Oram's Open Day
All of the advantages of keeping a boat in a modern downtown boat park will be on show at the second Orams Boat Park Open Day on August 27.
“Last year’s inaugural Open Day was a huge success,” says Orams Marine Village operations manager, Jeff Botherway. “Large numbers of Auckland powerboat owners took the chance to come and see why so many of their fellow boaties choose to keep their boats here – and to take advantage of our special introductory offers – and we expect the same level of interest this year.”
The Open Day will again also feature displays of the latest model boats from top manufacturers such as Rayglass, Haines Hunter, Tristram, Smuggler Atomix and Sea Ray. Fractional boat ownership companies will also again be on site as will various service specialists and tenants from the Orams Marine Village.
For those who like what they see, there will again be a strong incentive to become a new Boat Park member: for new members, the first month’s rent (on a 12-month contract) will be free. All those who register their interest will also go into the draw to win a $100 fuel voucher from the handily-positioned Orams Fuel Depot, hamper bags and various corporate gifts.
Jeff Botherway says there are numerous benefits for owners who keep their vessels in the Boat Park.
“Because the boats are all stored undercover in an area with plenty of fresh air flow, they remain in far better condition than if they were simply sitting in a driveway or on a lawn,” he says. “We also help keep them looking good by always waterblasting the hulls before putting them away.
“We also make it easy for owners to keep their boats spick and span, with plenty of fresh water hoses and electrical outlets on the marinas and even a completely set up fish filleting table close at hand.”
Jeff Botherway says the Orams Boat Park staff pride themselves on being able to get owners’ boats into the water within just an hour of being asked to do so.
“Even at the height of the summer season, when we have over 100 boat movements each day, we still guarantee to get the boat into the water and ready to go in under 60 minutes,” he says.
“There is also no restriction on the number of times an owner can request to have their boat put in the water.”
With 310 berths and able to cater for power boats from 4 metres to 12 metres and up to 11 tonnes, the Orams Boat Park also offers free undercover parking, free access to the superbly-appointed Orams hospitality lounge and a significant discount on fuel from the adjacent Orams Fuel Depot.
Located right in the heart of the marine precinct in Westhaven, the Orams Boat Park is also within easy walking distance of three major chandleries, the just-opened Wynyard Quarter and the always-popular Viaduct.
There are also work berths and qualified mechanics on site and a wide range of services, such as upholsterers, engineers and painters, next door in the Orams Marine Village.
The Orams Boat Park Open Day on Saturday, August 27, will run from 9am until 3pm and knowledgeable Boat Park staff will be on hand to show visitors around and answer questions. There will also be a paddleboarding display, a team from Coastguard and a complimentary sausage sizzle.
Visit www.oramsmarine.co.nz for more information.