|Since 1969 McMullen & Wing Ltd has forged a name for itself in the New Zealand boat-building industry. Early years saw McMullen & Wing emerge as a pioneer in aluminium yacht construction.
Over the years McMullen & Wing has been called upon to construct vessels of many different sizes and types. In addition to our race winning sailing yachts we have also produced motor yachts constructed of varying materials, and a range of light commercial vessels including the construction of Police and Pilot boats, and passenger vessels.
In 1986 the company was purchased by David and Terry Porter and has developed from a small but high profile company of 19 staff into one of New Zealand's most prominent yacht and ship builders. At present there are over approximately 80 staff on site covering management and administration, boatbuilding, design, electrical, engineering, joinery and polishing, laminating, and welding and fabrication. The Porters have expanded operations towards the refit and more recently the construction of Superyachts, large Sportfish vessels, and custom designed high performance inflatables (RIBs).
In 1985 the company had won the contract to build the first 3 composite-hulled 12-metre racing yachts for the 1987 America's Cup Challenge. This event set McMullen and Wing as prime contenders to build challenging boats for the 1995 Cup, an obvious success in company history with BLACK MAGIC winning the 1995 Challenge, and demonstrating our ability to build hi-tech racing boats to extremely high levels of accuracy.
McMullen & Wing's present focus is to maintain its success within the superyacht industry. Company expansion is underway with the construction of new management offices and administration facilities, and the enlargement of the Design Office and the Store, all to ensure improvement and innovation in McMullen & Wing's comprehensive superyacht building facilities.