Chapter 11

Vos Boat Shed heritage redevelopment

Vos Boat Shed heritage redevelopment - Wynyard Quarter

Wynyard Quarter’s redevelopment aims reflects and maintain aspects of its marine and boat building history. This commitment to heritage included the restoration of the Percy Vos Heritage Trust Boat Shed on the western edge of Wynyard Point, which was completed at the end of 2021.

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.

Panuku Development Auckland worked 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, is in the heart of Auckland’s marine precinct and joins other cherished heritage sites across Auckland’s waterfront.