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 For two generations, Salthouse Boatbuilders have been building custom boats tailored specifically for each new owner’s requirements.

Salthouse Boatbuilders launched its first boat in 1956. Founder John Salthouse became an icon of the New Zealand marine industry and passed his significant knowledge and passion for boating on to his sons, who continued the family legacy.

In 2007, the youngest son Greg Salthouse took over the reins of the family business and led the company into the new era of high-tech carbon racing yachts, high-speed tenders and beyond

After years of high demand for quality Salthouse boats and following the notable success of the Catalyst chase boats, 2019 saw Greg and his wife Delayne, make the conscious decision to alter course to find a better work-life balance. Recognising the gap in the market for faster and drier coach boats, they focused on designing a boat that epitomizes the quality and innovation behind the Salthouse name.

Today the Salthouse Coach Boats are rapidly proving themselves as a smart choice for sailors and coaches around the world.

Planting next to our shed

Investing in sustainability

New Zealand is an island nation and the environment is everything. Our focus is on reducing waste right through manufacturing from fibreglass and epoxy processes to painting methods and quantities. There is no plastic packaging in shipping. For each Coach Boat produced, over 150 native trees are planted – so far resulting in thousands of trees and plants regenerating a local wetland along the Mahoenui Valley Stream in Auckland.

Regenerated wetland area transformed with native plants

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