BOAT COLLAR SPECIFICS & PRICES

SPECIFICS

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Closed-cell, cross-linked, polyethylene foam

Impervious to water absorption, non-deflatable, petro-chemical resistant (unlike inferior foam).

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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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Colours

Dark "tinnie grey” as standard, and may be painted any colour. See how HERE.

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High Performance Reverse Chine

Shaped on a specific angle to give your tinnie safer performance through chop or wake.

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Added UV Protection

We add Silicone to the foam mixture during manufacturing to give your Collar a longer life under the sun.

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Structured to be Strong

A harder, denser layer on the outside for durability, plus a second harder layer through the middle for strength.

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CONSIDERATIONS

Do you need transom foam?
Stacer 3.8 with transom foam
  • Added buoyancy for heavy outboards.
  • Added buoyancy for low transom boards.
  • Rear fender for tenders.

Only available in addition to a Boat Collar.
Regular - 2 x 650mm - $172
Mini - 2 x 500mm - $121

Boats over 3.5 metres
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External fixings. If your boat is over 3.5 metres and is not a tender, your Collar will need external reinforcement (minimum 1 per side). We will advise how many & where they're needed.
$10 each including GST and all necessary hardware.

Boats under 3.8 metres
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Rego Numbers. If your Collar's position will cover your existing registration numbers, let us know, so we can order replacements for you.

$75 a pair (at cost). Includes application during fitting process or postage within Australia.

4.2m Stessco Catcher

"The tinnie slap has gone. The boat is not as noisy as before and the ride a lot smoother. I took it through the chop at Jumpin pin close to the ocean inlet and was amazed how well it performed even side on with the waves."
- St John J.

3.8m Stacer

"Boat Collar is awesome. Exceeds expectation. At full-speed, I turned [the tiller] so hard, it's all I could do to hang on, as the boat just stayed flat and cut brilliantly.." - Ben W.

4.5m Allycraft

"My first trip out was an eye opener; the last time I felt this safe was 10 years ago when I had a 6 man rubber duck... No more diving into waves or big boat wake - it lifts me up and over every wave."
- Fred Els.

4.8m Express Zephyr

"The results were fantastic! SO much stability now. Even when only 2 were aboard, previously, it was like 'musical chairs' to keep the balance."
- Keith and Karen

4.8m Stacer

"Compared to flotation that just sits under the floor and does nothing, the Collar works every time I’m on the water ... My partner feels safer and more confident on the water, and now the boat shoots straight onto plane."
- Andrew Taylor

3.9m Haines Hunter

"Ray (husband) followed me out of the river ... and was very impressed with how the boat handled the choppy seas. Thank You, thank You, I love my Boat Collar."
- Jacqui

Below video is a gallery of boats with KBC's. Can you spot your make?

GUARANTEE ISOLATED

If you're not thrilled with your boat's stability or performance, once it has a KBC, tell us within 60 days of purchase, and we'll buy your Collar back off you. We're that sure you'll love it!

BOAT COLLAR PRICES

NOTE

  • Both sizes are suitable for fixing on the chine or gunwale (for tenders).
  • Below boat sizes are covered by warranty. For larger boats, please call us, and we'll work out suitability.
  • Prices are in AUD and include GST (delete 10% outside Australia).

MINI SIZE

$630 - $750

  • For boats 2.5 to 3.5 metres
  • 1 metre pair floats 32kgs
  • Weighs 5 - 10 kgs
  • 160mmH x 100mmW
  • Includes GST
  • Half the flotation of >>

REGULAR SIZE

$690 - $1190

  • For boats 2.5 to 5 metres
  • 1 metre pair floats 64kgs
  • Weighs 10 - 20 kgs
  • 240mmH x 150mmW
  • Includes GST
  • Twice the flotation of <<

Comparative Sizes

A Mini Collar next to a Regular Collar.

Shipping to countries outside Australia, starts at $500AU. Click above for more information.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Can my particular boat have a KBC?

KBCs are great on V-nose punts, fibreglass & plastic hulls, canoes, kayaks, flat-nose punts, and of course the standard tinnie. Not suitable are double-skinned fibreglass hulls, Bass boats, half-cab plate boats over 5m, RIBs, jet skis or speed boats.

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, water can get on top of it during a turn, which will 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?

No, because all screws are coated with Tef-gel, an amazing substance that remains tacky, to keep a barrier between metals. 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 of Sikaflex or silicon along the underside to seal it, if you want.

Can I just glue it on?

Some of the smallest boats can have a Collar glued on, but the heavier your boat and outboard, the stronger you want your fitting to be. If you're worried about holes, they're sealed, watertight and non-corrosive. Seems like an oxymoron, but holes = unsinkable! And the news shows us that too many hole-free boats are capsizing.

Can I buy locally?

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

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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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