BOAT COLLAR PRICES

YOUR COLLAR IS CUSTOM MADE

This is not a 'one-size-fits-all' product.

  • individual chat - either online or on the phone, we gather certain information from you about your boat (size, style, outboard size, as well as how & where you use your boat, ie do you love crabbing?), we can then determine what size of Collar, what strength of fixings you'll need, if any of the extras will help you etc, and give you an itemised, custom quote that best suits the needs of both you and your boat.
  • individually shaped - Our blank Collar lengths are then shaped & cut to length to make sure your Collar suits your boat.
  • individual hardware kits - If you choose to self-fit, your individualised hardware kit is assembled for your boat, by one of our dedicated staff, to contain every thing you'll need to install your Collar.
  • individually boxed and labelled - If you require your Collar delivered, the heavy-duty box is assembled and your delivery address is hand-written on the box, just in case the transport company's connote sticker comes off during transport.

So, each Collar & kit is custom made to suit each boat specifically. And we've done a lot of different boats.

Your hardware is carefully assembled and wrapped.
Your Collar is hand routed, cut & shaped to suit your boat.
You recieve detailed instructions in your kit & fitting video links via email.
Your Collar is securely boxed for transport.
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 numbers that are super sticky, to adhere to your Collar.

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

Boats over 3.5m

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

Priced from $10 to $16 each, including GST and all necessary hardware.

PRICING & INFO

CLICK THE BOX THAT BEST DESCRIBES YOUR BOAT

A fender for your tender, plus all the benefits above.

Stability & performance for car-topper boats.

Easy certified Level Flotation for surveyed boats.

Boats outside Australia. Stockists, shipping, etc.

Trailer boat that's
under 3.6m (<12ft)

Trailer boat that's
3.6m to 4.2m (12ft -14ft)

Trailer boat that's
4.3m to 5m (14ft - 17ft)

Trailer boat that's
over 5m (>17ft)

Extra protection

Strap Protectors

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

The 3mm pressed plate protectors help disperse the pressure placed on the Collars by your straps. They also 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.

370 Makocraft Topper Tracker, with Boat Collar & Strap Protectors under straps.
Strap Protectors disperse the weight applied to the Collars by the tie-down straps.
B.C Shield

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

3mm pressed alloy plate offers 100mm protection underneath and 60mm protection on top.

$358 per pair for 2.4m L, including GST. (8-10kgs ea approx)

$198 per pair for 1.2m L, including GST. (4-5kgs ea approx)

2.4mL BC Shield on 4.25m Savage Gannett
1.2m BC shields on 3.8m boat

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.

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.

PRICING & INFO

CLICK THE BOX THAT BEST DESCRIBES YOUR BOAT

A fender for your tender, plus all the benefits above.

Stability & performance for car-topper boats.

Easy certified Level Flotation for surveyed boats.

Boats outside Australia. Stockists, shipping, etc.

Trailer boat that's
under 3.6m (<12ft)

Trailer boat that's
3.6m to 4.2m (12ft -14ft)

Trailer boat that's
4.3m to 5m (14ft - 17ft)

Trailer boat that's
over 5m (>17ft)

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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