Superyacht ‘Be Mine’ Re-Launched at Oceania Marine Following 12 week Refit

July 14th, 2017 by Oceania

The 40M Lurssen Motor Yacht ‘Be Mine’ has been undergoing a major refit at Oceania Marine’s North Shipyard facility, in Port Whangarei, New Zealand. The project was accommodated in the shipyard’s premier undercover refit space, Shed A and completed in a very short timeframe of 12 weeks.

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40M Superyacht ‘Be mine’ Re-Launching at Oceania Marine, North Shipyard, Port Whangarei, NZ

Oceania Marine’s project management team, coordinators and supervisors worked closely with the yacht’s crew and owner’s representatives, Diverse Projects, to keep to a tight timetable for the completion of an extensive work list:

“I congratulate everyone involved on putting this project together then executing it to achieve what has to be an excellent outcome for the owner. I spoke to skipper Mikael Andersson and he said we have a great team and have done a great job. Like almost any refit, unexpected works emerged but the team adapted and kept things on track” says Oceania Marine Managing Director Martin Gleeson.

During her stay at Oceania Marine, ‘Be Mine’ had a full superstructure repaint as well as electrical, engineering, fabrication, survey and other painting works carried out. She will now spend a couple of weeks alongside the repair berth completing the remaining items that are able to be done in the water.

All painting was completed by Oceania Marine Coatings, who did an outstanding job, and the majority of the other works by Oceania Marine Engineering Services.

40M Superyacht Departs Oceania Marine’s Premier Refit Facility, Shed A, North Shipyard, Port Whangarei, NZ

Oceania Marine Re-Launches 43M Bella Regazza on Completion of 4 Month Refit

May 1st, 2017 by Oceania

The 43M superyacht Bella Regazza looks spectacular as she is re-launched from Oceania Marine’s North Shipyard at Port Whangarei in New Zealand. The Oceania Marine Coatings team have excelled themselves with the standard achieved on this project.

Over the course of 4 months, Bella Regazza has been transformed. In addition to repainting, she now sports a new teak deck and refreshed interior. The rig was removed, serviced and repainted as well as all necessary survey and maintenance work carried out. The project was accommodated undercover in Oceania Marine’s specialised refit facility, Shed A, that incorporates crew facilities, storage and workshops right alongside the vessel. Oceania Marine’s senior project manager, Brent Charlesworth, oversaw the project with the vessel captain providing onsite owners representation.

43M Superyacht Bella Regazza Ready For Roll-out From Shed A Oceania Marine Shipyards

43M Superyacht Bella Regazza Ready For Roll-out From Shed A Oceania Marine Shipyards

43M Superyacht Bella Regazza Ready for Launch at Oceania Marine Shipyard

43M Superyacht Bella Regazza Ready for Launch at Oceania Marine Shipyards

The shipyard had to make a quick turnaround after Bella Ragazza as the next refit project was waiting to start. Within days 40M superyacht Be Mine was hauled out, pressure washed and rolled into Shed A for an intense 10 week major refit. This is next in a series of back to back projects through to February next year.

Oceania Marine Group Managing Director, Martin Gleeson, comments:

“For some years our company has been promoting New Zealand and, in particular, Port Whangarei as a world class refit option for the superyacht fleet. That promotion together with a very successful record of projects completed at Oceania Marine shipyards places us as one of the top choices, internationally, for refits. We have also grown the Groups capabilities to the extent that we can now deliver all aspects of a complete rebuild including removal and replacement of the yacht’s interior if required.”

40M Superyacht Be Mine Hauled out at Oceania Marine Shipyard

40M Superyacht Be Mine Hauled out at Oceania Marine Shipyards

Oceania Marine at Midway Point on 43M Superyacht Refit

February 22nd, 2017 by Oceania

Oceania Marine is two months into a major refit on a 43 metre superyacht, sailing yacht Bella Regazza. Two major components of the refit are well advanced. Firstly, the colour coats have just been applied to the hull topsides in readiness for clear coating. Secondly, all decks have been stripped back and faired for the new teak deck to be laid.

Cameron Powell, Oceania Marine’s Coatings Supervisor say:

“We have an excellent Superyacht painting team here at the shipyard that is achieving consistently high standards. I am very pleased with the results particularly as we have back to back projects lined up.”

The works are being undertaken at Oceania Marine’s North Shipyard in Port Whangarei, New Zealand. The vessel is accommodated under cover in refit/paint shed A at the head of the 800T slipway. This facility is one of the top destinations in the Oceania region for superyacht refits and is supported by highly skilled specialist teams in all the major trades.

Topside Repaint of 43M Superyacht - Oceania Marine Shipyard, Port Whangarei, NZ

Topside Repaint of 43M Superyacht – Oceania Marine Shipyard, Port Whangarei, NZ

As One Superyacht Departs at Oceania Marine Another Arrives

December 14th, 2016 by Oceania

The busy Southern Hemisphere Summer refit season has well and truly arrived at Oceania Marine with multiple Superyacht projects already completed and more scheduled to commence. 35M motor yacht Alani II has just completed her 5 year survey on the slipway at Oceania Marine’s North Shipyard located in Port Whangarei, New Zealand to be replaced by 43M sailing yacht Bella Ragazza who has just hauled out for a 4 month refit.

Bella Ragazza’s rig was removed by the Rig Pro team and will be rolled into Oceania Marine’s premium paint/refit Shed A for complete repaint, new teak decks and much more. This demanding project will be project managed by Oceania Marine’s experienced project management team. Most of the works will be completed by Oceania Marine’s tradesmen and technicians or it’s subsidiaries, Oceania Marine Coatings and Oceania Interiors.

35M Superyacht Alani II - 4am launching at Oceania Marine's North Shipyard, Port Whangarei, New Zealand

35M Superyacht Alani II – 4am launching at Oceania Marine’s North Shipyard, Port Whangarei, New Zealand

43M Superyacht Bella Ragazza hauls out at Oceania Marine's North Shipyard, Port Whangarei, New Zealand for 4 month refit

43M Superyacht Bella Ragazza hauls out at Oceania Marine’s North Shipyard, Port Whangarei, New Zealand for 4 month refit

Oceania Marine Hauls Out 33M Superyacht at North Shipyard

November 1st, 2016 by Oceania

Oceania Marine has hauled out the 33M superyacht ‘Shamoun’ on its slipway at North Shipyard, Port Whangarei, New Zealand. She is making a quick technical stop for a hull check and be back in the water in a week or so. She is a classic sailboat designed by Hoek Design and built in Holland at Klaasen Shipyard. ‘Shamoun’ offers a high end charter experience and is currently based in the South East Asia/Pacific region.

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Oceania Marine Hauls Out 33M Superyacht at North Shipyard, Port Whangarei, New Zealand

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Oceania Marine Hauls Out 33M Superyacht at North Shipyard, Port Whangarei, New Zealand

 

75M Superyacht ‘M5’ Docks at Port Whangarei, New Zealand

September 8th, 2016 by Oceania
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Wharf Main 1, where M5 is berthed, is located adjacent to Oceania Marine’s Port Whangarei Marine Centre

‘M5’ (Ex Mirabella) is the world’s largest sloop rigged sailing vessel. She is making a quick stop at Port Whangarei for some rigging work. Wharf Main 1, where M5 is berthed, is located adjacent to Oceania Marine’s Port Whangarei Marine Centre which is one of the few locations that can accommodate the 90M forestay that is to be removed from the vessel for maintenance. Oceania Marine is assisting with the provision of machinery etc.

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75 M Superyacht ‘M5″ making a quick stop at Port Whangarei, New Zealand

34M Superyacht SY ‘Sassafras’ Hauls out at Oceania Marine

September 5th, 2016 by Oceania

The 34M sailing superyacht ‘Sassafras’ made a quick stop at Oceania Marine’s North Shipyard, Port Whangarei, New Zealand for haulout. It was a brief technical stop which also included hull cleaning and antifouling.

The vessel is now headed to Fiji for the rest of the season.

Re-launching 34M Superyacht SY ‘Sassafras’ at Oceania Marine’s North Shipyard, Port Whangarei, New Zealand.

Re-launching 34M Superyacht SY ‘Sassafras’ at Oceania Marine’s North Shipyard, Port Whangarei, New Zealand.

Oceania Marine Completes Refit at its New Facility, South Shipyard

August 29th, 2016 by Oceania

The 25M Motor Yacht ‘Crescendo’ has just completed a refit at South Shipyard, Port Whangarei, New Zealand. The refit was undertaken by Oceania Marine utilising its new facility, the Port Whangarei Marine Centre (PWMC). This facility is a large marine development recently undertaken by Oceania Marine comprising extensive sealed hardstand and refit/paint sheds, currently serviced by a new 100T travel lift.

25M Motor Yacht, Misty Morning Haulout at Port Whangarei Marine Centre

25M Motor Yacht, Misty Morning Haulout at Port Whangarei Marine Centre

The two month refit was carried out under cover in Bay 3, within the PWMC, which the travel lift can directly access making the transfer from water to shed quick and easy. The works consisted of extensive painting, teak decking, mechanical inspections and repairs as well as some minor insurance works.

Adjacent to the onshore facilities at the PWMC are floating docks for ‘in the water’ repairs and sea trialling. Stage 2 of the development is set to begin in the second quarter of next year when the installation of a larger 560T travel lift is planned to commence. This machine will be the largest in New Zealand and should be operational before the end of 2017

25M Motor Yacht 'Crescendo' on floating dock at Port Whangarei Marine Centre Awaiting Sea Trials

25M Motor Yacht ‘Crescendo’ on floating dock at Port Whangarei Marine Centre Awaiting Sea Trials

Oceania Marine Attends NZ Marine Fiji Open Day

August 10th, 2016 by Oceania

The Oceania Marine group of companies participated in the inaugural NZ Marine/Fiji open day held on 5th August 2016 at the yacht club at Denarau Marina.

Yacht Club at Denarau Marina

Yacht Club at Denarau Marina

Oceania Marine Exhibitor  - NZ Marine Open Day 2016

Oceania Marine Exhibitor – NZ Marine Open Day 2016

The event was very well supported by a number of New Zealand marine companies and suppliers. It provided a great opportunity to promote New Zealand as a cruising/refit destination and for yachts to make direct contact with marine providers. The open day enhanced awareness of what is available in New Zealand and how easy it is to visit.

Oceania Marine was represented by its Client Liaison and Marketing Manager, Jim Loynes and he comments:-

“During the open day a wide range of people passed through the event, including superyacht captains and owners of cruising yachts as well as local businesses eager to explore what NZ had to offer. The latter were also interested in increased opportunity of working with us to improve the overall experience of visitors to the South Pacific region.”

In addition to the various individual exhibitors, information sessions on subjects such as passage planning, weather patterns, customs clearing, biosecurity and destination options in New Zealand were provided.

As the sun set, guests and exhibitors alike enjoyed a relaxed social networking function on the upper deck of the yacht club. Local food and live music rounded off what was a successful event for all concerned. The New Zealand marine industry intend that this becomes a regular fixture on the calendar and look forward to supporting it in the future

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Megayacht News Article – Relentless Ready for Renewed Adventures

August 8th, 2016 by Oceania

http://megayachtnews.com/2016/08/relentless-ready-renewed-adventures/