Fullers Ferry Auckland
The transition to a modern operation began in 1987 with the arrival of the Quickcat, Gulf Ferries first catamaran. Creating a faster, more efficient ferry service to Waiheke Island and other destinations. This was continued with the Kea being introduced in 1988 to operate the Auckland City to Devonport service. For the tourism services, two new catamaran ferries, Adventurer and Wanderer, were purchased in 2006 and 2007 for NZ$3 million and NZ$2 million respectively. These vessels will also assist on the company's main ferry routes during peak hours.
In 1988, South Pacific Travel Holdings Ltd became shareholders before the publicly listed Fullers Corporation Ltd went into receivership. Recognising the value of the "Fullers" brand, the company amalgamated its operations and changed its name to Fullers Group Limited. Stagecoach New Zealand became the major shareholder of Fullers Group Limited but kept George Hudson as chairman until 2007 where his son, Douglas Hudson became the CEO until 2017 when Mike Horne took over the position. In 2009, Brian Souter acquired the company as well as another ferry company, 360 Discovery Limited.[