Your boat could not be in better hands. Our team is chocker with skilled, experienced and passionate people who fully understand the role boating plays in people’s lives. It’s a responsibility we love. We’ll do everything in our power to ensure your boat is secure, safe and exactly as you left it, and we always make sure any facilities you need are in top shape.
We’re also happy to be your source for local information, events, weather conditions, and contacts for boating maintenance and supply.
Havelock Operations Manager
Steve has been a long time member of the Marlborough Sounds Marinas team, you may have seen him in Picton or Waikawa previously – now he’s living the dream, overseeing the operations in Havelock marina.
Marina Service Manager - Picton
Mark oversees the day-to-day operations at Picton Marina. You’ll find him at the Picton Marina Service Centre on the marina side of the Coathanger Bridge.
Marinas Customer Service Manager
Louise joined the team in 2021, taking over from Connie as Marinas Customer Service manager. Louise manages the administration and customer services for all three marinas. Originally from Hawkes Bay, Louise settled back in Marlborough last year after a long stint in Aussie. Louise loves getting out into the Sounds whenever she can with the family, and they are all partial to a bit of fishing and enjoying local hospitality at the numerous waterside lodges in the Queen Charlotte Sound.
If you have a query regarding your marina facility, you can contact Louise on email@example.com
Marina Service Manager Reliever
Dave relieves across all three marinas, has been with us for a while, and he knows a lot about the marinas and Marlborough Region. Dave is a keen yachtsman, and always up for a yarn.
Waikawa Marina Administrator
Loretta Guthrie has joined the Waikawa team in the new administration role based in the Waikawa Marina office. Loretta has extensive marina experience coming from a marine background with her previous role at Whitianga Marina standing her in good stead to hit the ground running at Waikawa. Loretta moved to Picton to be closer to her family, and she enjoys the outdoor environment that Marlborough has to offer.
Picton & Waikawa Marina Service Manager
Graeme assists Darren and Mark oversee the day-to-day operations at Picton and Waikawa marinas. You’ll find him at the Waikawa Marina Service Centre behind the Waikawa Marine Centre or at the Picton Marina Service Centre on the marina side of the Coathanger Bridge.
Picton/Waikawa Marina Operations Manager
Recently we have been joined by Darren Smith, who has taken up the role of Picton/Waikawa Operations Manager. Darren has spent the last few years working as the site manager at Meridian's West Wind wind farm and previously served a full career in the UK’s Royal Navy. Darren has a strong background in operational leadership and is a keen boatie - Darren has now moved to Marlborough with his wife and is looking forward to meeting everyone at the marinas as well as getting out into some fishing in the Sounds!
Waikawa Travel Lift Operator
Bookings for the travel lift and hardstand area can be made by contacting Waikawa Marina directly on firstname.lastname@example.org or 03 5203395
Kate Day is a familiar face at Waikawa Marina, assisting Operations Manager Darren Smith with the day to day running of the marina. If you have any questions or need a hand with something, a keen boatie and certified Dive Instructor, Kate is your person and will be happy to assist or point you in the direction of someone who can.
Marina Service Manager Reliever
Grant joins us from a marine industry background from the North Island, and works across all three marinas as back up service manager, and on some dedicated marinas project work.
If you're a marinas customer, Lynley might be your first point of contact by phone or email! Based in our main office, Lynley is an administrative whizz with years of experience. Lynley supports Louise with Customer Service duties and ensures that our marinas customers have everything they require when they sign up to become a tenant of a boatshed, compound or marina berth with us.