The first berths were constructed in the Nelson Marina in the mid 1980 and a great deal has changed since then.
Boats are different – they are bigger, some are wider, some with deeper draughts. Customers want more services – such as secure well positioned carparking, modern stable floating pontoons, sewage pump out, ample electricity and security for their Vessel and cars.
There are more boats than ever before, and the number is growing. And the maintenance requirements are increasing.
To assist the Nelson City Council with developing the new Nelson Marina Masterplan, earlier this year WARDALE completed a Supply and Demand Study for Nelson and the nearby regions of Tasman, Marlborough and Wellington.
In summary: there was a shortage of berths, especially in bigger sizes, and a need for more sophisticated infrastructure.
The information has provided a sound basis for the development of the Nelson Marina Masterplan Draft, recently released and available for public consultation.
You can read more about Wardale’s findings in the Supply and Demand Study Summary in the Nelson Marina Masterplan.