Since its inception in 1989, Oceanspray Marine has been synonymous with quality throughout the Southern hemisphere. Oceanspray Marine is also a firm advocate of Awlgrip and the partnership between the two companies further enhances this reputation.
Brett Allen (Owner/Director of OSM) once said that “his passion has always been to work with the very best’; “to set the standard” and “to give his customers the finish that they can be proud of” and that by using Awlgrip he has been able to deliver these qualities for 20 years.
Brett’s apprenticeship years and affiliation with Awlgrip began back in 1980 in Fort Lauderdale, USA, where he was taught the basics of the trade. His thirst for experience and knowledge of painting led Brett to work with Cheoy Lee in China, CRN in Ancona, Italy, and Rotterdam in the Netherlands.
After almost 10 years working abroad Brett moved back to his home town, Auckland New Zealand. Brett formed Oceanspray Marine which contract faired and painted new build superyachts for Alloy Yacht International. In 1993 Brett embarked on another adventure in Capetown, South Africa where Oceanspray Marine contract faired and painted the Superyacht “Corsta V” for Sterling Yachts. After returning to New Zealand Brett formed a close relationship with Orams Marine and Southern Sparsprimarily dedicated to Superyacht Paint Refits. Oceanspray Marine also painted many America’s Cup, Volvo and Maxi racing yachts during this exciting yachting decade.
In 2004 Brett relocated Oceanspray Marine to Brisbane, Australia where his team continues to apply finishes to some of the world’s best superyachts. Oceanspray Marine are proud to be responsible for attracting 13 superyachts to Brisbane that otherwise were destined to dock elsewhere. "We have had amazing success encouraging overseas superyachts to Australia for extensive paint re-fits based on ‘word of mouth’ referrals from satisfied skippers" reports Brett. Brett and Oceanspray Marine depend on the consistent quality that they have come to trust and expect from Awlgrip products. Wherever Brett is in the world he can always purchase the Awlgrip products he needs and can always obtain the professional advice of an Awlgrip Technical Representative that he has come to rely on.
With over 30 years experience and having managed the painting of over 100 superyachts, specializing in the application of Awlgrip, the company is continuing its evolution – Oceanspray Marine is now restructured as a project management company specializing in new build and refit coatings systems.
Awlgrip wish Brett and Oceanspray Marine continued success for the future!