About Us

Your Total One Stop Boating Shop

Our aim is to make all facets of your boating experience pleasurable.

Your Leisure Is Also Our Pleasure

Situated on State Highway 1 on the sunny Kapiti Coast, Boat City is a name that brings with it
a long and prestigious history in the New Zealand boating industry.

Since the doors opened in 1962, our simple philosophy has kept Boat City at the forefront
of the industry, and now with our new 50,000 sq foot showroom,
we are still leading by example.

We can, with confidence, state if you have looked at a brand then so have we.

So if we do not have it there is a reason - as we have strict criteria for all brands we stock so we can offer you:

  • Total Peace Of Mind Boating
  • All The Best Brands Across All Budgets Under One Roof
  • One Stop Fishing And Chandlery Shop
  • Service
  • Total Product Satisfaction

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Total Peace Of Mind Boating

Boat City prides itself in meeting the needs of your boating requirements whether you're buying for personal or family use.
Boat City sets a high standard of safety to give your family the security it deserves.

Our unique place in the market give you and your family the ability to choose from:

All The Best Brands Across All Budgets Under One Roof

All The Best Brands Across All Budgets Under One Roof

We have over 130 years combined experience in the industry and our team can guide you, present the facts, let you make side by side comparisons to enable you to make the most informed, unbiased boat buying decision in New Zealand. NEW ZEALANDS ONLY CONTINUOUS BOAT SHOW.
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Even better, a complete range of all models on view most of the year.

To take the confusion out of choosing an outboard or inboard motor, we are agents for the leading brands.

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One Stop Fishing And Chandlery Shop

To complement our boating we also have one of New Zealand’s most comprehensive chandlery and fishing shop. Our one stop shop offers you world-class brand choices in electronics, safety equipment, fishing gear, and much more.

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Our service department brings you peace of mind simply by offering you their awesome mechanical experience. Our workshop comprises fully qualified technicians in all major brands - Mercury, Yamaha, Tohatsu, Johnson, Evinrude, Suzuki, Volvo, Mercruiser, and Kawasaki.

Our staff also have their own specialist fields in Electrical, engine reconditioning and boat building.

We have been servicing boats since 1962 - so with 47 years of knowledge, we lead the way in quality service.

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Total Product Satisfaction

Our promise to you as our customer is what we offer...

  • Our vast experience, commitment and strict criteria’s enable us to offer the finest selection of boating products in New Zealand contained under one roof.
  • Satisfaction. We will exchange or refund if we fail to rectify any fault.
  • Full and clear title of all products brought from us.
  • Trade back of all boats purchased from us.
  • All our products are guaranteed.
  • Quality, value, and safety of products sold.
  • Expertise and service guaranteed.
  • Nationwide backup on all products sold.
  • All funds paid as deposits or payments recieved for any on-behalf sales are held in trust in our "customer on-behalf" bank account.