Mattias grew up in Paihia & later Whangarei. He has been involved in the Marine industry since 2002 when he started working at Astral Yachts/Friendship Yachts. It was here that he was introduced to marine painting and developed his skills in this area working on eight world class Friendship 40’s as well as a long list of other, privately owned yachts.
He worked there for 6 years before moving onto Pacific Gloss where he gained more experience in Boatyard work & marine re-paints & touch-ups.
He has worked on many large, world renowned yachts including Lanakai, a 72ft cruising yacht, Douce France, a 138ft sail catamaran and Black Pearl, a 31.5metre Superyacht. All these jobs taught Mattias a lot including the importance of attention to detail.
Since he joined us in 2011 Mattias put these skills onto paper and completed an Exterior Marine Painting apprenticeship, he e is now our Leading Hand and looks after things for us when we are not available.
Mattias was around boats as a young boy which later turned into an interest in working in the marine industry. He married his wife Monique in April 2009 and they have three young children, Briar, Braxton and Grayson.