Hutcheson Boat Builders Phone Numbers, Office Hours, Postal Address
Landline: 07 578 8312
(International +647 578 8312)
Facsimile: 07 578 0109

Derek Smith, Boat Building Supervisor - 0272 425 747
Don Mattson, Managing Director - 0274 489 704
Jeff Cashman, Painting Supervisor - 021 806 045

Normal Office Opening Hours: 9am - 5pm Monday to Friday

Postal Address: PO Box 339, Tauranga, 3140.

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Our Location, Tauranga Marine Precinct Hub

We are located at 1 Den Place, Sulphur Point, Tauranga, situated on the water front in the new Tauranga Marine Precinct Hub operated by Vessel Works.

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About Hutcheson Boatbuilders of Tauranga

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

We are based on the water front in the new Tauranga Marine Precinct Hub operated by Vessel Works. The Marine Precinct is conveniently situated between the Sulphur Point Marina and the Tauranga Bridge Marina. We will be working alongside Vessel Works who will be operating a 350 tonne capacity travel-lift allowing large commercial and oversized pleasure craft to be hauled-out onto a hardstand to carryout water blasting, antifouling, painting and maintenance work. We have three large sheds on-site to carry out undercover boat work.

Smaller commercial and pleasure craft usually use either the Tauranga Bridge Marina or the Sulphur Point Marina’s haul-out/hard-stand facilities.

Hutcheson Boatbuilders have their own workshop situated on the Tauranga Bridge Marina hard-stand. The Tauranga Bridge Marina Travel Lift is capable of lifting vessels up to 35 tonnes with a beam of 5.5 metres.

At Hutcheson Boatbuilders, we pride ourselves in providing good honest reliable shipwright work. Our customers see us as straight shooters and good genuine people to deal with. There is no room for anything else when you have to work in a small community by international standards. This is backed by being boat builders for more than 24 years (since 1993) in the Tauranga marine industry.

So if you are looking at constructing a new vessel, carrying out general vessel repairs and maintenance, refitting your existing boat, any type of fibre glassing, require some interior cabinetry, any general engineering, require osmosis repairs, stainless steel work, a repaint or painting repairs, get that antifouling done, have your vessel groomed or any manner of shipwright work completed, then Hutcheson Boatbuilders can be trusted to give you value for money for your project.

Our Managers

Derek Smith has been with Hutcheson Boatbuilders since 2008. Derek's role is to supervise the boat repairs and maintenance work of the business. You can contact Derek directly on his
mobile - 0272 425 747

Derek Smith Supervisor

Don Mattson is the Managing Director of Hutcheson Boatbuilders and has been operating his business since 1993. Don is a well respected boat builder, well known for his expertise. You can contact Don directly on his
mobile 0274 489 704

Don Mattson Managing Director

Members of Tauranga Marine Industry Assn and NZ Marine Assn


Hutcheson Boatbuilders 1993 Ltd is an active member of both the Tauranga Marine Industry Association and NZ Marine Association

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Hutcheson Boatbuilders are Listed in the Superyacht Service Guide


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