The construction of the Tauranga Marina demonstrates Smithbridge's expertise in constructing highly functional yet visually appealling marinas. The Tauranga Marina has become a well known icon for the fast growing city.

Smithbridge NZ completed the $1.3m Tauranga Bridge Marina in 1997. Subcontracted to Fletcher Construction for all the assembly and off-shore installation of the marina, the job included sheet-pile haul-out facility and unifloat pontoon system for berths and breakwater with timber and steel piles. The Tauranga Marina was a monumental installation for the town at the time of construction, and Smithbridge.