Port Whangarei, New Zealand – Superyachts are back!

As the number of Superyachts entering the Pacific continues to build, many have elected to spend the summer cyclone season in the safe waters of New Zealand. At the same time maintainace, refit works and crew rotations are being undertaken. New Zealand is an ideal option being close to those beloved coral island destinations and with new modernised facilities to service every need is proving to be very attractive to the Pacific fleet. This, backed up by its legendary craftsmanship and marine supply infrastructure, makes ‘getting thing done’ that much easier in a New Zealand port.

31M Southern Wind sailing Yacht ‘Seatius’ hauling out at Oceania Marine, South Shipyard, Port Whangarei, NZ

Port Whangarei, where Oceania Marine Shipyards are located, is one of those places where Superyachts can berth for an extended stay and get everything attended to. The city of Whangarei is located close by, 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.

At Oceania Marine the coatings team in particular is busy completing full repaints on Superyacht projects as well as a number of smaller ones. Refit sheds Bay 2 and 3 accommodate the 31M Southern Wind sailing Yacht ‘Seatius’ and the 21M Gunboat sailing catamaran ‘Slim’. These projects will extend well into the winter with an extensive range of works involved. For both vessels the paint system being applied is the Awlcraft SE basecoat/clearcoat system.

21M Gunboat sailing catamaran ‘Slim’ hauling out at Oceania Marine, South Shipyard, Port Whangarei, NZ

With the 60M explorer yacht ‘Odyssey’ also hauled out for a major refit at neighbouring shipyard Heron Ship Repair it demonstrates Port Whangarei’s extensive haulout capacity as well as its ability to supply labour and materials at scale to service projects. Meanwhile, Oceania Marine’s dual 100t and 560T travel lifts stand ready to accommodate your Superyacht project be it a short technical stop for survey and antifoul or a more extensive refit.

Contact Dan on +64 21533198, danm@oceaniamarine.co.nz, www.oceaniamarine.co.nz to organize your haulout.

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