Whether you’re looking to hire a boat for a day on the water, or you’d like to spend an entire weekend on the water, there are a number of inflatable boats in Auckland that offer an excellent range of options. You’ll find reviews of the True Kit New Generation Inflatable Boats, as well as King Watercraft’s jet and outboard RIBs. Here, we’ll go over a few of the most popular models available.
True Kit New Generation Inflatable Boats
The True Kit Navigator range is lightweight and easy to retrieve from the water. This means you won’t have to tow a tender with you, which can be a pain. Rod Dawson was kind enough to bring a few to Takapuna Beach to give them a test run. They come in three different lengths – 2.5m, 3.0m and 3.5m. They are beautifully presented and well-built, with thoughtful details like Railblaza navigation lights and a sturdy hull.
The True Kit range was created by Rod Dawson, who has extensive experience in yachting. This innovative range of inflatable boats is trusted worldwide by customers. Its catamaran platform provides stability, safety, and efficiency. The Tactician can be converted into an engine-powered fishing kayak with ease, if you’d prefer. It also allows two people to comfortably fish. All True Kit boats are sold through a distributor network that spans the world.
Southern Pacific’s PerformR
Built in West Auckland, Southern Pacific’s range of rigid inflatable boats demonstrates the company’s 30-year history of providing chase and support boats for New Zealand yacht clubs. With unrivalled seakeeping properties and an impressive list of features, the PerformR offers a class-leading ride and handling. The boat’s rigid GRP hull was designed in conjunction with leading naval architects, which contributes to the impressive performance and reliability.
An AC World Series boat capsized at sea during the test. Three support vessels picked up the crew and the boat sailed back to its Auckland base. It suffered damage to its wing sail, but no injuries were reported. The boat will be used in the AC World Series circuit, a series of fleet and match races to raise the profile of high-performance sailing. While most of these boats are capable of cruising at up to 40 knots, a 5-hp motor is not enough to make the boat feel safe and comfortable.
Rob Shaw Yacht Design’s PerformR
With a background in yacht racing and boating, Robshaw has made his own line of performance inflatables. The PerformR range of boats has a unique high-sheer bow, high transom, and an outboard well. This design maximizes waterline length and provides a comfortable ride. The PerformR range offers seating aft, an increased bow storage area, and a custom-built hull.
These inflatable boats are incredibly easy to store, transport, and transport. Robshaw has been working on a prototype for a long time. It’s built with aluminum to make it lightweight, but it can carry up to 2,000 pounds. The hull is made of aluminum, which is lightweight, making it easy to move around. The PerformR range also features removable pontoons, making it easy to transport and store.
King Watercraft’s jet and outboard RIBs
With an impressive pedigree in boat design, the company’s RIBs have benefited from a recent redesign. King Watercraft’s 4.3 model, for example, is a very popular choice. Available in both jet and outboard versions, this boat is lightweight and versatile enough to carry the entire family, and features a comfortable 6mm U-Dek floor. The company’s jet RIB also features well-engineered PVC pontoons, a high-quality interior and an impressive list of features.
The Marlin RIB features a patented tube and hull design to increase internal volume and safety. It also boasts a 50-hp equivalent motor and features two routing cables. Its hulls and outboard RIBs are suitable for a variety of sea conditions, and the patented tube design offers great interior storage space and superior performance. It can be ordered with either an outboard or inboard engine and is CE-listed.