Since 1958 the Dutton family has been dedicated to the NZ marine industry.
Firstly building pram dinghies and then runabouts and cabin cruisers, Rollo’s boats were timber and powered by makes/models such as Corvette, Zephyr, Vauxhall, Ford, and Dodge, all converted for work on the water.
10 years later fibreglass manufacture spelled the end of plywood boat building as we knew it.
182 Rollo’s plywood boats were produced.
So Rollo moved into marine retailing in a Te Rapa Road showroom where Rollo’s is still based today.
From there sons Gary & Greg built up the Rollo’s brand to be one of the leading dealers in the country and has gone from strength to strength.
Today they sell all the top brands in the marketplace – Haines Hunter, Fi-Glass, Senator, Stabicraft, and Smartwave boats. Along with Yamaha outboards and Yamaha WaveRunners.
They also have a first-class six bay service centre and a large yard.