Our Shipyard Team

          Shipco 360 believes that its people are its strength.

In every part of the organisation our people make a difference and make us what we are.
Our team readily shares experience from a wide variety of maritime backgrounds to allow continuous improvement to our organisation, its products and its customer service.
We are passionate about what we do and want to be the best at it. 

Meet some of our team.

Mark Wightman

Managing Director

P: +64 21 759 157
E: mark@shipco360.com

Originating from a naval and commercial shipping background in engineering, he gained qualifications as a Class 1 Engineer and as an Electrical engineer, sailing for many years on Panamax containerships on the round world service to and from Europe. This combined experience has prepared him well as the luxury yacht size became larger.

Mark came ashore and worked in the early robotics industry but after a five year period, the call of the sea and the people associated with it, brought Mark back to the waterfront where he joined Whiting Powers Systems (WPS) in 1993. He spent the 10 years with WPS mainly on Superyacht Refit Projects which numbered into the many 100s. This included the period of the two America’s Cup campaigns held in Auckland which more than tested the industry’s ability to respond to large influxes of visiting yachts. This became the catalyst for Mark and the fellow founders of IMG to develop a highly professional team to raise the standards of service for this sector of the industry. In August 2004 Mark was elected to NZ Marine Export Group Board and was the Chairman 2008 -2010.

Mark is Managing Director of both, Shipco 360 and Integrated Marine Group as is a firm believer in developing strong and enduring client relationships. He is certainly refreshed to be once again involved with his commercial marine roots and enjoys the new challenges it presents.
Pastimes: road cycling & surfing

Brett Armstrong

Business Development & Refit Manager

P: +64 27 495 7518
E: brett@shipco360.com


Brett is the Operations Manager at our Whangarei shipyard, which is a pivotal role for Shipco 360.

He manages the New Build Vessel projects as well as Refit and Repair projects on Service Vessels, Workboats and Barges.

Brett who is an engineer by trade which he is complimented with a strong marine background of  shore based, sea going and working in remote locations. These attributes are well utilised to run his team of talented trades people who can tackle challenging projects with ease. 

Kelvin Hardie

Commercial Manager

P: +64 21 220 7503
E: kelvin@shipco360.com

Kelvin has wealth of knowledge and experience in engineering and the shipbuilding industry that few others in New Zealand could rival.

His responsibility at shipco 360 is to facilitate our new build projects ( tugs, vehicular ferries, fishing vessels, barges, winches, etc) with the tender and contract management.

Most importantly of all, he imparts valuable knowledge across all levels of our team to ensure  that we continue to build the robust and reliable vessels that he has managed to consistently produce through his lifetime in teh industry.