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Spotlight on Primero Profiles - a sponsor giving back to our sport

Sponsoring the Coastal was an opportunity for this fast growing Auckland steelwork company to give something back to the sport of sailing, and it’s with great pleasure that the PIC Insurance Brokers Coastal Classic welcomes Primero Profiles back to its second year of race sponsorship.

Primero Profiles was founded nearly six years ago by Vaughn Clark, who you may know as the owner of the Young 88 SweeneyTodd (pictured). Vaughn financed himself into the business by selling his house, investing in a plasma cutting machine, and door knocking to secure his first clients. Such was the demand for its custom service and attention to detail, that the company now has more than 70 staff across three sites in Auckland, and is regarded as one of the best and most responsive in the steel cutting industry, with the ability to cut and fold steel plate from 2mm-200mm in thickness.

Primero have recently purchased a new Laser Cutter for cutting thinner steel plate including Stainless Steel, which is ideal for marine projects. .

“I’ve whole heartedly enjoyed my years of sailing, including seven Coastals. We sponsor the race to contribute to this great sport,” says Vaughn of Primero's sponsorship.

“The support of sponsors such as Primero Profiles enables the PIC Insurance Brokers Coastal Classic to continue to be the premier event on the yachting calendar,” says Race Director Matt Flynn.

To find out more about Primero Profiles visit or give Vaughn a call on 027 505 4475

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