Our philosophy is quite simple

We just love to build, restore and sail wooden boats with their beauty, unique feel and their irresistible attraction.

We love what we do

We admit unashamedly that we don't like fibreglass and that we relish the challenge of putting wooden boats together everyday.

We specialise in restoration

Restoring wooden boats is fun, it keeps your mind occupied, and the fact that you are creating a one-off experience is hard to beat.

We live up to your expectations

True craftsmanship and eye for detail combined with experience gained over the years shines through at Classic Boats Ltd

The 'Gem Class' is a breath of fresh air

The inspiration for the 'Gem Class' came from the numerous gaff-rigged daysailers designed and built at the turn of last century.

Welcome to Classic Boats New Zealand
Builders of High Quality Wooden Boats

"We believe that a picture paints a thousand words."

"Enjoy your visit."

Gem Class 23ft Daysailer

Gem Class 23ft Daysailer
'Jade' our first Gem Class sailing in the Bay of Islands and some details of her construction.

Our Latest Project

Our Latest Project
Complete restoration of a 1958 15ft Sea Craft Runabout.

Completed Past Projects

Completed Past Projects
We have built and restored a large variety of craft over the last 20 odd years.