With fine weather, gripping racing and some of the largest spectator fleets ever seen on the Waitematā Harbour, it has certainly been a summer season to remember. The marina entrance has never been so busy, and we thank everyone for following the correct etiquette and keeping safe. Developments and projects around the marina continue, and it’s exciting to see the Marine Village filling up bringing more marine businesses closer to your boat.
Maintenance team update
A marina of almost 2,000 berths takes a lot of work and we are all very grateful for the work that the maintenance team do. Their work ranges from installing high-lines and berth fixtures to fixing taps and pedestals and everything in between. Our often silent heroes of Westhaven, the maintenance team keep things functioning.
Gareth joined the Westhaven team in January last year after many years as the Marina Manager at Bayswater Marina. His experience and skills have been valuable during the delivery phase of the Westhaven Plan (2012). Outside of work he remains active with his motorbike or on(/off) a horse! Nagel has been with Westhaven for many years and there is not much he doesn’t know about the place. His calm, solution-based thinking is a great asset to Westhaven. He is also an experienced lifeguard and keen cyclist.
Initially joining the Westhaven Team in 2018 as a Dockmaster, in 2020 Nik moved across to maintenance. Fixing up high-lines and other berth fixtures Nik’s practical skillset and can-do attitude gets the job done. You may also see Nik out sailing with his wife and two small children. Another experienced Dockmaster, Rob is the most recent addition to the maintenance team. Rob’s enthusiasm is reflected in his eagerness to help anyone in the Westhaven Team whenever he can. When he’s not being a team player, you may see him down at the pool with his kids.
Westhaven is a recreational marina and whilst routine maintenance jobs are acceptable, major repairs are not. You can find more information about Westhaven’s Maintenance policy here.