Testimonials

MARINE

Stabicraft Marine has built it’s reputation on innovation – making rugged, dependable boats that really perform.  Since 2002 we’ve relied on FI Innovations559XR & 509WXR Fibreglass to deliver moulded cabins, enabling us to add stylish good looks to our range of open boats.  Their quality workmanship and excellent customer support can’t be faulted.  It’s what makes Fi Innovations such all-round good operators.

–  Paul Adams, Managing Director Stabicraft Marine Invercargill

SCULPTURE

Recreating a ‘larger-than-life’ moment in the motorcycle speed record career of Burt Munro took the skills and attention-to-detail of FI Innovations Fibreglass.  They made the cast for the 4.5metre bronze sculpture and did a bloody good job of what was quite a difficult task.

–  Roddy McMillan, Invercargill Artist

AVIATION

Fletcher Diesel Engine Cowling

“I’m installing an alternative engine into a Fletcher agricultural aircraft and needed a custom engine cowling.  I have very little knowledge of fibreglass moulding, but did have some definite requirements which were accommodated with no fuss.

The lightweight, yet rigid moulding needed no internal bracing, and the smaller air ducts cast in carbon fibre composite were accurately-made and easy to fit.

I have no hesitation in recommending Gareth and his crew at FI Innovations.  They certainly took my needs in their stride and produced an engine cowling I can be proud of.”

–  Bill Sutherland, Diesel Air New Zealand Ltd, Waikaka 

ARCHITECTURE

When H&J Smith Ltd came to us to carry out some extensive renovations to spruce up the ground floor of their Invercargill store, there were more than one or two hairy “challenges” shall we say – not least the old twenty feet tall, support and service pillar eyesores.

H&J Smiths Pillars (20)

We really did have to think outside the square on this one.  We called on FI Innovations main man, Gareth Dykes. “Not a problem, we’ll take care of that for you'” he says. He encased those eyesores with beautifully-smoothed, cylindrical fibreglass, designed specifically to take the specialist finish chosen by our client.

The result? Mint! Truly, it looked a million dollars. The ugly old pillars were transformed into elegant, architecturally-inspired columns that looked in keeping with the rest of the renovations. We were one happy client.

Bruce Middleton, Amalgamated Builders Ltd, Invercargill