Meet Your Local First Mate

Aaron Beattie

Aaron Beattie has over 30 years experience in all aspects of boat building, making him the ideal First Mate to look after your vessel. After completing his Boat Building apprenticeship with Terry Bailey Boat Builders, Aaron moved on to McMullen and Wing Boat Builders, where he worked on superyachts. He was even involved with the famous black boats that brought the Americas Cup to New Zealand for the first time.
Aaron has since formed his own company, Lifestyle Yachts where he’s built ten vessels for renowned boat designers. Lifestyle Yachts also carries out repairs, maintenance, alterations and insurance work - so you could say Aaron is an all-round boat guru!

Aaron looks after BoatSmart HQ clients in a variety of locations in the Coromandel area including the Whitianga and Pauanui waterways.

Your Local Marinas

Tairua Marina

This lovely marina is close to the harbour entrance and protected from ocean swells, bordered by a wealth of islands with safe anchorages and bays. Tairua marina has 95 berths ranging from 8 to 25 metres in length.

Whitianga Marina

You’ll find this gorgreous marina in the heart of town, just a short walk from the local amneties. The marina has 191 berths ranging in size from ten to 18 metres, and has a travel lift and hard stand facilities for public use.

Whangamata Marina

Securely nestled inside Whangamata harbour, this marina provides easy access to offshore game and recreational fishing. Sheltered by solid rock breakwaters, the marina’s 209 berths range from 10.5 metres to 20 metres in length.

Pauanui Waterways

A unique waterfront development situated within the Tairua-Pauanui Harbour. Featuring the very best in waterfront living, Pauanui Waterways allows property owners to berth their boat just metres from their own front door.