IS FISHING INSHORE SAFER?

Most boating fatalities happen on rivers.
When will you regret not having a Boat Collar?

For standard tinnies V-nose/flat-nose punts and most timber, fibreglass, & plastic hulls.

WITH A COLLAR, ENJOY AMAZING FREEDOM

A STABLE BOAT IS A SAFE BOAT

"The most common activity undertaken prior to drowning was fishing from a vessel" - Royal Life Saving, 10 Year Report. 2016.

Sudden movement in a small boat can have very fast and devastating effects. The least being, when you lose your balance and fall:

  1. inside the boat, injuring yourself. (Broken leg bones being most common).
  2. overboard, finding it difficult or impossible to climb back in, exposing you to the elements.
  3. capsizing the boat, tossing you into the water, losing all your gear, damaging your electrical equip & outboard, and possibly having to paying for the salvage of the vessel.

With the buoyancy of a KBC on the exterior of your vessel, your boat gets similar stability to an RIB, making it virtually impossible to capsize.

BEFORE & AFTER A COLLAR (12FT BOAT)

"We almost came to grief a few times."

"...any shift of weight off the center line or unbalanced weight would cause the boat to tilt down to the gunwale. Very Dangerous...  We almost came to grief a few times when 2 people stood on the same side of the boat, as you nearly got tipped out... [Now] my brother is coming up soon, and  I am looking forward to being able to fish with him, as it is something that was impossible before." - Nathan 4m Snyper boat.

4.2m Stessco Catcher

"[the kids] were moving about the boat like it was an aircraft carrier. I was about to remind them of our earlier brief, but the boat was so steady, I let it go, and they had a ball." - St John J.

4.8m Stacer

"...It’s like I’ve got a different boat altogether. It feels even bigger... The stability of my boat is now fantastic. In the two years I’ve had it, I can’t fault it, and I always recommend it to other boaties.” - Andrew Taylor

4.35m Allycraft Intruder

"Rhonda found it far more stable to climb into... Great stability and supreme confidence in moving around... We increased load to 3 adults and a small dog and felt like nothing changed at all. " - Steve

DIRECTIONAL CONTROL TO AVOID COLLISIONS

"Over 50% of all serious injuries are caused by collisions or groundings." - NSW Maritime Report, 2017.

When you're planning along, and you see an object in front of you, your Collar gives you sharp, level turning ability, that allows you to manoeuvre more responsively to avoid hitting it.

How does it work?

First, The reverse chine is a very specific angle and width in order to act like surfboard fins. Without fins, a surfboard slips and slides on waves, allowing no control to the rider. In the same way, without the cutting action of a KBC, your boat lacks lateral grip and can be challenging or dangerous as soon as the water is not calm.

Second, the buoyancy added to either side of your boat resists instability, even at-speed.

Third, the reverse chine carries all the way to the bow and stays just as radically wide as the sides. This is for hydrodynamic lift to force the nose out of a trough and to prevent nose-diving.

“It got onto the plane as quick, if not quicker, than before but the huge difference was the handling of the boat. The ability to turn sharply was something that could never have been performed before the Boat Collar was installed, now I can turn sharply on the plane and not fear the fact that i would be ejected from the boat."

- Nathan, 4m Snyper.

4.2m fibreglass Rouge

"Even when the the chop was a good 2 metres, I was so impressed. The boat handled so well, I didn’t even think about the waves. I can take any waves at any angle, no worries." - Jake A.

4.2m Quintrex Dory

"I turned sharply to the left and ended up in a deep compression wave. The bow started to dig in, but the Boat Collar lifted the bow up, and I was able to keep the power on and get us out of it." - Ranger Geoff J.

4.2m Allycraft

"The boat now tracks straight no matter the swell and fighting the tiller is a thing of the past... [When] the afternoon swell...turns into a veritable washing machine ...the boat tracked true." - Mike N.

LEVEL FLOTATION TO NOT SINK OR CAPSIZE IF FLOODED

The only flotation that works to keep your boat upright and stable when it's flooded is Level Flotation.
This is why it's required by law for commercial boats.

Kapten Boat Collars make your small boat unsinkable, and resistant to capsizing, by placing the flotation around the outside of your vessel. This gives your boat a life-raft quality that's similar to an inflatable boat, while taking up no room inside your boat.

You and your loved ones can sit safely inside your flooded or swamped boat while awaiting rescue, so you're not exposed to sharks, the elements, and the high risk of hypothermia.

At the end of this flood test, the crew of three were able to motor all the way to shore, with the bungs still out! In a serious situation, this ability could be a lifesaver.

Flood testing a 3 metre Polycraft Tuff Tender for commercial survey. Other than the 3 people, there are weights on the floor, so that the boat passed for 315kg.

The first thing Alyssa and Bryce wanted to do with their new Collar was conduct their own flood test. They got it so their 3m tender could double as a type of liferaft.

The above photo shows phenomenal stability of a flooded boat. One person stands in the centre and two are stand on the side, without any fear of the boat dangerously tipping.

After this flood test, Bryce was able to sit to one side, knee deep in water, and create all that motion of bucketing out the water, without any signs of tipping.

3m tender

"...we have attempted to sink her (pulled out the bung and filled her up) and she stayed afloat with both Bryce and I onboard."

 

- Alissa and Bryce

Commercial 4.2m Allycraft

"It is worth noting that the boat [with KBC] is in survey for 5 people - one more than the boat compliance places state."

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- Club Crocodile 

Commercial 3m Polycraft Tuff Tender

Passed level flotation to 315 kgs (3 people + weights used for test). Passed by Nick Lockyer, of KPSmaritine.com.au. Two boats used for commercial day hire. 

- Redcliff Hire Boats

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DO YOU HAVE COMMERCIAL BOATS THAT NEED CERTIFIED LEVEL FLOTATION?
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WHAT'S THE SECRET TO
MAKING BOAT COLLARS WORK?

MARINE GRADE FOAM THAT FIXES TO THE CHINE OR GUNWALE (TENDERS).
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SPECIFIC ANGLE

The specific down-angled reverse chine is not only to capture spray and pressurise it for lift, but also to give lateral grip through water, for directional control (think board fins).

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BUOYANCY

With non-deflatable flotation all along your boat, not only are your movements and journeys balanced, but you're basically enjoying a liferaft that can not sink.

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TOUGH MARINE FOAM

For all the water pressure a KBC cops, it has to be strong. We only use marine-grade closed-cell foam (non absorbent), and pockets of metal plates for screws to fix it tight.

WHY INVENT THE KAPTEN BOAT COLLARS?

Hi, I'm Pat Jones. I'd built a lot of boats for others, before I built my own 50ft steel sailing yacht in 1993. We swapped the family home for 8 fantastic years on the yacht, and gave our teenage kids a great adventure. However, the unsafe and unstable choices of either a tippy tinnie or deflatable RIB, for my family, pushed me to analyse boat designs and look at creating an attachable device.

But it wasn't until 2009, after my 4.3m tinnie nearly capsized during a return bar crossing, that I was really inspired to invent the Kapten Boat Collar. All too often I'd hear of people needing to be rescued because they fell out, or their boat capsized or sunk, and it made me wonder - if tinnies were unsinkable, stable and handled better, would it save people's lives?

So I put all my effort into solving the problems of most small boats by fitting just one product to the outside of the hull. I used my experience and knowledge of hydrofoils and boat designs, and invented the Kapten Boat Collar. The KBC adds a heap of buoyancy and creates stability, but it also enhances the overall handling performance of small boat's too, so people can have a more enjoyable fishing experience as well. Our customers frequently report back to me how the Collars have saved them from near catastrophes, and that's really great to hear.

To this day, I still live and breathe the Kapten Boat Collar (and now Waverider boat) solution, because we're saving lives by making small boats safer.

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CONTACT/VISIT

Office: (07) 5441 3636
Mobile: 0423 499 047
58 Arundell Ave Nambour, QLD, Australia 4560.
info@boatcollar.com.au

BUSINESS DETAILS

Australian Patent # 2010210449. American Patent Application # 13/083,588 - Watercraft Accessory.
Marine Safety Innovations Pty Ltd.
ABN # 53 141 908 385
Australian owned & operated since 2010

EVOLUTION OF THE BOAT COLLAR: WAVERIDER BOATS

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