Our Services

Western Workboats has a range of specialist vessels and services.

Vessel & Workboat Supply

Western Work Boats has a wide range of specialist vessels to support the coastal and offshore marine industry in New Zealand and the Pacific.  Our vessels are suitable for providing biosecurity in-water hull cleaning, marine salvage, film support, dive support, marine survey, oceanographic research, patrol operations, towing, hydrographic and multibeam surveys, seismic support, aquaculture, and other general offshore vessel operations. We specialise in servicing the energy and communication industries, as well as bespoke solutions for the entertainment and aerospace industries.

Star Keys barging in Picton

Biosecurity, Hull Cleaning and Crew Transfers

Western Work Boats provides vessels in support of biosecurity and in-water hull cleaning services to a suit our clients' needs. We have strong relationships with both New Zealand and offshore dive companies and can provide a full dive solution. Our teams are also experienced in providing crew transfers for large international and domestic shipping vessels to ensure that the transfer of personnel and supplies is carried out with safety and reliability.

  • Biosecurity (biofouling) inspection support
  • In-water hull cleaning operations
  • Crew transfers
  • Supply transfers

Subsea Survey

Western Work Boats provides vessels and specialised technicians for seismic and hydrographic survey operations. We have considerable experience supporting data acquisition surveys, including multibeam, as part of maintenance and upkeep of navigational charts for LINZ around coastal New Zealand. Our own team of qualified and experienced surveyors are available and can provide a full survey package.

  • Geophysical & Hydrographic Survey Support
  • Seabed Mapping & Monitoring
  • Seismic Survey Support
  • Multibeam Survey Support

Offshore Operations

Western Work Boats has been delivering offshore services for over 15 years around New Zealand, Australia and the Pacific. We have operated in the sub-Antacrtic and New Zealand offshore islands, providing services to universities and scientific research organisations both public and private.

WWB crew in the Antipodes Islands


Western Work Boats are marine contractors providing offshore work boats, crew and services.

  • Exclusion-Zone Patrol, Management and Protection
  • Film and Drone Support
  • Guard & Chase Vessels
  • Harbour Construction & Maintenance
  • Salvage Operations
  • Pipeline Inspections
  • Project Management
  • Research Vessels
  • Rescue Vessels
  • Towing Services
Tranquil Image assisting in a cable lay

Let's Chat

We are always interested in new ways we can help. We have a range of equipment and skills to solve problem you have.

+64 27 207 8835
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