Marine Timber & Plywood products, Boatbuilding & Super Yachts

BBS Timbers Ltd has been supplying premium timbers and marine plywood to New Zealand’s Super Yacht and Boat Building industry for over 35 years.

Teak Solid Timber
Burmese (FEQ) first European quality. Flat sawn.

We stock rough sawn boards in 25, 40, 50, 65 mm with board widths from 100mm up to 300mm. Special size cuts can be ordered separately.

Teak is supplied in 3 different lengths categories:

Shorts 0.9 – 1.7, Mediums 1.8 – 2.9 and Longs 3.0+

Teak Decking

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Our premium 1/4 sawn Teak decking has been a favourite of boat builders for many years as we stock it in all our stores.

Sizes are: 6mm, 8mm, 10mm and 12mm thick with a face cover of 42mm. Other thicknesses can be machined to suit your requirements.

Teak Margins & King Planks
Burmese 1/4 sawn.

Our premium Teak margins and king planks range from 75mm – 200mm wide with 10mm and 12mm thicknesses. Larger sizes can be machined for special runs.


Marine Plywood BS1088 grade
Meranti and Gaboon Marine plywoods are used extensively in the boat building industry. Used for hulls, bulk heads, cabinets, floors etc.

Timbers Used in Boat Building
NZ Kauri was commonly used for boatbuilding with its unique properties being ideal for the framing and interiors of the boats but over time with the supply and cost of NZ Kauri other timbers have been introduced such as: Alaskan Yellow Cedar, Iroko, Spa grade Oregon and treated Kahikatea.
These timbers having both good durability and stability are excellent in construction, having a longer length spread available. Malaysian Kauri has been used for internal framing as it is a low cost and stable timber. In the past larger boats were fitted out with timbers such as Mahogany & Teak but in recent years Super Yachts have used more exotic species such as: Oak, Cherry, Walnut, Maple, European Beech, Anegre, Sycamore, Makassar Ebony, Zebrano, Wenge, Honduras Mahogany, with finishes in Madrona Burr, Maple Burr, Oak Burr, Walnut Burr veneered panels.


Timber Species Marine Plywood