Our ultra-lightweight, inflatable tender range
Our most portable, long and sleek, inflatable fishing kayak
I purchased a Discovery 330 as a tender to my 8m powercat and to be independent when required as a work boat. It will go into survey under my Maritime NZ MOSS MTOP. I have fitted it out with all the safety gear including Nav lights, EPIRB, propellor guard from Stainless design as recommended by Truekit. Truekit fitted additional D rings and supplied beach wheels which are very clever in their simplicity of attachment, retaining and removal. I can carry the boat on top of my truck or trailer. The boat handles well and enjoys a Parsun 9.8HP two stroke with a performance propellor. The boat and motor are light weight which suits me well as both are independently portable for someone who has been at sea for over 35 years. Very happy with the quality and service from Truekit - Maurice Perwick
In case you were wondering, we are loving the boat, and have made several successful fishing trips around the coorong area in South Australia. We have found the vessel very easy to transport, launch, and love the fact that we can travel in shallow waters and often take the vessel up onto a beach for a bit of land-based fishing or exploring. I am using an ePropulsion Spirit 1.0 electric engine, which also works well on the Navigator. - Steven Edgecombe
We purchased a True Kit Navigator 2.5 to use on our launch and couldn't be happier with it! We needed a tender that was light and easy to handle and the navigator has certainly delivered. Along with being great to handle we are loving the stability, so good for getting in and out of, off the back of the boat. It was super easy to set up, Rod and his team were really helpful and got us up and running with everything we needed. We consider this the best dingy we have ever owned and would happily recommend it. - Peter Heald
I am loving my Discovery 3.3. Now that I have a Tohatsu 9.8HP on it, it goes great with two people, and perfectly fulfills its mission of transporting two spearos and gear. I also find myself doing a fair amount of solo rod-and-reel fishing from it. - Ben Hirashima
We think it is exactly what we were looking for: tiny and light, yet because of its stability, it makes the whole vessel useable. Love the inflatable floor. Thank you once again for your support, and for offering a superior product, it is much appreciated! - Geoff Richards
The boat is great and creating a stir wherever we go. Had 3 more potential clients from our time in Spirit's Bay. Catching heaps of fish including attached this morning on 12 lb braid on my softbait rig. It's not big but above minimum size. Caught a large number of snapper too. - Ross Hendry
We had an awesome few weeks with the boat. Took the kids out to watch dolphins and go for an explore, I got out for a few fishing trips which returned some snapper, kingfish and a gurnard though only a couple of keepers and we were able to do some scurfing. Everyone was super impressed and happy. Thanks again for all the help and advice. - Simon Hofmann
Hi Rod. You may remember we swam Rangitoto last year. This year Kawau Is.
Love the boat. Service was great. - Jan Viljoen
Just to let you know, even though only used a few times so far, I am very impressed with the boat, especially its efficiency, compared to my previous (Whaly 310) used with the same 9.9 motor, there is no comparison. - Martyn Lane
We were looking for a new tender for our launch to replace our rigid bottom inflatable and came across the True Kit range. We purchased a Navigator 3m and can honestly say its the best tender we have ever had or used. would never go back to a conventional inflatable.
They are so stable, easily driven and easy to assemble.— Harry Dodson
When we purchased our launch, we needed a new tender. Our first point of call was TrueKit. We had heard from other TrueKit customers that these tenders were amazing, and wow, we weren't disappointed! The quality of our new 3m Navigator was superb. It was very simple to inflate on the back of our boat and the stability of the Navigator was brilliant. Very safe and dry for all my family to use, and in the Winter months, we simply put it away in the bag and keep it inside our boat.— Ian Darby
In its folded and bagged configuration the True Kit range is very portable and fits nicely into the boot of even the smallest car. Getting from bag to boat is easy and quick. Quality is the initial impression. They are immaculately presented and offer clean lines and sturdy construction.
Without a large, rigid hull to drag through the water, planing speeds were easy to achieve. Acceleration is instant with the air deck rising clear of the water to give a nice cushioning effect to the ride which was dry and comfortable in the left-over slop.— Boating NZ Magazine
We had a great weekend down the bottom end of Waiheke and once again the True kit 2.5 m was a glamour. We had Lynda’s parents out for the day who are both in there 80s and got them ashore at Man of War for a few wines. This would not have been possible with the old inflatable as it was just to unstable and deep to step into. It was so easy for them to step off the duck board and onto the flat floor which is so nice on the feet plus being able to step off the front when you get to shore was perfect. The stability of these boat is something i have never seen before. Also the fact i have it deflated inside the boat now and out of the weather while i’m away is exactly what i wanted. — Tony Rae
I can’t believe how tough these boats are. Bought one earlier this year. The floor blew out of the boat while transporting it on top a vehicle. It was ran over by a work van. I thought for sure it was busted. It’s still holding strong! Loving my Discovery! - Will Singleton
Boat looks great mate, pumped it up, repacked it into the van. Will be a glamma for what we need (travelling across Australia!) - Glenn Ashbey - Australia
Ciao mate!! Rib is working great, we did 24 knots on the gps in flat water! Mickey Cannoni - Genoa, Italy.
Thanks Rod. The navigator is performing brilliantly up here at Noosa QLD mate. Such a quality product that you've made. Tristan Giger Queensland, Australia.
We've been motorhomers for a while now and have been looking for some sort of water craft to "get out there". The True Kit Tactician really fits the bill. It is lightweight, stable and really high quality. John - Auckland.
I used to be right into kayak fishing when I discovered the True Kit Tactician. The convenience, practicality and quality are really impressive. Now I can get out on the water several times a week! Lance - Tauranga.
We researched what was available in the inflatable market. What we wanted was a run about, a fishing dinghy and a fun ‘wind in your hair’ biscuit tower. The Navigator 3.5 m simply blew the rest away. Rod Dawson’s extensive experience is reflected in the design. The materials and the finish are superior. I have owned other inflatable boats in the past. True Grit out surpasses all of them.
Phillip Maguire – Auckland
"We were looking for a boat that didn't take up too much room and that we could use as a family fun boat. The Discovery is perfect for us and the kids find it easier to climb back onto than other inflatables. Looks great, goes great. Thanks True Kit!" Mark - Auckland
Hi Rod, We really enjoyed meeting you today and picking up our Navigator. The time you spent explaining the features of this mighty little boat was appreciated by myself and Kit. We have already had it in the Manukau for a couple of hours this afternoon. It fair scoots along - so we look forward to fun and adventure this Sumer and many more ahead. Phil, Auckland.
We're proud that RAILBLAZA'S top-quality mounting systems have been specified for True Kit's innovative inflatables; both companies are dedicated to delivering superb products and our association is proof that kiwis continue to lead the world in marine design. Ross Pratt, Owner, RAILBLAZA
Hi Rod, I just wanted to pass on feedback. Your customer service , friendly, approachable and helpful attitude was what made us choose a motayak.
We did have a look at a few different options but your product and you both stood out by far. A few of the other stalls were not approachable and seemed to want to get rid of us quickly , whereas you answered all questions we had and gave your recommendations .
So Thank you for all your help and making us feel valued! Josh and Tammy - Auckland
Hi Rod. First day serious fishing in the True Kit was very productive. I had to stop because the bin was full! Next one is today’s catch. All in less than an hour and the nearby bigger boats caught nothing. Size and quietness do make a big difference to catching fish. I’m really thrilled with the boat. Trying to convince my son to buy one too. Bruce - Auckland Thanks Rod appreciate that looking forward to the weekend catching plenty of fish in the harbour. Steve - Tauranga