Richard Edlin, boat builder and designerMatakohe, North Auckland, New Zealand

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Company Profile

Edlin Marine is and independent, private business with years of experience in the marine industry. From multi hull yachts through to game fishing vessels, including offshore cruisers and live-aboard boats. Our passion and experience enables us to adapt to your individual needs. Being involved with both boat building and design, we can advise the best construction methods to suit your requirements and budget.

Our 12 x 20 metre boat shed with an extra 100 square metre machine shop is located in Matakohe on the Kaipara Harbour. Edlin Marine Ltd provides a comprehensive range of services and an opportunity for your involvement. We have available on site accommodation for both long and short term stays. This allows you to be a part of, and contribute to your project, and have somewhere to stay while your vessel is being worked on.

Edlin Marine designs have both custom and stock plans whether it is for charter or pleasure, mono or multi-hull, power or sail. We have an experienced design and industry related support network, if you wish to use our services for construction and/or project management only. In a country that has one of the highest standards of boat building we pride ourselves from the drawing board through to the commissioning of the finished vessel, to provide a result that meets your satisfaction.

Richard Edlin - Founder of Edlin Marine       

I have been involved in the marine industry for the past years. I was bought up as a sailor from a young age when my uncle introduced me to sailing keel boats Richard - your friendly boat builder and designerat age 11.

I have been a competitive yachtsman and done thousands of sea miles both sailing and power boating since. I have always been interested in the theory behind sail and motor-yachts from a young age. I begun by designing and building model yachts. By the time I reached 15, I decided to learn how to build boats of varying construction methods to complement my passion for design. At the age of 16, I designed and built my first sail boat, an 8 meter harbour and coastal cruiser-racer, MIX T MOTIONS. At 22 I started my own business, designing and building pleasure boats which has developed into Edlin Marine Ltd.

I founded Edlin Marine on the principal of customising to individual needs of clients and producing results to the customers' satisfaction. I can cater to any design, whether it is a work vessel or a luxury cruiser for personal use. Over time we have built up a network of professional support teams to assist in all aspects of the marine industry. I believe that a small team of experienced personnel with a wide range of skills is the best way of achieving the most cost effective results for our customers. Thank-you for spending the time to visit our site and I wish you all many safe and fun filled hours of boating pleasure.