Megayacht News Article – Relentless Ready for Renewed Adventures

August 8th, 2016 by Oceania

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

Superyacht Business Article – ‘Relentless’ chooses Oceania Marine

August 8th, 2016 by Oceania

http://www.superyachtbusiness.net/yards/refits/relentless-completes-refit-new-zealand-13848

Oceania Marine Completes ‘Relentless’ Refit Project

July 28th, 2016 by Oceania

The 33M Superyacht Relentless has been at Oceania Marine’s North Shipyard in Port Whangarei, New Zealand for the past three and a half months for it’s 10 year Lloyd’s survey and refit. The project was carried out undercover in Refit Shed D, New Zealand’s premier refit/paint facility.

33M Superyacht 'Relentless' Ready for Launch - Oceania Marine, North Shipyard, Port Whangarei, New Zealand

33M Superyacht ‘Relentless’ Ready for Launch – Oceania Marine, North Shipyard, Port Whangarei, New Zealand

Oceania Marine’s experienced project managers Gordon French and Brent Charlesworth oversaw the project. Gordon comments:

The work list was extensive, as one would expect. It not only covered survey works but also system upgrades, painting and so on. The project was further complicated by the fact that the interior had suffered water damage during a storm and this had to be put right. Consequently all divisions of Oceania Marine Group were involved.”

The 10 year survey entailed extensive engineering and mechanical works most of which was completed by Oceania Marine’s team of engineers, assisted by Gough Cat who handled the main engines and Marine and Industrial Electrics who handled the electrical systems. Oceania Marine Coatings did corrosion and paint repairs as well as antifouling and Prop Speed. Oceania Interiors completed the interior repairs and upgrades.

Relentless is now afloat being re-commissioned for sea trials before departing to Fiji where she will be available for charter. Her flexible ‘Explorer’ type design makes her well suited to remote and challenging excursions amongst the stunning reefs and Motus of the South Pacific.

33M Superyacht Relentless - Oceania Marine, North Shipyard, Port Whangarei - Shed D

33M Superyacht Relentless – Oceania Marine, North Shipyard, Port Whangarei – Shed D

Latest Refit Project Hauls Out at Oceania Marine’s North Shipyard

May 20th, 2016 by Oceania

33M Explorer Superyacht, Relentless, has hauled out at Oceania Marine’s North Shipyard located at Port Whangarei, New Zealand for a refit. The yard period is scheduled for 3 months and includes 10 year Lloyd’s survey as well as extensive painting and interior works. With the southern hemisphere winter season approaching the project is housed in Refit Shed D, the premier refit/paint facility at the yard.

Hauling Out - Oceania Marine, North Shipyard Slipway

Hauling Out – Oceania Marine, North Shipyard Slipway

The Captain and crew have taken over the crew lounge, offices and meeting rooms in Shed D which are positioned conveniently alongside the vessel at deck level. Visits by the owner and other vessel visitors have a warm and comfortable welcome within the dedicated crew area.

Oceania Marine’s experienced project management team are overseeing the project and their engineering team, assisted by specialist sub-contractors, are undertaking the Lloyd’s survey and other engineering works. Extensive engineering workshops are located inside the yard alongside Shed D for any off-vessel work that needs to be undertaken.

The painting works are being completed by Oceania Marine Coatings and range from abrasive blasting to Superyacht standard finishings. As required containment, extraction and climate control are provided within the fully equipped Shed D.

33M Superyacht Relentless - Oceania Marine, North Shipyard, Port Whangarei - Shed D

33M Superyacht Relentless – Oceania Marine, North Shipyard, Port Whangarei – Shed D

Oceania Interiors, part of the Oceania Marine Group, are repairing and refurbishing parts of the interior to the highest Superyacht standard. Their modern interiors manufacturing facility is located alongside the shipyard for pre-fabrication and efficient installation.

Oceania Marine operates North and South Shipyards at Port Whangarei and has 3 other projects currently under way (2 yachts and 1 commercial vessel). It also has the newly opened Port Whangarei Marine Centre operating at South Shipyard for smaller vessels, with a 100T travelift.

 

Oceania Marine Hauls Out 32M Sailing Yacht at Port Whangarei Marine Centre

March 18th, 2016 by Oceania

The Port Whangarei Marine Centre’s new 100 tonne travel lift was put to the test when it lifted a 32M Sail Yacht for Oceania Marine. All went smoothly and the vessel was placed on the hardstand for a maintenance stop which included antifouling and some engineering work. The exercise demonstrated the versatility of the big dimension machine and it’s capability of handling a wide range of craft.

Port Whangarei Marine Centre 100 Tonne Travelift lifts 32M Sail Yacht

Port Whangarei Marine Centre 100 Tonne travel lift lifts 32M Sail Yacht

Port Whangarei Marine Centre 100 Tonne Travelift lifts 32M Sail Yacht

Port Whangarei Marine Centre 100 Tonne travel lift lifts 32M Sail Yacht

Full repaint by Oceania Marine Coatings at North Shipyard, Port Whangarei, New Zealand

March 10th, 2016 by Oceania

Large Sailing Catamaran rolls out for relaunching after full repaint by Oceania Marine Coatings at North Shipyard, Port Whangarei, New Zealand. The project was completed in Oceania Marine’s Refit/Paint Shed C.

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Full repaint by Oceania Marine Coatings at North Shipyard, Port Whangarei, New Zealand

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Full repaint by Oceania Marine Coatings at North Shipyard, Port Whangarei, New Zealand

Oceania Marine’s North Shipyard Freed Up for Larger Refit Projects

February 25th, 2016 by Oceania

The opening of the new travel lift operation at South Shipyard has had the desired effect of freeing up North Shipyard for larger refit projects. The two shipyards are located close by each other enabling the efficient sharing of resources and has enabled Oceania Marine to both increase capacity and rationalise operations at North Shipyard. Oceania Marine Managing Director, Martin Gleeson explains:

“At North Shipyard we operate a traditional 800 tonne railway slipway and like any slipway of this type it is not the easiest operation to manage. They have drawbacks such as being slow, expensive and inflexible making them less suitable for smaller vessels. The opening of the Port Whangarei Marine Centre at South Shipyard, with its efficient travel lift service, extensive sealed hardstand and facilities, has meant that we have been able to divert these smaller vessels to that facility and concentrate on larger projects at North Shipyard.”

Consequently, North Shipyard has excellent forward bookings of larger craft and is far less likely to disappoint clients by not being able to accommodate their projects when it best suits the client.

37M Explorer Superyacht Refit Project - Oceania Marine, North Shipyard, Port Whangarei

37M Explorer Superyacht Refit Project – Oceania Marine, North Shipyard, Port Whangarei

Large Sail Catamaran - Full Repaint and Refit - Oceania Marine, Shed C, North Shipyard, Port Whangarei

Large Sail Catamaran – Full Repaint and Refit – Oceania Marine, Shed C, North Shipyard, Port Whangarei

‘Vantage’ and ‘Ad-vantage’ – A Uniquie Double for Oceania Marine Shipyards

February 12th, 2016 by Oceania

In a major achievement for a New Zealand shipyard Oceania Marine has, within the last twelve months, completed a unique double for the same client. Firstly, Oceania Marine undertook a full re-paint and other works on ‘Vantage’, a 46M Palmer Johnson Superyacht, then secondly was head contractor on the conversion of ‘Ad-vantage’ into a luxurious 53M shadow boat. All works were completed at Oceania Marine’s North Shipyard under cover in their premier refit facility.

Both projects had very tight timeframes and the Oceania Marine team supported by their sub-contractors delivered and outstanding performance. In particular, Oceania Marine Coatings (Superyacht painting), SMI-Oceania (Superyacht interiors) and NZ Ship Repair (steel fabrication) were standouts.

Both vessels are currently stationed in the South Pacific and Oceania Marine is supplying continued support to them in exotic locations such as Tahiti. To see Vantage & Ad-Vantage at play in Tahiti watch their promotional video below:

 

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For spectacular Drone videos of both projects follow links below:

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100′ Broward Superyacht Biggest Lift Yet for New 100 Tonne Travel Lift

November 17th, 2015 by Oceania

Oceania Marine has completed the biggest lift yet with the new 100 tonne travel lift at the Port Whangarei Marine Centre located at South Shipyard, Port Whangarei, New Zealand. The 100′ Broward Superyacht was lifted by the Cimolai MBH100 without a hitch and is now on hardstand at the marine centre for a maintenance stop to be completed by Oceania Marine. The new marine centre is the largest of it’s type in New Zealand and despite being operational for only two weeks is quickly filling up. Oceania Marine also operates North Shipyard which is serviced by a conventional 800 tonnes slipway where they are nearing completion of a 55 metre conversion project on a Superyacht Shadow Vessel.

100' Broward Superyacht being lifted on new 100 tonne travelift at Port Whangarei Marine Centre, South Shipyard, Port Whangarei, New Zealand

100′ Broward Superyacht being lifted on new 100 tonne travel lift at Port Whangarei Marine Centre, South Shipyard, Port Whangarei, New Zealand

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100′ Broward Superyacht being lifted on new 100 tonne travel lift at Port Whangarei Marine Centre, South Shipyard, Port Whangarei, New Zealand

 

Oceania Marine Acquires Superyacht Interior Manufacturer SMI

September 22nd, 2015 by Oceania

Oceania Marine has reached agreement to buy SMI and should take over operations by 1st October. Oceania Group, already the largest Refit and Repair Facility based in Whangarei, New Zealand sees the purchase of SMI as the logical expansion to their existing ship yard facilities.  They will now offer the services of world class interior joinery company to their ever expanding group of clientele.  The two companies have a long association through refit and new build projects and are located close to each other in Port Whangarei, New Zealand.   The principle of SMI, Grant Willis, is fully committed to marine projects in Croatia and has decided to base himself there for the duration. As a consequence the business was offered to Oceania Marine who gladly accepted.

Oceania Marine Managing Director, Martin Gleeson, comments:

“Marine interiors are often an important part of our projects at the shipyard and with the opening next month of the Port Whangarei Marine Centre we see this requirement growing. When SMI was offered to us for purchase two main aspects motivated us to say ‘Yes’. Firstly, SMI is a key sub-contractor and we wished to preserve the quality and competitive pricing that they offered us. Secondly, adding the SMI brand with its world class reputation and innovative processes to our stable would add massive value to Oceania Marine’s offerings to clients.”

SMI operates a modern efficient interiors factory and currently employs 20 staff completing the interiors for everything from super-yachts to warships to luxury residences. The backbone of the company is a gifted design team and a workforce experienced in travelling to all corners of the world for fitout.   SMI while retaining its own identity – SMI Ltd, will be incorporated into Oceania Marine Group, who is totally committed to upholding SMI’s demonstrated core values those of flexibility, absolute quality and total customer satisfaction.

Oceania Marine has appointed Doug Black as General Manager who is very well known in this specialised sector of the marine industry.   He is tasked with driving sales to grow the company.  SMI has work in hand which Oceania Marine will complete including a large new interior for one of its refits currently underway in Refit Shed C at Oceania Marine’s North Shipyard.

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