Your yard staff were exceptional. This was my second visit to your facility, and I will definitely return in two years’ time for another service visit.

SY Martinique

Barry Walters

The facility and services exceeded our expectation. Our time there was managed with professionalism and care.

SY Encore

Jono Wishart

Huge thank you to Vessel Works and their associated contractors for a very smooth and effective refit in Tauranga.

SY Sassafras

Tim Michalick

We brought Yonder Star to Vessel Works in the middle of winter for a full repaint. To be able to finish the job on budget despite the weather is a testament to the expertise of Vessel Works and the contractors of the Tauranga Marine Precinct. We had great communication throughout, the crew and myself enjoyed our stay in Tauranga. We highly recommend Vessel Works.

SY Sassafras

Tim Michalick

Vessel Works will definitely be my first choice again.

SY Nomad IV

Phillipe Delamare

Unique experience. Friendly, willing and able across all crafts.

SY Triple 8

John Mellars

We have had an excellent experience with vessel works and will use them anytime we are in the area. Would recommend. We also had excellent trades onboard while here.

SY Outnumbered

Rob Peters

Thank you for everything that you did, the whole crew are very thankful. The management you showed to us was second to none.

MV No Comment

The Crew

In December 2022 we coordinated with Vessel Works for berthage and haulout / hardstand services for our 20m vessel, requiring one week on the hard for antifouling. The crew at Vessel Works were most accommodating especially given that it was the week before xmas. They provided us every assistance to berth and haulout, plus were accommodating in providing berthage and access for extra days during the Xmas shutdown. We found the Vessel Works crew to be professional in their approach and they were also very customer focused. Great service and would not hesitate to recommend to others.

MV The Boardroom

Sheldon Drummond

We recently hauled Ata Rangi out at Vessel Works for a 4-month refit. I found the yard, staff and facilities to be highly professional and accommodating. All the contractors we required for the refit were either based at the yard, or within the nearby precinct, making it an ideal yard for our project. We will be visiting Vessel Works again for our annual haul out and I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Vessel Works to any other captains or boat owners when considering their next haul out.

MV Ata Rangi

Barnaby Newton

The staff were friendly and competent. Professional approach to all aspects of our haulout, we were very impressed

MV Riviera 68

Mark Oberman

We were very impressed with Vessel works ability to take us at short notice. The flexibility the site offered to complete works with contactors of my choosing is unparalleled. Staff are engaging and diligent.

FV Bilyara

Sam Penwarden

Great facilities, great services, we’d come back anytime!

FV Commision

Wayne Kusabs

Saltwater Fishing Limited was very happy with the Health and Safety Vessel Works apply and I was very happy with the staff and service.

FV Sidina

Nino D'Esposito

A fantastic facility to haul suitable vessels. Friendly staff and very helpful. Stu and his docking team go out of their way to help and are extremely professional.

MV Tranquil Image

Nathan McCrorie

From booking and communication, the haul-out and handstand experience was excellent. Great job vessel works staff and solid initiative by Stu by always making improvements to the travelift process for our vessel type over several haulouts.

MF Skookum

Geoff Bird

The support and professionalism of Vessel Works has been critical in the successful repurposing of the MV YWAM KOHA to serve as our first NZ based Medical Aid Ship. We value the relationship and look forward to an ongoing partnership.


Marty Emmett