Dockside Boat Care


Do you want a clean boat that is ready to go with food and drinks on board? Do you want more time on the water?

We offer a valet, provisioning and maintenance service in the Auckland area.  We are local, reliable and committed to better boating in Auckland.  We promise to offer the highest standard services, we guarantee our work, so will happily come back to address any issues. To book our services, or arrange an obligation free quote call 021 246 0077. 

We carry $5,000,000 Ship Repairers Liability and $5,000,000 Public Liability . A certificate of insurance is available on request. 


Dockside is a boat care service established by Fiona Johnston. We aim to help our clients have better boating every day. We focus on providing reliable services and information about cleaning boats and caring for the marine environment. We promote the use of marine safe products and providing information about ways that New Zealanders can have a positive impact on the world’s oceans.   

Core Values:

  • We aim to help people have more time on the water by helping them keep their boat clean, maintained and ready to go.   
  • We achieve success by having satisfied customers, being open, flexible, honest, informed, reliable and going the extra mile.
  • We are committed to using products that are gentle on the sea.  
  • We provide opportunities for young people to gain work experience and professional  development. 

The Crew:
Fiona Johnston is the founder of Dockside Boat Care. She is committed to working with people to have clean boats, happy crew and a better marine environment. 

Josh Diack has recently joined Dockside. He has just completed a season working with us as a deck hand and general helper. Josh is mainly working with Ownaship who is one of our most regular clients. 

‘I have worked with Dockside on a fleet of boats. I have learnt many skills in my summer working as a boat valet at Westhaven Marina and acquired new knowledge that will hopefully assist me in my future endeavors pursuing a career in the super yacht industry. My opportunity to work with Dockside has been a very enjoyable one and I am thankful for Fiona’s help and support in giving me this role.’ 
Alex Kempin has been working with Dockside for most of the summer. Since working with us he has joined a super yacht and is ready to cruise the world.

Working with Fiona for several months allowed me the confidence to pursue my dream of securing a job on a superyacht.  Thanks to the opportunities given to me by Fiona I was able to learn a great deal about detailing and the general maintenance of boats.  Further, her trusting management style gave me independence and meant I could learn in my own way.  Thanks Fiona!

If you have a product or service that promotes marine safe cleaning why not contact us so we can make a difference. We are actively seeking products and services that are gentle on boats and do not damage our seas.  


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