Mooring Systems & Service

MSNZ is a NZ wide mooring provider. We currently maintain over 1500 moorings in the Marlborough region as well as a growing number of moorings in Stewart Island and Fiordland.

MSNZ services and installs both chain and environmentally friendly mooring systems.

MSNZ’s SALM (Single Anchor Leg Mooring) system utilises screw anchor technology and high buoyancy floats to provide a mooring system that is both friendly to the environment and your vessel. For larger vessels we have introduced a MALM (Multi Anchor Leg Mooring) system. Click here to find out more about the SALM and MALM systems or view the video below to see the SALM underwater. View more video footage on our Gallery page.

MSNZ is also a licensed installer and servicer of Marine Flex elasticated mooring systems.

MSNZ can supply and install 2 to 5 Tonne engineered concrete blocks. Our two vessels Soundz Image and Soul Commitment, are purpose built for anchoring and mooring work. They can set or lift, up to 5 tonne blocks from the seabed onto the deck. Using our Differential Global Positioning System, we can accurately place, locate or reposition your mooring.

We have a team of commercial divers, so when mooring blocks are lifted it is at the block eye rather than by the tackle. This prevents any unnecessary strain being put on the mooring components. Should your mooring buoy sink or go missing, our divers can still locate and retrieve the mooring block and tackle.

To ensure the integrity of your mooring system and to comply with regulatory requirements, we offer a biennial servicing and maintenance program. Our team will contact you prior to the service being due to arrange the inspection and will report on the servicing once complete. We maintain your mooring to ensure the safety of the system for another two years, Marlborough District Councils Minimum Mooring Standards recommendation is to change any tackle out at 20% worn. We use quality mooring components and carry spare stock on board should any repairs be required. We weld components for security and fit anodes to increase the lifespan of components. We stand by our workmanship to meet our obligations under The Consumer Guarantees Act 1993 and a mooring Certificate of Compliance will be provided.

As well as new installations, system upgrades and biennial inspections, MSNZ also provides a mooring clean service. If not attended to regularly, marine growth can accumulate quickly on mooring lines in-between the biennial inspections. You may wish to book in a regular mooring clean in alternate years or just a one-off as required.

We also offer advice and can provide assistance with mooring Resource Consent applications.

    Thanks for the Resource consent renewal. I’m always happy with the work you do.

    Julian Terry

    Mooring Client

    We have been working with Marine Services NZ for the past two years, since engaging them to replace all 10 moorings in front of the resort to meet the requirements of our resource consent. The team at MSNZ are very responsive and professional and the work carried out could not be faulted. Following that we had urgent repair work needed on one of our jetties and again, the response was prompt and the service we received was very professional, from the support team in the office, to the crew on board the vessel. We will continue to use MSNZ moving forward and have no hesitation in recommending their services

    Graeme Smith

    Mooring & Fixed Jetty Client, General Manager, Bay of Many Coves Resort