Marine Tenants

Vessel Works has become a regional hub for marine activities, with world-class facilities and services. Having the largest capacity vessel hoist/travel-lift in New Zealand has brough unprecedented opportunities to the local marine industry. The central location of the precinct and its direct connection to the strategic transport network are an added bonus, making it the ideal spot for marine businesses large and small.

Current Tenancies

After a successful land sale tender process, six marine businesses acquired lots in the Marine Precinct, signing sale and purchase agreements with the Council on 30 June 2016. The owners of lots within stage 1 development of the precinct are Hutcheson Boatbuilders (lots 9 &10), Pachoud Yachts (lot 5), Pacific 7 (lot 4), RMD Marine (lots 2 & 3), SMF Engineering (lot 12) and Super Yacht Coatings International (lot 7).

Together these businesses cover a wide spread of specialities, from fibre-glassing to marine engineering, vessel painting and timber decking to composite building, a specialised workboat fleet and a fishing fleet. This means increased potential for collaboration among precinct occupiers and with other marine businesses in the area. This is the first step in the Marine Precinct’s strategy of providing a one-stop-shop for customers getting their vessels serviced in Tauranga.

The future occupiers of the Tauranga Harbour Marine Precinct:

Hutcheson Boatbuilders have been in the marine business for over 18 years and are known for their high-quality boat building workmanship.

Hutcheson Boatbuilders carry out a complete range of boat building work on both commercial and recreational vessels including new boat construction, general repairs and maintenance, vessel refits, fibre glassing, interior cabinetry, stainless steel work boat grooming and all manner of shipwright work.

Specialist in the building of composite motor yachts 15 – 50 metres, Pachoud Yachts are renowned world-wide for engineering excellence, world-class high-quality finishes, luxurious timber interiors and unwavering attention to detail.

They have successfully completed over 50 yachts, building everything from power catamarans, motor launches to high performance carbon fibre racer-cruising yachts.

Pacific7 is a specialist in engineering and contract work in the marine & civil sectors. They are specialized in

– Project Management, Marine Consulting and Survey
– Welding, tank cleaning, corrosion repairs
– All types of vessels including Superyachts and fishing vessels
– All types of corrosion repairs and replating
– Engine and generator removal and installation
– Installation of Lithium battery systems
– New builds and construction, repowers
– Refit and repair, major alteration and installations
– Survey work including shaft and seacock removal and inspection

Pacific 7’s Director Sean Kelly & his team are a group of hard workers that live for their work.
We have a long history of completing many projects in NZ and the Pacific throughout the last 20 years.

Managing Director – Sean Kelly
33 Mirrielees Road
Sulpher Point
P: +64275888916

RMD Marine fish and land fish from the West Coast to the East Coast of the North Island.

The company owns and operates six fishing vessels ranging from 15 to 26 metres in size, and will soon be launching a new build trawler which will create an exciting future for the family-owned company.

RMD Marine have been working with Aotearoa Fisheries since 1993, the largest Iwi-owned fisheries company. RMD currently fish 2,700 tonnes per year for Aotearoa Fisheries.

SMF Engineering is a light engineering firm specialising in aluminium, stainless steel and other non-ferrous metals. SMF are involved in all facets of engineering, almost exclusively related to the marine industry.

Their services cover fabrication, repairs and maintenance as well as the manufacture of a wider array of metal parts from highly polished rails and deck fittings, to exhaust systems and heat exchanges.

Super Yacht Coatings International Ltd specialises in the fairing and painting of large luxury vessels. Since its formation in 2012, Super Yacht Coatings has been involved in the painting of every super yacht built in New Zealand.  The company was set up in Auckland, and its locally born owners are taking the opportunity presented by the Marine Precinct to extend their business to Tauranga, in a purpose-built facility with heavy lifting capacity.

The company’s current focus is on superyachts and pleasure craft. Working in the precinct they plan to market their services and expertise offshore, nationwide and locally to a wide range of vessels from luxury super yachts to commercial fishing boats and ferries.


The site has historically had a number of marine businesses operating from it.

Hutcheson Boat Builders tenant

Hutcheson Boatbuilders

Ph: +64 7 578 8312

Hutcheson Boatbuilders (1993) Ltd are situated at the Vessel Works facility on the waterfront in Tauranga between the two city marinas.

From minor repairs and maintenance, to complete refits, new builds in wood and fibreglass, teak decks, full gloss paints to touch-up paint, gelcoat repairs and osmosis repairs.

Western Workboats

Ph: +64 27 439 0100

Western Work Boats are marine contractors providing offshore work boats, crew and services. Our vessels are suitable for marine survey, research, patrol, hydrographic survey, seismic support, offshore towage, marine film support, marine salvage and general marine operations. 

Matamata Motor Trimmers

Ph: +64 7 571 4421

Matamata motor trimmers are a locally owned and operated business. well established specialists in clears, covers and upholstery. They cover anything from curtains, carpets, umbrellas, indoor and outdoor covers, clips and more…. 


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