Sailing Superyacht ‘Cavu’ Departs Oceania Marine Shipyard

The refit of the 100’ sailing yacht Cavu has been successfully completed at Oceania Marine Shipyard at Port Whangarei, New Zealand. The vessel is now en-route to Australia and the owner expressed their thanks and satisfaction by email as follows:

“Dear Martin, 

I know I have thanked you and the boys personally for your service but I feel compelled to let you know exactly what it was that made this refit as good or better than any I have had at  my

100' SY Cavu at anchor Port Whangarei

own 400 ton slipway which as you know I operated for 15 years. 

The things that impressed me most are as follows:- 

Staff attitude.  Your guys are a happy bunch and obviously enjoy their work.  This made for a pleasant working environment. 

Knowledge.  Your tradesmen know their stuff and nothing is too much trouble. 

Outside labour.  I have never been in a town where there is such a variety of excellent tradesmen and the fact that most of them have boats of their own makes their understanding of my requirements so much better. 

Attention to detail.    Your tradesmen are multi skilled and take immense pride in their work. 

Whangarei.  A great town to relax in with its excellent scenery and surfing beaches.   The climate is incredible especially in summer. 

Hospitality.  The Friday afternoon B.B.Q.  is a nice touch and was very much appreciated. 

To sum it up the effort that you went to to make my stay as pain free as possible is very much appreciated.  I had a very tight budget to work with and you finished the refit under time and under budget.  CONGRATULATIONS. 


Mal and Val Hewitt


At Oceania Marine our Project Managers deliver the refit service that Superyachts expect