Wendy Oldham, Canvas Locker, Tauranga

About Wendy Oldham of the Canvas Locker, Tauranga

I am passionate about boating and have many years experience in the marine industry. I grew up sailing and racing in New Zealand, then travelled extensively offshore. This included cruising and doing boat deliveries. I worked in the marine canvas industry in San Diego for several years and raced at the San Diego Yacht Club. On returning to the sunny Bay of Plenty, I worked in two local sail lofts before establishing the Canvas Locker in the year 2000. I am a member of the Tauranga Yacht and Powerboat Club and enjoy getting out on the water when I can.

Other Local Marine Businesses I work alongside with:

  • Hutcheson BoatBuilders
    Hutcheson Boatbuilders are well known locally in Tauranga for their high-quality boat building workmanship, backed by many years in the boat building business. If you need professional shipwright work on your vessel, call Don Mattson on 07 578 8312 or visit their website.
  • McCormick Rigging Ltd
    McCormick Rigging have been in the boat rigging business for many years and offer a professional service. Call them on 075783071
  • Specialised Metal Fabricators (SMF) 
    SMF offer a professional and quality marine engineering business. They are based next to the Marine Precinct at 35 Hikuwai in Sulphur Point, Tauranga. Call them on 07 578 1575 or visit their website.
  • Bridge Marina Travelift 
    Owned and operated by Bruce and Lucy Goodchap, the Bridge Marina Travelift is based at the Tauranga Bridge Marina. Bruce and Lucy have been operating their haul out and hardstand yard since the inception of the Marina in 1997 and offer a top service. Call them on 07 574 7166 or visit their website.
  • Tauranga Bridge Marina
    The Tauranga Bridge Marina, a popular option with overseas yachts, is a New Zealand Port of Entry facility consisting of 500 fully serviced Marina berths. The marina operates a haul out and hardstand facility. Visit their website.
  • Tauranga Marina Society Marina
    Tauranga's original modern Marina is situated at the North end of Sulphur Point in Tauranga Harbour. It operates a haul out and hardstand facility. Visit their website.


About Jake
For many years, if you spotted Jake on the Marina, you would have known that Wendy was very close by. Jake, now retired, has been assisting Wendy with guard dog duties at home.

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