your other valuable items. Alternatively for those only planning on going for a year or so, affordable short-term storage may be the best option.

SAY GOODBYE

This one is almost guaranteed to hurt. Saying goodbye is probably the hardest part to moving. It is also an opportunity to respect your friends and say goodbye to the people you love. Organise a ‘Going Away’ and catch up once last time. You may even end up walking away with more tips and tricks to moving than before!