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Circa Marine are proud to announce the recent launch of the new 17.5m “Waikare II“ Catamaran for the Northland Regional Council.

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Deciding you are ready to build the boat of your dreams is an incredibly exciting moment, and most people have been thinking about the intricacies of what this looks like for many years before putting plans into action

Superyacht fabrication is a very particular art form, and when you are investing in a vision of this size, it’s important to have the right team behind you in order to bring that vision to life. There is a huge range of practical and aesthetic design points to be considered, and the primary element of a successful project is a collaborative approach with a crew that is able to deliver a turnkey solution.

Choosing to collaborate with superyacht fabrication specialists who are able to offer you a highly polished and professional service across design, mechanical and electrical installation, interior fit-out, vessel refit, refurbishment, and painting will ensure that you receive streamlined, end-to-end service.

At Circa Marine, superyacht fabrication is one of the things we do best - and we have over 40 years of aluminium boat-building experience under our belts to back us up. Here, we will chat about the process we set in motion when you get in touch with us to build your dream boat.


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In the wide world of ocean exploration, marine recreation and commercial enterprise, your choice of a boat is a crucial decision that influences your overall experience on the water. Among the options available, aluminium boats offer a range of advantages that tip the balance in their favour for use across a variety of applications. 

In this blog, we highlight some insights provided by one of New Zealand's leading aluminium boat builders, with a special focus on a few key advantages that make aluminium boats a preferred choice for those who wish to traverse the globe, take a cheeky day out in the bay - or for businesses that rely on durable, lightweight equipment to keep their enterprise afloat.

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Picture yourself venturing forth to the untouched corners of the world with this exquisite 3D flyover of the Circa 40m Explorer by LOMOcean design. 

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From the world-renowned New Zealand builder, The Circa Marine 24m offers you all you need to explore the world’s oceans in safety, economy & comfort. With a robust aluminium construction and without the complexity seen in other designs, the Circa 24 provides easy to understand systems with ample redundancy, ensuring ease of use, wether short-handed or with minimal crew.

No other builder of this style of adventure/explorer vessel in the 20 to 30m range has the experience of Circa Marine, with 20 offshore passage-making explorer yachts launched to date.


These vessels are designed and built with protection of the environment they operate in being a dominate design must have. Not only are these vessels built from recyclable aluminium, and natural timbers but also the hull design and pairing with the most efficient conventional engine and driveline system to achieve class beating economy figures.


The Circa 24 is also able to be configured (the ability to match this hull) with Electric drive hybrid options that can further improve this already low carbon footprint.



The Circa’s 24m delivers safe economic low maintenance passage-making, using real world data, our Circa 24m burns less than 20 L/hr (US 5.28 Gal/hr) at 10 knots or 30 L/hr (US 7.92 Gal/hr) at 11.5knots, with the same driveline able to propel the vessel along at a speedy 13.5-14 knots.


We offer the Circa 24m with unparalleled customisation opportunity to personalise your vessel.

To start your adventure contact us today to discuss options, 2023 Prices start from NZ $7.5 million.


You’ve seen the rest, now experience the best. 


“Your journey awaits.” Contact, Peter Barnard for more information:


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Introducing Circa Marine’s latest concept.Circa 40m Explorer: Unleash your oceanic adventures in unparalleled comfort and style.

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Thierry Verstraete got in touch with Circa Marine from his 18m yacht in Tahiti, the outbreak of Covid had essentially ended his world tour.

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Presenting the Circa 24m Long Range Expedition Motor Yacht. This vessel is the perfect combination of luxury and practicality, designed to take you on unforgettable journeys to remote locations, without sacrificing comfort or safety.


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It took an incredible effort from the entire Circa Marine team to meet this challenging timeline. Just seven months from haul out as a 19-metre vessel to launching as a 23-metre vessel with an additional bridge deck!

This refit included full 3D scanning of the vessel. Structural design by LOMOcean Naval Architects. The transom was removed and extended by a massive 4 metres. The interior is a complete strip out and rebuild. New engine and drive line were installed and most of the vessel was replumbed. The electrical system was completely redesigned, replaced and rewired. Full commissioning and testing completed dockside at Port Nikau’s new superyacht capable marina and followed by owners’ sea trials.

The team at Circa Marine where proud to see the Shadowland Expeditions team sail Seafinn away before Christmas as promised.

If you have a pleasure or commercial vessel requiring a refit, please talk to the team at Circa Marine today.


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The Circa SXV 40m concept has evolved!


It is an extensive process to get from the first concept to a design ready for production.  We have spent considerable time consulting naval architects and designers and considering feedback from valued clients.  It isn’t a single orbit either, you will see this concept plan has come a long way from the initial release.


The consensus was to provide a larger proportion of house for more indoor living space.  Whilst still providing ample room aft for a range of configurations that may be desired, this space could provide an infinity lap pool, tender/s storage, Heli pad, beach club or whatever may be required.


Custom designed motor yachts begin with a vision, our vision is to provide the adventurer and explorer, the vessel to carry them to remote destinations to lap up the sun of secluded tropical locations or dance with the penguins in the moonlight.


The platform for this stunning motor yacht can be easily developed to whatever you may need, from research vessel to superyacht.  We have the flexibility to develop a high degree of customisation and have a great support team to help with the decision-making process.  Our in-house designers will then make your vision a reality. 


Once the small detail of a contract is finalised, the build gets underway. Currently at Circa we have the opportunity for someone to secure a build slot for June this year allowing for an almost immediate start. 


All that’s required is an email or phone call to start the conversation.  Contact Peter at


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We now have a build slot open for June this year!

If you want 20 metres or up to 40 metres of cruising and exploring. Get in touch now, secure that spot and become one of our lifetime customers.



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Construction of the new Regional Council Workboat started a few short months ago.

Frames are all standing and we are well into the shell plating. Exciting to see the project starting to take some real shape.


When the shell plating is complete, there are more than 1000 hours to weld out the hulls.



It takes talent to form curves in Aluminum.


Construction of the hull is completed upside down to allow easier access for welding.

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