Kiwi Power cat specialist Maverick Marine has joined forces with fellow Wellington-based company Fraser Fire & Rescue to manufacture its growing range of aluminium catamarans. Maverick director David McLellan says the deal with Frasers is an exceptional opportunity which will give Maverick access to world-class engineering and manufacturing capabilities.

Fraser Fire & Rescue is part of the Fraser Engineering group and is the Southern hemispheres’ largest independent manufacturer of fire and rescue appliances. Director Martin Simpson says that they are looking forward to leveraging their extensive engineering, CNC and manufacturing capabilities into the marine sector with Maverick. Simpson also believes that there is significant opportunity for combining their fire & rescue appliance technologies with the Maverick catamaran hulls to produce high performance rescue and emergency craft.

Since its establishment in 2014 Maverick has exported its unique design boats to customers in both the USA and Australia in addition to its local market sales. McLellan says he believes that its vital to achieve the highest possible levels of quality both in terms of design and manufacture. With that capability now secured, we can confidently forge ahead with our plans to innovate and extend beyond our current 5.0m boats, bringing larger more powerful power cats to market says McLellan.