Keeping family traditions alive the business still operates ‘Tawhai’, a tow vessel which was originally designed by Eric Johnson and was built in 1966. ‘Tawhai’ can still be seen plying the sounds on most days of the week.
‘Pukatea’ provides support services to salmon farms at Waitata, Waihinau, Forsyth and Kopaua Bays in the Pelorus Sound. Our vessel ‘Mahoe’ harvests all fish from NZ King Salmon farms in both the Pelorus and Queen Charlotte Sounds, being berthed in Picton for most of the year. The ‘Hinau’ carts logs from forests in the Pelorus Sounds.
Our newest addition ‘Titoki’ is active around the place too. She is small but powerful which means that she can fill in for any of the other vessels when workloads are heavy, small enough to manoeuvre around bays servicing moorings and delivering goods, but capable of towing the ‘Hinau’ loaded with logs or anything else that needs towing