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About Us

As dedicated boat people ourselves, we have a personal interest in ensuring that all our clients enjoy their marine pursuits to the utmost, safely and with reliable equipment. With a full-time staff of five people, we bring the enthusiasm, knowledge and service to meet the needs of clients and would-be clients, to exceed expectations.

Our mission is to have satisfied customers, that want to keep coming back to us.

JOHN BUTLER, Proprietor

I have worked extensively within the marine industry virtually all of my life. My father started Butler Marine in 1970, and I restarted the company name in 1987. I have been involved in the designing and building of boats, both aluminium and fibreglass over many years. My experience with marine propulsion (outboard, stern-drive, and jet power) enables me to comment and advise on all of these systems. I enjoy most forms of fishing which I carry out at Kaikoura, Motunau and the outer reaches of the Marlborough Sounds & Cook Strait. You can contact me at work anytime to discuss your boating needs.

BRETT BUTLER, Service Manager

Brett has been a keen boatie/fisherman all his life. He started working here after school, helping out from age 15, then working with us during our busy summer months while still working full time elsewhere. From age 21 he moved to Perth where he met and married Chrissy – two daughters followed. He moved back to Christchurch in 2015 – straight back into working at Butler Marine. We are lucky  to get Brett back as he brings valuable IT skills and excels with electronics.