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Old 19-10-2010, 18:21   #1
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Economic Lay-Up in New Zealand

Hi all
we're looking for a (relatively) inexpensive location to haul out and leave the boat in NZ. Probably 6 months or so.

Does anyone know of a good spot? We don't mind being a bit out of the way.

Are there any yacht clubs that can be joined to allow use of their haul our and storage?

We are 17t and 43ft

Ideas appreciated, thanks

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Old 20-10-2010, 19:13   #2
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You could try Marsden Cove marina near Whangarei +64 9 4327740, Gulf Harbour +64 9 4246200 or West Park in Auckland +64 9 416 7447 All have hard stand and marina facilities. Rgds
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Marsden Cove is a handy marina but it doesn't have haulout/hardstand facilities. Or at least it didn't when we were there in April and no signs of any under construction.

Riverside Drive marina, further up the Whangarei Harbour does have hardstand, but obviously a good idea to phone first.
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ORAMS in Auckland. Great people, great service, great location.

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G'day, mate. You can also check Norsand and Dockland 5 in Whangarei, Gulf Harbour in North Auckland, Ashby's in Opua, Tauranga Bridge Marina in Taurange. Check the hardstand vs. marina rates carefully, you might find it more economical to leave the boat in a berth while your gone and just haulout when you need to do any maintenance. Cheers.
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For long term in the water Westhaven has the pole moorings. Quite economical long term.

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Look at Nelson, Top of the South Island, much more low Key, Cheaper berthage than Auckland and a better pace of life, also biggest Fishing port in Australasia so all boating services available
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Second vote for Nelson, Low rates for offshore vessels, Highly skilled trades people, Low rental charge out rates. Check out Dickson Marine Dickson Marine Nelson - About Dickson Marine very good spot for lay up and when you return some outstanding cruising grounds (abel tasman national park, Marlbourough/Pelorus Sounds etc).

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We sailed twice to New Zealand, and both times we hauled out in Whangarei.

Whangarei was extremely affordable when we were there. Great people as well.
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picton is an option,$25to35 a week on a mooring in waikawa bay,good services,loverly location
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Re: Economic Lay-Up in New Zealand

Have you found a solution yet to your "Lay-up" search?
Could I be of assistance with my Free Berth in exchange for care of your boat while you're gone? See my classified!
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Re: Economic Lay-Up in New Zealand

Peter,
Not sure if you are still looking for a haulout location, but I would recommend Weiti River Boatyard in Silverdale, Auckland. They do great rates for long term stays and have all facilities on site.
Contact Fusion Catamarans info@fusioncatamarans.co.nz
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