Makaira Gen3 Makes the Cover

The Makaira Gen3 is on the cover of the March issues of Northwest Yachting. The team from Northwest Yachting came aboard the Makaira Gen3 800 that was on display at the seattle boat show. They were blown away by the aluminium flared hull, the quality of the welds and the finish.

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Makaira claims world first with alloy plate Carolina flare is one of Australia's leading boating websites. When the Makaira Gen3 was released they had to get in touch to find out how the carolina flare was created in aluminium- only we couldn't share this secret.

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Makaira Boats | The Captain Magazine

The guys from The Captain Magazine came over from Australia to have a chat with Makaira Boats founder Allan Shaw. Allan showed the guys around the factory, took them to the site of the new facotry, and then the guys went out for a play in a Makaira 950 and a Makaira 750. Check out the full video:

Boat Review and Build Process

Allan Shaw on the helm of a Makaira Boats 750

Tough Kiwi Platey | Makaira Boats

Makaira Boats founder and Director Allan Shaw gives The Captain magazine an honest interview about the state of the New Zealand Marine Industry. Allan also talks about the history of Makaira Boats and why they are arguably the toughest aluminium boats. Read the full article in the link below.

Makaira Boats 35

Pacific Power boats magazines Barry Thompson got the scoop on Makaira Boats first 35ft boat, and he wasn't disappointed. 'OnJon II is an outstanding example of Makaira Boats craftsmanship and a testimony to Kiwi boat builders who are at the leading edge of design and construction in the alloy hardtop and sedan market.' Check out the full article below.



Welding Makaira Boats

Makaira Boats | A Success Story

Makaira Boats founder Allan Shaw was interviewed by NZ Manufacturer, they were impressed by the drive that Allan has and how far Makaira Boats had grown is such a short amount of time. Check out the full article below:

Makaira Boat 750

Makaira 740 | "Latest Trick"

Grant Dixon from NZ Fishing News went out fishing with Makaira Boats founder Allan Shaw. They launched at Whangaroa Harbour and went out wide, the conditions were less than ideal be Grants commented 'I have yet to experience a better blue-water performance in a similar sized alloy trailerboat'. You can read the full article at the link below.

Makaira 740 | "Latest Trick"




Inboard Boats

Designed for marine enjoyment, our inboard boats provide multiple benefits for various activities. Whether for extreme deep sea fishing or offshore cruising, choose the specifications to suit your requirements.

A Quick Overview of Our Inboard Boats for Sale

Besides a quiet operation and generous torque and power, our range of inboard boats for sale boasts the following:

  • King Bank 35. The largest boat in our inboard range in width and length, our King Bank 35 boasts an 800l fuel tank capacity, catering to extended trips. Weighing in at around 5500kg, there is sufficient mass to keep the boat steady on the water, with the v-shaped hull ensuring a comfortable and smooth experience.
  • King Bank 1000 Inboard. This spacious inboard boat sleeps up to six people and includes an enclosed shower to ensure comfortable overnight trips. We manufacture the hull from aluminium, which is lightweight and durable enough to withstand the elements.
  • Ranfurly 850 Inboard. With a weight of around 4000kg, our range's most compact inboard boat equates to an easy-to-handle size with increased fuel efficiency. The inboard design provides an aesthetically pleasing open-plan layout without the visuals and sounds of an engine.

What You Can Expect from Our Inboard Boats

Large bait stations, drink holders, and a deep cycle house battery are just a few of the convenient components of our boats.

  • Specifications. Our inboard boats all come with a standard 5083 aluminium hull, which assists the boat in contouring over choppy water. All inboards come equipped with built-in tuna tubes and a generous-sized bait tank. Depending on the model, choose between either eight or eleven rod holders, including the gaff. Benefit from a limited lifetime warranty on the hull for the original owner.
  • Finishings. Choose your preferred colour and style of U Dek for non-slip, soft flooring. We apply marine carpets in the forward and cuddy cabins for a comfortable surface when indoors. Choose your preferred upholstery for the seating to suit your requirements.
  • Electronics. High-quality brands in the cockpit, such as Garmin, ensure a safe and enjoyable ride. The Bluetooth-enabled Fusion stereo is sure to keep the good music playing when cruising into the sunset. Chat to our friendly team about our optional extras.

Fishing in a trailerboat means choosing a boat with bluewater abilities. We design our Makaira inboard boats to offer comfort and performance in all conditions. From our cosy and easy-to-navigate wheelhouse design to our Lloyds Register SSC-compliant hull structure, we offer exceptional quality and style, tailored to your requirements.

Centre Console Boat for Sale

There are decided benefits to choosing a centre console layout for your weekend recreational craft. We always feel that it is important for captains to intimately consider the purpose of their new vessel and make an informed decision when looking at a centre console boat for sale.

  • Complete points visibility. The location of the steering and control console on the centre line of the boat allows for full 360° visibility of the ocean around the boat. Visibility is not restricted by the cabin construction nor slanted towards starboard. A centre console increases safety and facilitates easier manoeuvring.
  • Improved stability. The steering console and passenger seats are arranged on the boat's longitudinal centreline, which laterally distributes the weight evenly. The result is increased stability and less rolling due to unbalanced weight distribution.
  • Great freedom for fishing. The two benefits of a centre console boat mentioned above allow freedom to fishermen to move around the boat when reeling in a catch. The open design is also beneficial, where the fishing areas are usually restricted to the aft deck.

Why Choose Makaira Boats Over an Other Centre Console Boat for Sale?

There are many excellent boat designs on the market, using diverse materials such as fibreglass, plywood and aluminium for the hull construction. Our high standard of material choice and attention to detail during the construction phase set us firmly apart from the competition regarding centre console plate boats.

  • Design. All our boats are designed for ocean use using naval architecture, either as one of our stock models or a custom design according to your specifications. The final designs are extensively tested using state-of-the-art computer modelling software, ensuring excellent handling characteristics and improved safety.
  • Materials. Makaira Boats uses 8mm 5083 H116 aluminium plates that conform to BV, DNV or Lloyd’s certification. All seams are fully welded, so we offer a limited lifetime warranty on the hull.
  • Accessories. Only the best Garmin radar and sonar units are factory installed on our boats. The same rule applied to the marine-grade stereo and LED lighting. We do all the finishing and upholstery in-house, which guarantees fine workmanship.

Browse our catalogue of centre console boats for sale in Australia and enjoy maximum stability and durability.

Makaira Boat 750

Aluminium Plate Boats for Sale NZ

Perhaps every New Zealander has dreamt of buying a boat. Well, now is your chance with Makaira Boats. On-water performance is our core focus, and complete customer satisfaction is our goal. We design and create boats ranging from 7.5m to 10.7m, with inboard and outboard engines. If you’re looking for aluminium plate boats for sale in NZ, you’ve come to the right place.

More About Our Small Aluminium Boats for Sale

All our boats are built entirely in-house, right from the cutting of the materials to the painting and upholstering. We ensure top-quality finishes on all our boats so that our customers get the best we have to offer. As we’ve expanded as a company, we’ve not compromised on quality.

  • Aluminium hulls: Our hulls use 8mm 5083 marine-grade plates with full-depth intercoastal frames and girders. Our non-developable, warped aluminium hulls have a variable dead rise, creating a stable and smooth vessel on the waves.
  • Top designs: Our vessels are designed by qualified naval architects using the latest maritime architecture and engineering software. Much research goes into all our designs to ensure they outperform and outlast our competition.
  • Certification: All the materials we use are explicitly chosen to fulfil their function. We only use European-sourced aluminium plates that meet B.V., D.N.V., or Lloyds certification. You can rest assured that purchasing a Makaira Boat is a sound investment.

Who Are We?

Makaira Boats is an industry leader in the boat business. We focus our attention on building quality aluminium sport fishing boats. We offer a lifetime warranty on all our hulls because we know our boats are built to last.