Wellington’s only inner city marina

Chaffers Marina


Lat 41° 17.4’ S

Long 174° 47.0’ E


Chaffers Marina is an internationally classed floating marina with a prime location adjacent to Te Papa (Museum of in New Zealand) Wellington’s inner harbor. Completed in 1993 it offers facilities and services to both visiting vessels and private berth owners.  The marina is protected by a floating breakwater and is attached to the ClydeQuayWharf on which is the Overseas Passenger Terminal (OPT).

The CBD with main bank, post offices and computer services are located within easy walking reach.  A supermarket is located within 300m of the marina along with numerous social facilities; including the Royal Port Nicholson Yacht Club (200m).  Hotels, motels and backpackers accommodation are available within walking distance.


The deep water site offers large berths and a comprehensive range of facilities and amenities.  Numerous bars, cafes and restaurants as well as medical and commercial services are all with in easy reach.  The OPT local marine services with a boat builder, rigger, sailmaker and chandlery on site. Other trades are available nearby, and nobile engineers, painters, etc are available.


 A fixed Travel Lift provides on-site haul out facilities for vessels up to 40 tonnes displacement with a 5.9m beam.  Booking in advance is required.  A Diesel Hi/Lo Flow Pump is located on-site.  Usage available through the Marina Office on request.  There are security patrols and security tag access to piers and amenities and security lighting on wharfs and piers.

Access/Draft:3m minimum atWest shore navigation piles 10+m over the majority of the marina, 4m at Fuel Berth.

Number of Berths: 165

Berth Sizes: from 10m – 20m

Power: 240 volt, 20-30 amp, single phase

Facilities include;  Floating berths, live on Board Vessels (a privilege, not a right requiring written permission), fresh water available, refueling (diesel only), toilets, showers, laundry, haul out facilities, security patrols, internet access & Wifi in office, fax, mail, photocopying.

 Local 24 hour VHF Station:

Wellington Harbour Radio (Beacon Hill Station)

VHF 04 14 16 62

Operated 24hrs and can provide you with updated marine weather reports

Telephone +64 4 388 7795



Marina Office Hours Monday to Friday 0900 – 1700

VHF Channel 62 monitored during office hours

Chaffer Marina

PO Box 27555


Telephone: +64 4 3829300
Fax: +64 4 3829300


Email: chaffers.marina@clear.net.nz