The clubhouse is open every day from 11.30am. Bar prices are extremely competitive for members. The club holds the prestigious Beer Master Award.
The restaurant is open daily for lunch and dinner and also takes bookings for member functions in the upstairs functions room.
The function room can cater for 120 people. It has seperate bar facilities & amenities as well as a very large verandah with fantastic views over the harbour.
Bookings for the function room can be made by phoning 07 575 5388.
Disabled facilities are catered for and children are welcomed under parental supervision. There is a kids area with toys and colouring in activities.
There is a large screen for those all important sporting events with 3 smaller TV's scattered around the club. For those that like to party a bit later there is a jukebox with regularly updated music.
Plenty of carparking is available and there is a direct taxi phone line in the foyer. Please do not drink and drive.
The saga behind the club rooms evolving onto the site at Salisbury Wharf took 37 years. A lot of perserverance, persistance and dedication by some early club members enabled us to have the fantastic facilities and view we have today.
Below is listed a brief time line on how it all happened.
19 July 1956 The Commodore presented a plan for the proposed extensions to the Clubhouse and landing
29 Nov 1956 Plans to shift the Club's pavillion to Pilot Jetty. Mr Highet offered to draw plans and submit to local authorities concerned.
26 Aug 1963 A letter was writtent to the Harbour Board asking for reclaimation at the foot of the Mount from the Stone Jetty to a little north of Beach Ave.
4 Sept 1968 A meeting was had with the Harbour Board and with finance permitting, reclaimation or a platform on piles near Salisbury Wharf was agreed.
4 Sept 1973 Numerous objections had been received so the Club needs to re apply to the Council with a slightly different plan.
6 Aug 1975 The Secretary reported on a meeting with the Harbour Board on a proposed Marina in Pilot Bay.
7 Nov 1978 Mt Maunganui Power Boat Club invited Mt Maunganui Yacht Club to join forces for a cooperative effort towards combined Club Rooms.
9 Dec 1980 Pilot Bay reclaimation scheme and progress to date - NIL.
2 July 1982 The Mount Borough Council are in dire need of the funds budgeted for Pilot Bay redevelopment, therefore the project has been shelved, yet again.
1 May 1984 Mt Maunganui Pleasure Boat Club signed an agreement for the purchase of property at 10 Rata Street with the intention of converting the property to Club Rooms. This property ended up being rented for 3 years and no conversion done.
25 Feb 1985 Mt Maunganui Pleasure Boat Club and Mt Maunganui Yacht Club received a letter from the Council requested a further six sets of plans and design report. The Clubs were also advised they should be notifying the BOP Harbour Board, Lands and Survey Department, Historic Places Trust and the Tauranga Moana District Maori Council of their plans of proposal.
8 July 1985 A letter was received from the Borough of Mt Maunganui setting out the instructions to surveryors, the proposal to be advertised for public objections (2 months to be allowed), the proposal to be referred to the Planning Council, proposal is also subject to Ministers Consent. All in all the Borough advised this whole process should take "not less than two years"!!!!
5 June 1987 The Lands and Survey Department declined the application.
9 June 1988 After the declining of proposals, Lyton Tong wrote a letter to the club stating "We are back at the same stage we were 26 years ago!!!! It's frustrating but better luck next year!"
26 Aug 1990 The Mt Maunganui Underwater Club registers an interest in a joint venture with the Mt Maunganui Yacht Club and the Mt Sport Fishing Club.
31 Aug 1990 The Mt Sports Fishing Club purchase the Ferry Wharf Dairy Lunch Bar. Plans are prepared for Club Rooms using the Dairy site.
25 Oct 1990
12 June 1991 Town Planning hearing on Club Room Proposal held.
19 June 1991 Notice of Lease confirmation of Dairy site thus new Club Rooms can proceed.
21 Aug 1991 Further appeals against the proposed building's size.
12 Nov 1991 The amended plans are accepted.
9 Dec 1991 Detailed plans and costings noted.
7 Jan 1992 Letter from Mt Sport Fishing Club and the Mt Underwater Club stating formal proposition for the Mt Underwater Club to be involved.
21 Feb 1992 Formal architect's timetable submitted.
20 July 1992 Pile driving begun.
13 MARCH 1993 FORMAL OPENING OF THE MOUNT OCEAN SPORTS CLUB.