About us

Oceanlift® designs and builds world-class cranes and davits in New Zealand that enhance boating pleasure and improve the efficiency of lifting any marine load.


The Oceanlift® brand and trademark was first registered in 1997 by its original founders with a passion for the ocean and design.

The brand has grown from strength to strength and has become globally recognised with safety and functionality at its core.

Having understood the market, the founders realised they could build davits and cranes, with a smaller footprint and reduced weight load but could hold true to the specifications required to lift marine equipment.

In April 2022 Oceanlift® was acquired by Longveld Limited, founded by Pam and Les Roa in 1992. Longveld are multi-awarding winning experts in custom metal fabrication and skilled manufacturers of machinery and equipment.

Over 30 years, our team at Longveld has enhanced and broadened its expertise, offering comprehensive metal fabrication services that encompass project engineering and design. With our headquarters situated in Hamilton, New Zealand, we proudly serve industries both locally and internationally. 

Our purpose is to be a team of courageous people creating remarkable things.

The quality of our custom engineering work is crucial to the integrity of the global supply chain, essential water infrastructure, art and sculpture, transport, and aquaculture. 

Adding Oceanlift® to our offerings represents an exciting new direction as we expand and diversify our capabilities.

The values of courage, appreciation and wholeheartedness are at the core of our culture, and we are very proud of our ability to form intimate yet professional relationships with our customers, suppliers, team and community.


Our practical and innovative minds, clarity of thinking, and professionalism will confidently support our customers into the future.


We put the health and safety of our team first, and the health and safety of those who interact with our workplace.


We work hard to monitor what matters and our team’s wellbeing is central to this.