Integrated Marine Group opens an office at Port Nikau

Integrated Marine Group has opened an office in Whangarei, working in conjunction with Port Nikau. Currently managing three refit & repair projects, Integrated Marine Group is on site onboard MY Senses, SY Sea Eagle II and SY Altair.  MD Mark Wightman, says the broad diversity of these three vessels ranging from a 1931 Fyfe Classic schooner to a brand-new thoroughbred from the Royal Huisman stables, serves to reinforce IMGs broad skill set and experience in the refit & repair sector.

Wightman proudly adds that this is their seventh refit period conducted onboard MY Senses. The Senses refit program entailed three months’ work at Heron Ship Repair slipway followed by a further five months, completing works at the Port Nikau facility. Our highly skilled project management team have thrived in their new working environment in Whangarei. This location offers some distinct advantages to enable us to provide a top-quality results to our clients and a wonderful location for the crew. “Whangarei has proved very successful and we see this location as an increasingly important part of our future business.” says Mark. “Our virtual refit concept continues to gain appeal as more clients recognise the flexibility and freedom it offers when working in collaboration with a client focused team”

The company’s head office remains in Auckland, where they have operated for the last 18 years. This will remain a very important location, particularly for the Yacht Agency Support side of the business. “The new satellite office in Whangarei allow us to offer more options to our clients and to serve them better.  Working across multiple New Zealand locations positions we are able to cater for the projected significant influx of superyachts when the countries current strict border restrictions are eventually lifted.”

In the last year, Integrated Marine Group has facilitated the entry into New Zealand of three significant superyacht refit projects despite the Covid 19 border entry restrictions. 

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