What Other's Say About Stella Marine

To Whom It May Concern:

M/Y Big Aron (47m) contracted Stella Marine Group to perform work on board during the periods November/December of 2007 and April/May of 2008.

In both periods the project was managed by Gary Cooper. We found him to be highly professional in his approach and a pleasure to deal with. Gary and his team always ensured everything went smoothly and were very flexible and accommodating in their approach.

All works were performed to the highest standards and all in the anticipated time line. Many of the jobs required design work and the need to provide solutions to modifications and improvements typical of a large yacht refit. Their ability to provide yacht standard work across the board was a major factor in the yacht returning to Brisbane in April and once again we were extremely satisfied with the work.

When issues were raised or came about, these were always dealt with quickly, efficiently and with the minimum fuss.

I can highly recommend Stella Marine to any yacht needing work performed in Australia.

Please do not hesitate to contact me for a verbal reference or for further information


Captain Will Kaye
M/Y “Big Aron”

F77 voice         +870 7638995496
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- Captain Will Kaye

Happy New Year!

Just a short note to thank you and  your team for the great job you did while “Crystal Lady” was in refit at Warren’s over the period 25th September to 30th November 2006. You were thrown a number of “curved balls” during the course of the refit, and you provided workable, timely and cost effective solutions to them all. Your professionalism and workmanship is appreciated by myself and my crew.

Not withstanding the late departure from Brisbane and a couple of problems in Sydney (none of which related to any of  your work), I had a successful crossing of the Tasman last week, with no problems experienced. Even the weather window remained open – or more correctly, did not slam shut in our face.

Once again my sincere thanks and appreciation to you and your team. Hopefully, we will catch up again in the not-too-distant future.

Yours sincerely,

J G Coleman, Captain, MY "CRYSTAL LADY"

Berth 22
Hobson West Marina
Viaduct Harbour
Auckland Harbour

Gary Cooper
Stella Marine Group
Unit 4
17 Rivergate Place

- J G Coleman, Captain, MY

Dear Gary

It is with much pleasure I write this reference for you and your crew, also to convey my thanks and appreciation to you for the outstanding engineering workmanship aboard the sailing vessel Naos ( a 30m Ron Holland Sloop) during the refit.

I realize that the project was completed under sometimes trying conditions and also with a tight time schedule. But during the whole project your professionalism and high standard of work never faltered.

I can highly recommend Gary Cooper and Stella Marine Group for any Marine Engineering work.

Yours sincerely

Captain Dan Artiss
S/Y Naos

O.N. 722078
Road Harbour
British V.I.

- Captain Dan Artiss

To Gary, Richard & Staff

This letter is to express appreciation for the effort in completing our work in the shortest possible time, as well as the professionalism in all work.
It is a rare pleasure indeed to find a company where the customer is so well cared for.
I can definitely say that to recommend your services to all who ask would be my pleasure.

Thanks again.

Yours sincerely,

Geoff Botha
Capt MY Christella

- Geoff Botha - Capt MY Christella

Dear Gary                                                                                

I would just like to take this opportunity to say thank you for the work that’s was undertaken by “STELLA” Marine Group during our stay at Rivergate Marina. Considering the tight time frame and difficult access to the job, I am very pleased with the outcome.

It makes a pleasant change to have any repair work done with such efficiency. Most of all having the job completed within the time frame and within budget, even with a few added extras is testament to the companies’ skill and professionalism. 

My only regret is that Lionwind is now leaving Australian waters and may not have the opportunity to call on the expertise of such a good subcontractor in the future. 

 Kind Regards  

 Ian Torrance



- Ian Torrance - Capt