Auckland Is So Close To Having a World Class Working Traditional Boatyard – But Also So Close To Stuffing It Up

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Auckland Is So Close To Having a World Class Working Traditional Boatyard – But We Are Also So Close To Stuffing It Up
The hottest topic around the waterfront & has been for way too long is – what’s happening with the Percy Vos yard. Everyone has a different story & reckons their version is fact.
All I can tell you is that we are dangerously close to mucking it up. It is almost a joke, the issue has been around for over 15+ years, I have reproduced below a submission that was produced back in Feb 2005……… thats exactly 14 years ago. It shows what the yard could look like & examples of successful working wooden boat yards.
So woodys the question today is – whats wrong with Auckland Council and its many public facing departments? They do some wonderful work across the city & at times move fast e.g. they decided what the America’s Cup bases will look like & approved them in a few years – so why is this project dragging on?
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3 thoughts on “Auckland Is So Close To Having a World Class Working Traditional Boatyard – But Also So Close To Stuffing It Up

  1. Auck Counc want RATES and NICE things and a ‘Dirty Old Boat-builders’ Yard’ is an anathema to them = reduces the fancy look of an International City.
    It’s our heritage and where we all came from. The fine old crenellated buildings of the city are disappearing to be replaced with concrete and glass soulless edifices.
    KEEP the VOS Yard.

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  2. I would love to get involved with this but I’m struggling to find out what is actually going on. I’m a traditional wooden boat builder and did my London City and Guilds qualification at a traditional wooden boat building school. I have seen the amazing results these spaces produce. Would be heartbreaking to see the last bit of cool Auckland industrial waterfront ruined! Olaf

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