More berths for Wellington boaties

More berths for Wellington boaties

Exciting developments are happening at Seaview Marina, Wellington’s newest and largest marina.

Work is underway on a two million dollar berth expansion which will see a see 78 new berths built over the next two years, bringing the total berth number to 407, ranging from 10m up to 24m sizes.

Seaview Marina, situated at the sheltered north-east end of Wellington Harbour, is the only marina in the wider Wellington region with the capacity to expand and meet demands by boaties for new berths.

“We are delighted work is to get underway on this very important project which will be a welcome boost for the Seaview area.  We are already at full, with a significant waiting list, so this will help solve the demand for new berths.  Undoubtedly there’s been a rise in people buying boats for recreational purposes, an increase in commercial operations requiring boats and the ‘movement’ to downsize and live on boat,” said Seaview Marina, Chief Executive Alan McLellan.

The first phase has just been completed with 45 new berths built to accommodate recreational boats up to 14 metres and a further 33 berths will be built during 2021 to accommodate boats up to 24 metres.

Total Marine Services, an Auckland company specialising in this type of development, have been contracted to do the work which got underway in mid March.

Seaview marina also offers the most extensive hardstand and haul out facilities for commercial and pleasure craft in Wellington. This is supported by a wide range of marine service tenants in the marina’s ‘Marine Sea Centre’. In this facility there is a 22 long by 10 metre wide workshop which can be leased to boat owners on a daily basis and a travel lift which can transport a vessel from the water straight into this workshop.

Another development currently under construction is a large 18m long by 8m wide and 6m high tunnel house workshop to provide additional undercover space for boat owners and contractors to work out of Wellington’s unpredictable weather.

The marina has also had delivered from Holland a 38 tonne Roodberg catamaran trailer which will provide the ability to haul out catamarans from the water up our launching ramp. The existing travel lift on the hardstand can only lift vessels less than 5.2m in beam. This will provide the marina with the only haulout machine of this nature south of Tauranga, opening up another income source.


14 May 2021

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