Accomplished boatbuilder Kieran Raupi has joined the crew at Lusty & Blundell’s Tauranga branch.

Kieran has an extensive background in aluminium boatbuilding in New Zealand and Australia, from runabouts to superyachts, including commercial and naval vessels. Starting as a fabricator, Kieran finished his boatbuilding career as a project manager.

“That experience has given him a thorough understanding of the mechanical, hydraulic and electrical systems used in both new builds and refits,” says L&B’s sales manager, Bob Fassio.

Kieran’s role in L&B’s popular Tauranga branch sees him supporting the company’s travelling representatives and providing practical advice and appropriate products in store.

When not at work, Kieran enjoys boating and fishing in the waters around the Bay of Plenty and Coromandel Peninsula.