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Perfection is what we always strive for.

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New Zealand is an island nation located in the South Pacific. Surrounded by ocean, our history and who we are has been shaped by this environment.  Our Marine Industry is world class and we are extremely proud to be part of it. Super Yacht Coatings specialises in painting super yachts – we are committed to providing the highest quality products and services in yacht painting.

Perfection is what we always strive for.

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Super Yacht Coatings has been a key contributor to the success of Vessel Works’ Marine Precinct.

S uper Yacht Coatings, created by ex Bay of Plenty boys Regan Woodward and Mark Hanna, has played a key role in building the success of Tauranga’s Marine Precinct.

The company, originally established in Auckland, had already built a worldwide reputation for its professional paint jobs when it became one of the original tenderers to the new Vessel Works operation in Tauranga.

It has also retained its operation in Auckland as well as diversifying into Tauranga. Other companies based at the Marine Precinct have praised the company and noted that it has successfully drawn high level jobs and helped create work for other contractors at the site.

Woodward and Hanna have a combined experience of almost 40 years in the business.

Ben Steele, general manager at Super Yacht Coatings , singled out the 36m yacht Miss Silver, which is currently undergoing a major six-month long refit at Super Yacht Coatings new facility.

Steele noted the yacht was originally built in New Zealand by Alloy Yachts in 1994, but had subsequently been owned overseas before being brought back for the the major New Zealand refit.

“This is a major restoration for Miss Silver,” said Steele.

“We’re delighted to be able to work on a yacht of this calibre in Tauranga, especially with its New Zealand history.”

Steele noted that the work on Miss Silver was providing work for most companies within the Marine Precinct as well as Super Yacht Coatings, which currently employs 40 staff, and has worked on a variety of major yachts on the Vessel Works hardstand since it began operations a couple of years ago.

Super Yacht Coatings is currently finalising its new facility and has worked on a number of significant New Zealand vessels since setting up operations in Tauranga.

Steele said having Miss Silver occupy the shed for six months was a positive for the company and the wider Tauranga Marine industry.

He said that said that obviously Super Yacht Coatings had been a bit worried as was everyone else when Covid-19 struck.

But the company had experienced a decent 12 months, especially from September onwards, both in Auckland and Tauranga.

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By SuperyachtNews 23 May 2022

S/Y Miss Silver completes 10 month refit in New Zealand

The 36m sloop from alloy yachts and dubois marks 25 years of operation with a return to the water in tauranga….

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S/Y Miss Silver has completed its refit at the Tauranga facilities of Super Yacht Coatings and Vessel Works , on New Zealand’s North Island. Built at Alloy Yachts as Sovereign , the refit coincides with 25 years on the water for the Dubois designed sloop. The full scope of works included a full interior and exterior refit after 10 months in the 50m painting shed at Superyacht Coatings.

Having spent much of its life in Europe, the new owners made the decision to bring Miss Silver home for the America’s Cup 2021. Many other large yachts that were planning the trip, unfortunately, had to postpone due to the pandemic. For those that came, refit offered a means of entry, and a successful large scale project such as Miss Silver has shown the value that the New Zealand refit infrastructure offers.

 “At twenty-five years old, superyachts are due for a massive upgrade of all their systems, and it just seemed appropriate to take her back to the country where she was built,” says skipper Wayne Avery. “We knew the standard of New Zealand workmanship set a very high bar, and lots of people who used to work for Alloy are still involved in the marine industry here.”

Avery says undertaking the refit in Tauranga with Vessel Works was chosen because of the ease of access to facilities and trades, as well as a skilled and experienced workforce “The Super Yacht Coatings shed is world-class, and the painters there are world-class,” he says. “You can’t underestimate the number of man-hours involved in a project like this, and labour is twenty per cent cheaper in Tauranga than in Auckland. Plus, everything is so centralised, so tradespeople aren’t having to waste valuable work time travelling.”

As well as a full repaint inside and out, all the yacht’s secondary systems — including engineering, electrical, navigational, lighting and entertainment — were all upgraded and enhanced with the latest technology. “She’s now better than new because all the problems and bugbears that used to exist have been ironed out,” Avery says.

Super Yacht Coatings became involved in the project after meeting with Avery in mid-2020 and showing him their new shed, then nearing completion. "A big part of the attraction of Tauranga was that they could have this space as their own facility, and were able to almost exclusively use local contractors,” Super Yacht Coatings general manager Ben Steele concludes. “It’s what the Marine Precinct was designed to do — to increase and expand the marine industry in Tauranga — and this kind of project was ideal.”

The next step in New Zealand’s border reopening is now set, with sea and air borders effectively open for visitors and vessels from 1 August 2022. After a frustrating start to 2022 for the New Zealand marine industry, in which many stakeholders had felt that the lack of clarity had cost them future bookings, foreign yachts and crew will finally be able to cruise and conduct refit works.

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Tauranga is the perfect place for a superyacht

The New Zealand superyacht’s 25th ‘birthday’ turned into a homecoming of sorts when she was recently completely refitted in Tauranga.

S/Y Miss Silver, launched in 1995 (and originally called Sovereign), was pulled up by Vessel Works in Tauranga’s Sulphur Point marine area and spent 10 months in a 50m hangar at Super Yacht Coatings, having a full interior and exterior refit.

S/Y Miss Silver was built by Alloy Yachts in West Auckland and has spent most of her life in Europe. In 2020, her new owners decided to combine a trip to the America’s Cup in 2021 with a major refit.

“At 25 years old, superyachts have major upgrades to all their systems and it seemed appropriate to bring her back to the country where she was built,” says skipper Wayne Avery.

“We knew that the standard of New Zealand craftsmanship sets a very high bar and many people who used to work for Alloy are still working here in the marine industry.”

Wayne says undertaking a refit in Tauranga with Vessel Works was attractive because of the easy access to facilities and trades, as well as the skilled and experienced workforce. “The Super Yacht Coatings shed is world class and the painters there are world class.

“The amount of man-hours involved in such a project cannot be underestimated, and labour in Tauranga is 20 per cent cheaper than in Auckland. In addition, everything is so centralised that vendors don’t have to spend precious working time travelling.”

In addition to a complete repaint inside and out, all of the yacht’s secondary systems, including engineering, electrical, navigation, lighting and entertainment, have been modernised and upgraded with the latest technology.

“She’s better than new now because all the problems and issues that existed before have been fixed.

It’s now a different colour too: its original dark blue case has become a shiny, all-white, silver-tone clasp.

Super Yacht Coatings general manager Ben Steele says this has given the yacht a much more modern look.

“You would never have thought she was more than 25 years old.”

Super Yacht Coatings got involved after meeting Wayne in mid-2020 and showing him their new canopy, which was then nearing completion.

“A big part of the appeal of Tauranga was that they could use the space as their own facility and could almost exclusively use local contractors,” says Steele.

“That’s what the Maritime District was designed for – to increase and expand the maritime industry in Tauranga – and such a project was ideal.”

The Vessel Works District includes maritime business sites, a 6,300sq mooring, deep-water berths for large vessels and one of New Zealand’s largest mobile boat lifts.

The businesses based there cover a wide range of specialisms, from fibreglass to marine engineering, ship painting and timber decking to composite construction, encouraging collaboration between maritime businesses and creating a one-stop shop for customers servicing their vessels in Tauranga.

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