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Old 30-08-2010, 05:27   #1
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Safe Mooring in Auckland ?

hoping to arrive in Auckland (Waitemata harbour) around the end of September.

I then have to head to South Island for work :-(

I'm looking for some solid mooring to leave my 32' double-ended "Eric" type sailboat for 4 weeks or so.

Anybody have a suggestion?


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Old 30-08-2010, 13:56   #2
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G'day, Mate. Give consideration to leaving the boat in Opua in the Bay of Islands. You can also clear customs & immigration here. Moorings are readily available here to rent. You can get a bus or plane to start the trip to the South Island. There are moorings in Auckland. Also plenty of marinas. Hope that helps. Cheers.
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Another, slightly closer option could be Marsden Cove in Whangarei - brand new and half empty so should get a good deal there. It's also a customs port of entry.

Marsden Cove : Marina

Auckland is very expensive for commercial short-term mooring. Your best bet might be to email the sailing clubs there (too many to list - just google "Auckland sailing clubs" and see if somebody wants to do a private deal with you on their empty mooring.
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both good suggestions - thanks

even better - I'm familiar with Opua

& would feel more relaxed entering there.
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G'day again, mate. There will be both moorings available from the marina and private owners in Opua. Also, some pile moorings are available. Yes, Marsden Cove is an excellent marina and they will give you a good long term rate. Have a good trip across. Safe sailing. Cheers.
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Hello, I have an excellent Mooring in a sheltered Bay on Waiheke Island with a ferry access to Auckland City or Half Moon Bay (Eastern Auckland) close by, you can use if you wish to leave your boat in Auckland.

Yours to use for free, just clean the mussels off the bouy and top rope for me We have had a Catana 43 Cat use it from time to time so heaps of room for your boat to swing.

Enjoy your cruise. Cheers Clyde & Lisa
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Good on you, Kiwikat! Your kind of generosity is what makes this place so special. Cheers.
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thanks for the offer - AWESOME!

thanks for the offer of a mooring:

AWESOME!

my Mother-in-law and Father -in-law have a bach in Blackpool - off Makora Ave:


I have private messaged you my contact details

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There are safe moorings (between two piles) inside of Westhaven Marina. I can recommend this marina as I lived 18 months in it. Piles will be cheaper than the pontoon and protection is good.

There are also moorings just outside - between the Marina and the Oram's boatyard. They are more exposed but may be cheaper yet. My friend has had his boat there for years without any problems.

Their prices here:http://www.westhaven.co.nz/uploaded/...al%20Rates.pdf

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