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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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The 18 metre sailing catamaran ‘Prana’ has hauled out at Port Whangarei Marine Centre in New Zealand where she will be decommissioned and put into storage until the owner’s next cruise. A Gunboat 60 design built by Hudson Yacht and Marine she has to be supported on the hardstand by 4 special one-off hull cradles. […]

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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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John and Sue off the Salthouse 32 sailing yacht ‘Sir Francis’ emailed as follows: “Hi Alistair, I have to compliment Port Whangarei Marine Centre on the great yard & haul out facilities it was almost a pleasure to be out. The inconvenience of not having the courtesy car available was not a problem as Karen […]

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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 staff at Port Whangarei were happy to get this kind message from Brad. “Karen, Confirming all good…Please pass my “thank you, well done “ to Alistair and Tim. And thank you to you as well.  Brad”

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The crew of the sailing yacht Sophrosyne (a 13.1 metre Saga 43) has some very kind things to say about their stay at the Port Whangarei Marine Centre: “Maureen & I would both like to say a big thanks to you and to PWMC for looking after us so well over these past months. A […]

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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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SY ‘Time’ – Testimonial

The Owner of sailing yacht ‘Time’ had these kind words for the staff at Port Whangarei Marine Centre: “I just wanted to pass on my thanks to everyone up there for making my stay and work on TIME a pleasurable experience. Despite the weather l managed to get the polish anti foul etc done pretty […]

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