InterCity Group says the Ipipiri will attract a broader and bigger market in the Viaduct Harbour over a longer season.
Queenstown tourist outfit Milford Sound Red Boats is opening its first retail office in May, as part of a planned investment programme under new owner Skeggs Group.
Managing director David Skeggs says when the firm took over six months ago it saw good growth potential in the Milford business.
“We have an on-going programme of investment to raise awareness of our products and the services we offer, of which our new retail store is a very important element.”
Skeggs will operate the store in partnership with coachline company InterCity Group.