Project File:

Tutukaka Marina

The Tutukaka Marina Management Trust

Tutukaka, North Island
35° 36' S 174° 33' E

Time Period
6 months


The Project

The original piers (A-E) at the Tutukaka Marina were installed in 1982 and were showing signs of fatigue and failure. In December 2010, Total Marine Services were awarded the contract to rebuild the five piers at the Tutukaka Marina.

The Tutukaka Marina Management Trust decided to install Total Floating Systems one piece round ended pontoons that were successfully installed at the Whangamata Marina. Being an existing marina the piers had to be replaced sequentially to allow the marina management and berth holder to relocate their boats whilst the piers were being rebuilt.
It was therefore critical to ensure that the pier completion dates within the project programme were achieved. Communication and co-ordination between Tutukaka Marina and Total Marine Services proved to be effective and the transition between the piers was efficient and seamless.

The feedback from the Tutukaka Marina has been positive and the boat friendly round ended pontoons have been well received by the berth holders.

The work was carried out by Total Marine Services Northland crew and the rebuild of the 157 berth marina is expected to be completed by the end of September 2011.

Marina Statistics

Contract Period: 6 months
Total number of berths: 157
Berth lengths:
12.0m —89
14m —39
16.0m —18