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Touch of Gloss is the trusted name in marine coatings based in Auckland, New Zealand. Our family-owned business, with a father and son team, brings over 40 years of experience to the table. Trust our experts to deliver stunning results for your marine painting needs.

dale Pennington
Owner/ Manager

Dale Pennington

In 1985, at the young age of 18, I embarked on a journey that would shape my life and career. With a passion for boats and a desire to learn, I started my own company that would go on to become a major player in the marine industry. Over the course of 40 years, I gained invaluable experience working in the small boat yards of Auckland, where I was responsible for serving and painting some of New Zealand's most famous boats for a variety of Kiwi boat builders. Thanks to my expertise and reputation, I was fortunate enough to travel all over the world, where I continued to hone my craft and build lasting relationships with clients and colleagues alike.

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Office Administrator 

Helen Pennington

I have been fortunate enough to be involved in the business since Dale created it.  I have managed key aspects of the business and supported all administration through out its successful operations over the years. 

sam pennington
Head Painter



Since a young age, I have been involved in working on boats. I started by helping my father during school holidays and eventually became a part of the family business. After completing my apprenticeship, I now lead teams on projects, ensuring high-quality finishes that satisfy our clients. With 8 years of experience, I can guarantee the timely delivery of quality projects.


In 1985, I commenced a journey that would shape both my life and career. Possessing an unwavering passion for boats and an unquenchable thirst for knowledge, I established my own company that would ultimately become one of the leading players in the marine industry. Our marine painting business is family-owned, and it boasts of over 40 years of experience in the industry, making us a well-respected and dependable name within the sector.

Located in Auckland, New Zealand, our father and son team brings to the table an unparalleled wealth of experience and expertise.

At Touch of Gloss, we specialize in providing high-quality coating and fairing systems that offer unparalleled protection against even the harshest elements.

Our services include marine coatings, architectural designs, and custom finishes for high-end aeronautical or superyachts. We are committed to helping our clients achieve the perfect look that stands the test of time.

We have earned a reputation for delivering exceptional quality and reliability, which has solidified our status as the longest-serving coating specialist in New Zealand. We are committed to upholding the highest standards of excellence and ensuring that our clients receive nothing but the best.

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