Image Boats is an Invercargill-based boat builder and designer that provides an outstanding range of alloy-hulled boats for both recreational and commercial uses.


COMPANY HISTORY

Owner, Dean Wilkes, was originally a sheet metal engineer by trade, completing a 4½-year apprenticeship in Invercargill. He started his boat-building career on a working holiday in Australia 25 years ago before returning home to continue in this field, where he gained experience building ferries, 30-60 foot fishing boats, pontoon boats and other commercial craft.

Dean formed his own Invercargill-based company, Image Boats Ltd, in 2000.

Dean and his team built their 100th boat in August 2010, and are now well into the next 100.

 

 

KEY CAPABILITIES

Image Boats manufactures a range of alloy-hulled boats for both recreational and commercial uses.

Every boat that Image Boats builds is custom-fitted to be highly personalised to the specific requirements of their our individual clients.  

Image Boats offers:

  • Complete design and build services
  • Full customisation of design to your exact customer requirements
  • A complete, entirely in-house service
  • Custom-built boat trailers to transport vessel
  • Boating supplies, equipment, and marine mechanical services.

QUALITY CONTROL

Image Boats Ltd build their Commercial boats to SGS Survey Standards.

Image Boats Ltd build their Recreational boats to NZ Marine (MIA).

All welding is to the NZ Marine Aluminium Certificate Standards.

 

HUMAN RESOURCES

Image Boats Ltd is run by hands-on Owners Dean & Stacey Wilkes.  They have a stable, highly motivated & trained workforce which includes:

  • 2 Management staff
  • 4 Professional & qualified Boat Builders
  • 1 Fully Qualified Marine Technician
  • 2 Boat Builder Assistants
  • 2 Apprentices
  • 2 Office/Reception staff

PLANT AND MACHINERY

The 2,883 sq m workshop/site is serviced by 2 overhead cranes & one forklift.

  • 1 x full Auto CAD 2004 Licence on a dedicated workstation
  • 1 x 160 tonne press brake
  • 1 x 2.5m guillotine
  • 5 x 400 mig welders
  • 2 x synchro wave 250 amp tig welders

Plus a standard range of sheetmetal equipment.

Contact: Dean Wilkes

24 Bay Road
Invercargill
New Zealand
 P:  0064 3 2144573
F:   0064 3 2159177
E:   dean@imageboats.co.nz     www.imageboats.co.nz


COMPLETED PROJECTS

 

PRODUCTION OF OVER 100 COMMERCIAL AND RECREATIONAL CUSTOMISED DESIGNED AND FITTED ALUMINIUM BOATS RANGING IN SIZE FROM 4-15 METERS.

EXPORTS TO ALASKA, USA, AND AUSTRALIA.


Industry Memberships

 
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