All of your sailing needs covered with our retail store, on-site workshop and experienced sailing team.

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Our high-spec structural rod and wire systems are strong, flexible and reliable for a wide variety of applications.

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Welcome to Oborn’s Nautical. We are a full service retail store and workshop specialising in sailing, marine, architectural and structural products and systems. We are proudly locally owned and operated.

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Who we are

Oborn’s Nautical opened in Christchurch in 1966. We have been offering top-of-the-line product and service solutions to the marine/sailing industry across Canterbury and New Zealand ever since. We specialise in custom boat fittings, masts, spars, rigging systems, wires, ropes and splicing. We have a full retail store and on-site workshop to cover all product and service needs.

Twenty years ago we realised that the same systems that we used every day in a marine environment could also provide high-spec custom solutions across many non-marine applications. Since then, we have worked on numerous architectural and structural wire and rod system projects across New Zealand and overseas.

Customer service is a priority for us and we pride ourselves on being local, friendly, approachable and easy to work with. Our knowledge, expertise and experience are unrivalled in Canterbury. We look forward to talking to you and discussing opportunities to work together - on Sailing & Marine or Architectural & Structural projects.

What we do

Sailing & Marine

Our Sailing & Marine products and services include sailing gear, custom boat fittings, masts and spars, rigging systems, wires, ropes and splicing. In our retail shop we have the best product selection and excellent product support from a very experienced team. Our full on-site workshop caters to all of your custom requirements.

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Our Architectural & Structural products and services include suspension wiring, structural rod systems, wire balustrading, aluminium flag poles and other custom solutions. All of our products and fittings are of the highest marine-standard quality available, making our custom high-spec systems extremely strong, flexible and reliable.

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Our store

49 Shakespeare Rd,
Waltham, Christchurch

Mon - Fri, 9am - 5pm
Saturday, 9am - 12noon