Vos Boat Shed heritage redevelopment
Wynyard Quarter’s redevelopment aims reflects and maintain aspects of its marine and boat building history. This commitment to heritage includes the restoration of the Percy Vos Heritage Trust Boat Shed on the western edge of Wynyard Point.
To those in the know, the name "Percy Vos" is synonymous with skill, craftsmanship and innovative boat design.
Many of New Zealand’s finest vessels were built in the Vos Boatyard, the first and last place in the country to build wooden boats. The shed and slipway are still in much the same condition as when the famous yard finally closed its doors in 1994.
Today, Panuku Development Auckland is working with the Percy Vos Charitable Trust to revive this historic boatyard and convert it into a public space; a working Maritime Heritage centre. The boatyard, in the heart of Auckland’s marine precinct will join other cherished heritage sites across Auckland’s waterfront.
The chance to see, smell and participate in wooden boat building as well as learn more about Percy Vos will resonate with Auckland’s role as the City of Sails.