INFO & PRICES OF KAPTEN BOAT COLLARS

2 types of Collar, in 3 different sizes.

O-Mini 33.

'O' is for Original. Our first Collar which is all soft layers and no UV stabiliser to the foam. Still available for those on a tight budget.

100mm D x 160mm H

Tuff-tec Mini 33

The most popular choice for boats 2.5m - 3m. The Mini 33 has half the volume of displacement than the larger Max 66.

100mm D x 160mm H

Tuff-tec Max 66

No.1 popular choice across the board. Offers the most amount of buoyancy, stability, and performance benefits.

140mm D x 240mm H

Tuff-tec Slim 48

Available 2019, offering more buoyancy to the Mini, by having the height of the Max. Great for those who have width restrictions.

100mm D x 240mm H

The 2 types of Collars are the Original & the Tuff-tec. The major difference is Tuff-tec Collars have 2 harder/denser layers of foam compared to being 100% soft foam.

The harder layers on the Tuff-tec Collars are the outer layer, to cop all the bruises and scrapes, and the 4th inner layer, which makes the installation process so much easier.

The Collar names being; 33, 48, 66, are so called due to the amount of water they displace, per paired metre of Collar. In other words, a paired metre of Max Collar displaces 66kgs of water. Therefore, on a 3.5m boat; 3.5m x 66 = 231kgs of displacement from the Collars.

Comparing a Mini 33 to a Max 66. All Collars come in the 'tinnie grey' colour.

CLOSE-UP OF TUFF-TEC FOAM

Polyethylene foam; marine grade, closed-cell & crossed-linked

Quality marine grade Polyethylene foam is UV stabilised, petro-chemical resistant and has fire retardant added.

FEATURES OF TUFF-TEC KAPTEN BOAT COLLARS

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Quality marine buoyancy foam

All our Collars are 100% closed-cell, cross-linked, polyethylene foam, so they do not absorb water and are non-deflatable, petro-chemical resistant and fire retardant. 

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Ticks AMSA's rules

Meets strict National Standard for Commercial Vessels and all the criteria in NSCV-020, (Part C, Section 6, Subsection 6B, ch. 10). 

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Two layers of harder foam

The denser outer layer is for tough wear and a firmer surface for the external fixings. The inner layer makes fitting faster and easier and also strengthens the overall fitting.

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UV stabilized

The UV properties of our Tuff-Tec foam increases the lifespan of the foam by slowing the sun's deteriorating effects.

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Differences explained

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Displaces

For boats sized up to

Foam durability

UV protected

Width

Height

Fitting ease

Strength of fitting

Approx. lifespan

Warranty

O-MINI 33

33 kg of water/m

3.5m

Soft

No

100mm

160mm

Care/time needed

3/5

4+ years

6 months

MINI 33

33 kg of water/m

3.5m

Hardened

Yes

100mm

160mm

Easier

4/5

8+ years

24 months

MAX 66

66 kg of water/m

5+m

Hardened

Yes

140mm

240mm

Easier

5/5

10+ years

24 months

BEST VALUE

SLIM 48

48 kg of water/m

5+m

Hardened

Yes

100mm

240mm

Easier

5/5

10+ years

24 months

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

How much weight does the Collar add?

Weight of the Collar varies with the length of the Boat Collar and the amount of External Fixings required.

Mini Collar:

2.5m boats - 3.5m boats = 5 - 8kgs total weight added.

Max Collars:

2.5m boats - 3.5m boats = 8 - 10kgs total weight added approx.

3.5m boats - 4.5m boats = 10 - 15kgs total weight added approx.

4.5m boats - 5m boats = 15 - 20kgs total weight added approx.

What is your smallest kit size?

Our smallest kit size is the Mini 33, and the smallest length we do is 2.5m or 8ft 25".

Do I have to send measurements?

No. There's no need to send several overall boat measurements - just one. We use your boat's centreline measurement - the same one that you use to register the length of your boat. 

We then send you an extra 30-40cm (1ft) to allow for the curve in the boat and so you'll have offcuts. The amount of offcut varies on the boat shape, but you will have some.

For V-nose & flat nose punts, where the Collar is only fitted to the straight sides, we take 30-50cm off the centre line measurement, but you'll still have some off-cut at the back.

PRICES

Prices are in AUD and include GST (delete 10% if outside Australia). Postage and fitting is not included here.

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STARTING FROM 2.5m 

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E.g. 3.5m

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E.g.  5m

5m+ call us for quote

O-MINI 33

$429

 

$549

 

N/A

MINI 33

$669

 

$789

 

N/A

MAX 66

$729

 

$949

 

$1349

BEST VALUE

SLIM 48

$709

 

$929

 

$1329

Most boats over 3m - 3.5m also require external fixings for additional reinforcement. How many and what strength your boat requires will depend on the boat, the outboard weight, the speed you travel and the conditions the boat is used in. These fixings start at $10ea. We'll discuss your boat with you to determine  how many & the strength you'll need.

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DO YOU WANT TRANSOM FOAM WITH THAT?

To counteract heavy/low rears
For even more buoyancy & safety
To act as a rear fender for tenders

Majority of boats don't need Transom Foam as it is only needed for the above purposes. Transom Foam can be added later if you feel you need extra lift or buffer.

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Price per pair of Kapten Boat Collar Transom Foam

O-MINI 33

$119

MINI 33

$169

MAX 66

$229

SLIM 48

$209

 

Only available in addition to a Collar length.

Will incure extra transport costs, due to longer length of box.

Is your boat one of these? Here's what you should to know

International boats

Shipping to countries outside Australia starts at $500 AUD (for NZ). Click below for more information.

No overseas distributors, at present.

Boats over 3.5m

External fixings/plates. If your boat is over 3.5 metres and is not a tender, your Collar will need external reinforcement (minimum 1 per side).

Start at $10 each including GST and all necessary hardware.

Boats under 3.5m

Rego Numbers. If you'll have less than 150mm free-board after your Collar is fitted, let us know, so we can order rego no's to go onto the Collar for you.

Stickers are custom made & super sticky.

$75 a pair (at cost). Includes fitting or Aust. Wide postage.

Over 5m? All boat's over 5m are not covered with manufacturers warranty, so if any repairs are needed to be done, they're at retail price. We require photos and detailed description of large boats to make sure the fixings are suitable and extra strong.

Extra protection for your investment

Strap Protectors

Strap Protectors are custom made for your roof-topper &/or trailer boat.

The plate protectors help disperse the pressure placed on the Collars by your straps. Hence they prevent unsightly indents on the Collars and undue stress.

$79 per pair for Max & Slim Collars, including GST.

$69 per pair for Mini Collars, including GST

B.C Shield

BC Shields are perfect for that tough-as-nails protection against crab / cray pots, oyster covered pylons etc.

Offers 100mm protection underneath and 60mm protection on top. May need further shaping if front needs to curve with Collar. Only for Max & Slim Collars.

$179 ea for 2.4m L, including GST.

$99 ea for 1.2m L, including GST. (pictured)

MORE FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

What colour range is there?

All our Collars come in aluminium grey. Slight variances of grey depths appear throughout the stock, and even within the Collar itself. 

However, the Collars can be painted or coated, if you really want the Collar to match your boats colour - see our Maintenance page for all the info you need.

Does it have to go all the way to the bow?

The full-length is a major feature that makes KBCs work as well as they do. #1. It turns down the spray, for dry rides. #.2 It produces bow lift, to protect against nose-diving. #3. It provides maximum overall buoyancy.#4. IMPORTANT: if a Collar stops short (is not full length) on a chine fitting, 'green' water can get on top of it during a turn, which has the potential to make it dig in and flip the boat. A proper-length Collar does the opposite, allowing the tightest, most level turns possible.

Will a Collar cause corrosion?

We take all precaution to avoid corrosion between the dissimilar metals of the tnnie hull & screws. All screws are coated with Tef-gel, an amazing, non-toxic cream that remains tacky for years, to keep a protective barrier between the stainless steel screws & your aluminium hull.

The Collar itself is fitted tight against your hull and is non-corrosive, being foam. If you use your boat up very dirty creeks or flood waters, and are concerned about debris wedging against your hull, you can run a strip/bead of Sikaflex or silicon around the Collar to seal it, if you want.

Regarding painted boats; factory painted or boats that have been prepped and painted with quality marine paint, won't have a problem with a Boat Collar being fitted. BUT, if you have a hull that's painted cheaply, like with house paint, that was also poorly prepared, the paint will deteriorate over the years and will allow water to sit behind the paint and possibly cause corrosion.

Our advice is to frequently wash the Collar down with fresh water, and get the hose down the front of the Collar to wash any water out that's sitting behind it. You can slacken off on the fixings to give it a thorough clean and let the hull breathe & dry out, as often as you see fit. 

Can I buy locally?

No, for quality control, all sales go through the Nambour office in Queensland, Australia. 

Can my particular boat have a KBC?

KBCs are great on V-nose punts, most fibreglass & plastic hulls, open single-skin canoes & kayaks, flat-nose punts, and of course the standard tinnie.

Double-skinned fibreglass hulls & big plate boats over 5m have the option of a different type of fitting, we call the Chemi-Weld method. Ask us for more info.

RIBs, jet skis & ski boats, inboard jet boats (including most bass boats) are not suitable for the Collars.

WHAT WOULD YOU LIKE TO SEE NEXT?

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 # 2010201449. 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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