Shipwright Boat Repairs

Fi Innovations has an experienced and qualified boat building team with industry-leading expertise in restoring, repairing and modifying wooden or fibreglass commercial boats.

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Boat Repair

Hit the rocks or sprung a leak? Rotten hull or damaged deck? Our expert boat-builders will rush to the rescue.

We know commercial boat operators need to be back on the water as soon as possible, so we work quickly to repair gaping holes, split planking, rotten wood or delaminated fibreglass. If necessary, we will drop everything to get your commercial vessel back out on the water.

We service boats in Bluff, Riverton, Milford, Te Anau, Queenstown, or anywhere within reach of Invercargill.

Boat Restoration

Our team are experienced in restoring wooden and fibreglass craft.

Whether it is a turn-of-the-century timber-planked boat, a 1950s cold-moulded veneer or early fibreglass craft, or even a homebuilt glass-over-ply jet boat from the 1960s, we can get it looking like new again.

We have extensive experience with commercial vessels, including annual maintenance on the iconic TSS Earnslaw in Queenstown.

Boat Refits and Upgrades

The fi innovations boat building team can upgrade and transform a wide variety of boats, from a commercial fishing boat to a passenger launch.

Some of the typical upgrades we provide include:

  • Adding a chiller
  • Modifying the wheelhouse
  • Upgrading accommodation spaces, from cabinetry to bathrooms
  • Re-sheathing hulls
  • Fitting a new prop shaft
  • Teak deck installation
  • Anti-fouling
  • Non-slip resin application to decks
  • Rhino Tuff Stuff spray-on protective coatings

If it’s on a boat, we can probably do it!