We have the solution for you if you’re looking for your dream boat but cannot find what you want from Australian plate boat builders. Aluminium plate boats have traditionally suffered a rather negative reputation. Until now, that is.

Makaira Boats are leading NZ boat builders with years of professional experience as marine architects. After years of working in the luxury yacht industry, we turned our attention to building the ultimate offshore plate alloy boats with superior on-water performance and sound seakeeping with long-range capabilities. Here are some of the reasons why we’re among the top NZ boat builders:

  • Our boats are designed to strict Lloyds Structural Standards to perform exceptionally in all conditions.
  • Every boat is designed and built by fully qualified and highly experienced plate alloy boat builders. Our team has it all, from naval architects to boat fabricators to systems engineers and fit-out and finishing professionals.
  • Every component of your brand-new boat’s hull is designed and fabricated in-house, using the latest naval architecture, engineering software, and advanced CNC machines.

Industry Leading NZ Boat Builders

We started Makaira Boats to fill a gap in the market for aluminium alloy boats that perform well under many conditions, featuring superb handling, soft riding, and superior stability. Since our formation, we’ve become one of the most notable plate alloy boat builders, with agents from NZ, Australia, and the US lining up for our creations.

  • Our boat hulls are made from only the best quality 8mm, 5083 Marine Grade aluminium alloy plates, manufactured in-house from cutting plates to paint to final finishes.
  • We carry out stringent testing, including weight and balance studies, static and running trim analysis, and structural load analysis to ensure our boats perform optimally and last longer.

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