Makaira Apprentice takes out top Award

Recently, a local Kerikeri apprentice achieved a remarkable feat by receiving the prestigious Dale Carnegie Emerging Leader Award at the MAST academy graduation. This award holds international recognition, making it an exceptional accomplishment for the recipient and a testament to their dedication and skill.

Ethan Holland, representing Makaira Boats, stood out among the graduates and was honored with the coveted award. Hailing from Kerikeri, Ethan's journey into the marine industry began at a young age, fueled by a deep-rooted passion for boats and craftsmanship. His commitment to continuous improvement and pursuit of excellence is evident in his work ethic and dedication to producing top-quality results.

The acknowledgment of Ethan's achievements on MAST's official Facebook page further underscores the significance of his accomplishment. Being recognized as an emerging leader in the marine industry not only highlights Ethan's individual talent and hard work but also reflects positively on the training and support provided by Makaira Boats and the MAST academy.

This achievement serves as an inspiration not only to aspiring apprentices in Kerikeri but also to the broader community, showcasing the potential for excellence and success within the local talent pool. Ethan's story exemplifies the importance of passion, dedication, and continuous learning in pursuing a successful career path.

The recognition received by Ethan at an international level through the Dale Carnegie Emerging Leader Award is a testament to his skills, professionalism, and commitment to personal and professional growth. It also reflects positively on the reputation and standards upheld by Makaira Boats as a leader in the marine industry.

Overall, Ethan Holland's success story serves as a shining example of what can be achieved through hard work, determination, and a genuine passion for one's craft. His accomplishment not only brings pride to his hometown of Kerikeri but also shines a spotlight on the potential for excellence within the New Zealand marine industry.





Makaira Gen3 Makes the Cover


In the world of boating, where innovation and performance reign supreme, one remarkable vessel has garnered significant attention: the Makaira Gen3 800. This extraordinary boat has graced the cover of the esteemed Northwest Yachting magazine's March issue, following an exhilarating display at the Seattle Boat Show. The editorial team from Northwest Yachting had the exclusive opportunity to step aboard the Makaira Gen3 800 and were instantly captivated by its exceptional features, including the awe-inspiring aluminium flared hull, impeccable welds, and impeccable finish. Let's dive into the full article to explore the stunning attributes of this game-changing boat.

Makaira Gen3 800:
Redefining Design Excellence:

At the forefront of the Makaira Gen3 800 is its revolutionary design that seamlessly combines functionality and aesthetics. The vessel's aluminum flared hull not only enhances stability but also adds a touch of sophistication to its overall appearance. Carefully crafted with meticulous attention to detail, the smooth lines and aerodynamic shape of the hull contribute to both its striking visual appeal and optimized performance on the water. The Makaira Gen3 800 stands as a testament to the perfect blend of artistry and engineering in boat design.

Impeccable Welding Quality:

During their visit aboard the Makaira Gen3 800, the Northwest Yachting team was astounded by the flawless welding exhibited throughout the boat. The skilled craftsmen behind this vessel have mastered their craft, ensuring that each weld is not only structurally sound but also visually impeccable. Every seam seamlessly integrates into the boat's overall design, showcasing an unwavering commitment to quality and craftsmanship.

Unparalleled Finish:

The first glance at the Makaira Gen3 800 leaves every boating enthusiast in awe. The meticulous attention to detail is evident in every aspect, including the immaculate finish that graces every surface. From the sleek exterior to the finely crafted interior, the Makaira Gen3 800 emanates a sense of luxury and refinement. The Northwest Yachting team marveled at the flawless varnish, the smooth texture of the boat's furnishings, and the exquisite attention paid to every corner. It is a testament to the dedication and skill of the craftsmen who bring this masterpiece to life.

Cutting-Edge Features and Technology:

Beyond its captivating design and impeccable finish, the Makaira Gen3 800 boasts a host of cutting-edge features and technology. The boat is equipped with state-of-the-art navigation systems, advanced communication tools, and smart automation for optimal performance and convenience. Whether it's the integrated entertainment systems or the seamless connectivity options, the Makaira Gen3 800 ensures an unparalleled boating experience, whether for leisurely cruises or thrilling adventures.

The Makaira Gen3 800 has emerged as a true game-changer in the world of boating, earning its well-deserved spot on the cover of Northwest Yachting's March issue. The Northwest Yachting team, having experienced the boat firsthand, were mesmerized by its aluminum flared hull, impeccable welds, and flawless finish. This remarkable vessel sets a new standard for design, craftsmanship, and innovation. For those seeking an extraordinary boating experience, the Makaira Gen3 800 undoubtedly represents the epitome of excellence.

Check out the full article below.

Makaira Claims World First is one of Australia's leading boating websites. When the Makaira Gen3 was released they had to get in touch to find out how a plate boat manufacturer created a carolina flare in aluminium - only we couldn't share this secret.

Check out the article below HERE.


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 factory, 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

Makaira Boats: Legasea Proud Gold Partner

Makaira Boats is a Proud Gold Partner of Legasea. Here at Makaira Boats we are a proud sponsor of Legasea as we believe that we should be the first generation to pass on a fishery in a better state than we inherited it.

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, the Makaira 35 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. Latest Trick is a Makaira 740, the equivilant is the new Gen3 750.

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, you can choose a 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:

  • Makaira Gen3 35. The largest boat in our inboard range in width and length, our Makaira Gen3 35 boasts an 900l fuel tank capacity, catering to extended trips. Weighing in at around 6000kg, and having our unique Aluminium (aluminum) carolina flare, the Gen3 35 is an offshore weapon that can go anywhere.
  • Makaira Gen3 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.
  • Makaira Gen3 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

8mm (5/16') Aluminium (aluminum) plate, Carolina Flare, & underfloor structure designed to Lloyds Special Service Craft standards are just some of the feature that make up the Makaira Difference.

  • Specifications. All our inboard boats have 5083 aluminium (aluminum) plate as standard. 5083 aluminium (aluminum) plate is D.N.V, B.V or Lloyds certified.
  • Finishings. All of our boats have the interior finished to a standard that is comparable to a super yacht. From the lined cabin, to vinyl dash and roof lining, every area is set up for maximum comfort.
  • Electronics. High-quality  Garmin electronics 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 underfloor structure designed to Lloyds Special Service Craft standards, we offer exceptional quality and style, tailored to your requirements.