Project Programme & Progress

With the exterior build and the ground floor fit-out complete, focus now shifts to securing funding to complete stage two for the fit-out of the first floor of the building.

How can you help?

Share in the vision by contributing your time and advocacy or become a financial supporter.

To achieve our mission to provide pathways to the sea by creating an innovation marine-based sports facility for the community we need to raise both capital and operational funds. And we need your help. We value our partners and supporters, and we would love to have you involved. We can work with you to determine the appropriate level of involvement to meet your needs.

The Hyundai Marine Sports Centre will be professionally managed and has strong governance structures. We are innovative and inclusive. The facilities are well planned, designed and developed by marine sports people and professionals passionate about the sea and our community.

This is your chance to join us in creating something special on Auckland’s water front for current and future generations.

Funding Programmes High-level deliverables Cost Funding
  • Demolition of RAYC
  • Build envelop of the Centre
  • Operational facilities on Ground Floor – public cafe, boat storage and Joyce Fisher Youth Education Room
$10m Fully funded
1st Floor Fit-out Funding
  • Completion of fit-out of First Floor to include:
  • Additional training and education rooms
  • Function rooms
  • Management and admin offices
  • Masfen Foundation Gym
  • Operational and security enhancements
$3.5m Funding programme commenced

Help us raise $3.8m

We need help to secure 1st Floor Fit-out funding to complete the Hyundai Marine Sports Centre.

Find out more about the project and funding programme.

We have a number of financial and non-financial contributing opportunities at different levels in which you can support this unique project. We would welcome the opportunity to meet and discuss the project and your involvement.

Please contact our General Manager directly.

Hannah Powrie
Hannah PowrieGeneral Manager


Account number: 12 3066 0385154 00

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Here are some of the ways to get involved or contribute

Our generous corporate partners provide support to the Hyundai Marine Sports Centre in a number of ways. We build mutually beneficial partnerships to ensure both our goals are achieved. It is important that we raise awareness of and engagement in our mission – to provide pathways to the sea – through aligning with like-minded brands and people.

The ways that Corporate Partners support the Akarana Marine Sports Charitable Trust are:

Sponsorship: Connect with your customers and staff through our shared mission to provide pathways to the sea.

Event sponsorship: Support our Clubs and members by connecting your customers and your community to a Club event. Akarana Marine Sports Charitable Trust can facilitate event sponsorship where you can match your desired level of involvement, from naming rights sponsor of a series, event or race to prize sponsor.

In-kind partnership: If your company is able to provide goods and services that will help Akarana Marine Sports Charitable Trust achieve it’s mission then we are keen to hear from you.

Become a friend

As a ‘Friend of the Hyundai Marine Sports Centre’, you will be kept informed, and we will let you know what you can do to help build and operate the Hyundai Marine Sports Centre.

It may be $10, $100, $1000, $10,000, $100,000 or $1,000,000. We value any contribution. Donations over $1,000 will be recognized as a foundation founder.

Join a club or volunteer

The Hyundai Marine Sports Centre is home to a cross section of water-based clubs for your employees, family and friends to join and participate in or provide volunteering support.