SANDSPIT, WARKWORTH     Phone: 09 425 8811     Fax: 09 425 8180




Lees Boatbuilders Ltd was founded 61 years ago on Kawau Island and relocated to the present site in 1963, where it has operated for the past 47 years.

Lees Boatbuilders Ltd is one of the longest established businesses in the Sandspit/Warkworth area and therefore one of the longest family owned and operated boatbuilding businesses in New Zealand.

We have a strong history of building custom timber boats alongside repairs and maintenance.

With the changing nature of boatbuilding in New Zealand and the emphasis of new boat ownership through imported or production boats, Lees Boatbuilders Ltd are well placed to continue to offer a high standard of workmanship with their repairs and maintenance experience, as well as one of the remaining regional boat yards conveniently located on the waterfront at Sandspit. Many of the waterfront yards have disappeared with our changing coastal developments, whereas Lees Boatbuilders Ltd have security of tenure and will always remain at this location.

The Warkworth area is a popular destination for overseas visitors.

The rapid growth in hospitality offered in and around Warkworth, with B&Bs, wineries, etc means that Lees Boatbuilders Ltd is in an excellent location for cruising maintenance.

  Our wharf and boat shed