Destination Whangārei

Superyacht survey and inspection services are available at Oceania Marine.

20 February 2024


Oceania Marine Shipyards, located at Port Whangārei, New Zealand, are the reliable superyacht service centre in the South Pacific.

Among the many and varied works that can be carried out for superyacht clients is completing inspections and surveys required to maintain class classification and flag state compliance.

Inspections cover the physical condition of items to establish their serviceability and functionality. These inspections may be required by a vessel’s flag state or classification agency surveyors and also the crew or insurance underwriter.

Surveys, however, are a more stringent processes that will examine the condition of a vessel and ensure that it meets regulatory, safety, and class rules. Depending on flag, class agency, and tonnage, there will be a range of surveys and inspections required.

Certain inspections and surveys are mandatory while others may be dependent on age, condition, or service history. Surveys typically cover annual survey, hull survey, special survey, dry dock surveys, safety construction survey, and load line survey.


Oceania Marine coordinates with surveyors and the vessel to plan the survey works in combination with any other refit or maintenance works that are scheduled to be undertaken at the same time.

The extensive hardstand and refit sheds at the shipyard means that items like valves, machinery and shafts can be disassembled and laid out close by, undercover as required, for measurement, inspection and repairs.

Oceania Marine has a large, highly skilled workforce with many years of experience undertaking inspection and survey works for not only superyachts but a wide range of maritime vessels, including the more stringent requirements for foreign going passenger craft.

This is supported by a network of specialist service agents and suppliers ensuring that every survey item can be addressed with professional expertise.

Port Whangārei is at the head of the Whangārei Harbour and part of Whangārei City, Northland’s largest town, which is the service centre for the region.

Consequently, it has available skilled service industry and labour resources that few other centres in the Pacific can offer. It also has a long maritime history and is one of New Zealand’s largest marine construction and refit locations.

Superyacht captains can be assured that by choosing to berth at Port Whangārei they will have on hand everything they need to maintain, refurbish or refit their yachts.

For crew, good crew houses and accommodation are available if needed with an amazing range of recreational activities close at hand.

The superyacht marina can accommodate vessels up to 90 metres, and the shipyard has dual travel lifts of 100T and 560T.



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