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Kelly Archer has been building various types of vessels for the past 35 years, initially as a patner in Salthouse Brothers at Greenhithe. In 1995 Kelly Archer Boatbuilders relocated to new purpose built 15,000ft2 facilities in Albany, Auckland.

The company has developed a niche market whereby an Owner brings forth their concept and design. Together with Kelly and his team the interior, deck layout and systems are designed ensuring that all objectives are met.

A unique concept offered by Kelly Archer Boatbuilders Ltd is that it caters for an Owner who wants a direct relationship with the builder. The relationship is further enhanced by focusing on completing only one boat at a time, and by providing an open cost method allowing the Owner access to all project costs.

A measure of Kelly Archer Boatbuilders Ltd success, yachts that have been completed under this arrangement are Beowulf, 80ft (24.4m) launched in 1996, and Condor, 80ft (24.2m) launched in 1998, both designed by Dashew Offshore Design. Maxsamba, 78ft sloop designed by Van de Stadt launched in 2000, Leonore, 80ft (24.4m) launched 2002 and designed by Chuck Paine Design

Currently under construction is the 83 ft aluminium motor yacht designed by Dashew Offshore Design, and the 72 ft (22m) Kelly Archer Adventure Series.

A quote from a repeat customer is further testament to this arrangement:
"I have worked with Boatbuilders all over the world and Kelly Archer is simply the best. For the past 25 years Kelly has efficiently executed our designs to consistently high standards. When a client asks us where to go, or when we are thinking about a boat for ourselves Kelly is the first person we call".

Steve Dashew - Dashew Offshore Design

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