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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Osmosis Repairs, Tauranga

We have been repairing osmosis damage to fiberglass since 1998 and have the expertise and equipment to carry out professional repairs. We can carry out simple isolated Osmosis blistering work through to complete hull repairs involving hull planning, monitoring of the drying out process aided by the use of our specialised ‘HotVac’ machine, relaying new fiberglass layers using Vinyl Ester resigns, epoxy fairing, applying epoxy paint protective layers, and finally completing the job with antifouling.

If required, we can use a mobile work shed to protect your vessel from the rain while carrying out osmosis repairs. If you have an osmosis problem, we can talk you through the repair process and provide you with a full costing.

Our HotVac Machine in action

The drying-out process to enable osmosis repair process can take a long period of time. Our HotVac machine speeds up this process.

Hotvac machine for osmosis repair


More osmosis repair images carried out by us in Tauranga will be added soon.