We have a combined 100 years plus worth of experience in making custom designed interior and exterior upholstery and covers. Every item we make is designed, measured, patterned, cut and then manufactured in our shop all by hand, using the the best quality materials and fittings available.
To provide excellent customer service, inspired design and durable crafted products, without the slighest compromise to quality.
Steve Fleming – Owner / Manager
Steve founded The Boat Cover Company in 1983 to service the local marine market. Over the years the business grew through word of mouth and now operates from a modern showroom and workspace with 8 employees situated just around the corner from its original location over 20 years ago.
Steve’s strength lies in his unique ability to visualise frames and covers on boats that are in keeping with the boat’s design, look good and yet are practical. He has always played a ‘hands-on’ role, and therefore his experience in the industry is unequalled.
Steve loves surfing. He and Louise have two adult children..
Louise joined The Boat Cover Company in 1988 from a background as PA for the Chief Executive of a Public Company. Her organisational skills keep the workshop and team running smoothly. Louise has an eye for design and is instrumental in guiding clients towards the best options available for a job. Much work goes on behind the scenes researching and sourcing specialist materials and she has more than 20 years experience in design and manufacture of Superyacht interior and exterior upholstery.
Louise and Steve’s individual skills combine superbly and between them there isn’t much they don’t know with regard to covers and exterior upholstery in marine, residential and commercial applications. As hands-on managers/owners of the business you can be assured of personal service.
Jo works part time in the office and keeps the paperwork ‘under control’. She also does the wages and operates the computerised financial systems. Jo runs the office in the absence of Steve and Louise and provides a friendly face to our customers. Jo is married to John and they have 3 very sporty children, 2 boys and 1 girl.
Gavin Young - Upholstery Manager
Gavin has been with the company since 1998. Gavin has been involved in our industry for around 30 years and his experience and attention to detail is unequalled. He has upholstered some of the worlds biggest and best Super Yachts. Gavin can turn his hand to most things and any ‘tricky’ jobs become Gavin’s. He can always work out a solution when everybody else has given up!!. He also has a wealth of knowledge and the other guys in the team will often seek Gavin’s advice..
John Loader - Covers Manager
John came to us from an Air Force background of 22 years. He joined the company in 2002 and bought with him a myriad of skills that he gathered in his time in the Force.
One of New Zealand's most experienced tradesmen, Ricky did his apprenticeship here in the 1980's. His attention to detail and finish on his handiwork is appreciated by all our customers and they are always guaranteed an excellent finish.
Geoff has been with us for 3 years from a marine background. His versatility and dependability make him an important and reliable member of our team.
Caleb joined as as an apprentice in the middle of 2011 with no experience in our area of expertise. In a very short space of time he has settled into his role and is learning the ropes.