© Northland Inc
Marine Engineering in Northland has a rich history and contributes to the diverse and thriving industry it is today. Historically New Zealand’s shipbuilding capital, this has expanded to cover every aspect of the marine industry including building and repair of pleasure craft, super yachts, naval vessels, fishing fleet and barges.
Northland is world renowned to the sailing fraternity and is also NZ’s busiest port of entry with 550 international arrivals in 2012, 460 of them in Opua and 90 in Whangarei.
Opua has a significant cluster of marine service industry businesses on one site in the Far North with 61 marine related businesses on a single 10 HA site. Whangarei Marine industry is diverse with every aspect of the industry covered, which is unique in New Zealand.
Across Northland there are hundreds of marine related businesses, a wide variety of skilled labour and additional land available for new business development.