19 Manly Esplanade

Browns Bay, Auckland

19 Manly Esplanade

Browns Bay, Auckland

Our History:

The Browns Bay Boating Club was founded in 1973 by Dave Donaldson (our Patron) and a group of fellow boat owners who wished to have a communal tractor for launching their boats at Browns Bay Beach. The club became an Incorporated Society on 5th December 1973 and based itself at the premises of Donaldson Engineering ltd in Anzac Road, Browns Bay. In 1973 the club purchased its first tractor and at the end of the first 12 months the membership stood at 183 members.

Current Day:

Fast forward 40+ years and our clubrooms are situated on Beach Front Lane, behind the Police station in Browns Bay. On average, we have 100 – 130 family memberships. Our members enjoy a variety of water activities including fishing, sailing, skiing and cruising. We have regular Club nights throughout the year where we will invite a speaker to our rooms or go out on a visit to places of interest e.g. fisheries, boat builders, fish chandleries and other clubs.

We launch and retrieve our boats from the northern end of Browns Bay beach and enjoy the use of two boating club tractors to make life easier when launching and recovering our boats. We call our tractors C-Mantis (large) and C-Squirt (small).

On our door step is the Hauraki Gulf, providing the bounty of the sea, teeming with snapper, kahawai, kingfish and scallops, world class reserves of flora and fauna and billion dollar views at every turn.

We are committed to the on-going support of the BROWNS BAY MARINE CENTRE TRUST. The Trust manages the building which houses both the BROWNS BAY BOATING CLUB and COASTGUARD NORTH SHORE(CGNS). All organisations are committed to Boating Safety and the on-going education of both boaties and the general public. Together we have achieved a facility which not only securely houses the Tractors and Rescue Boat, but also provides a function room which can be hired out and is used for Club functions, private functions and Education.

The Club emphasises its proud safety record by ensuring all members' boats are up to a reasonable standard and equipped with all the necessary gear for their excursions.

Browns Bay Boating Club - 19 Manly Esplanade, Browns Bay, Auckland 0630 NZ

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