Our Services

With 17 years of experience, Built Boats has established itself as a premier boat design consultancy in the world-renowned city of Auckland, New Zealand – home to the America’s Cup. Delivering services tailored specifically for our customer’s wants and needs – whether pertaining to performance or style innovation– we collaborate with prominent boat builders worldwide, ensuring quality results that provide an unrivaled on-the-water experience. Our diverse portfolio comprises Super Yacht Tenders, Production Boats, and sophisticated appendages, setting us apart from other designing firms while being sought after by those seeking unparalleled excellence in boating endeavours.

About Us

Matthias Gibson BDes(Hons) AMRINA Nav.Archit 

Matthias Gibson was born into a family with deep ties to the seafaring industry, including his great grandfather being a former deep sea fisherman and his father looking for any opportunity he could find to sail. It only seemed natural that Matt would grow up inspired by these experiences, eventually pursuing boat design as an academic program at Massey University. After seventeen years of design experience – from high-speed planing craft to super yachts and more – Matt took it upon himself on embarking on this mission professionally; founding Build Boats alongside many successes along the way.

Our Work

Recognised Member

Built Boats is a member of the New Zealand marine industry association

Institution Member

Built Boats is a member of the Royal Institute of Naval Architects

Contact us

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