Business North August 2023

| 45 MARINE Super Yacht Coatings With operational headquarters at Sulphur Point, alongside Vessel Works, Super Yacht Coatings is the go-to specialist for yacht painting work. Trusted, e ective industry relationships and a positive team culture have long been de ining hallmarks for Tauranga-based wooden and composite boatbuilding company Marra Marine. Close teamwork within Marra Marine - complemented by productive collaborations with other leading marine sector companies, such as Super Yacht Coatings – ensure that the same high standard of care, precision and attention to detail is delivered on every project. “Our reputation and relationships with our own team, our clients, stakeholders and fellow business owners have always been a strong point and we pride ourselves on that,” say company founders Tim and Maddie Marra. Marra Marine’s operational base in Tauranga is located at Sulphur Point, a short drive from Super Yacht Coatings’ purpose-built facility. On a recent project, Tim and the team worked closely with Super Yacht Coatings to transform a 90ft Sport Fisher. Marra Marine replaced the teak foredeck and completed a signi icant cockpit re it while the Super Yacht Coatings team focused on the paint work. Both teams worked tirelessly to meet the tight timeframe on this premium custom re it. Currently, the Marra Marine team has several other boat re it and renovation projects on the go, both at their own Strong relationships underpin premium boat build & refit service facility and across local marinas. Also occupying a large space in their headquarters this year is a new build project – a 13.8m Elite Marine Design sedan cruiser. Now more than ive months into this project, the team is excited by how well this beautiful new vessel is progressing. Clients of Marra Marine can expect top quality workmanship, thanks to the skills and experience of their top-quality team. “It’s a team we’re very proud of and they continue to produce their best work, project after project, and ensure that we continue inding creative and innovative ways to get the optimal results for our clients and their vessels.” Tim and Maddie are also passionate about promoting career pathways in the marine sector and work with local high schools that provide school to work programmes. These o er safe, enjoyable and challenging work experience opportunities for students who have a strong interest in the marine industry. For some, it can pave the way to a boatbuilding apprenticeship. “We have had great success with this approach on recruiting young men and women into the industry and are excited to continue our relationship with both Ōtūmoetai College and Tauranga Boys High School into the future.” 021 040 8049 50 Cross Rd, Tauranga Bespoke boat building specialists and modern boat renovations. Based in Tauranga ∙ Servicing NZ Wide Whether it’s re tting existing vessels or building new boats to exacting standards, Marra Marine has been working with discerning clients across New Zealand since 2018. Having trained and worked with some of the best custom boat builders, our team bring a wide range of skills and experience to each project we undertake. With care, precision and attention to detail, we ensure that your boat becomes your pride and joy. BOAT BUILDING DEFINED BY DETAIL