180 Maces Road (PO Box 79867)
Christchurch, New Zeeeland
Ph: +64 2 384 3622
Fax: +64 3 884 1889

Waikawa Bay, (PO Box 97)
Picton, New Zeeeland.
Ph +64 3 573-8500
Fax +64 7 573-8598

Our Philosophy

Lifting gear, paint and resin store and a secure area for owner supplied equipment. Overlooking the workshop floor are the administration offices , while below these are the foreman's office, a dedicated technical room where the electrical and plumbing equipment can be bench assembled and tested before installation into a boat, a combined tool and fastening store with everything either shelved or racked for easy selection. Specialists in the marine engineering field, Franklin Engineering work with stainless steel, aluminium, or titanium to create the custom metal fittings and for each boat, as well as installing the mechanical and plumbing systems.

Top of page picture: Inside the busy workshop with a Franklin 1225 launch at far left, with the Riptide 50 (Strum) by Paul Bieker alongside and in the foreground, a Franklin 925 deck and hull. Below: The 28 metre long curing oven. They also operate the modern lead furnace that is capable of pouring any keel size. The yard also features a large hard stand area, with plenty of space for cradles and loading and unloading boats from transporters. • Secure yard that features 38,265 sq ft of hard stand area. • Two refit tunnel sheds - 58 ft by 29 ft and 64 ft by 36 ft. • A 2,034 sq ft Workshop, featuring full woodworking and metal working facilities. • An administration office and a marine maintenance retail shop, fully stocked with supplies of paint, anodes, timber, plywood, resins etc. • A 35 BMF Travelift - maximum 17 foot beam. • Mast gantry.

• Purpose built wash down area with variable pressure water blasting and specially constructed catchment sump to safeguard the environment. The only Regional Council approved wash down site in the area. • Secure hard stand area with adjustable steel cradles for yachts and power boats. • Power and water adjacent to each site. • Do-it- yourself owners are welcome and our expert staff will happily offer advice or help with some work. • Hard stand space for short or long term hire, with off-season discounts available.