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The Tahiti & Moorea Sailing Rendez-Vous is an annual event to primarily introduce newly arrived cruising yachts to the South Pacific.

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Port Whangarei Marine Centre Bounces Back Post COVID-19

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Port Whangarei Marine Centre Opens for Business After 5 Week COVID-19 Lockdown

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The Port Whangarei Marine Centre at South Shipyard in New Zealand has extensive hardstand and undercover refit shed space. New doors have been fitted to the South end of the 120×20 metre Bay 2 which allows the 100 tonnes travel lift direct access into the shed. This triples the undercover floor space available for refit […]

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Rainer, the owner of the 18.44 Metre High Performance Cruising Yacht ‘La Pecadora’, gives Port Whangarei Marine Centre a great endorsement

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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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