Experienced Boat Builders in Beachlands

We’re an established East Auckland Boat Building Company – we’re  passionate about boat making.

We know your boat is your pride and joy. Helping you realise the boat of your dreams is our top priority.

Harkin Boat Building is your one-stop shop for a great range of services, including extensive structural boat overhaul, teak deck upgrades, and the usual hatch and cleat repairs. It’s our mission to ensure your boat performs at its best – day in and day out.

Boat Insurance Work

We are specialists in insurance repairs

Accidents happen, but having a damaged boat is never ideal.  Scratches, dents, holes, cracks; we know how important your boat is to you, so we make it our priority to have your boat back in as new condition in no time.

As a recognised member of the Marine Industry Association New Zealand, we can also point you in the direction of a trusted marine insurance broker to make sure you’re covered and act on your behalf to ensure your repair work is covered.

Why choose us?


Experience matters! With 25 years’ experience in the boat building industry,  your boat is truly in safe hands. As a crew, we cover a wide range of skills, so you can rest assured your boat is looked after by expert craftsmen, no matter what your requirements are.


No unpleasant surprises along the way. You know exactly what will happen from the start of the project. We’ll guide you through the process with a personal level of service that has you smiling every step of the way.


We don’t cut corners. Over the years, we’ve gained a great reputation around the quality of our work and our attention to detail.  Thanks to our many years of experience as boat builders, we often pick up on the things that you might not have thought of yourself.


The Harkin Boat Building is conveniently located at Pine Harbour Marina in East Auckland. We work our magic in our 700m2 custom-fitted undercover facilities kitted out with the latest tools and equipment. We can service boats of up to 80ft and up to 55 ton.


We organise your entire project so you don’t have to. We liaise only with reliable sub-contractors on your behalf and make sure the process is a smooth one. It means you can relax and return to the water in no time.


We make it our point of honour to operate our East Auckland Boat Building Company with complete integrity and honesty. Our reputation is one of complete trust with our clients, which reflects in the amount of repeat business we receive.

What do our customers say?

“Harkin Boat Builders far exceeded our expectations with our custom built boat – we would highly recommend this outstanding company to anyone!”

“We contacted Harkin Boat Builders earlier this year to refit our boat’s cabin area and are so pleased with the results. The process from our initial consultation through to completion was seamless and the quality of workmanship is excellent. Thank you!”

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