150 years of combined experience at your fingertips
Our commitment is to be professional, punctual and always to give you the best advice in any situation, so that the work done to your boat is the right work, and will last for the greatest length of time.
- Enjoy a relaxed boating through our meticulous attention to detail
- Peace of mind – let our experience work for you
- Convenience – we come to you
- Efficient – strong investment in latest technology and training
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
Emilee is the master controller whenever parts or schedules are involved. Emilee is the front face and central point of contact for every job Stem 2 Stern encounters. When Emilee isn’t thinking about over 100 jobs at once she’s off playing with her Rottweiler Taj or planning the next home renovation!
Jessy is one of Stem 2 Stern’s senior mechanics having worked in the industry for over 10 years. Working across a wide range of engines and applications Jessy’s problem solving ability is second to none when diagnosing a difficult engine. Jessy is involved in competition weight lifting and sticks to a strict daily diet and schedule. In his spare time Jessy tends to his aquariums filled with exotic fish.
After completing his apprenticeship with Stem 2 Stern; Taylor is the newest addition to the mechanic line up! Taylor puts in the hard yards to see jobs through from start to finish. Each evening when the job is done you’ll find Taylor competing in an ice hockey game at the local ice arena our out four wheel driving with his mates!
Blake is an up and coming mechanic who prides himself of quality workmanship and attention to detail. While not learning the tools of the trade Blake can be found scooping for crabs, riding dirt bikes and four wheel driving through the bush!
Tash keeps everyone in line and doesn’t miss a trick whenever the mighty dollar is concerned. Tash accurately processes a high volume financial information on a daily basis yet still has a sense of humour. Tash is the mother of a young family and spends her quality time off playing with her daughter Layla.
Ruby can be found in the workshop and out on the road with Andrew on a daily basis. Ruby is a great TA and definitely lets you know when a competing pooch is nearby. Ruby has featured on the local news various times as she is an alumni crew member for Cockburn Sea Rescue.
Although she is a dog she doesn’t mind riding in a cat!