Our Team

Expertise and character


Combine expertise and character and you have a strong team that achieves great results.

WARWICK HEANEY (Managing Director) started working as a boat builder at Johnson Yachts, Pine Harbour Marina, in 2003. He has since spent most of his career at Pine Harbour, apart from brief spells working on super yachts.

NATHAN WAY (Workshop Manager) has been a boat builder and marine painter since 2001. He learnt his trade in Tauranga and has since worked in Tasmania, Perth and Auckland on all types of boats up to and including super yachts.


Starting in 2014 with a staff of just 3, Warwick and Nathan have rapidly built the business to the stage where it now employs 12 experienced boat painters able to service clients not just at Pine Harbour, but right across Auckland and beyond.

The team includes apprentices, and boat painters with extensive experience at working on big commercial ships. The result is a highly skilled team from backgrounds that include commercial boat painting, cabinets and kitchens, and all aspect of the marine industry.

Pine Harbour Boat Painters has also established vital business relationships with other marine businesses based at Pine Harbour, in particular Harkin Boat Building Ltd.  It also has an important relationship with Napier-based Dickey Boats, providing new-build painting for that company’s premier range of “sportfisher” aluminium hulled launches.

Our Partners

A typical day @ Pine Harbour Boat Painters