Westhaven News - April 2021

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.

Useful Reminder

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.

Floating walkway completion

Last month saw the completion of the floating walkway that connects K pier through to R pier and the installation of the new gangways. Together with the new promenade and carpark, this area is looking fantastic and we thank you all for your cooperation and patience during the construction.

ABC permanent connection

The redevelopment of the pile berth area continues to progress with the installation of the permanent walkways between A, B and C piers, the new B & C gates and gangways complete. The customer service team will contact relevant vessel owners to explain any access changes.

The Westhaven Marina office is on the move!

In June, your friendly customer service team will be moving a short stroll away into the new Westhaven Marine Village. The Dockmaster and Maintenance Team will remain in the existing building, but for any customer enquiries you will be able to find us in the new office. We will let you know an exact date of the relocation when it is known.

Remember to you use your access tags!

Using the correct access tag to access the marina helps keep the marina secure and it also helps keep you safe. Should you suffer an accident while within the marina, it allows us to know who you are so we can get in contact with your employer or next of kin. If you are unsure if your tag has the correct details linked to it, then please drop by the office and we will check.

Victoria Cruising Club renovations

For the next few months the Victoria Cruising Club will soon be undergoing renovations and parking around the area may be more limited around the construction site.

Berth holder customer survey

Bertholders will have received a customer survey and can look out for it in their inbox. All completed surveys go in the draw to win one of ten $100 vouchers! The online survey only takes approximately 10 minutes to complete. We would really appreciate you taking the time to provide us with your feedback.

Panuku Marinas Best Sustainable Action of the Year

Congratulations to this year's winner, Fosters Chandlery, Westhaven Marine Village, who were nominated for offering an Ecostore Refill Station. Fosters Chandlery has been in the business of selling marine equipment to the boating industry for over 114 years. From their original iconic location on Fanshawe Street to their new home in Westhaven Marina, the Fosters name has been renowned throughout New Zealand for the supply of high-tech equipment to builders of super & racing yachts through to owners of classic yachts, cruising boats and dinghies.