About Us

CNC Marine was formed in 2005 and is based in Brisbane, Queensland. The owner, Peter Holmes, is a Naval Architect (BEng-Hons, CEng, MRINA, RPEQ) and Accredited Ship Designer under the Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA). CNC Marine focuses on kit boats for the recreational market, but Peter also offers commercial marine design and Naval Architecture services through our sister company, Direct Marine Solutions (www.directmarinesolutions.com.au). The same care and expertise is applied to each design whether it be for CNC marine and recreational market, or through Direct Marine Solutions for the commercial sector.

The name CNC Marine was derived from our goal to maximise the use of CNC technology in the design and construction of our boats.

In general engineering terms, CNC stands for Computer Numeric Control. This technology is widely used in a diverse range of industries. Simply put, computer code is used to control machines such as lathes, milling machines and cutters. The use of computer code to control machines minimizes the impact of human error, hence increasing accuracy and efficiency. For complex tasks it can also dramatically reduce labor costs.
Using this technology in boat building improves accuracy, reduces labor costs and minimizes material wastage. The result is that we can offer our kits at a competitive price without compromising quality.