NON MEMBER BOAT LAUNCHING
OBC has allocated two all tide boat ramps, adjacent pontoons and
up to 50 car/trailer parks for daily use by non-OBC members.
The OBC charges a daily fee for this service which is currently
set at $8.00 per day.
Non-members who wish to launch at OBC are asked to adhere to
club's bylaws and rules
We take boat safety seriously. All boats launched at OBC
(including non-member's boats) must carry the safety
equipment specified here. OBC requires all members and
non-members to undergo a brief safety inspection to ensure that
they are capable of safely launching and retrieving their boat from
the club facilities. All boat trailers must have a current
For safety reasons, non-members can only launch powerboats of no
more than 8m in length with a beam of no more than 2.4 metres and
may not launch jet-ski's/PWC's or kayaks from the club's ramps. The
club's facilities are to be used for private recreational purposes
only. Non-members who launch or operate their boats unsafely
or with excessive speed in the restricted speed zones may receive a
warning from staff and/or will not be entitled to use the club's
facilities until further notice.
The Club reserves the right to carry out safety check on all
vessels prior to launching.
Step 1: Contact the
OBC office during business hours to arrange a safety inspection
of your vessel and equipment.
Step 2. Attend the safety inspection (you will need to have your
boat with you). Once complete you can register your vehicle,
boat and trailer and contact details with our administration and
Step 3. Purchase launching tickets. These may be obtained from
the club office, from Ferg's near Okahu Bay on Tamaki Drive and
from the Coastguard offices at Mechanics bay, in each case during
working hours. Daily launching prices are currently[$8.00].
Step 4: Confirm there is space for parking on the club grounds.
The club operates a booking system for non-members on busy days, so
check in with club staff before arriving on any summer weekend or
public holiday to ensure there is space. Parking on Tamaki Drive is
very limited and not recommended.
Step 5. Note the access hours below. Bring your launching
ticket with you when you launch your boat. If the security
arms are closed when you arrive quote your name and ticket number
at the gate.
Non-members can apply for a security card to activate the
security gates without staff assistance. . A refundable deposit of
$25.00 is required to obtain a temporary security card
for automatic entry . Please contact the club office to
arrange for a temporary security card.
HOURS OF ACCESS:
Non-members have access during the following hours:
Summer (labour day through to Easter Monday):0600 to
Winter (all other times):0600 to 1900hrs
Non-members must launch and retrieve during these hours on the
same day. There is no overnight parking at the club for
NON MEMBER - PARKING AND LAUNCHING
Car and Trailer parks for non-members are designated on the
grass area on the right hand side of the entry. Two ramps
have been designated on the left hand side of the entry, i.e. the
ramp nearest Tamaki Drive alongside the Pollard Jetty.
Signage is in place. Please ask club staff if you are
Unfortunately, non-members are only entitled to launch and
retrieve their boats at the designated ramps and to daily parking
at the club grounds.
There are a range of other facilities the club offers to its
- Unlimited launchings and retrievals from 15 purpose built
- Washdown facilities
- Filleting station and fish frame disposal
- Toilets and showers
- Clubrooms including kitchen and coffee making facilities
- Temporary and long term on-site boat storage at reasonable
rates (subject to availability)
- Holding berths
- 24/7 secure access
- A range regular family friendly events
- A vibrant and supportive club atmosphere
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PUBLIC PEDESTRIAN ACCESS
Pedestrian access is available to the designated public boat
ramps to the north of the clubrooms, the grass reserve area to the
west of the main entrance/clubrooms, and along the footpath along
the rock spall to the South of the OBC marina. Non-members are
welcome to access these areas to enjoy the views of the marina and
Pedestrian access is off Tamaki Drive (past the security
arms). Non-member access is restricted outside of the hours
of 0600 - 2100hrs from Labour Day to Easter Monday and 0600 -
1900hrs other times for security reasons.
Access to other parts of the OBC site are limited to OBC members
for safety and security reasons.
Marina piers are accessible by berth holders only.