Western Work Boats | Marine Contractors

What we do


Western Work Boats are marine contractors providing offshore work boats, crew and services. Our vessels are suitable for marine survey, oceanographic research, patrol boats, vessel towing, marine salvage, hydrographic surveys, seismic survey support and other general offshore vessel operations.

WWB’S team has unrivaled experience and engineering capabilities. We utilise our substantial resources to provide solutions, marine operations and execute projects and for our customers in a timely, cost effective and safe manner.

We work New Zealand wide and throughout the South Pacific.

We specialise in the following areas:

  • Auxiliary Equipment & Hire
  • Deep Water Mooring Service
  • Electronic Surveillance Trials
  • Fast Rescue Craft
  • Film Support
  • Geological Survey
  • Geophysical Survey
  • Guard Ships & Chase Vessels
  • Harbour Construction
  • Harbour Maintenance
  • Hydrographic Survey
  • Salvage
  • Patrol Work
  • Pipeline Inspections
  • Project Management
  • Research Vessels
  • Rescue Vessels
  • Seabed Monitoring
  • Seismic Survey Support
  • Ship's Cargo Transfers
  • Short/Long Term Vessel Hire
  • Survey Craft
  • Towing
  • Water Sampling



WWB construction division primarily serves customers in the civil construction and engineering markets, including government and private sector needs.

In addition to marine construction, we work on other highly technical projects and tasks requiring customised marine solutions. Our 20 years of marine construction experience, with our expertise in both inland and offshore operations, give us capabilities that are unparalleled in the industry.

We bring together the resources to handle challenging projects with our project management, engineering, and fabrication abilities—anytime, anywhere. We're able to create custom solutions, from design and fabrication to implementation.

We perform inspections, installations, maintenance, repairs, and upgrades for:

  • Aqueducts
  • Bridges
  • Dams
  • Harbours
  • Marinas
  • Marine facilities
  • Piers
  • Piles
  • Pipelines
  • Ports

Other Services:

  • Anchor cable installation
  • Anode installations
  • Concrete placement and repair
  • Telecommunication and power cable installation


Offshore Operations

WWB has been delivering offshore services for over 15 years around New Zealand, Australia and the Pacific. With an outstanding safety record and experienced crews, we provide support services for platforms, pipelines, and other operations.

Our employees have operational experience working off many types of platforms: Dynamically Positioned Vessels, 4 Point moored ships, Boats, Barges, and Floating Production Systems. Our equipment is portable and can accommodate a diversity of job tasks and work platforms.

Our equipment is portable and can accommodate a diversity of job tasks and work platforms.

Pipeline Services

  • Inspections
  • Repairs

Platform Services

  • Installation support
  • Inspections
  • Anode installations
  • Repairs
  • Remediation
  • Removal

Other Services

  • Jetting
  • Sandbagging
  • High-pressure water blasting
  • Site clearance



Western Work Boats provides experienced Chase Boat, Supply Boats and Patrol Boat services to a vast range of clients. Some of which include the NZ Defence Force.

Patrol boats contribute to a wide range of tasking from:

  • 24/7 Exclusion Zone Patrol
  • Cable Zone Patrol
  • Safety Zone Patrol

Safety at Sea and at home on the Western Work Boats vessels is of paramount importance.  WWB is proud of the way it's vessel crews go the extra mile to maintain a professional attitude and compliance with Maritime Safety Regulations.



We have been performing Seismic and Hydrographic surveys since 2001. 

Our hydrographic survey vessels can help you:

  • Perform detailed hydrographic and geophysical surveys
  • Locate lost items in the ocean
  • Find and inspect underwater pipelines
  • Choose locations for placements oil rigs and pipelines