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Book a service

Thank you for choosing Moorings Northland to service your swing mooring.  Please fill out the online form below, email or phone us at Moorings Northland on 09 402 6939 and we will then schedule your mooring for servicing.

We balance quality and value meaning you pay a reasonable price for the best possible workmanship, engineering design and highest industry standard components. As a result your mooring asset will last longer and be more economical to maintain in the long term, and above all, you can sleep soundly on a stormy night.

Our inspection and service costs are as follows;

1. Lift and Inspect

Travel to and from your mooring, lift, inspect, photograph and re-deploy your mooring.  A typical Lift and Inspection takes about 30 minutes. We inspect all elements of the mooring and measure and check componentry against Northland Regional Council (NRC) minimum standards, avoiding subjectivity, unnecessary work and costs.

A) $185 (plus GST) for standard moorings in the Bay of Islands and Whangarei; or

B) $195 (plus GST) for standard moorings in Mangonui, Whangaroa, Whangaruru, Tutukaka, Ngunguru.

2. Service

If our initial inspection identifies mooring components are damaged or worn below NRC specified minimum safe thresholds, then the NRC requires these to be replaced to achieve mooring certification. Labour is charged on a pro-rata hourly basis – a typical service period is approximately 30 minutes. Barge and material costs are applied at competitive rates.

3. Certification and Reporting

A $37.00 (plus GST) fee applies for onshore services including Certification, photos and your detailed, personalised service report.

Non-standard (irregular/multiple) block moorings and remote moorings may incur additional charges.

Swing room adjustments and mooring relocations will be charged on a time basis.

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Important Information:
  • Moorings Northland (2011) Limited (MNL) payment terms are 14 days from invoice date unless otherwise arranged.
  • A Certificate of Inspection will only be issued upon full payment of the inspection and service invoice.
  • A Romalpa clause applies; title on all goods supplied will remain the property of MNL until full payment of invoice.
  • The customer shall be liable to pay all expenses including legal costs incurred in the recovery of overdue amounts.
  • A customer’s inspection and service authorisation (including received by email or phone) will remain binding unless cancelled in writing.
  • The customer accepts responsibility for their decisions, information and instructions provided and that MNL may rely on this, and while all care and responsibility will be taken by MNL, no liability or consequential loss will attach to MNL for loss or damage.
  • All measurements carried out during inspections are taken with care but are approximations only.
  • Non-standard, multiple, or irregular blocks and remote moorings may incur additional charges.
  • Any customer's requirement to deviate from the minimum design standards must be provided in writing prior to our inspection and include approval from the NRC's maritime officer.
  • MNL may vary mooring design to suit local conditions and safety.
  • MNL reserves the right to periodically review prices without notification, and subject to market forces.
  • After a service we are unable to control the mooring use or environmental conditions and therefore no liability will be accepted for any mooring failures.
  • Mooring rode above the waterline and ensuring there is sufficient swing room is the responsibility of the mooring owner.

Our transparent fee structure delivers best customer value and ensures our cost reflect the time and commitment of resources to a mooring service.  It also means no “double-ups” on labour.

Our service is delivered using experienced crew working to professional standards.  We lift and re-deploy your mooring with virtually 100% accuracy.  Note, we replace the headrope if the anti-chafe or thimble is damaged and double weld all shackles for added security.  We only use the highest standard independently tested and certified, quality assured components.  Following our service your mooring will comply with safety and technical standards set by the NRC and a certificate will be issued.

Our inspections are objective: we measure chains, shackles and swivels against NRC minimum standards.  Failed components are replaced so that certification is achieved and insurance secured.  This objective approach prevents unnecessary work and costs.

We make every effort in our scheduling to inspect your mooring as close as possible to its expiry date; however, this may not always be possible, for example due to poor weather.  The NRC is aware of scheduling constraints.


  • Registered swing moorings in Northland are required to be inspected and serviced every three years – this is a condition of the consent with the Northland Regional Council. Failure to do so could result in your mooring being forfeited and your vessel insurance invalidated.
  • Some people may require a mooring inspection and servicing regime of two years to meet the requirements of their boat insurer. If in doubt please contact your insurer.
  • In more exposed and harsh mooring locations owners should consider two yearly services.
  • We recommend that swing moorings that have a Fergibuoy attached should consider a two yearly inspection and service regime because the continual friction between the buoy’s hard plastic and the polyester rope can cause static which in turn causes electrolysis along the top chain. So if in doubt–check it out!