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.
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Executive Committee

Commodore (
Brian Gilliland
07 883 7102
Vice Commodore (Racing)
Ra Cleave
Sweet Surrender
021 277 1844
Rear Commodore (Social)
Leonie Kibblewhite
Sweet Surrender
345 6303
Past Commodore
Brad Scott
347 8953
David Goddard
347 3454
Barry Bringans
362 4227
Boat Park Manager
Ron Backhouse
027 303 8632
Marina Manager
Warren Thompson
027 452 4250
Safety and Training
Jimmy O'Callahan
345 5769
Judy Scott
347 8953
General Committee
Clive Martin
362 4646
Club Rooms
362 4016
PO Box 2263, Rotorua

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


  • 2 Ton Boat Lift  $60/day  -  Contact Clive 07 3624646
  • Trailer Maintenance
  • Outboard Motor Servicing
  • Boat Valet Services