We are an enthusiastic group of Boaties, consisting generally of families who live on the North Shore of Auckland, New Zealand.
Our aim as a club is to foster safe and enjoyable water activities, mainly centred around boating as our club name suggests.
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.
Over time this site will grow in to a resource for members and non-members. Keep checking back to get updates on the latest activities, photos and handy links.
1) Ahoy all,
And so another Santa Parade has been held in Browns Bay, and if you were either in the crowd or involved with the boat club float i hope you all had a good time.
Many thanks to everyone who turned out to help with the float decoration, walkers and the ladies aboard chaperoning the young ones.
All the hard work has resulted in an unexpected bonus, we have been contacted by the organisers today to inform us that we won "Best Float in Parade" and the trophy is at Augustines being engraved .
So well done everyone and i hope to see as many of you as possible on Saturday evening for Xmas dinner.
2) Ahoy all, Browns Bay Xmas Parade is on again this Saturday 3rd Dec with parade starting at 5pm.
This year’s theme is Mexicano, so we are looking for Gringo’s and Senorita’s to help decorate the Browns Bay Boat Float “Cortona” from 3.30pm in the rigging area and to walk alongside boat float dishing out the usual Xmas goodies. We need at least 14 Mexicans to help with Tractor wheel watchers, trailer wheel watchers, BBBC Banner carriers and goody carriers.
Wear anything Gringo-ish or Senorita-ish (Paella night garb!), and join us for a Bar-be-que and drinks after the event.
Please email our Gringo Chief Nevillano at email@example.com to confirm your spot.
Cheers, the BBBC Event Committee
3) Coastguard “Old4New Life jacket”
Coast Guard NZ will be at the Browns Bay Boat Ramp this Sunday 4th December. After last Saturday’s tragedy on the West Coast, it is a timely reminder to check that your life jackets are stocked for the new boating season. This great campaign is where Coastguard visits boat ramps and marinas all over the North Island (and this year the upper South). It allows for anyone handing in an old 'knackered' life jacket to buy a range of new ones at a highly discounted rate. Well worth a visit.
Where: Browns Bay Boat Ramp
Flyers in the files section of the Browns Bay Boating Club Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/groups/bbbcinc) for further information.
4) Incase you missed the media blitz, our local VHF Channels changed effective 1 Oct 2016.
Channel 80 has moved to 64 and Channel 82 moved to 60. Channel 16 has not changed.
More info on this Channel change, and the reasons for it can be found at -
Tight lines boaters!