Founded in 2010 by Jason and Tristin Dickey, the company reflects the pair's lifelong relationship with the water. Each grew up with the classic Kiwi fishing and boating experience familiar to many as significant family pastimes.
The team bring contrasting yet complementary backgrounds to the business.
Tristin’s corporate success in HR and general management with one of Australasia’s most successful clothing brands delivers vital business experience and professional competency to the family business.
Jason’s career in the marine industry started from school with an apprenticeship, leading to a decade as a superyacht engineer travelling the remotest corners of the world's oceans. Three global circumnavigations later, it was time to return to Napier and put his skill and vision into product and service.
Professionalism is a hallmark of the company. It’s reflected in every member of the team. All apply their craft with focus and pride and are the foundation of Dickey Boats ongoing success.
With the design team and craftsmen meticulously creating the build, collaborative input from our customers is valued and contributes much to the success of every boat.
From motor launches to charter vessels, from long-range cruisers to superyacht tenders, our boats are literally "As you like it"
Aluminium lays the platform from which it is possible to deliver the customisation, strength and class-leading performance Dickey Boats has delivered consistently since its foundation.
As a boat-building material, aluminum is light and strong allowing improved power to weight ratios over alternative materials. Customisation can be delivered without the burden of additional tooling allowing innovative solutions to be developed and refined.
Combined with advanced epoxy paint protection systems, aluminium offers Dickey Boats owners a product which is the envy of the industry.
Complimenting the high degree of customised cabin configuration on offer, in most cases every detail, fabric and furnishing on an in-build vessel can be tailored to the discretion of the owner.
With marine and technical requirements considered via expert input from our in-house design team, final choices are applied with a craftman's touch to deliver on-board living spaces of exquisite detail while maintaining the versatility demanded of an adventurous boating lifestyle.
The hulls in the Semifly class are specifically designed for the installation of lean-running Volvo stern-drive and IPS power-plants and routinely deliver fuel burn figures unachievable with traditional stern drives with no compromise to rough-water handling and ride.
Recorded real world figures for a fully-loaded flagship Semifly 45 crossing the Tasman in 2019 were two litres per nautical mile at eight knots and five litres per nautical mile at 25 knots.
The Dickey Boats service team is at your disposal for routine checks, expert consultation, maintenance scheduling and on-going service management.
Our internal service team members bring the experience of career mariners. External contractors are handpicked with proven records of professionalism.
We are proud to say that Dickey boat owners become Dickey Boats family members. We believe this relationship to be foundation of a boat so good there's a waiting list.