Chapter 11

Vos Boat Shed heritage redevelopment

Vos Boat Shed heritage redevelopment - Wynyard Quarter

Wynyard Quarter’s redevelopment aims to retain the marine and boat building history of the area. This commitment to preserve the heritage, can be seen across the waterfront in many shapes and forms.

One redevelopment of particular importance to Wynyard Quarter, is the restoration of the Percy Vos Heritage Trust Boat Shed on Hamer Street.

To those in the know, the name "Percy Vos" is synonymous with skill, craftsmanship and innovative boat design.

Many of Aotearoa New Zealand’s finest vessels were built in the Vos Boatyard, the first and last place in the country to build wooden boats.

Since the doors closed in 1994, the state of the boatshed and slipway had deteriorated and was in great need of restoration.

Eke Panuku worked with the Percy Vos Charitable Trust to revive this historic boatyard and restore it back to its former glory. The boatyard is in the heart of Tāmaki Makaurau / Auckland’s marine precinct and joins other cherished heritage sites across Auckland’s waterfront.