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...

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...

July 3, 2019

We're well and truly in the thick of the southern hemisphere winter and for foodies that's big news on one (gloriously fragrant) front.

It's truffle season. 

Truffles are grown in limited quantities in both Australia and New Zealand and include the Périgord Black truffle, Bianchetto truffle (Little White) and Burgundy truffle. Though the industry in this part of the world is fairly recent - starting around the late 80s to early 90s - truffières are producing reliable output to fill the gap for superyacht chefs when European supplies are out of season. 

Get in touch with our team to get your hands on them as well as the ot...

June 12, 2019

The long wait is over and the Viaduct and Silo Marinas are finally taking formal expressions of interest from those seeking berthage at the marinas over the Cup period. 

For yachts hunting out berths between 1 October 2020 and 31 March 2021, the two marinas will be gathering expressions of interest formally until approximately the end of August 2019, with the intent to confirm bookings as soon as possible.

"This expression of interest will be advertised through various international boating media for 6 – 8 weeks. This will be available on our website www.ac36hub.co.nz, where you will also be able to see our berthage rates,...

May 22, 2019

Whangaroa Harbour - New Zealand. 


St Paul's Rock, Whangaroa Harbour, New Zealand is reached by a 30 minute track through native regenerating bush. The rock is actually a volcanic plug and chains are installed to help you up the last 30 metres as this is steep, volcanic country - but the views are well worth it.
 

Extensive remnants of Māori terraces surround the rock and you can also see plenty of evidence of the volcanoes all across this region which erupted 20 million years ago.

Whangaroa Harbour itself is famed for its beauty with steep rocky outcrops that fall sheer to the water as well as white sandy beaches. It lies in th...

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