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The wiring and switches should be fine. Most AC breakers are designed to handle up to 220v... so those should be okay, but you might want to double check them. So you shouldn't need to re-wire the vessel at all to retrofit the boat to suit the 240VAC shore power system you'll need in NZ.

AFAIK, the wiring in the NZ electrical system uses three wires to provide 240VAC, unlike the US, where four wires are required to the box, as the 240V is provided by two 120V circuits.

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