Urban Sea


A fresh approach to shoreside support for vessels throughout Northland, New Zealand

With a combined career of nearly two decades working on superyachts around the world, Kate Frazerhurst & Karma Butler provide trusted shoreside support to vessels of all types and sizes.

Based at the bustling harbour’s entrance of Port Nikau, we work with owners, captains, shipyards, contractors and local marine businesses giving clients the best of what the Whangarei marine industry has to offer, for cruising and refit purposes. 

Growing up here, we have great knowledge of the Northland area and have an extensive range of services to assist you during your time here, allowing you to relax and enjoy your stay.

Welcome back to paradise!

New Zealand opened its air and sea borders on 1 August 2022, allowing tourists to once again explore and enjoy one of the world’s greatest natural marine playground.

Whangarei is one of the South Pacific’s premier refit and repair destinations for Superyachts. Download our latest newsletter to see what’s on offer.

“I have used the Services of Urban Sea to assist with accommodation for crew and contractors, assistance with logistics, cleaning and provisioning of our 60-metre yacht. Karma and Kate have provided us with excellent service, advice and contacts in the area. An absolute pleasure to work with these two energetic and creative people who go the extra mile.”

Jake Jacobson, Felham Enterprises (Cayman) Limited


We provide shoreside support for vessels of any type and size. With great local knowledge, we can tailor a package that suits your specific needs, ensuring you have an enjoyable stay. Our services include customs entry and visa assistance, provisioning, guardianage, boat watch, refit assistance, crew placement, accommodation and concierge.

Our services are professional and reliable, and we are passionate about what we do.

Urban Sea is a genuine one-stop-shop, they can perform a variety of roles and services and always to a high standard. The Crew’s accommodation experience at Refit is forever changed for the better and we will not go back to the old ways of random Motels. Airport pickups and painting were other tasks Kate and Karma delivered and as a result our stress levels were significantly reduced during a very tricky Refit. I am certainly looking at increasing our use of Urban Sea whenever we are in the area as they left such a lasting and very positive impression.

Andy Woodhouse, “Spirit of New Zealand” Marine Manager