Services

Timber & Classic Boats

Neil and Ben, the guys behind Nautique are both passionate owners of classic boats. Ben races the 1913 Arch Logan Mulletboat Valeria which he has fully restored from a commercial fishing boat. Neil also restored the classic 26 foot Mulletboat Arawa and these days cruises in the 1960s Bridge-decker Safari.

This passion for timber craft is obvious when you bring your wooden vessel to Nautique. From traditional boatbuilding methods and techniques to modern engineered timber components. Have a look at our recent projects to see some of the great wooden boat projects we have completed.

Timber & Classic Boats

Composite

Our composite boat builders have worked in all the leading composite construction companies and bring a thorough understanding of composite boat building techniques. Vacuum bag construction carbon Kevlar and resin infusion techniques are all available alongside top quality conventional fibreglass repairs. Nautique ltd uses only West System epoxy resins and Gurit supplied cloths.

Composite

Teak Work

Nautique offers a full range of options for boat owners requiring teak work from complete new teak swim platforms and decks through to re seam and deck sands. Our industry leading construction system allows for competitive prices and unparalleled quality.

Teak Work

Interior & Marine Cabinetry

Nautique craftsmen are highly skilled in all aspects of marine timber interior construction and joinery, from Super Yacht re modelling to bespoke marine furniture.

Interior & Marine Cabinetry

Marine Painting & Touch Ups

Nautique ltd offer an in house paint team providing high quality paint and touch up services. Nautique ltd are licensed Awlwood and prop speed applicators.

Marine Painting & Touch Ups

We set out to refurbish and modernise a beautiful Salthouse 65’ Passagemaker while retaining her original classic looks. Neil designed a number of clever solutions, in close collaboration with us, that brought the best of form, utility and function together. All work was finished to the highest standard including anything involving a traditional custom wood finish. Nautique take good care to ensure that they get things right the first time and we know that the team share the same passion and vision for our lovely boat as we do - that’s why we have asked Neil to lead all of our projects. Do it once, do it right, make it art!

Bennett Medary

In early 2016, I purchased a classic Kauri launch, designed and built by Salthouse Brothers in the early 1960s called “Kailua”. I had some plans to “just tidy her up” and engaged Neil and Ben at Nautique to do that. The “tidy up” was such a rewarding experience for us, that we quickly changed the brief into a full refit, inside and out. Neil and Ben were a pleasure to work with. They’ve got a great eye for the aesthetic, and design. Their wooden boatbuilding skills are excellent. We thoroughly enjoyed the project, helped by the fact that Nautique was always on budget, they never complained about the fussy client changing his brief from time to time, and they appeared to love the project too. In her finished state, Kailua is a real testament to them and their workmanship.

Stephen Langton

Stephen chose the Nautique yard to complete the work and reports that with the team of Ben & Neil, the craftsmanship and project management was great and he only has good things to say about them. He joked to me that in the past he has built a few houses, and it’s hard to rave about your builders at the end of the project, but with these guys it's been the exception.

Alan Houghton - waitematawoodys.com founder