Designing, testing and refining our boats in New Zealand gives us an extra edge. There’s a whole industry here that’s dedicated to getting the best out of boats, whether that’s the innovative breakthroughs we’ve brought to competitive yachting or creating the world’s first jet boat back in the 1950s. If it goes out on the water, kiwis are going to find a way to improve it.
True Kit’s owner and innovation visionary, Rod Dawson, is no exception. His background in competitive sailing and lifelong love of the sea are the driving forces behind True Kit’s quest to be the best. Supporting Rod is a full team of boating enthusiasts who bring a wealth of experience to True Kit’s in-house design and testing program.
To achieve this, every detail of a True Kit boat is rigorously evaluated, from the designs to the materials we specify. No aspect of the boat’s creation is ignored in our determination to deliver the best experience possible.
Literally thousands of hours have been spent perfecting our designs, testing materials and then proving our ideas out on the water. We do this so we can live up to our promise:
THE BEST INFLATABLE BOAT MONEY CAN BUY
Our class-leading Discovery boats are at the leading-edge of inflatable boat design. And this design pedigree, while brought to its ultimate realisation in the Discovery, can be found in True Kit’s entire range.
Our belief that every element of a True Kit boat is critical to the final outcome lies behind every decision we make. This can be seen in the smallest design detail, like the rubbing strip that forces splashing water down instead over and into the boat and in our decision to weld not glue the seams on our boats, creating an unbreakable bond that’s equal to the premium German fabric we use.
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