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The 23 metre sailing yacht ‘Charlotte II’ has hauled out at the Port Whangarei Marine Centre, New Zealand,  for maintenance and preparation prior to sailing north for the cruising season among the Islands of the South Pacific. The 100T travel lift handles these larger sailing vessels quickly and efficiently supported by a full service shipyard. […]

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Kind word from the crew of SY Harlequin

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For the 4th year the Port Whangarei Marine Centre was pleased to support the Tahiti-Moorea Sailing Rendez-vous run in conjunction with the Pacific Puddle Jump. The event was typically well run by Stéphanie & Andy and very well supported by over 60 yachts and their enthusiastic crews, who make the event the success it is.

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SY ‘Poseidon’ is a sleek Farr designed CM60 and whilst she is light displacement, being only 14 tonnes for a 60 footer, she draws a whopping 4 metres. She also cannot rest on her keel when on the hardstand but the owners had shipped her purpose built cradle to the Port Whangarei Marine Centre, in […]

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Record Lift at Port Whangarei Marine Centre

The extra wide dimensions of the 100 tonne travel lift machine at Port Whangarei Marine Centre was recently tested with the record lift of a Lagoon 620 sailing catamaran. It was the first genuine 10 metre vessel to be lifted at the facility and assisted by the skilful helmsmanship of the skipper was completed without […]

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The Port Whangarei Marine Centre is gearing up for another busy season and have appointed a new marine centre manager, Tim Vernon. Tim has a strong background in servicing marine clients and has worked in locations as far afield as the Maldives and Singapore. His experience and skills are ideally suited to the position he […]

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The Port Whangarei Marine Centre was very pleased to again sponsor the Tahiti-Moorea Sailing Rendez-vous in conjunction with the Pacific Puddle Jump. This is the third year that we have been involved with this event and as usual it was another well run and well supported event. The number of boats attending was slightly down […]

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It’s been 1 year since the Port Whangarei Marine Centre (PWMC) lifted its first vessel. In November 2015 the PWMC commenced operations with its newly commissioned 100T travel lift. With a fully sealed hardstand, extensive refit/paint shed options, high quality crew amenities and services it has quickly established itself as the boatyard of choice in […]

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Pauline and Rene, owners of ‘Bounty’, put out a generous invitation last night to the staff of Port Whangarei Marine Centre and other Yachties in the boatyard to join them for dinner. Pauline has a reputation for excellent cooking so there was a full house at the marine centre yacht club. This friendly and gracious […]

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Oceania Marine has two large paint facilities at North and South Shipyards suitable for larger yachts and is a leading coatings applicator in the South Pacific region. With the recent establishment of the Port Whangarei Marine Centre at South Shipyard, Port Whangarei, New Zealand it can now provide an efficient and cost competitive undercover painting option […]

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