Winter Specials Kick Off Tomorrow at Port Whangarei Marine Centre

May 31st, 2016 by admin

As the Southern Hemisphere enters winter the global cruising fleet has departed from Port Whangarei for the Pacific tropical islands. The attraction being that the Southern tropical latitudes are safe from cyclones and experience dryer conditions at this time of year with the added advantage of stable trade winds. For New Zealand the domestic fleet enters it’s maintenance season when both recreational and commercial vessels haulout for antifouling, repairs and survey. It is also time to roll out the traditional winter specials and at Port Whangarei Marine Centre we have two excellent offers:

Special 1

Winter Anti-foul special offer:

Zero lift and launch fees!

Available June 1st to August 31st 2016

All vessels up to 18m having a full anti-foul application carried out by our coatings team during this period will receive a free lift and launch.

Quote offer code GG16/2

Special 2

Half price long-term storage:

50% discounted hardstand rates for storage periods of 3 months or longer,

contact us today for details.

Sail Catamaran on Washdown Pad at Port Whangarei Marine Centre

Sail Catamaran on Washdown Pad at Port Whangarei Marine Centre

Yacht Compliments Oceania Interiors on Work Done

May 30th, 2016 by admin

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Testimonial – SV DreamCatcher

April 21st, 2016 by admin

You are awesome Karen – we are so happy we picked PWMC to haul out at – some of the things we see/hear from the other yards really illustrate the superior standards and care of yourselves over your competition.

 

Thanks for everything – and hopefully you won’t see any more mail for us…we’re headed up the coast Friday.

 

Have fun!

 

Wil & Norm Facey

SV DreamCatcher

Go Anywhere Explorer 34M Superyacht Hauls Out At Port Whangarei Marine Centre

March 23rd, 2016 by admin

This serious explorer superyacht has just been hauled out at the Port Whangarei Marine Center. The 100t travelift handled the 34 metre vessel with ease and after a quick prop change relaunched her. The yacht is a recent new-build by Circa Marine located nearby in Port Whangarei and poised to depart on a long ocean passage.

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Go Anywhere Explorer 34M Superyacht Hauls Out At Port Whangarei Marine Centre

 

25M Game Fisher ‘Ata Rangi’ Hauls Out At Port Whangarei Marine Centre

February 23rd, 2016 by admin

The classy 25M Game Fisher ‘Ata Rangi’ (translated from Maori means ‘Morning Sky’) has just hauled out at Port Whangarei Marine Centre on the 100t travel lift. She is in the midst of a busy game fishing season and needed a quick and efficient turnaround for survey requirements. The Marine Centre was pleased to oblige.

25M Game Fisher 'Ata Rangi' Hauls Out At Port Whangarei Marine Centre

25M Game Fisher ‘Ata Rangi’ Hauls Out At Port Whangarei Marine Centre

25M Game Fisher 'Ata Rangi' Hauls Out At Port Whangarei Marine Centre

25M Game Fisher ‘Ata Rangi’ Hauls Out At Port Whangarei Marine Centre

Testimonial – SV Dancer

January 25th, 2016 by admin

“January 2016

Just a quick email to say thank you to everyone.

Thanks Christine.  You were fantastic and always helpful, efficient and capable.  Your friendly hello’s and wonderful smile made our days so much brighter.

Thank you Alistair for making sure that we had everything that we needed and that all ran smoothly.

And please say thank you to Dave and the gang for the great job that they did with the travel lift and cradling us up.

The bicycles and rental car are a wonderful idea and made life so much easier.

 

Jeanette (& Jim)

SV Dancer

Port Whangarei Marine Centre Facilities Hailed as ‘Exceptional’

December 17th, 2015 by admin

Vessel owners and crew on the hardstand at the new Port Whangarei Marine Centre are very complimentary about the facilities available at the boat yard particularly for “live-aboard” yachtsmen and yachtswomen. Located at Oceania Marine‘s South Shipyard, Port Whangarei, New Zealand it is a convenient stop-over when crossing the Pacific. The 4 hectare site has extensive sealed hardstand, which gives a clean and easier working environment, serviced by a 100T travel lift. The travel lift can accommodate beam widths of up to 10 metres making the Marine Centre a popular destination for catamarans and multi-hulls.

But it’s the new yacht club, ablution blocks and laundry facilities that provide real comfort for resident vessel owners and crew. Port Whangarei Marine Centre Supervisor, Alistair McRae, has had nothing but praise from vessels for these facilities:

“It’s extraordinary really – I’ve had one instance where one of our clients was already hauled out elsewhere and when they took a look at our Marine Centre they re-launched and came out at ours. All the feedback I am getting is that we are offering exceptional facilities which are greatly appreciated”.

The yard and yacht club are serviced by a fiber optic ultra fast broadband internet service which is free to clients. Satellite TV combined with internet, kitchen and lounge makes the yacht club a popular relaxation area.

Small Part of Port Whangarei Marine Centre Sealed Hardstand

Small Part of Port Whangarei Marine Centre Sealed Hardstand

Port Whangarei Marine Centre Yacht Club Lounge area

Port Whangarei Marine Centre Yacht Club Lounge area

Port Whangarei Marine Centre Consumables Store

Port Whangarei Marine Centre Consumables Store

 

 

 

 

Optimised for Sail Catamarans – Port Whangarei Marine Centre New 100T Travel Lift

November 26th, 2015 by admin

The Port Whangarei Marine Centre located at South Shipyard, Port Whangarei, New Zealand specialises in handling sail catamarans. Its new Cimolai MBH100 travel lift has been optimised to accommodate vessel beam widths up to 10 metres and the front beam extension combined with a large fore and aft sling adjustment clears most forestay arrangements. A two sling or four sling arrangement can be selected depending on weight and lifting points.  The Marine Centre has the largest sealed hardstand available in New Zealand giving plenty of space for the larger area required by catamarans at no extra cost.

General Manager, Brad Hall, explains:

“The explosion in the number of sailing catamarans passing through and cruising the South Pacific made it very important that we designed our new Marine Centre with these vessels in mind. This we have done and as a result can now offer sailing catamarans a service second to none. Oceania Marine has always serviced larger sailing and power catamarans at North Shipyard. Some of the worlds largest sailing cats have been hauled out there and as a result the shipyards have amassed a great depth of knowledge in dealing with these craft.” 

Typical Sail Catamaran at Port Whangarei Marine Centre in 100T Travelift

Typical Sail Catamaran
at Port Whangarei Marine Centre in 100T Travel Lift

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Typical Sail Catamaran at Port Whangarei Marine Centre in 100T Travel Lift

First Haulout Heralds Big Future for Port Whangarei Marine Centre

November 9th, 2015 by admin

Today saw the first haulout at Oceania Marine’s Port Whangarei Marine Centre located at South Shipyard, Port Whangarei, New Zealand. The new 100 tonne Cimolai MBH100 travel lift executed it’s first lift flawlessly and now faces a full schedule as the new boatyard swings into top gear. The day started with a dawn blessing performed by New Zealand’s indigenous Maori people to ensure a safe and prosperous future for operations at the yard. A formal ‘Ribbon Cutting’ ceremony will follow on 4th December 2015 at 13:50.

General Manager, Brad Hall, is to be congratulated on his successful oversight of the project and the opening of New Zealand’s largest Marine Centre. The extensive sealed hardstand, refit shed space and client facilities forms a very attractive package for a wide range of clients including all manner of sail and motor yachts up to 100 tonnes. The 10 metre beam capacity of the travel lift combined with spacious hardstand is particularly suitable for catamarans and multihulls.

This completes Stage 1 of the PWMC development and Oceania Marine now looks forward to Stage 2 which involves the installation of a larger travel lift dock with a capacity of 560 tonnes. A Cimolai MBH560 is in the final stages of design. The plan is to order this new machine and complete the civil works in time for it to be operational for the 2016 season.

Port Whangarei Marine Centre opens with dawn blessing by NZ's indigenous Maori people

Port Whangarei Marine Centre opens with dawn blessing by NZ’s indigenous Maori people

Port Whangarei Marine Centre's new 100T travelift dock

Port Whangarei Marine Centre’s new 100T travel lift dock

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Port Whangarei Marine Centre's First Haulout

Port Whangarei Marine Centre’s First Haulout

First Yacht on the Hardstand at Port Whangarei Marine Centre

First Yacht on the Hardstand at Port Whangarei Marine Centre

New 100T Travel Lift Being Assembled at the Port Whangarei Marine Centre

October 12th, 2015 by admin

The new Cimolai MBH100 travel lift is being assembled at the Port Whangarei Marine Centre at South Shipyard, Port Whangarei, New Zealand.

New 100T travelift being assembled at the Port Whangarei Marine Centre

New 100T travel lift being assembled at the Port Whangarei Marine Centre