Why Auckland?

If you love the water, or depend on it for your living, you'd have to say that we are very fortunate to live in Auckland. There are few locations in the world that surpass our city as a destination for boating.


The city of 1.3 million people is embraced by the Waitemata Harbour and Hauraki Gulf, where the nautical terrain is ideal for racing, cruising and fishing, and the home of many thousands of vessels - in fact, it’s estimated that one in three Auckland households has a boat of some sort. 

A string of islands guard the Hauraki Gulf, including Waiheke Island, the dormant volcano Rangitoto Island, and Great Barrier Island in the outer Gulf, providing all  that you want and need for a lifetime of nautical adventures. 

When it’s time to repair, refit or build, the region’s marine industry offers all marine services for nearly all types of boats from dinghy to superyacht, and expertise at design, boat building, sail making, rigging, and finishing detail that is regarded as the world’s best.

Auckland and Westhaven Marina welcome you.