Subs for the 2016/17

Hello all

Just a note to say that all the new subs for the 2016/17 year have been either emailed or sent out so if you haven’t received yours please contact me at or on 027 6540261

All subs must be paid by the 30th September and any that haven’t will have their cards deactivated.

To get your card working again you will need to pay your $100 sub plus another $20.00 reactivation fee, also your card may take up to 5 days to reactivate.

Also just a bit of housekeeping:  if paying your sub at Bays Boating or new members that are joining up down at Bays Boating, please remember only cash or cheque is payment method there.

Thanks, Happy boating everyone.

Angela Kenning

AGM – 2016

The AGM for 2016 will be held on the 22nd August,
Sprig & Fern,

All welcome.

The committee look forward to seeing you there.

MPBC Secretary

Nelson College for Girls Sailing Team -Luxury Boat Tour

Luxury Boat Tour

All funds raised will support the Nelson College for Girls Sailing Team representing New Zealand at the 2015 Interdominion Championship.

A one-off opportunity to come on board some of Nelson’s finest charter and pleasure boats, based in the Nelson marina.

Tickets $25.00 from Nelson College for Girls Reception and Burnsco marine
Organiser: Toni Chittenden 027 389 1692

More information available here NCG Luxury Boat Tour

Annual General Meeting

The AGM for  2015 will be held on Monday 17th August at 7.30pm
The venue for the meeting will be upstairs at the Sprig and Fern, Wallace St, Motueka.

We look forward to seeing you there.




Haul Out Facility

Port Motueka Maine Services now have several trailers at Motueka which means they can cater to all your Haul out requirements

For more details contact Marc Wilson on 02102247449.

Marina Supervisor

We have appointed Alan Nobel as Marina Supervisor over the summer period (and hopefully longer) You will see Alan around the Marina area on a regular basis and if you have any questions or require his assistance you can contact him on 0276633995 or via the contact us page of the website

New Treasurer

Angela Kenning has accepted the position of Treasurer and will take over from Bruce in this role over the next few weeks. We wish Angela all the best with this role and ask that you provide her with any assistance you can during this transition.

Dumping Of Rubbish

It has been noticed that some members are dumping fish remains and other undesirable rubbish into the water in the marina and launching ramp area.  The club does not condone the dumping of rubbish of any sort in this area and would appreciate it if members would either dump their filleting waste out at sea before coming into the marina area or take it home with you and dispose of it some other way. We also do not tolerate the dumping of fish waste in the rubbish bins provided at the ramp area.  These bins are for normal paper plastic and tin type rubbish that you accumulate while out on your boat. We would appreciate it if everyone would try to keep the area clean and tidy and not smelly for other members to enjoy. Thanks.

Big Tuna

This is a great fish caught by a friend from Mana
Thought it might be of interest as it was caught fairly locally for people in Abel Tasman

Not that often that you get the fish of a life time but this is probably it. One week away at Westport in Southern Cross from Mana and back to Mana.

All most entirely in calm and comparatively warm weather + a 263 KG blue fin ( 580lbs) to make the trip really memorable. Lindsey Haagh was the angler and it is a world record for a Lady angler!

Big Tuna