Perfect Location for Superyachts

Port Nikau is the perfect location to berth while completing refits, repairs or maintenance on Superyachts. Port Nikau is a deep-water marina with established facilities to accommodate superyachts up to 90 metres.

World-Renowned Marine Precinct

Port Nikau is acknowledged as a leading option in New Zealand for superyacht berthage and maintenance. During your stay you will have access to all the facilities, support and marine expertise you will need, from complete refits to minor repairs. The comprehensive superyacht facilities include an 1800-tonne slipway and 560-tonne travel lift nearby and world-class marine contractors on your doorstep.

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Perfect Base for Superyacht Crews

Port Nikau is situated in an ideal location for superyacht crews to live, work and explore. The Northland region boasts world-class surfing, diving and outdoor activities. The city of Whangārei offers affordable accommodation, health facilities, shopping centres, great food markets, cafes and restaurants and easy transport options (Port Nikau is located in Port Whangārei, just five minutes by car and ten minutes by bike from the city).

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World-Class Local Contractors

Port Nikau is located in Port Whangārei, in the centre of Whangārei’s world-class marine precinct, offering top-quality services and experienced contractors for any refit or renovation work including engineering, electrical, sailmakers, hydraulics, mechanical, rigging, canvas and covers, refrigeration, boat builders and more.

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“Altair represents the perfection and quality of the workmanship that has been available locally. It couldn’t have been done any better – the challenge was met at a very very high level. We came to Port Nikau because of the skillset that is here in Whangārei, especially for a refit of a classic yacht of this period. We knew local shipwrights and boat builders that could help. The level of workmanship here is second to none of anything I have seen in the world of 40-odd years in the industry, visiting some of the best yards in Europe and America. It’s strange to find everything you want in a small community like this. It’s been fantastic.”

Nigel Blackbourn Captain of Altair, berthed at Port Nikau from March 2020 - March 2022

Explore Port Nikau Superyacht Marina


Port Nikau hosts superyachts from around the world, including well-known vessels like Altair and Sea Eagle II. Read about their stay in Port Nikau.

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Port Nikau Superyacht Marina News

August 22, 2023

Meet the Captain of Superyacht Dream Walker III

Port Nikau was proud to host Ocean Dream Walker III with us earlier this year as they completed maintenance and repairs after a South Pacific trip. Ocean Dream Walker III is a stunning 47m Sanlorenzo motor yacht, launched in 2018. She is home to 11 crew and can take 10 guests. We sat down with …

Integrated Marine Group opens operations in Whangarei

June 13, 2022

Sea borders open for superyachts heading to New Zealand

New Zealand will open its air and sea borders from 1 August, allowing tourists to once again explore and enjoy one of the world’s greatest natural marine playgrounds.  The move has been met with delight by the superyacht industry as the final step in New Zealand’s marine reopening, inviting visitors to return to the gateway …

Sea Eagle II flies Whangārei nest - world's largest aluminium yacht may yet be back

October 23, 2021

Sea Eagle II departs Whangārei

In April this year, the world’s largest aluminium yacht arrived in the Whangārei Harbour. The triple 62.5m high mast Sea Eagle II has been moored at Port Nikau since finishing off her maiden voyage and sea trial all the way to New Zealand from the Netherlands. Sea Eagle II’s arrival caused a touch of concern …