On 31st March 2021 Peter and Jennie Johnson sold the business to a partnership formed between O'Donnell Parkes Barging & Nautilus Pacific. New company directors Beau Simonsen, James Galloway & Kim O'Donnell bring a wealth of knowledge & passion for the industry and everything it entails.
With help from their managers Johnny Everett and Kim Weatherhead, the team will run the business at the southeast corner of the Havelock Marina and continue to provide the great service that the Johnson Family has provided for the last century. We wish Peter & Jennie a long and happy retirement. Watch this space for our updates.
Johnson’s Barge Service Ltd operates four main vessels, a motorised barge named ‘Pukatea’ as well as ‘Hinau’, a dumb barge which is towed by tug boat, the large salmon harvest vessel ‘Mahoe’ and a small but powerful towing and freight vessel named ‘Titoki’. The business operates mainly in the Pelorus Sound and D’Urville Island area, but also goes as far as Nelson and Golden Bay as required.