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2021 March April Marina World

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WATERFRONT DEVELOPMENTS Investment in an 820 tonne Marine Travelift boat hoist is an integral part of Orams Marine’s ongoing plans to cement its reputation as a leading superyacht refit facility. Community space with maritime focus The Wynyard Quarter in Auckland, New Zealand has been a centre of maritime activity for decades. Amongst many things, it is renowned for Westhaven, the largest marina in the southern hemisphere, acts as a hub for the America’s Cup as host of the America’s Cup village, and is home to Orams Marine – a dedicated superyacht refit facility that has recently invested in one of the biggest boat hoists in the region. The wider Orams facility provides a location for large vessels to be hauled out and have work completed, with a large number of individual marine trades and services on site and able to access this source of work. “The location Orams sits on has always been a hub of marine work in Auckland, with original infrastructure still visible from 1908 in places on site,” says Orams Marine managing director Craig Park. “Orams also provides a hub for recreational boaters to quickly access the Hauraki Gulf, as well as store their boats and have amenities and services within one spot, including a chandlery and a number of marine trades,” Park continues. “In a city defined by its proximity to the water, Orams Marine’s position ensures Aucklanders are able A newly completed section of promenade boardwalk at Westhaven Marina is just one example of the many projects planned to revitalise the Wynyard Quarter. to maintain their connection to the sea and reputation as a city with a thriving high-quality marine industry.” Dedicated to superyachts Panuku Development Auckland, the council-controlled organisation that manages and sells property and delivers urban regeneration in the city, has partnered with Orams to support New Zealand’s leading role in the competitive international marine industry. The marine centre, at the corner of Beaumont and Jellicoe streets, known as Site 18 and adjacent to Orams Marine Village, features the marine haul out and refit facility, commercial buildings (due to complete in the fourth quarter of 2022) and a residential tower. It will target marine vessels up to 800 tonnes. The project creates 500 jobs and will generate significant income for marine and tourism industries. Covering an area of 3.2ha (7.9 acres) at the heart of Auckland’s marine precinct in a prime waterfront location, it is just a short walk from the 36 th America’s Cup village and Auckland’s Central Business District (CBD). The new venture benefits from the established reputation Orams has as a favourite with refitting crew due to its high-quality work, excellent nearby amenities, attractive and secure crew housing, and easy access to Auckland Harbour and Hauraki Gulf islands. Key to the new centre is an 820 tonne Marine Travelift, which lifted its www.marinaworld.com – March/April 2021 39

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