I work overseas a lot, so I’m away a lot. Brent and Charmaine look after my launch perfectly, even when I’m not here. Their attention to detail and perfectionist attitude is amazing and their results match. I’m told that I’m OCD about my boat, but they and their team are even more so… Abel Marine joined the ranks of Team Onyx a while back and I trust them fully. Their work is professional, friendly and competitive and I would recommend them to anyone who wants the best.

Nick Lunn (Onyx)

In 2019 my small classic gaff rigged boat “Tinker” was due for a complete paint job. I engaged Abel Marine to undertake the work which involved completely striping her back to bare wood. She was then subsequently built up with high quality primers, undercoats and top coats. The job description was simply “let’s get Tinker back to her classic looks”. She was a blank canvas. Abel Marine crafted an absolutely delightful classic yacht that has endured the test of time to look just as good today as she did years ago. Brent and Charmaine take absolute pride in their work. Tinker is a perfect testament of their quality workmanship. Boating NZ published a feature about Tinker which highlights her history including the work carried out by Abel Marine.

Sean Garwood (Owner of Tinker)

Brent and Charmaine (Abel Marine) have been our ‘go-to’ help-mates for some years now. We approached them initially, because they had such a high standing amongst the boaties at the marina. They’ve given us great advice and guidance as to what to do and how to go about it. They work to a consistently high standard in every way for all our painting and anti-fouling needs, and never fail to include those ‘little extras’. They are quick, efficient, monitor their own workers closely and have always presented us with a very reasonable bill at the end of the job. Nelson is going to miss their lovely presence and Whangarei will be lucky to have them.

Jenny and Robert on 'Capella'

Brent and Charmaine ( Abel Marine ) are great to deal with, good communication, all work carried out to a very high standard, Quality service at a competitive price. I would highly recommend them, your yacht is safe in their hands.

Gregory Noye El Shaddai

Brent and Charmaine ( Abel Marine) and the crew have looked after my boats for many years and i am sorry to hear they are leaving Nelson. Nothing is a problem to these guys, they set such high standards and are a pleasure to work with. Photo is Abel Marine attending to antifoul removal on my new Motor Sailer.

Alan Little

When I asked Able Marine to antifoul my boat I was pleasantly surprised with the quote , the job was carried out in a very professional manner by a very friendly competent Team and I would have no hesitation in recommending Brent& Charmaine to carry out all my painting jobs in the future Stu Durry

Stu Durry Ocean Piper