About Q-West Boat Builders Ltd

Q-West Boat Builders Ltd aspire to be New Zealand's pre-eminent boat builder, crafting all manner of pleasure craft, catamarans, fishing and charter craft, monohulls, ferries, high speed craft, and work boats to world-class standards.

ServicesQ-West has a proven record in steel and aluminium marine construction. We offer a quality driven service range which includes:

  • Design and development- Design co-ordination- Construction- Repairs and maintenance- Re-fit and fit-out- Shipwriting- Project Management- Technical and servicing backup- Marine Consulting

FacilitiesThe facilities at Q-West are purpose built for the construction of aluminium vessels. Over the years Q-West has developed and obtained specific fabrication equipment.

  • Three workshops capable of fabricating vessels of up to 40 metres- 200 tonne capacity slipway- Modern machine shop including brake press, pipe rolling equipment, guillotine, drills, lathes- MIG welding (including pulse technology), steel, stainless steel and aluminium alloys- TIG welding of stainless steel and aluminium alloys- 4 x 5 tonne overhead gantry- Test equipment for hydraulics, electronic, welding- T.Q.M. - Computer Aided Design capabilities- Established team of professional qualified boat builders and engineers.

You can view our current builds, and completed vessels by viewing our website.

What makes us different?

Are you looking for a boat builder that can offer superior craftsmanship, a wealth of experience and a final product that is to a world-class standard? Look no further than Q-West Boat Builders. We strive to exceed our customers expectations at every turn, so to deal with the specialists, call our friendly, professional team today.


Business photos

2 A Gilberd Street Wanganui Wanganui


  • Export New Zealand

  • Marine Industry Association NZ

Opening hours

  • 07:00 - 17:00
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Products and services

  • Work Boats
  • Houseboats
  • Monohulls
  • Yachts
  • Ferries
  • Cruisers
  • Catamarans
  • Tube Boats
  • Jet Boats
  • Sport Boats
  • Fishing Boats
  • Tenders
Service Options
  • Quotes
  • Development
  • Repairs
  • Maintenance
  • Refitting
  • Design
  • Consulting
Markets Served
  • Commercial
  • Marine
  • Steel
  • Alloys

Mailing address

Parking options

Free Off-Street

Payment options

  • Direct Credit (internet banking, phone banking)
  • Cash
  • Direct Debit


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