“Since 2002 Stabicraft Marine has relied on FI Innovations 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 


“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.  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

Roddy McMillan, sculptor of Burt Munro motorbike


“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-kevlar 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, Waikaka

new engine cowlings for diesel-powered Fletcher ag-plane


“When H+J Smith asked us to carry out extensive renovations to spruce up the ground floor of their Invercargill store, there were more than a few hairy ‘challenges’ shall we say – not least, the old twenty foot pillars.

We really did have to think outside the square on this one.  We called on Gareth Dykes, FI Innovations main man, “Not a problem, we’ll take care of that for you”. They custom-made beautifully-smooth, cylindrical fibreglass shells to encase those eyesores.

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

Bruce Middleton, Southland Manager, Amalgamated Builders