High Performance Cruising Yacht ‘La Pecadora’ recommends Port Whangarei Marine Centre
Rainer, the owner of the 18.44 Metre High Performance Cruising Yacht ‘La Pecadora’, gives Port Whangarei Marine Centre a great endorsement as follows:
“Early November 2018 we hauled our KER 63 at Port Whangarei Marine Center / Oceania Marine and were welcomed by the new Management of this company. From the very start Mr. Tim Vernon and his highly professional Crew, accompanied all our needs without any hassle and straight to the point. The haul out was done in a very professional manner, a quite complicated operation, as our draft is 3,60 meters, but Jim & his Crew had everything under control and braced the yacht skillfully.
Previously I had sent an Email, with all points that needed to be attended and only one day after haul out, Mr. Tim organized a very complete schedule, so before leaving the country, I could talk to every single Engineer who was going to fix or repair something on board. The Staff of Port Whangarei Marine Center / Oceania Marine wrote down a very detailed description of every single work, asked qualified questions and requested my WhatsApp contact, in case there would rise additional inquiries.
During the following weeks I received weekly updates and even short videos via Whatsapp, informing me about the Status of our boat. As soon as unplanned or additional works were necessary, I was not only informed, but were offered two or three alternatives of how to attend or repair this issue.
After coming back from our Christmas vacations we spent at home, we found our boat in 1A conditions after important repair & maintenance work had been done. Between other things, our old Bowthruster had to be exchanged (including extended GRP lamination works (at this point my VERY SPECIAL THANKS to Allister), the Mast was laid and thoroughly checked, repainting of small and mid-sized scratches on the Hull & Keel were attended, as well as some electrical issues we had with our Victron-Lithium-Ferro Battery System, that sometimes under way, decided to cause a complete electrical blackout. – all this was attended & solved to our complete satisfaction –
Just before going back into the water, our boat was polished all over and looked like new, even though we had already put on 18.400 NM after having left the building site in Slovenia by middle of 2017.
For the year 2019 we will carry on going west and want to reach Singapore by the End of November, if we could, we would take with us this brilliant and very good working company, we found in Port of Whangarei Marine Center.
Congratulations & please carry on this very same way.”