Lyttleton South & Queenstown

Meet Your Local First Mate

Tav Kaipeti

Class 3 Marine Engineer Tav Kaipeti has over 20 years experience in all aspects of the marine industry, making him an ideal First Mate to look after your boat.

Upon completing his engineering study at the Australian Maritime College, Tav started his career as an Engineers’ Sailor in the Tuvalu Maritime Police Service, where he worked his way up to Second Engineer.

Tav came to New Zealand and completed his study for Marine Engineer class 3 in 2016. He then served as Chief Engineer on government vessels, doing preventative maintenance and setting tasks for junior engineers.
Tav is our BoatSmart HQ First Mate for the Te Ana Lyttelton and Queenstown marinas.

Your Local Marinas

Te Ana Lyttleton Marina

Located in Lyttelton’s inner harbour, Te Ana Lyttelton Marina offers protection from major weather events and provides dazzling views. It’s Canterbury’s only walk-on marina, with over 170 floating berths with lengths of 10m - 36m.

Queenstown Marina

Located on the shores of the lake, Queenstown Marina offers a full range of services to meet all your needs, including berths ranging from 8m up to 18m. Access to a private VIP facility is also available by membership.