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    Boat Building

    SINCE 1958

    Tradition Continues...

    Stark Bros Ltd has built boats since its beginnings in 1958.

    Most vessels have been of a commercial nature, designed and built in-house from small clinker dinghys, fast cray boats, barges, a steel tug, workboats, through to timber and steel trawlers currently up to 19 metres in length.

    Since 1958 we have built more than 40 boats longer than 10 metres in length. We are probably the only commercial boat builder in New Zealand still building New Zealand Kauri carvel planked fishing trawlers. The majority of our boats are now built in steel.

    Should you require a commercial vessel you are encouraged to contact us, as we can assist you with any form of fishing vessel, work boat or small tugs.

    Recent Designs

    FV Frontier

    19m Steel Trawler
    Launched August 2004

    This 19 metre, 143 tonne steel fishing trawler is the largest vessel built to date by Stark Bros Ltd. It has been specifically designed to fish the varied conditions and fishing grounds particular to the East Coast South Island of New Zealand.

    FV Jubilee

    16m Steel Trawler
    Launched February 2008

    Fully equipped with a variable pitch propeller, onboard salt water ice maker, computer controlled split hydraulic winches with auto scrolling, and able to fish in depths of 10m to about 500m. First commercial vessel in New Zealand to be run on 100% Bio Diesel.

    FV Nessie J

    13m Timber Trawler
    Launched March 2009

    Traditional timber fishing trawler, quite full in the hull, economical and built Stark Tough. It has an engine, pipe systems, trawl winches, a steel gantry, and our revolutionary stabilising wings. It runs on a blend of B60 (60% Bio Diesel / 40% Petroleum Diesel).

    FV Legacy

    16.8m Steel Trawler
    Launched February 2012

    Variable pitch propeller, onboard salt water ice maker, computer controlled split hydraulic winches with auto scrolling. Equipped with 160khz WASSP — Wide Angle Sonar complete with advanced Navigator 2D/3D seabed profiling software.

    FV Endeavour

    17.2m Steel Trawler
    Launched August 2016

    FV Endeavour represents at least the 43rd commercial boat longer than 10 metres  built by Stark Bros. Fully equipped with a variable pitch propeller, onboard salt water ice maker, computer controlled split hydraulic winches with auto scrolling.

    Who We Are?

    Family owned and operated marine specialists serving the marine industry from the Port of Lyttelton since 1958.

     

    Our Location

    Stark Bros Limited

    11 Cyrus Williams Quay
    PO Box 144, Lyttelton 8841
    New Zealand

    Phone: +64 3 328 85500

    Fax: +64 3 328 8791

    Email: info@starkbros.co.nz