THE UNBEATABLE CONVENIENCE OF A STABLE, LIGHTWEIGHT FOLDING INFLATABLE BOAT THAT STOWS AWAY IN A BAG MAKES TRUE KIT THE PERFECT SOLUTION FOR BOATIES, FISHERMEN, CARAVANNERS OR BACKWOODS EXPLORERS
True Kit designs, tests and produces an exclusive range of innovative, ultra-high quality, folding inflatable catamarans
Founder Rod Dawson has drawn on a lifetime of yachting, much of it as an international competitor, to create superbly performing and dependable inflatable boats. His attention to detail and commitment to innovation has resulted in a range of boats that are recognised for their class-leading capabilities. Customers all over the world choose True Kit for yacht tenders, rescue and support boats or just for fishing and exploring!
“Our goal is to make every boating experience better by making our inflatable boats lighter, more stable and the easiest in the world to pack down.”
True Kit’s relentless drive to innovate and produce the best available inflatable boats has led to the latest collection of True Kit New Generation designs. The safe and stable platform you’ve been looking for and the exhilarating performance of a lightweight speedster combined in a world beating package.
When it comes to all round performance, catamarans are out in front across all critical criteria for choosing an inflatable.
•Incredibly stable. Check out the images and videos on this website and on You Tube to see how easy it is stay upright and in control with a True Kit, whether you’re boarding from a yacht, fishing or speeding across the water
•Significantly less drag than a typical deep-v hull allows for much smaller, lighter, more affordable and more fuel-efficient outboard engines. You need less horsepower to enjoy a thrilling ride
•The catamaran hull is ideal for shallow waters and great when beaching your boat (step out with dry shoes!). It also sits flat on the beach or your deck
Quality and durability were uppermost in our minds when we were choosing the materials for the True Kit range. After extensive research and testing we chose the world’s leading, premium fabric for inflatable boats - Valmex® by Mehler Germany.
•Mehler has over 60 years’ experience in the development of textiles
•Mehler uses the most advanced technology to ensure their high quality, German made textiles are longer lasting
•The Valmex® fabric demonstrates superior flexibility, elasticity, airtightness and resistance against mechanical damage and UV
•Valmex® is recyclable
•Manufactured in Germany under the internationally recognised standard of quality: ISO 9001:2008
We strive to keep the weight out of our inflatable boat range to make our dinghies manageable by anyone. Carrying and rowing these boats is a breeze, and for our larger designs we have our exclusive QuickLok Dingy Launching Wheels.
Whether you are using your True Kit as a tender and need to pull it onboard the mothership, or your True Kit is the water-going extension of your caravan, keeping it light is critical. The secret is in our thermo-welded seams and superior fabrics, which help us to remove all unnecessary weight from the boat.
At True Kit we aim to use the best technology available in the inflatable industry. Many people will have seen poor quality inflatable boats literally falling apart at the (glued) seams after a short period! At True Kit we are safety conscious and that is not an option. The seam can be an inflatable boat's Achilles Heel - or the strongest part. We choose to thermo-weld the seams on our boats to create the strongest bond available (a permanent mechanical bond). A welded seam on a True Kit inflatable actually becomes stronger than the fabric itself (notwithstanding the fact that the fabric we use is the best in the world).
True Kit folding inflatable boats are the easiest and fastest in the world to set up. Keep one in the yacht, the motorhome or the back seat of your car! Our agile boats allow any stretch of water to be your playground. Hit the water in minutes. True Kit make the outdoors more accessible.
Our innovative designs are based on an ultra-efficient catamaran platform, which means our boats out-perform most. They are also much easier to use thanks to the distinctive landing craft bow on our Discovery Range. The bow’s design ensures getting into a Discovery from the water or the dock is very easy. This makes them ideal as tenders or for fishing and diving.
The Bimini top fits beautifully onto my Discovery 2.8. You can tell that a lot of thought went into its construction and design, as the ropes, cleats, and clips all fit exactly as they are supposed to and create an extremely sturdy top. I’m so glad that I ordered it—it will give me shade and protection on the hottest of days. I mount a solar panel to my 1103 Torqeedo motor and the bimini supports it with no problem. I’ve also tried it in ripping winds—this top holds up great. Highly recommend for an enhanced boating experience.
We wanted a tender for our hybrid boat that would run well with an electric outboard. True Kit found me on social media and impressed with innovation and responsive sales support. Our new navigator arrived a week after ordering and was easy to set up and inflate the first time. Looking forward to her taking us ashore.
We purchased the True Kit to take along with us when we travel in the motorhome. We live on a lake so we decided to go ahead and use it until we headed out traveling again. What a lot of fun. Our kids and grandkids love it. It draws a crowd wherever we go and people are always asking where we got it. Delivery was amazing as we would have gotten it to Missouri in two weeks had it not be awaiting customs. This is a high quality boat and we couldn't be happier with our purchase.
I have taken my Discovery 2.8 (with the Bimini top) out in high winds and choppy waters with 1-2 additional adults on board. We are amazed by the stability of the boat while on the water, as well as when leaving and entering the boat from the water itself or a dock. The boat tolerates rougher waters with ease. My only regret now is not purchasing a larger Discovery—maybe next year ;)
after viewing several.videos and websites on transome wheels from the internet, i narrowed down to 2. true kit and beachmaster. i choose true kit as its just 2 steps action clicking it to the studs and press down. the beach masters have action ..clicking and 4 levers to lock. its abit worrying when comes to drilling and location on the transome, but manage to get around this. mine is made from 1.2mm pvc and total weight is heavy with outboards and equipments, the beach sands where i live is grainy super soft , the wheels digs in. i have no complains about the product and its build quality compared to some others. its abit pricy but worth it.
We needed a tender with enough stability and room to get us and our electric bikes to and from shore easily. We just tried our True Kit Navigator 300 and it is perfect for this. It performed well with our Torqeedo Traveler 1003.
I was very impressed with the support True Kit gave me during the purchase/after care process. True Kit responded very quickly during the purchase process and once the product arrived I thought the response would be slow, but I was mistaken if anything they were quicker with the response.
Once I commited to the purchase True Kit were quick to quality control and send the discovery. I have bought online products in the next suburb that took loner than it took for me to receive my Discovery 4m.
The how to manual and support videos made setting up a breeze and cannot wait to get on the water and show it off. I have not seen this type of boat in the waters I fish but I reckon True Kit will get a lot more orders when I am seen on the water.
My wife and I assembled our True kit Discovery in our garage to get a feel for how it goes together. Two hours later we mastered the assembly I might add the the cup holder took about 30 minutes and Velcro for oars another 30. If you are looking for quality look no further True Kit has most other inflatables beat. We have a Montana RV and go to Key West every year staying at Sigsbee Naval Base Our new inflatable will enable us to better fish, explore and cruise mallory Square where other inflatables are docked. Thank you for all your testing to produce possibly the worlds best inflatable landing craft. John and Ann in Virginia
Haven’t had a chance to get it in the water yet but blew it up on deck and first impressions are excellent! The simple/quick release air valves are refreshingly easy compared to previous dinghies I’ve owned, and it’s nice that the pump comes with a gauge. So far so good!
This is admittedly an early review of my Truekit Navigator 300. We took it out just once but had such a great time that I’m able to give it 5 stars. A friend and I were able to very quickly inflate the dink and strap it to the top of my Subaru. We drove down to the cove and loaded it up with 4 adults plus a 3hp equivalent electric outboard. 4 adults is completely doable for tendering purposes, but maybe a bit tight for a day out of the water. That said, she moved beautifully through the water and caught the eye of my neighbor who literally said “yeah I need to get me one of these.” The only feedback I’d give TrueKit is that I wish it came with a plaque that hung off the side for registration info. We painted the numbers on which felt a little rough, mostly because the design is so cool! Gonna have a great Summer here in Maine.