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Port Nelson – your choice for superyacht visits and refit

Port Nelson offers a modern infrastructure with comprehensive facilities and 24/7 services to shipping lines and to the Nelson engineering and refit cluster.


Services & Skills  

  • Port Nelson is at the heart of one of New Zealand’s most popular and extensive cruising areas, with corresponding expertise in services for recreational vessels.  
  • There is a purpose-built superyacht berth in the heart of the waterside recreational area.
  • Marine companies servicing the white boat sector have the expertise to build and refit in steel, composite and wood.
  • There is under cover capacity to carry out refits on yachts and powerboats up to 28m.
  • In addition to the engineering and refit facilities there are sail-makers, riggers, upholsterers, cabinet-makers and experts in teak deck laying.
  • The location of the port means that everything is very close to the job in hand.


Location & Climate

  • Nelson is at the centre of New Zealand. Entry by sea from east and west makes it the most accessible port in the country.
  • Port Nelson lies at the head of Tasman Bay, sheltered from the southerly air-flows that bring most of New Zealand’s cold weather.
  • Nelson has the highest annual sunshine hours in New Zealand, an average of more than 45 hours of sunshine a week.


Lifestyle & Recreation

  • Nelson has three beautiful national parks nearby, vineyards, restaurants, cafes and beaches.
  • Port Nelson is the stepping off point for sailing in waters off the Abel Tasman National Park. It is also a day sail to the Marlborough Sounds.
  • The region offers a range of activities from mountain-biking to visiting craft breweries.


 Read more here about Nelson superyacht and recreational craft opportunities and facilities. (link to PDF)