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March 26, 2020

National Marine Pacific is encouraging yachts in New Zealand, Australia and the Pacific to offload any excess medical masks or gloves for distribution to medics in need. 

As Covid-19 increasingly makes its presence felt through the world, we're encouraging any yachts in New Zealand, the Pacific or Australia to offload unneeded and in-date medical equipment.

“If you've got excess nitrile gloves, protective masks or other medical supplies onboard and you don't think you'll need them in the coming months, the team is able to help these reach medical professionals around the Pacific, who are anticipating they could run short,” says...

March 2, 2020

Our team recommends this easy-to-install matting to protect surfaces which mark easily.
 

Contact us for teak protection matting in three widths for high traffic areas. Available in different styles, it's non-marking, self-draining, and delivered in rolls - easy and quick to put in place.
 

February 28, 2020

Head out of the central Auckland marinas for a two and a half hour drive to the nearby Coromandel - a haven of white sandy beaches, virgin native bush and laid back people. 

Around halfway up the peninsula sits Hot Water Beach. Surging waves and hot white sand gives the illusion of a fairly typical Coromandel beach at high tide, while at at two hours either side of low tide the hot water bubbling underneath the sand is close enough to the surface to be unearthed. 

Hire a spade from the nearby local store and get to digging to make your own natural jacuzzi before sitting back and relaxing before the tide comes back in. 

The str...

February 13, 2020

Meatstock - 15-16 February. A festival dedicated to barbecue and music - brilliant. Up your protein intake while listening to Katchafire, Sola Rosa Sound System, Swamp Thing and Cookin on 3 Burners. 
 

Sunsetter - 15 February. Food, wine and good music, makes for the perfect Saturday at Sunsetter in Takapuna. New Zealand wineries, craft breweries and food vendors join forces for a day in the sun set to a backdrop of New Zealand and international acts. 
 

Cyclone Uesi - Swell - 15 February. The swell from Cyclone Uesi will start to hit this weekend - head to Bethells Beach for 1.8 metre swells and wind from the NE. 

 

February 12, 2020

The National Marine Pacific Bowls League will be coming soon through summer, competing for a weekly prize of a bottle of Mt Gay and solid bragging rights.

Held at the Ponsonby Bowling Club, you'll be able to enter a team, or please get in touch with us if you'd like to join an existing team. Seventies sports attire strongly encouraged. 

ENTER A TEAM - JOIN AN EXISTING TEAM 

 

February 12, 2020


Every Thursday night through summer the Royal Akarana Yacht Club hosts a Thursday laser twilight series. Whether you're a sailor from way back or new to the ropes, the laser series is a fun way to get out on the water followed by a debrief in the Akarana Eatery on the edge of Okahu Bay. 

The Royal Akarana Yacht Club is an easy tender ride from Silo Marina, or a short drive, and entries need to be received by 2pm on Thursdays to secure a boat. 

Contact us to join a Thursday session
 

October 17, 2019

Auckland is a city of diverse neighbourhoods and suburbs, each with their own flavours and hidden spots to discover. From those closest to the marina, like Wynyard Quarter, to those further afield like surfer's favourite Muriwai Beach, we'll be giving you a short run down of what to see, do, eat, and experience - and where - in Auckland. 

Wynyard Quarter 
If you're berthed in Silo Marina or the Viaduct Harbour, Wynyard Quarter is your next door neighbour - and what a neighbour to have! One of Auckland's newest neighbourhoods, Wynyard is still being developed with new bars, brunch spots and open public spaces openi...

October 14, 2019

Auckland is a city of diverse neighbourhoods and suburbs, each with their own flavours and hidden spots to discover. From those closest to the marina, like Wynyard Quarter, to those further afield like surfer's favourite Muriwai Beach, we'll be giving you a short run down of what to see, do, eat, and experience - and where - in Auckland. 
 


Ponsonby 

One of Auckland's original neighbourhoods, Ponsonby is about two kilometres west of the CBD and runs roughly north to south along a ridge line. Known for its shopping and dining, it's also a great spot for a night out and has a range of bars to choose from dotted down P...

October 11, 2019

Aucklanders love activities and the central city is full of options to break you out of the standard night out rut. We've rounded up a few of our favourite options - and they're all within a short Uber ride of the marina. 

Axe Throwing

The Sweet Axe Throwing Co. is exactly what it sounds like - a place to unleash your inner lumberjack and hurl axes at a target. They say it’s like darts - but with axes - and works in a round robin tournament style. Great for letting off steam! It’s in Nelson street in the CBD so would be great combined with heading to a Federal Street restaurant. The Sweet Axe Throwing Co is at the top of Nelson...

September 4, 2019

Teahupo'o needs no introduction and chances are if you head to French Polynesia, you'll want to at least stop by and have a look. Do we recommend you surf it? No comment... 

The world-famous break, which plays host to the annual Billabong Pro Tahiti, can be viewed from taxi boats which leave from Teahupo'o Marina. Engineer of a 34 metre sailing yacht, Matuanui, who's originally from Tahiti says the drive to Teahupo'o Marina itself is well worth it and full of beautiful places to stop along the way. 

"Then on a good surf day, there's plenty of taxi boats there to get out and see the surf pumping." 
 


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