Marine Services

Marine Services Elite Boat Builders Refinishing Ltd At Waikawa Marina In Picton Marlborough NZ

Our workshop is located on the Waikawa Marina Hardstand making it easy for us to complete your marine maintenance requirements. Our building with travel lift access is set up for spray painting – whether it be a complete repaint or paint touch-ups.

The range of marine services we provide includes:

  • Antifouling
  • Boat Building Work
  • Boat Repairs
  • Boat Management for Absentee Owners
  • Boat Window Work
  • Bow & Stern Thruster Installation
  • Cutting & Polishing
  • Fibreglass Repairs
  • Gelcoat Repairs
  • Insurance Work
  • Marine Painting
  • Interior Cabinetry
  • Heater, Stove & Instruments Fittings
  • Marine Varnishing
  • Propspeed & Lightspeed
  • Scheduled Regular Maintenance
  • Shrink-wrapping of Vessels
  • Toilet & Holding Tank Installations

Marine Painting & Varnishing

Our workshop is also located right on Port Marlborough’s hard stand facility making it easy for us to service vessels in the yard as well. Having travel lift access enables vessels to be brought from your berth into our workshop where we can undertake full repaints.

We pride ourselves on our marine paint finishes and we also have excellent colour matching capabilities for paint touch ups or custom colours.

Marine varnishing is also a specialty, it’s amazing how much of an effect new varnish work can have on the appearance of your vessel. We can roll, brush or spray new varnish systems with either single pack or two pack varnish.

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Boat Building Work

We can undertake all aspects of boat building and repair work. Whether it be interior or exterior alterations or rot/decay repair work we can help.

We also install heaters, instruments for Marine electrician’s, new toilets, holding tanks (fresh water, grey and black water), anchor winches, new hatches and bow and stern thrusters.

Gas califonts can also be arranged alongside our registered gas fitters.


A very important part of boat maintenance is antifouling – treatment of your boat’s hull to prevent a build up of unwanted substance and creatures (such as barnacles) on the surface of your boat.

We can apply your antifoul by either rolling or airless spraying.

Propspeed & Lightspeed

Propspeed is a silicon-based product that makes your running gear more efficient to operate and more economical to maintain. Propspeed has been known for increasing fuel efficiency.

We are approved applicators of Propspeed and can apply it to your vessel’s underwater metal surfaces.

Underwater lights can also be maintained with Lightspeed their new foul-release product developed especially for underwater lights.

Boat Interior Cabinetry

We can undertake all aspects of interior cabinetry – if you need more drawers in your galley, a dashboard remodel or settee reconfigure we can help.

Boat Window Services

Boat windows can and sometimes do leak, we can either reseal existing windows or replace with new.

Fibreglass & Gelcoat Repairs

We undertake a lot of fibreglass repair work on vessels, whether it’s a hole that needs fixing or your deck that needs fibre glassing then we can undertake this for you.

Insurance Work

We have excellent relationships with the major insurance companies in New Zealand. We undertake a lot of insurance repair work.

Absentee Owners: Maintenance & Management

We offer a Scheduled Regular Maintenance and Boat Management service. This is especially helpful for absentee clients.

Talk to us about your regular maintenance and management requirements such as:

  • Washing down of the exterior,
  • Running of engines and
  • General checks over your vessel.