October Updates

TMP Boatyard – Flexibility, Quality and a Can-Do Approach

Al White, a Senior Marine Broker with Ray White Marine, shares his experiences and insights into The Boatyard services of Tamaki Marine Park. Here’s what he had to say:

I’ve been using The Boatyard services at Tamaki Marine Park for the last 2 or 3 years. This includes haul out, water blasting, storage and use of their canopy service area.

First off, Martin and his team are refreshingly easy to deal with. It’s a real headache when boatyards give you ‘take it or leave it’ availability, but at TMP the guys will check their service schedule, and always find a way to get my boats out of the water. And crucially, they get the work done promptly and professionally.

This combination of flexibility, quality workmanship and a can-do attitude is key for us.

And even more so, as we’re exclusive distributors for the Ferretti Group. We represent super premium brands like Pershing and Riva, and our clients expect a certain level of service. Working with TMP, we’re able to give our clients options that suit them – which is something they genuinely value.

As a note, I recently hosted Ferretti Group’s Head of Service for the Asia Pacific region. We took time to tour the TMP facilities and met with Martin. He was very impressed with the set-up and the can-do attitude of the TMP team – coming from a senior guy like that, it spoke volumes.

– Al White, Senior Marine Broker, Ray White Marine

Marina Tips

4 things to check on your boat when moored in the marina

  1. Check that your boats mooring lines and fenders in the marina are in good shape. It is a good idea to have pre-measured and fitted bow, stern and spring lines made up to fit your boat in the marina. Having the correct mooring lines set up makes coming into the berth much easier when you can just pick up the lines and they fit quickly and easily. Having the correct system of mooring lines also means that your boat is secured safely in the marina berth countering the effects of wind and tide. A good grade of line is important so as to offer sufficient strength and spring. A good source of information is Damon at Hauraki Fenders who has fitted out a majority of berths in the marina.
  2. All lose objects are tied down such as paddle boards, seat and instrument covers, dinghies, etc.. With a bit of wind, it doesn’t take much for these objects to get lose and either be lost into the tide or cause damage to your boat or your neighbours.
  3. Your power cord should fit firmly and lock into the power pedestal at the marina. The power lead must be test and tagged and has the correct screw cap fitting for the power pedestal. Always make use there is sufficient power lead length to play out should the boat move in the berth due to wind and tide. If too tight or gets caught up, this can result in the plug being pulled out while you are not there resulting in flat batteries. The team at TMP do try to keep an eye out for this when doing their dock walks.
  4. Check that the office has your most up to date copies of insurance, EWOF and power lead test and tag dates. Insurance is annual, EWOF is every 4 years and test, and tag is annually. As part of your annual boat system checks it would be worth while having the galvanic isolator tested to ensure your boats electrical systems are well protected.

Happy Boaties

We caught up with Duncan and Garth before a four day mission to Great Barrier! Loving life and loving the convenience of Tamaki Marine Park.