Meet Your Local First Mate

Tristan Campbell

Competitive yacht racer Tristan Campbell has spent his life in and around New Zealand's waterways, and the majority of his career in the marine industry. As National Sales Manager of Kiwi Yachting, he’s built a reputation of reliability and thorough knowledge of marine hardware.

Tristan has an extensive network of marine trade contacts, and strives to connect boat owners with them through BoatSmart HQ. Alongside holding national sailing titles, Tristan has gained a high level of expertise in sailing vessel management and all types of power craft.

Living right on the doorstep of Tutukaka Marina, Tristan is the Boatsmart HQ First Mate you can depend on in the Northland region.

Your Local Marinas

Kerikeri Marina

Kerikeri Cruising Club and Marina offers a wide range of facilities including a 193-berth marina. The marina hosts keelboat racing all year round, and the clubhouse and bar can be hired for weddings and other private events.

Marsden Cove

A world-class 240-berth marina in Whangarei, Marsden Cove offers a variety of berth sizes from 10.5m - 44m, plus one catamaran pier for boats up to 25m. The marina provides a full range of services, with extensive facilities.

Opua Marina

This is one of New Zealand’s top haul-out and wash-down facilities, with 250 berths ranging in sizes from 10.5 m - 50 m. There are 35 swing moorings and 14 pile moorings available outside the marina for long or short-term rental.

Tutukaka Marina

Located just 30km north of Whangarei, Tutukaka has a small marina with occasional berthing available up to 22m LOA. The marina is a dive boat hub, and offers a variety of lively restaurants and stores within the premises.

Whangarei Marina

This unique marina is right in the centre of Whangarei, alongside four major haul-out facilities and a well-established boat service industry. Whangarei is a great base to cruise around or simply park up for a while.

Whangaroa Harbour Marina

The most northerly marina in NZ, Whangaroa Harbour Marina is the closest to famous game fishing grounds. The harbour has deep water bays and volcanic cliffs, offering safe anchorages under most weather conditions.