When yachts return to New Zealand this season, they’ll be greeted with a brand new facility unlike anything seen in the region to date.
New Zealand Millennium Cup platinum sponsor Orams Marine has recently completed a multi-year upgrade to its facilities, which has included the addition of two fully-enclosed superyacht buildings.
The central Auckland shipyard has created the superyacht hub of the South Pacific with the upgrade of its superyacht-specific refit facilities within the specialist refit yard. The development sees it equipped it to haul out the largest world-cruising yachts for refit and maintenance with an extended hardstand, additional 90 metre marinas, deep water access, no air draft restriction and further facilities to haul out and service large vessels.
The two strikingly-large superyacht buildings, able to accommodate yachts within the slings of an 820 tonne travel lift for covered work in a controlled environment, have been one of the key milestones in the upgrade.
Winter 2023 saw the first project completed within the superyacht buildings with an extensive refit on 40 metre Vijonara carried out entirely in the controlled environment of one of the new buildings. Each of the 60 metre superyacht buildings is accessed by Orams Marine’s 820 tonne travel lift, allowing work to an exacting standard of control and quality.
Gantry cranes are fitted within the structure for an efficient process and the two new superyacht buildings come as an addition to Orams Marine’s existing 50 metre marine work shed and extensive hardstand workspaces.
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