Makaira Boats is a family run business that builds industry leading aluminium sport fishing boats. We are the only company to offer a lifetime warranty on hulls, because quality is at the forefront of everything we do.

Makaira Boats was started when owner Allan Shaw was completing his time as Marine System Engineer at Alloy Yachts, New Zealand premier superyacht builder. Allan recognised a gap in the market for offshore trailer boat’s that had long range capabilities and sound sea keeping. Allan saw a clear lack of build standards in the aluminium trailer boat building industry world wide as well as a lack of performance.

After completing his time at Alloy Yachts in 2011 Allan started drafting his ideal boat and put the wheels in motion to build hull no.1 – a King Bank 940 Called “The Game” which gained a lot of traction for the brand and was the base point for the company.

Since then the company has steadily grown to where it is today having a purpose built factory with 9 boat build capacity and further expansion underway that will see the company into a new production line with triple the capacity.

Makaira is growing exponentially, with demand consistently outpacing capacity. We have built a strong following not only in New Zealand but also internationally in Australia and the U.S.A that recognizes the quality and performance of our boats. Alot of our boats are sold internationally and can be shipped anywhere in the world.

A Little Bit About Makaira

" I dreamed of an aluminium boat that performs in all conditions, but couldn't find it on the market. So I built the first Makaira in my shed with a buddy. People loved the boat and wanted their own. The rest is history. "

— Allan Shaw, Founder