Renting a berth

This section is intended to assist prospective renters in understanding the formalities of renting a berth at Bayswater Marina. The following topics are covered:


1.       Rental/Renting Background:
2.       Berth/Slip Space Availability:
3.       Berth/Slip Length/Dimensions:
4.       Rental Agreements - Contract Period:
5.       Rental Rate Calculations:
6.       Rental Payments:
7.       Electrical Connection Requirements:
8.       Vessel Insurance:
9.       Security Bond Payment:
10.     Security Access Cards:
11.     Rental Agreement Cancellation Policy:
12.     Arrival Checklist:


1. Rental/Renting Background:
Bayswater Marina has public rental berths/slips in all sizes from 10.5m through to 40m available for long or short term rental. Many of the berths/slips available for rent are owned by individuals who contract the Marina management company to manage and place tenants on the berths/slips. Rental berths/slips are available to recreational users, commercial operators and live aboard cruisers.


2. Berth/Slip Space Availability:
At the time of a rental enquiry we will provide advice regarding current availability of a certain berth size, however a rental enquiry will not be confirmed until receipt of a security bond payment and/or the first month’s rental payment.


3. Berth/Slip Length/Dimensions:
In New Zealand we are required by our insurance underwriters to house all vessels in berths that are equal or greater to the overall length of the vessel using that berth. Therefore it is important for you to be sure of the total overall length of your vessel. The overall length must include all extremities including davits, anchors, bow-spits, and barbeques, and wind vanes to name a few. We also recommend that you reconfirm beam and draft measurements at the time of the booking enquiry or completion of the rental agreement.


4. Rental Agreements - Contract Period:
At the time of a rental agreement booking you can choose to contract in for a set period, or to choose an ongoing rental agreement. If you choose an ongoing rental agreement you are required to provide 30 days written notice at any time prior to departure from the berth. The ongoing rental option allows you to be sure that we do not book out the berth at the end of your intended period if you then decide to extend your stay. You can view and download our standard rental agreement [Rental Agreement] from the forms page.


5. Rental Rate Calculations:
The rental rate is calculated and billed on a daily basis. This allows fair charging if you arrive or depart in the middle of a calendar month.


6. Rental Payments:
Rental payments are due on the first business day of the month for that month. For New Zealand residents payment is made by way of a bank direct debit authority, and for non residents all rental agreements require a signed ongoing authority to debit the monthly rental amounts from a credit card.


7. Electrical Connection Requirements:
New Zealand law requires users of power from a facility such as a Marina to have an Electrical Warrant of Fitness. This certification can be gained from a registered Electrical Inspector. The certification is valid for four years and allows you to migrate from Marina to Marina without a need for re-inspection. We can recommend an inspector at the time of arrival if Bayswater is the vessels first New Zealand port of call.


8. Vessel Insurance:
All vessels at Bayswater Marina are required to have insurance cover at all times with a minimum of NZ$1 million in third party cover. Whilst we require a copy of the insurance policy, the rental agreement also requests details certain details of the insurance cover.


9. Security Bond Payment:
A Bond payment is required if staying longer than 30 days and remains with us for the duration of your stay. The Security Bond value is calculated at 30 days of the published rental rate for your berth/slip size. The Security Bond is returned to you on the last day of the rental agreement.


10. Security Access Cards:
At the time of arrival at the Marina each person on board the vessel will require a Security Card. This card will gain them access to the pier gates, showers, laundry, and the car park. We require a bond payment of $25 for each card, of which $20 is returned to you if and when you return the card to us in good working condition.


11. Rental Agreement Cancellation Policy:
If you need to cancel your rental agreement before arrival the following cancellation policy exists: more than 30 days no loss of payment, less than 30 days but more than 7 days loss of 50% of a full months rent. Less than 7 days loss of 30 days rent. In all cases a full refund will be available if we are able to occupy the berth with another Rental Booking.


12. Arrival Checklist:
The following list serves as an easy checklist of items needed by us at the time of your rental booking:

Rental Agreement completed and signed
Copy of Electrical Warrant of Fitness
Copy of Insurance cover for the vessel
Direct Debit form completed & signed. For overseas cruisers a credit card authority completed & signed
Payment of the Security Bond
Payment of the first full or part month’s rental
Payment of $25 per security card.