Sail away at auction with a piece of Whangarei history

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If you have ever dreamed of owning a piece of Whangarei’s history, so rare the opportunity to do so only ever comes up via word of mouth, then now is your chance.
 
Buyers have the prospect of purchasing a precious gem of a boatshed that’s steeped in history and sits along the Hatea River as 24 Riverside Drive (Marked 6156) heads to auction.

“This is an opportunity so finite that one has never actually been auctioned in Whangarei,” said Ray White Whangarei Salesperson Charlie George.
 
“The auction expectation is wide-ranging – we simply can’t quote an exact figure as we can’t research a price – that’s what makes this asset so exciting.

“This quaint 19sq m* boatshed has consent for three piles for a vessel berth, borders Riverside Drive, and sits on the ‘Queen’s Chain’ – special sections of land set aside by Queen Victoria in 1840.
 
“A renovator’s dream, the boatshed is in its original state and will need some TLC. It’s a blank canvas waiting for someone to add their personal touch. There’s potential to install a toilet, running water, and wastewater.

“You can apply for resource consent and make it your own oasis. The current resource consent expires on 31 October 2023. A neighbouring shed had their consent extended until 2055.
 
“Simply put, it really is the purchase of a lifetime. The vendor is motivated to sell and this slice of Aotearoa’s history for generations to come, will be sold.”

The auction will take place at 6pm (NZST) on Wednesday 17 June 2020 at our Ray White Auction Rooms, 131 Port Road, Whangarei. 

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