About us

Our RIBS’s (also known as inflatables) are made with either an aluminium or fiberglass hard bottom. Our aluminium hulls are designed in house and manufactured in NZ by local aluminium boat building experts. Our tubes are made from the finest quality German Valmax PVC (plastic) and TPU (polyurethane) fabrics. Welding these fabrics is our specialty with our unique duel lap seam welding system. Our thermobond welding machine has been customized to suit our manufacturing systems to enable the most reliable high quality welds and allow us to 100% thermobond weld the tubes. All the fastening holes in our hulls are pre-drilled before powder coating to eliminate any corrosion. We only use the highest quality marine grade aluminium and Dulux powder coating compound.

RIB’s are very light weight, this not only increases their fuel efficiency but greatly increases their carry compacity. The hard hull and inflatable collar combination gives RIBs their superior stability compared to traditional boats. The buoyancy of the boat makes them virtually unsinkable and extremely stable. Inflatables boats are so reliable that they are the first choice for Military, law enforcement and others alike. Because of their versatility and wide range of benefits, Inflatable boats are becoming more and more popular with boaters not only here in New Zealand, but all around the world.

Inflatables are perfect for fishing, diving, water sports or as a dinghy for your private yachts.

We specialise in PVC and the new TPU fabric’s and also have years of experience Hypalon and custom build with it when requested.

We cover a wide range of boats mainly sizes from 2.1 metres long to 5.5 metres long that can be set up in different formats for different uses and completely custom made – we have also made bigger boats upon request. Our inflatables are 100% kiwi made, right here in Dairy Flat.


Expect the following benefits from choosing our service.

  • Experienced technicians who have been trained to the highest standards.
  • A twenty point quality control check with accurate pressure testing to ensure great air retention.
  • Prompt & reliable service.
  • Full cover, TEN YEAR transferable warranty on all Seafarer Inflatables
  • Inflatable boats manufactured by experts built to last

“Because we’re a small company, we’re able to accentuate flexibility and attention-to detail. I like to think we specialise in hand-crafted quality.” - Neil Curtling.