The original catamarans were developed in our Oceanic region hundreds of years ago so it seems appropriate that New Zealand-based True Kit have taken this concept a quantum leap further. Our commitment to producing outstanding inflatable boats has created the head-turning True Kit Discovery, which is clearly no ordinary inflatable boat.
True Kit have refined the inflatable catamaran concept into a high-performance boat that packs down into a suitcase-sized bag. When you want to hit the water, it’s a speedy set-up to reveal a boat that certainly looks great, but it’s the fantastic on-water performance that you have to experience to really appreciate what this boat has to offer.
The Discovery’s legendary catamaran stability will immediately grab your attention; that tippy feeling you expected from a small dinghy is completely eliminated. The Discovery’s tunnel-hull design means superb efficiency too, for less drag, less fuel and more speed. It has that joy-ride, hair-in-the-wind experience that leaves you wanting to get out in the boat all the time.
Every detail of the Discovery has been rigorously evaluated to deliver unrivaled performance, and if that means creating our own innovations we’ve done it. The revolutionary True-Alu transom is laser cut from marine grade aluminium to ensure a lightweight and corrosion-free result. These exclusive transoms have a unique design incorporating sheet-metal folding for strength and stiffness. The transoms are then mig and tig welded and given the full AkzoNobel powder coat treatment to create an amazing Super Yacht finish. Our transoms are going to look great for years, but it’s the performance enhancement you will immediately notice. The ultra-stiff and lightweight transom provides the rigid platform necessary to transfer maximum power from your outboard into the boat, with no loss of energy.
Our more adventurous customers will also appreciate the RapidDrain grate scupper system in the larger Discovery 330 and 400 boats. This anti-swamp design means you can take on the rougher conditions that you previously thought a small inflatable boat couldn’t handle, safe in the knowledge that any water taken aboard will drain quickly.
So that’s the inflatable catamaran performance, but what about that distinctive landing craft bow? The benefits of this design are numerous: boarding from the dock, the beach or your mothership is as easy as literally stepping on board; no high side to climb over and no tipping about. Climbing into the boat from the water is also much easier than with a conventional boat. Our own customers consistently testify that ‘no other inflatable offers the ease of re-boarding after a swim or a dive’.
True Kit have put thousands of hours into testing and refining the design of our boats and we’ve paid just as much attention to how they are constructed. The Discovery landing craft represents the highest boat building standards. From specifying ultra UV-resistant Valmex® premium fabric to the incredibly durable thermo-welded single seam construction, these boats are built to outperform and outlast low-quality rivals.
Whether your Discovery is going to be a lightweight tender for your mothership, a lightweight dinghy for fun, or a fishing and diving platform in its own right, you won’t have more fun on the water!
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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.
Thank you for a great experience
We received our Discovery2.8some 2 weeks ago. The quality is amazing, after having numerous inflatables with glued semes that always seemed to be coming apart the welded semes look far more robust . It is extremely rigid and easy to assemble and pump up ,It tows very well behind our sail boat as we use it as a tender ,the only issue so far is the seat does not lock in very well and has come out several times and appears to close to the rollock position for easy rowing . The wheel accessories work really well and are well engineered easy to fit and remove the well placed lift rings are great and allow me to hoist with pulleys for storage in my garage .So further work on the seat would give this 5 stars in my opinion . Roger