WORLD CLASS MARINA OPENS IN NEW ZEALAND’S NORTHLAND
February 28, 2007
Located near the entrance of New Zealand’s Whangarei Harbour, Marsden Cove Marina is the latest and arguably one of the best show case marinas in the pacific. The 240 berth marina was designed and built by Bellingham Marine New Zealand to meet the stringent guidelines set by the developers. “Bellingham Marine was chosen for their price, dependability, quality, and ability to cater to the specific needs of the development, which is destined to become one of the most sought after marine destinations in Northland” says Stace Hopper, Project Manager for Marsden Cove Ltd.
The Bellingham Marine Unifloat® pontoon system was built and installed in under 10 months and included 3,800 m2 of pontoons. The berths range from 10 to 35 metres accommodating catamarans, cruising vessels and recreational boats. The marina includes a state-of-the-art fuel berth and sewage pumpout facilities. Other amenities include, slip side pumpout services for berths 18 metres and above, a high specification full “user pays” electrical system, specially designed floats to complement the curves in the marina basin, and composite boards over walers and gangways to provide a world class look. “The marina is truly unique and offers the best possible product to the marina’s valued clients” says John Papesch, Project Manager for Bellingham Marine.
The standards of Marsden Cove Marina are unparalleled in the region and reflect the commitment of the team. The developer Marsden Cove Ltd, a joint venture between Northland Port Corporation and Hopper Developments Ltd., and Bellingham Marine worked together to deliver exceptional results. “The team’s commitment to quality and functionality is undeniable; it is another Bellingham product delivered on time and on budget” says Andy Stephens, Sales and Marketing Manager for Bellingham Marine. The marina construction is part of a coastal development, which includes retail shops, apartment style accommodations, and 700 lots 350 of which are canal frontage with private docks.
Completion of the marina was stage 1 of a 10 stage development and marked the opening of this benchmark facility. Whangarei Mayor Pamela Peters opened the site to the public on the 9th of December and congratulated the vision and success of the developers. The opening event was attended by an excess of 3,000 guests and media representatives.
As the world’s leading marina design/build construction company, Bellingham Marine produces Unifloat saltwater systems, Unideck freshwater systems and Unistack dry storage systems for marinas worldwide.
Public Relations Contact: Bellingham Marine, P.O. Box 8, Bellingham, WA 98227; ph. 360-676-2800 fax. 360-734-2417. www.bellingham-marine.com
Regional Contact: Bellingham Marine New Zealand, 15 – 17 Springs Road, East Tamaki, PO Box 51053, Pakuranga, Auckland, New Zealand; ph. 64-9-273-5311 fax. 64-9-273-5312
Unifloat, Unideck and Unistack are registered trademarks of Bellingham Marine.