Blue Cradle is currently in its launching phase, which includes a vessel development programme. We are actively looking for sponsors, partners and donors.

We are identifying sailboat research vessel needs based on market research with scientific institutions and companies.

Our objective is to have a vessel design, to then either acquire or refit an existing vessel, or build from scratch, here in NZ.

Our goal is to be operational as soon as possible, offering data collection expeditions around Te Waipounamu (South Island) and Te Ika a Maui (North Island) in Aotearoa New Zealand, and then the Southern and Pacific Ocean regions.

Our approach is community-led, and we are aiming to gain local support for the project first.

If you want to be part of the solution, get in touch!

If you think you’d like to support Blue Cradle, please contact us at: