Sailing Catamarans Head for Port Whangarei Marine Centre

Sailing Cat numbers are booming as the world cruising and domestic fleets grow exponentially. A good number of these multihulls choose the Port Whangarei Marine Centre (PWMC) for their haulout and maintenance needs. The PWMC is equipped with two oversized travel lifts that can accommodate beam widths of up to 13.5 metres and has extensive hardstand with no multihull surcharge. If undercover refit space is required the 20 metre wide Refit Sheds Bay 2 & 3 fit the bill.

20M Gunboats design with rig removed ready for Refit Shed Bay 3 at the Port Whangarei Marine Centre, New Zealand

The PWMC is located within the Whangarei Harbour, New Zealand. It is a full service yard with a highly skilled workforce covering all marine trades. This is supported by an extensive network of specialist suppliers and sub-contractors which ensures every need in met. The port forms part of the city of Whangarei, with its famous ‘Town Basin’, café culture and good quality crew houses available if needed. The wider environs of Northland is one of New Zealand’s top recreational destinations offering active crew plenty to do in down time. All in all it makes the PWMC an attractive base for sailing catamarans.

Sailing Cat on the hardstand at Port Whangarei Marine Centre, New Zealand

Managing Director, Martin Gleeson comments:

“Over the last decade the growth in the number of Sailing Catamaran numbers is astonishing. They now make up a significant proportion of the world cruising fleet for example. We have adapted our facilities and services to meet this increasing demand. As a consequence we are able to offer a haulout solution that fits the specialist needs of this class of vessel. We also service the warranty and maintainace requirements of all the major brands.”

In addition to routine maintenance a wide range of projects are undertaken at the Marine Centre. Damage from groundings, berthing mishaps, structural failures have all been dealt with as well as full repaints, modifications and refits. Dan McDonell is the PWMC manager and is available to provide information on all services available. Contact details as follows:

Mobile: +64 21533198



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