Gulf Harbour & Sandspit

Meet Your Local First Mate

Hugo Sayes

With over 15 years’ experience in the Marine Industry, Hugo started his career as a single-handed sailing coach down at Murrays Bay Sailing Club. Following his passion for boating, he completed his Boat Building and Marine Systems engineering apprenticeships in New Zealand before heading overseas on Super Yachts. He worked his way up to Chief Engineer on vessels over 50mtrs and is still a standby engineer on some of the local yachts here in New Zealand.

Hugo is now settled down after a life on the water up on the Whangaparaoa Coast and if not found at the local Marinas in the Rodney area, you’ll see him out fishing on his own boat or catching a wave at the local surf breaks.

Your Local Marina

Gulf Harbour Marina

Gulf Harbour Marina is the gateway to the boating and cruising Hauraki Gulf environment. This world-class marina and marine service centre is one of the most popular in NZ, named clean marina and Marina of the Year in 2020.

Sandspit Marina

Completed in July 2016, Sandspit is an exclusive marina nestled in the Matakana River. Serving members of the local yach club and guests, this marina has 134 berths sized 12-18 metres, available for rent.