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About Us

The Bay of  Plenty Trailer Yacht Squadron was incorporated in July 1974.  It is based in the city of Rotorua and operates from its marina at Okawa Bay situated next to Lake Rotoiti.  BOPTYS has approximately 130 members with various classes of trailer yachts, multi hulls and small keelers.  Trailer yachts are administered by the New Zealand Trailer Yacht Association.  There are well over 160 trailer yacht designs registered with NZTYA in New Zealand.


BOPTYS is the second largest trailer yacht club and the largest in the North Island of New Zealand. We have a proud history with a proven record of champions in both Provincial, National and International events and especially social activites.


The Rotorua Lakes are a national treasure, renowned for both their beauty and uncluttered sailing area.  World class trout fishing in all our trophy lakes is easily accessible from our trailer yachts.

BOPTYS will be 50 in 2024

If you are interested or know of anyone interested in attending these celebrations, please email or write to the Secretary.

Note: Our website is now :


Facilities and Services

BOPTYS has an extensive Marina facility and Hard Stand compound at Okawa Bay Lake Rotoiti. 


We offer the following facilities and boat maintenance services for members:


  • Moorings

  • Secure Boat Park

  • Secure Car Parking

  • Temporary Boat Parking (as space permits)

  • Boat wash down pad

  • Power points around fence


  • 2 Ton Boat Lift  $60 per lift, then $20 each additional day  -  

  • Contact Shaun 027 4033 417 or Adrian 021 399656 

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