Photographer's Note

Gateway to the City of Sails

Auckland City purchased the WESTHAVEN MARINA in 2004 for $46 million. Auckland city's residents and ratepayers are now the guardians of one of the most beautiful parts of the city's waterfront, Westhaven Marina.

It is the largest marina on the Waitemata Harbour and one of the largest marinas in the Southern Hemisphere. It provides secure berthage for 1,800 craft, with 1,400 marina berths and is one of the largest and most well-equipped marinas in the southern hemisphere. It is also in a magical position as the northern gateway to Auckland City, which is called The City Of Sails.

It offers a large range of facilities to boat users, including launching ramps, working berths, a mast gantry, haulout facilities, yacht grids for repairs and sewage pump out facilities.

Four of Auckland’s senior boating clubs are located at the marina – the Ponsonby Cruising Club, Richmond Yacht Club, Victoria Cruising Club and the Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron.

In the distance you can see part of Auckland City, with the Sky Tower taking up much of the attention.

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Additional Photos by Janice Dunn (Janice) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 920 W: 68 N: 1359] (4403)
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