21 Jun 2022

Gulf Guardians Partnership - OBC

The Outboard Boating Club Auckland has been a a pivotal part of the boating industry in Tāmaki Makaurau since the 1950's. Now, they're doing their part to ensure the Hauraki Gulf can be enjoyed by all, forever, by partnering with us as Gulf Guardians to help in the restoration of our beautiful Tīkapa Moana.


Who is the OBC?


The Outboard Boating club is Auckland’s largest trailer-boat facility. Established in 1956, as an incorporated society, the club provides marine facilities including boat launching, boat and trailer parking, boat storage, marina berthing, marine education, safety training and other related services to the recreational boating public of Auckland, local authorities and community groups. The club has around 1,950 members and is governed by an elected committee of 12 members.
Starting as a small boating club with only 15 members, the club has over the past 63 years continually developed its facilities to meet the increasing demand for recreational boating in the Auckland region and provide boat owners with the necessary services to enjoy the Auckland Harbour.

The OBC now has 15 all weather, all tide concrete boat ramps suitable for all sized boats, 221 marina berths, hard stand storage spaces, clubhouse for use by members and other community organisations and local authorities, fish filleting station, fuel jetty and vessel wash down facilities. The club is entirely funded by members and does not receive any funding or financial assistance from external sources.

The OBC has a long and successful history of providing trailer boating facilities to the Auckland Community.


OBC has a growing environment and sustainability focus. What are some of your policies, and why is this important?

The OBC is committed to protecting and enhancing the coastal and marine environment around the Hauraki Gulf, the club and our members work closely with a number of organisations to achieve this. We want to enhance and protect our treasured marine environment and understand the importance to be acting now. We are proud to have involvement in Motuihe Island restoration, Revive our Gulf, Waiheke Shellfish Rahui, Legacy (Kai Ika), ban of scallop dredging. As a club we are in full support and promotion of sustainable fishing, which is encouraged through our length only fishing (catch and release ideally) competitions.

We are aware of the current challenges facing the gulf and as a club we want to support actions that are targeting the improvement of its condition.

What made Gulf Guardians the right initiative to be involved with?

As above we understand and are concerned about the gulf and want to work with initiatives that are going to help with accelerating the preservation of the gulf for generations to come. We are in a good position, with a strong membership to be able to help make a change.


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