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House Boat – ‘Dream Time’


Dream Time is professionally built aluminum, two storied, twin engine powered houseboat featuring modern kitchen, two bedrooms and large entertaining areas inside and outside, both upstairs and downstairs.

​Dream Time presents a fantastic opportunity to live aboard in a designated marina berth close to the Auckland city. She is powered by 2 brand new Honda 60 hp, 4 stroke outboards, has fresh antifoul and a new survey report dated 26.2.22.

Her current owner has live aboard her for 10 years and completely renovated the interior into a stylish home. Stepping aboard onto the rear deck area one is immediately impressed by the sheer strength and solidity of her aluminium structure.  The rear deck houses the washing machine and offers storage for bicycles and davit.

Stairs lead up to the huge upper deck which offers a magnificent covered and open entertainment area. New canvas and clears and stylish outside furniture completes the comfort and compliments the million dollar views.

Entering the living area from the lower rear deck one soon forgets they are on a boat thanks to super comfortable stylish household furniture, tables, chairs beds, kitchen appliances, fridge stove, extractor fan, domestic toilet and stand alone shower will all make you feel right at home on board.

The relaxing corner comes complete with a wall mounted television and two European designer chairs with footstools complementing the tasteful design throughout.

The helm station is neatly stationed starboard side beside the front door leading to the front deck area and the sturdy windlass and ground tackle.

Dream Time has just been re-powered with brand new Honda 60 hp four stroke outboards with high thrust propellers that are widely spaced on each transom offering maximum manoeuvrability.

Dream Time being for sale for the first time in 12 years is the wake up call for anyone who wishes to live a unique and much desired lifestyle with the options to move between bays and cities or simply enjoy the stunning views to Auckland city across the harbour from her Bayswater berth that is available to rent with live aboard status – or buy separately. The city is a quick ferry ride from the marina.

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Please Contact Stephen on 021 447 778 for more information

Current owner's comments

Here are a few things we love about the boat:

We have had a wonderful family time on the Ella Rose with all the kids swimming and jumping off the top and kayaking and paddle boarding around. There are quite a few different spaces to sit and enjoy the boat, we like to sit up the front while the autopilot is driving and have had wonderful times with dolphins surfing the bow waves. The kids normally sit up the top and we eat meals in the saloon or out the back around the barbeque.

The top deck is perfect for the kids to be up there in the sun with the stereo going – there’s enough shade with the canvas cover so those that don’t want full sun have that option.

One of my fondest memories of the Ella Rose is sitting in the afternoon sun having drinks on the back deck talking and listening to music after my husband had taught his son how to clean and fillet the fish they caught that day down on the duck board using the fitted fish cleaning board.

Another great spot to sit is on the very top deck for drinks in the early evening sun and you get a wonderful view of the rest of the bay and boats.

For a day trip we have had more than 15 of us on the boat and it doesn’t feel at all crowded. We have had 5-6 teenagers and 2 adults regularly away on the Ella Rose for weekends.

The galley works really well and the gas fridge is spacious and practical and the tall pantry is great storage. Being and older design the amount of storage around the boat is incredible and well suited for long trips or a live on boat.

The bathrooms are everything you need and having 2 toilets and showers is perfect for a boat this size. The water tanks are huge and take quite a while to fill, the diesel storage is also extensive meaning we haven’t had to fill up constantly. Small details such as the hatch in the benchtop to access the gas bottle from inside is a great touch.

Being a Grand Banks, she cuts through a choppy sea well.

The anchor is 40 kg Rocna  anchor with 100m of chain and  a rebuilt winch.

Ground Tackle & Additional

Please Contact Stephen on 021 447 778 for more information

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*The information and specifications supplied here are believed to be correct to the best of our knowledge as provided by the current owner. Potential buyers are responsible for confirming the accuracy of this information. They should inspect the boat and have a professional survey completed.

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