Hobsonville & North Shore

Meet Your Local First Mate

Dominic Ryan-Kidd

Yachtmaster Dominic Ryan-Kidd is the BoatSmart HQ First Mate for Bayswater, Milford and Hobsonville Marinas in Auckland. Dominic has a wide-ranging background in sailing, IT and farming.

After competing in the Whitbread Round the World Race and the Round Ireland race, Dominic worked as a sailing instructor and engineer, where he gained his Yachtmaster’s qualification.

Dominic has spent the last 25 years managing teams building analytic data models for large corporations, and is now re-indulging in his passion for boating.

Your Local Marinas

Bayswater Marina

One of Auckland’s newest marinas, Bayswater Marina is a prime spot to moor your boat. With gated access and tight security, you can relax knowing that your boat is safe. This marina has 419 full-length finger berths.

Hobsonville Marina

Hobsonville Marina is one of NZ’s largest marinas, located just minutes from State Highway 16. Neighboured by a comprehensive marine service centre, this marina provides berthage for vessels up to 30 metres.

Milford Marina

Nestled on Auckland's North Shore on the northern side of Lake Pupuke, Milford Marina is modern, fully equipped, and in a great location, offering a wide range of facilities and berth sizes.