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About McNab Marine

McNab Marine Ltd was formed in 2009 by Geordie McNab, a trade qualified boat builder with over 18 years experience. Over that time he has built up a reputation for quality craftmanship and does not do jobs by halves.

He served his apprenticeship at Lloyd Stevensons's and Tournament boats. This has enabled him to gain a vast grounding in most boat building methods from old restoration work to new build techniques including fine interior joinery.

His background includes the following highlights:

  • Several years at Leisure Craft Products gained him knowledge in custom & production boat building skills which included the Chase Boat for the Merit Cup for Grant Dalton.

  • At Martin Marine he was involved in the building of 2 Whitbread 60's for the Merit Cup (formally Whitbread Round the World Yacht Race).

  • At McMullan & Wing he built a Launch for Toyota Corporation and was also involved in major modifications to Team New Zealand's America's cup boats from the 95 syndicate. This included cutting half the boat from the main bulkhead forward and replacing the hull shape to the double knuckle bow that we saw in the following years racing to suit New Zealand's conditions.

  • At Bashford International (Sydney Yachts) in Australia he worked on their range of racing yachts and plug building for the Admirals Cup 40. During this time he was responsible for running a small team to build the Admirals Cup 40 plugs and moulds and then built the first two products out of these moulds.

  • In America he has worked at BISH Marine Ltd in which he worked on a 138ft Launch with a team of Kiwi boat builders building the hull and decks.

  • At Regal Marine he gained valuable experience in quality joinery.

  • 5 years at Harkin Boat Building gained him a vast knowledge of repairs and maintanance which included extensions for boats, enclosing hard tops on Launches, and general refits on a range of boats.

  • Several years at Martin Spars gained him an extensive knowledge of carbon fibre and Prepreg.

  • Working at Martin Hatches gained him even more knowledge of the latest infusion techniques.