STABLE AT REST, YES.
STABLE IN ALL CONDITIONS, DOUBLE YES!
We've put the collars through extreme tests, so that you can
trust your boat with your loved ones.
Safety & comfort
for every situation
For tinnies, V-nose/flat-nose punts, and most timber, fibreglass & plastic hulls.
Your every movement is balanced due to #1. low external buoyancy, at water-level, #2. A lot of added beam in the water, increasing your footprint.
The angle of the wide reverse chine acts as surfboard fins on the face of swells. #1. lateral grip, for control. #2. lift, for power & nosediving prevention.
No one arrives soaked, when you have a Kapten Boat Collar turning down your spray. You'll be the driest crew after a day out on choppy waters.
90% of vessels with Boat Collars use less fuel than before, thanks to the generated lift. Enjoy big-boat benefits with small-boat fuel use.
The most effective insurance
Over half of all fatal boating accidents in small vessels are due to capsizing and falling overboard*
*NSW Department of Transport findings for 2002 - 2012.
Unstable, tippy boats are dangerous, even in calm waters, which is why so many boats capsize and so many people fall overboard.
A Kapten Boat Collar works by increasing your boat's footprint in the water with buoyant "feet" all around you. This makes your boat feel and act far bigger, giving even non boaties confidence and enjoyment on the water. Move around freely and travel through chop without rocking side to side or frightening small members of the family.
Many of our customers only thought of stabilising their boat after they've had a big scare and/or have lost all their expensive gear. Your Collar is the most active insurance possible.
Other stability products only work when at rest, but your Boat Collar works at all times to keep your loved ones balanced, comfortable and safe.
4.2m tinnie that's so stable, a man can balance on the gunwale.
Standing on the Boat Collar (Max-66 original foam) for leverage to test how much it resisted capsizing.
Two men fishing on same side of small boat
Boarding a stable boat is made so easy.
Using Collar as a step into boat (Max-66 original foam)
3.3m Savage Gourame with weight of 80kg man on one side.
4.6m Fibreglass USA boat with Kapten Boat Collar
Standing at the edge of a stabilized 3.3m Savage Gourame - with Max-66 Collar
Boarding a 4.2 tinnie that's as stable as a catamaran
How many 3m tinnies are this stable?
Standing at the transom on a 3.75m Quintrex Dart with Kapten Boat Collar, Max-66.
Andrew testing his 4m Sniper with Boat Collar
-Closed-cell, cross-linked Polyethylene
-Petro-chemical stabilised (petrol won't melt it)
-Hard inner layer, for strong fitting
-Hard outer layer, for duribility of use
DESIGNED TO ENDURE
Ten years of feedback from Boat Collar customers means they're better than ever.
WHAT ARE THEY SAYING?
"...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
4.2m 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.
4.35m 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
AS SEEN ON/IN:
HOW THE KAPTEN BOAT COLLARS STARTED
G'day, I'm Pat Jones.
A boiler-maker by trade, 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.
Passionate about boat design and hydrofoil technology, 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.
To this day, I still live and breathe the Kapten Boat Collar (and now Waverider boat) solution, because the thought that we could be saving lives, by making small boats safer, is a great encouragement.