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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Fiberglassing Work, Tauranga

We engage in all kinds of fiberglass work including hull damage repairs, new hull extensions and the installation of bow thrusters to name just a few. We also make custom fiberglass articles for boats such as hard tops, water tanks and exhausts. We also carry our fibre glassing work for non-marine customers making the likes of custom car bumpers and car bonnets.

The image above shows two Hutcheson Boat Builders 'Laying Up' the foam core on the outside fiberglass skin inside the female mold of the Elliott 1350 Tourer Pilothouse Yacht.

Fiberglassing at Hutcheson Boatbuilders

Fiberglass now absolutely dominates recreational boat building and has done so for many years. Apparently, the first all fiberglass and polyester sailboat was built in Ohio back in 1942. The reason for its popularity is due to the economics and ability for mass production, unlike wooden boats that are handmade. Hutcheson Boatbuilders build the production glass Tourer 1350 Pilothouse yacht along with the EVO powerboat. Vessels with wooden topsides and wooden hulls are protected from the elements with a fiberglass layer making fiberglass a dominated everyday material used by boat builders.

Working with Fiberglass

Hutcheson Boatbuilders of Tauranga, working with fiberglass