With over 16 years hands-on experience building, servicing and handling rescue boats, Andrew Wright is the founder and director of Western Australian businesses: Shockwave Marine and Stem 2 Stern. The symbiotic relationship across these businesses, which share a workshop, provide a one-stop shop – from design, build, fitout and finish, to service, maintenance and repair.
Andrew is a passionate contributor to Volunteer Sea Rescue, with thousands of hours spent on various models of rescue catamarans. This intensive, first-hand experience handling boats in all manner of conditions informs his innovative approach to designing and building catamarans that are safe, sturdy, easy to handle, light and comfortable for drivers and passengers. These qualities also ideally suit the recreational sector, which Shockwave Marine has now entered. Andrew prides himself on building ‘the safest cats in Australia’ for both rescue and leisure.
A stickler for quality, Andrew ensures that his businesses install the best tech, mechanical and electrical systems. This ethos also translates to how he recruits and manages his team, employing craftsmen and specialists with proven hands-on experience and trainees who exhibit a dedicated work ethic.
Qualifications: Marine Mechanical (Diesel and outboard), Marine Electrical