Port Whangarei Marine Centre Readies for a Big Season
As the world’s cruising fleet, entering the Pacific, builds to pre pandemic levels, Port Whangarei Marine Centre is preparing for a big season with the Southern Hemisphere Summer season approaching. Up to 700 yachts clear into New Zealand ports to escape the tropical cyclone season and most enter at Opua, just North of Port Whangarei. The Marine Centre offers a full service with an efficient dual 100T and 560T travel lift haulout. This is supported by extensive sealed hardstand and refit shed options. Marine Centre Manager, Dan McDonell, comments:
“Based on our contact with vessels arriving in the Pacific we can expect a large number of arrivals this year. Interestingly, the number of catamarans in the fleet continues to grow. As a consequence we ensure we can accommodate their special needs and at the same time offer conventional craft our usual high standard of service. We can accommodate beam widths up to 13.5 metres with all tide access to the travel lifts. It is advisable to contact us and book in, especially to get your preferred dates.”
For most yachts it’s been a year or more since leaving their home ports to sail the world and many ocean miles to reach New Zealand. This makes their summer stopover an important opportunity for tackling important repairs, maintenance and improvements. The Marine Centre is equipped to deliver on all these essential jobs with its marine tradesmen, specialist services and suppliers.