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A FENDER THAT TURNS YOUR TENDER INTO A LIFERAFT

FORGET CHOOSING BETWEEN PROS & CONS

Get all the pros and none of the cons, with a Collar on your tinne, fibreglass or plastic tender.

MAJOR PROS:

  • Won't scuff, mark or scratch yacht.
  • Solid foam flotation - won't deflate if punctured.
  • Easy D.I.Y fit.
  • Light weight.
  • Long wearing & durable (average 10 year lifespan).

OTHER PROS:

  • Paint to match your yacht.
  • Carry more load with increased freeboard & better stability.
  • Never sink, even if full of sea or rain water.
  • Suits most small boats, including plastic and fibreglass.

COMPARE TYPES OF BOATS

By adding a Collar to standard dinghies, you get the best fender for your tender, with the bonus of amazing performance and safety.

Low / High. And Poor > Fair > Good > Excellent. General analysis only.

MINI 33

Maintenance

Buoyancy

Stability

Control

Spray

PLASTIC

Low

Good

Fair

Fair

Fair

TINNIE/GLASS

Low

Fair

Fair

Fair

Fair

< ANY + K.B.C

Low

Excellent

Excellent

Excellent

Excellent

INFLATABLE

High

Excellent

Excellent

Fair

Poor

ENJOY THESE 3 MAJOR BENEFITS

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.

2m tender, stable with a Mini Collar
2m tender, stable with a Mini Collar

FREEDOM TO MOVE

Even a very tippy 2 metre tender (6.6ft 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!

fender light stabilizer

LIGHT

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

FLOOD TESTS

"LEVEL" FLOTATION WORKS TO KEEP YOUR BOAT LEVEL AND BALANCED WHEN SWAMPED

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.

CHOOSE WHAT HEIGHT TO PLACE YOUR COLLAR

COLLAR ON THE CHINE

COLLAR AT THE GUNWALE

SO WHICH IS BEST - CHINE OR GUNWALE HEIGHT?

The answer will depend on what you're most wanting the Collars for. If you want maximum stability, then you'll want it at the chine. If you want maximum fender, you'll need it at the gunwale.

But if you want both, and many people do, consider choosing the Max-66 or Slim 48 Collar & positioning the Collar mid-way or at the waterline - there's no strict rules with a Collar, they're very adaptable which is great as they can best suit your needs & requirements.

The Max-66 Collar & the Slim-48 are the same height at 240mm high (see Prices page for more info). Due to them covering more of the side of your tender, the boat doesn't have to tip as far before the Collar comes in contact with the water, and the higher Collar offers more fendering properties, compared to the smaller, Mini Collar, which is only 160mm high.

If you're unsure, give us a call and we can discuss with you which option & Collar will best suit your needs.

MINI 33

Collar as fender

Pointed bow shape as fender

Transom foam as fender

Stability

Dry ride

Directional control

Softened ride

Level flotation/liferaft

ON CHINE

Good - poor

Excellent

Good - poor

Excellent

Excellent

Excellent

Excellent

Excellent

ON GUNWALE

Excellent - good

Excellent

Excellent

Good

Excellent

Good

Good

Excellent

Approx 2/3rds of tenders are fitted without external fixings (plates on the outside of the Collars), so that they can double as the best fender. However, in some instances (e.g. a plastic hull or powerful outboard) these are needed for your Collar's longevity, or due to the shape of the boat. In such cases, side fender properties are compromised, so you may as well go with a chine placement to get the most of the stability.

Some boat's, like the WALKER BAY's, can only have the Collars fitted in the one spot. If you're unsure about your boat, just ask us.

CHOOSE YOUR BOW SHAPE

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WRAPPED BOW

The Wrapped bow is:

  • Pre-shaped by us, prior to us sending it to you, so you don't have to shape it at all.
  • You can chose to insert the bow plates, or fix them externally (much easier).
  • This shape leaves the nose-tip of the bow exposed,
  • but also grants much easier access to your hitch lug, located on the stempost (that you tie to).

POINTED BOW

Pointed bow tender, Max-66 Collar

The Pointed Bow is:

  • Not possible for many boats.
  • Left blank by us, for you to shape. This adds approx an extra 1-2 hours in fitting time & needs gluing.
  • You can chose to insert the bow plates, or fix them externally (much easier).
  • This shape covers the nose-tip of the boat,
  • but often makes access to the hitch lug more difficult.

ARE THERE CERTAIN BOATS / TENDERS THAT SUIT THE COLLARS BETTER?

Yes. Classic shaped boats are the best.

Classic shaped boats suit the Collars much better than the fancier, modern chine shapes on offer. Swept-up chine shaped boats require the Collar to be custom shaped to follow the rise in the chine. As the foam moves away from the water at the bow, so does your flotation, and the Collar must end shorter on these styles as the Collar is difficult to fix to the narrow sides - as shown below.

As for v-nose punts etc, the Collars are restricted to only covering the sides and can't cover the bow area.

The classic shape is the only one that offers:

  • Choice of a Pointed Bow shape, as well as Wrapped Bow. - All others are only available as Wrapped Bows.
  • Internal bow plate to be inserted. - All others must be externally fixed to the outside of the Collar.
  • Quickest & easiest installation.
  • Maximum flotation & buoyancy, right to the tip of the bow. Step off the bow of your tender onto your marlin board with buoyancy under your feet!

Classic shape

Modern / swept-up chine shape

Punt (V-nose & Flat) shape

THE BEST FENDER FOR TENDERS - TRANSOM FOAM

You can add Transom Foam to your Boat Collar order, so you can add even more buoyancy to your boat, as well as protect the rear corners of your boat from making impact with your yacht.

Alternatively, for small tenders with HP under 6hp, you can leave 100mm excess of the Collar to flow past your transom board - as shown in the far right image. Greater care must be taken with this excess flap - not to put pressure on it. Whereas the Transom foam is screwed on & glued to the Collar sides.

See Prices page for more info.

2m tender, stable with a Mini Collar
Transom foam Kapten Boat Collar
skippa with transom foam
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BE PREPARED FOR ROUGH WEATHER WITH THE SAFEST TENDER

Remember - a Boat Collar adds so much stability to even the tippiest of tenders, that you'll receive better performance from a deep-v hull with a Boat Collar, than a flat bottom boat.

Afterall, tenders are used in conditions & locations that other small boats aren't. Whether its beach launching, through bad chop/ rain/storms, or off to see nearby islands, tenders are small boats that need to do it all.

We know first hand that living on a yacht is not always sunshine and gentle breezes. Stepping off the duck board while the yacht is lurching around in rough chop with the dinghy rising and falling is very dangerous. So you need a tender that you can step onto the gunwale and know it'll not flip but support your weight with ease.

If you're deciding between a deep V-bottom boat and a flat bottom boat, chose the v-bottom as it'll be more comfortable and faster through chop than the flat bottom boat - with the Collar.

The Kapten Boat Collar makes driving in horrid conditions much more comfortable, stable and with greater handling & control.

It doesn't take much to capsize a small dinghy. Misplaced weight, a swell hitting you at just the wrong time, or even another boats' wake, can spell disaster.

It's not worth the risk.

A FEW REVIEWS - FROM YACHTIES

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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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, one 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@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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