Who We Are

The Akarana Marine Sports Charitable Trust (AMSCT) was established in 2012 by the unanimous vote of the Royal Akarana Yacht Club members. AMSCT is governed by a volunteer Board of Trustees.

The Trust’s vision is to create and operate an international quality marine-based multi-sport facility to enable education and participation that is inclusive and accessible for all of our community.

What We Do

  • Improve Education – Actively promote and provide sports education, water safety, recreation and leisure opportunities.
  • Grow Participation – Provide a safe and well-informed environment in which people of all ages and stages can grow and explore in and around the sea.
  • Provide Active Entertainment – Establish a significant and safe community centre for water and multi-sport activity for leisure, training and competitive purposes.
  • For the Community – An accessible and inclusive destination that people want to engage and connect with.
  • Environment – help our valuable asset, Okahu Bay realise its full potential.

How We Do It

Hyundai Marine Sports Centre

The Hyundai Marine Sports Centre is a hub of the local community providing a wide range of marine-based activities. With a host of different clubs under one roof, the Centre brings an increased level of energy and activity to the area promoting healthy active communities. The Centre promotes interaction between the clubs and groups, increasing their abilities to deliver better to the community.

Akarana Events

The first floor of the Hyundai Marine Sports Centre consists of 5 meeting & function spaces. While priority is given to user groups and community groups, the spaces are available to be booked by anyone with all proceeds from bookings directly supporting the Trust programmes and activity. Learn More…

Akarana Eatery

Akarana Eatery is located on the ground floor of HMSC serving breakfast, lunch and dinner 7 days a week. Like the Event Centre, all proceeds from the Eatery support the Trusts activity. Visit the Eatery website here. 

New Navigators Programme

A fully inclusive programme that teaches students from decile one and two intermediate schools’ teamwork, critical thinking, problem-solving, self-esteem and confidence. Furthermore, the programme gives the students an understanding of the marine environment, water safety, and a sincere appreciation for the ocean. Learn more…