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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.

MINI 33

Maintenance

Buoyancy

Stability

Control

Spray

PLASTIC

Low

Good

Fair

Fair

Fair

TINNIE/GLASS

Low

Poor

Poor

Fair

Fair

< ANY + K.B.C

Low

Excellent

Excellent

Excellent

Excellent

R.I.B

High

Excellent

Excellent

Fair

Poor

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.

fender STABLE

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!

fender light stabilizer

LIGHT

For all that flotation, you still end up with a tender that's far lighter than most RIBs. 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.

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.

FIXED TO YOUR CHINE OR GUNWALE?

Tenders are fitted without metal external fixings, so that they can double as a fender. However, in rare instances (e.g. a plastic hull or powerful outboard) these are needed for your Collar's longevity. In such cases, side fender properties are compromised, so you may as well go with a chine placement.

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

Transom foam and a pointed bow shape are recommended for either fitting, to assist fendering.

Notice them in below examples.

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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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 # 2010210449. American Patent Application # 13/083,588 - Watercraft Accessory.
Marine Safety Innovations Pty Ltd.
ABN # 53 141 908 385
Australian owned & operated since 2010

EVOLUTION OF THE BOAT COLLAR: WAVERIDER BOATS