GIVE YOUR TENDER A FENDER AND
TURN IT INTO A LIFERAFT

Are you torn between a light, low-maintenance tinnie,
and a safer, stable RIB?

We're here to provide you with the solution to getting both durability and stable safety ... with extra comforts.

Level flotation on a flooded tender
Flooded boat, stable to sit offside

LEVEL FLOTATION

Your tender doesn't just get the Level Flotation that works at keeping your flooded tender level and safe. It gets a wider footprint and buoyancy outside the hull, for phenomenal stability of a swamped boat. Like a liferaft.

Tiny 2 metre tender, made so stable he can stand up now.
Tiny 2 metre tender, made so stable he can stand up now.

FREEDOM TO MOVE

Even a very tippy 2 metre tender (as above) can get great stability with a Kapten Boat Collar. Boarding and trips ashore are so stable and dry, you've never known such comfort. Go snorkeling & easily climb back in!

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LIGHT

For all that flotation, you still end up with a tender that's far lighter than an RIB. A bonus is that the job of carrying your tender upshore is easier with a Collar, because you can get such a good grip under it.

WE LIVED ON A YACHT FOR 8 YEARS, AND WE WANTED TWO THINGS

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Fitted on the gunwale, you get a great fender for your tender. Boat Collars are tough-wearing but gentle on paint.

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UNSINKABLE STABILITY

Unlike the flotation in RIBs, your Kapten Boat Collar can never deflate. You get sturdy buoyancy year after year, use after use.

For tenders, Boat Collars can be fitted on the gunwale or the chine. Which is for you?

Due to the fact you need your Collar to act as a fender, most tenders are fitted without the use of metal external fixings. However, some rare instances (e.g. a plastic hull or powerful outboard) need these extra fixings to properly secure the Collar for longevity. This means fender properties will be compromised, so you may as well go with a chine fitting.

The tenders out there with Boat Collars are pretty much split 50/50 with their fitting placement.

 

   

  • Stability
  • Fender
  • Spray
  • Directional control
  • Softened ride
  • Level flotation / liferaft

Best fender

GUNWALE

  • Stability Good
  • Fender Maximum
  • Spray Maximum
  • Directional control Good
  • Softened ride Good
  • Level flotation / liferaft Maximum

Best performance

CHINE

  • Stability Maximum
  • Fender Good
  • Spray Maximum
  • Directional control Maximum
  • Softened ride Maximum
  • Level flotation / liferaft Maximum

TENDERS WITH BOAT COLLAR ON THE CHINE

TENDERS WITH A BOAT COLLAR ON THE GUNWALE

A FEW REVIEWS

3.7m Stacer was the first dinghy she drove

3.7m Stacer tender: “First time driving a dinghy, and she felt safe”

Attached is the photo of my wife driving our 3.7m Stacer fitted with a Kapten Boat Collar. We are 9kms east of Dirk Hartog Island, heading for Denham townsite another 30kms east. Jo drove all the way with support from our 7m [mother-boat]. It was her first time driving a dinghy, and she felt safe.…

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3.6m DeHavilland tender: “I could not be more happy with the result your Collar has made”

Your product would have to rank with the great inventions of all time. It has transformed my fairly ordinary Tender into a SUPER TENDER (sometimes I do exaggerate a little).All the same, I could not be more happy with the result your Collar has made to the stability and handling of my little tinny. Michael…

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3.1m Mantacraft tender: “My little boat is now so steady”

“The Collar has easily increased the carrying capacity and safety level of my 3.1m Manta-craft aluminium dinghy since I fitted it myself in 2012. “My dinghy is a tender to my 25ft fibreglass South Coast yacht, and it’s now so stable and buoyant, I can easily take 3 adults, plus my friends Doberman dog, as…

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Tiny tender with Kapten Boat Collar

2 metre fibreglass tender: “Can [now] sit or stand on one side and it will not tip over”

“Please find attached photos of your Collar fitted to my 2m fiberglass dinghy. It was a 100% success as you can see, you can sit or stand on one side and it will not tip over. It (the collar) does not affect the speed, and with two persons you have peace of mind when entering…

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Kapten Boat Collar for a soft dry ride
Imagine getting there and arriving home DRY

Below video shows that gunwale fittings still have great performance!
Note: this was a prototype - unjoined bow & outdated colour.

Below video shows and explains how to head into oncoming waves gentler and at-speed. Usually, once cancels out the other.

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CONTACT/VISIT

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

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

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