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Hart Marine and PrimePort Timaru working together to get kids on the water…


Yachting NZ and Timaru Yacht & Powerboat Club will be running free Sailing…Have a Go! sessions this December, thanks to Hart Marine and PrimePort Timaru.

These holidays, get your kids out on the water to experience the fun and excitement of sailing!


Sailing…Have a Go! is an introduction to sailing, designed to give kids the opportunity to experience the thrills and spills of sailing in a safe & well managed environment and most importantly, have fun!

We will be offering three hour Sailing…Have a Go! sessions on Sunday 17th December, free of charge based on a first in, first served basis.

This offer is open to children between the ages of 8-12 years, and no prior sailing experience is required. All clothing and equipment is provided.

When and Where:

Sunday 17th December at Timaru Yacht and Power Boat Club, Caroline Bay.

Morning session- 9am-12pm

Afternoon session- 1pm- 4pm

PriceFree! The day is being generously sponsored by Hart Marine and PrimePorts Timaru

Click here to see what Volvo Sailing…Have a go! is all about

See below calendar for availability and fill in the online registration form to book a space. Spaces are limited so register early to secure a spot, and make the most of this amazing opportunity!

If you have queries or for more information, contact Danika at danika@yachtingnz.org.nz or call 021 202 6154

Session Availability and Registration

These sessions will be run out of Timaru Yacht and Power Boat Club on Sunday 17th December. More information will be provided upon registration.



 Morning Session 9am- 12pm

Spaces Available

Afternoon session 1pm-4pm

Spaces Available

If you would like to register multiple children, you will need to submit a seperate registration for each.


Kiwa, divine protector of the Pacific…

Well done to the girls from Timaru Girls’ High School- we think they’ve done a ripper job!


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A few words from a happy customer…

TasPorts CEO Paul Weedon took time out last week to tell us about the experience of purchasing a Hart Marine ORC vessel…

Continue reading “A few words from a happy customer…” »

Reliance launch video

Reliance launch for Flinders Ports

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Lloyds pays attention

Pilot Boat “Alert” for Flinders Ports takes to the water

Launch of Alert for Flinders Ports

Another Hart Marine ORC pilot boat took to the water this morning. Alert will be heading to Adelaide once the fit-out is complete.

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On her way to Barrow Island and the Osprey is already turning heads!

Hart Marine receives Engineering Excellence Award from Energy Power Systems Australia

On the 22nd of December 2014, Energy Power Systems Australia (EPSA) presented Mornington based Pilot Boat builder, Hart Marine with an Engineering Excellence Award for the installation of two Cat® C18 diesel engines in Hart Marine’s latest state-of-the-art ORC pilot boat ‘Kestrel’.

The award, presented by EPSA CEO Phil Canning to Hart Marine Managing Director Mal Hart is in recognition of the innovative installation of twin C18 700hp Caterpillar diesel motors in what is the latest of Hart Marines growing list of completed pilot boats.

The vessel which has recently been delivered to Port Kembla for its new owner and operator, the Port Authority of New South Wales, is designed and built to operate in the most extreme conditions whilst maintaining maximum levels of usability and safety.

The attention to detail shown in the Kestrel’s engine room is evident in the emphasis placed on safety and optimal engine performance.  Each of the engines is rated for 533 kw delivering power to two Mikado 750mm propellers through remote mount MGX5135A gear boxes.  This gives the Kestrel a top speed of 28.5 knots and ample power to enable a safe and speedy exchange of personnel between the boat and large vessels.

Below deck, the engine room offers ample workspace for engine service and maintenance whilst stainless steel safety rails have been placed around both engines to ensure maximum safety.

Not only did these design features play an integral part in Hart Marine attaining the award but it’s also evidence of the very high standards for which they have become so well known throughout Australia.

In accepting the award, Mr Hart acknowledged the contribution of Hart Marine’s highly skilled and dedicated team of boat builders who not only continuously exceed their high levels of workmanship but also played a pivotal role in Hart Marine recently achieving its prestigious ISO 9001 accreditation.

With more than 30 years’ experience building high performance vessels using composite materials Hart Marine now produces some of the finest pilot boats available to a growing contingent of clients including Port Philip Sea Pilots, Geraldton Port Authority, Rio Tinto and Esperance Port Authority.

EPSA is the exclusive supplier of Cat® engines and power solutions in Australia, Papua New Guinea and the Solomon Islands.


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