Category Archives: Tourism

Praise Showered

Praise showered on Fi Innovations by Real Journeys for our craftsmanship.  We refurbished over 30 shower cubicles on their big “Milford Mariner” tourist boat. Cubicle after cubicle – it never seemed to end. Stan and Reece made countless trips up … Continue reading

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Stunning river stone

Stunning river stone tabletops, destined for the Rees Hotel in Queenstown, were painstakingly crafted at Fi Innovations’ workshop in Invercargill. It was a long and delicate process, requiring much patience – machine, prime and sand each plywood base; machine, cut, … Continue reading

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Mini Shotover Jet boat

Pop into Shotover Jet’s operations base at Arthur’s Point in Queenstown sometime and take a look at the mini Shotover Jet sitting in the corner. The Ngai Tahu Tourism company asked us to create a unique stand to display souvenirs. … Continue reading

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Oyster boat sculpture

The Oyster Boat sculpture in Bluff’s main street was tired and in desperate need of a complete overhaul. The oyster shell part had been absorbing rainwater through its very porous exterior, so the main support structure had collapsed with rust. … Continue reading

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Bullet-proof Boating

A carbon fibre jet boat pod with bolt-on carbon fibre seats was an innovative solution for Queenstown’s iconic Shotover Jet when they wanted to remodel their jet boat fleet.  This gained them fuel savings, a stronger structure with harder-wearing floors and stunning visual … Continue reading

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Artisan Sculpture

Fi Innovations was excited to help create a Burt Munro sculpture to commemorate the legendary Southlander and his ‘fastest Indian’motorcycle. Invercargill-born and raised sculptor, Roddy McMillan, remembers visiting Munro’s backyard garage as a lad with his father. “He was a … Continue reading

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