Jump to content

Dry dock recommendations auckland area

Recommended Posts


I need to get my 25ft 5000kgs boat into dry dock, for a week or two, in six weeks' time, or so. Ideally somewhere with power available, and a gantry to step the mast, and where they're not going to moan if I stay on the boat, whilst i'm working on it. I'm going to be grinding fibreglass (osmosis work) and fitting transducers and such....nothing major, so I want to do it myself, and not go somewhere where I'm forced to pay for licensed contractors, to do it for me. I'll be using a professional rigger though, to replace rigging, so somewhere where they will travel to, too, (any rigger recommendations also appreciated).

Dont really know the area too well; has anyone got any recommendations? Cheers in advance.


Link to post
Share on other sites

I doubt you'd be allowed to sleep aboard at any haulout yard. 

Westhaven mast gantry has gone, so Half Moon Bay is probably your best bet.


Link to post
Share on other sites

you can definitely stay aboard at Norsand and when I was reassembling my boat at Westpark 5yrs ago it was tacitly allowed, ie I stayed aboard and no one complained!

You may need more than 2 weeks if you need the hull to dry out from the Osmosis

  • Upvote 2
Link to post
Share on other sites

Possibly Dockland 5 in Whangarei? I've never heard of the place, but some mates who live aboard just completed a 3 week haul out there.

Doubt you will find anywhere that meets your requirements in Auckland, esp the staying aboard bit. As mentioned already Norsand is the other likely option.

Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.
Note: Your post will require moderator approval before it will be visible.

Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

  • Create New...