Te Ariac

Luke, Kelly and their team built a vessel “Te Araic” for me starting in 2015. Te Araic is a purpose built barge ( 24m, 30 tonne vessel rated to carry 66 tonne) to service our farming operation on Ponui Island.

During my research on design and building such a vessel I was made aware that such projects rarely run according to plan.

I was extremely impressed with Luke’s approach to the project and his small but highly proficient team completed the build without any issues cropping up which Luke could not sort out.

The result is a vessel which has exceeded my expectation. In conclusion Te Araic is a vessel I am very proud to own and I would have no hesitation in recommending Tangaroa Marine Fabricators. Their workmanship is of a very high standard.


Richard Chamberlin

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