True Kit Inflatables
Who we are
THE TRUE KIT CONCEPT - PROVEN WORLDWIDE!
THE UNBEATABLE CONVENIENCE OF A STABLE, LIGHTWEIGHT FOLDING INFLATABLE BOAT THAT STOWS AWAY IN A BAG MAKES TRUE KIT THE PERFECT SOLUTION FOR BOATIES, FISHERMEN, CARAVANNERS OR BACKWOODS EXPLORERS
True Kit designs, tests and produces an exclusive range of innovative, ultra-high quality, folding inflatable catamarans
Founder Rod Dawson has drawn on a lifetime of yachting, much of it as an international competitor, to create superbly performing and dependable inflatable boats. His attention to detail and commitment to innovation has resulted in a range of boats that are recognised for their class-leading capabilities. Customers all over the world choose True Kit for yacht tenders, rescue and support boats or just for fishing and exploring!
“Our goal is to make every boating experience better by making our inflatable boats lighter, more stable and the easiest in the world to pack down.”
BRINGING FRESH THINKING TO INFLATABLE DESIGN
True Kit’s relentless drive to innovate and produce the best available inflatable boats has led to the latest collection of True Kit New Generation designs. The safe and stable platform you’ve been looking for and the exhilarating performance of a lightweight speedster combined in a world beating package.
Quality and durability were uppermost in our minds when we were choosing the materials for the True Kit range. After extensive research and testing we chose the world’s leading, premium fabric for inflatable boats - Valmex® by Mehler Germany.
•Mehler has over 60 years’ experience in the development of textiles
•Mehler uses the most advanced technology to ensure their high quality, German made textiles are longer lasting
•The Valmex® fabric demonstrates superior flexibility, elasticity, airtightness and resistance against mechanical damage and UV
•Valmex® is recyclable
•Manufactured in Germany under the internationally recognised standard of quality: ISO 9001:2008
CATAMARAN DESIGNS FOR ALL ROUND BENEFITS
When it comes to all round performance, catamarans are out in front across all critical criteria for choosing an inflatable.
•Incredibly stable. Check out the images and videos on this website and on You Tube to see how easy it is stay upright and in control with a True Kit, whether you’re boarding from a yacht, fishing or speeding across the water
•Significantly less drag than a typical deep-v hull allows for much smaller, lighter, more affordable and more fuel-efficient outboard engines. You need less horsepower to enjoy a thrilling ride
•The catamaran hull is ideal for shallow waters and great when beaching your boat (step out with dry shoes!). It also sits flat on the beach or your deck.
STABILITY AND SAFETY
Safety and stability are mission critical features that True Kit will never compromise on. We realise that when you head out on the water, safety is a number one priority.
•Our unique catamaran design and oversize pontoons mean True Kit inflatables exhibit superior buoyancy and stability, without sacrificing exhilarating performance.
•Many people are surprised that you can actually stand up in our boats!
•Multiple chambers and welded seams add to the safety, meaning you can take your family on the water with peace of mind.
•True Kit inflatables are now being used for flood RESCUE and recovery from the water by many organisations around the world.
KEEPING IT LIGHT
We strive to keep the weight out of our inflatable boat range to make our dinghies manageable by anyone. Carrying and rowing these boats is a breeze, and for our larger designs we have our exclusive QuickLok Dingy Launching Wheels.
Whether you are using your True Kit as a tender and need to pull it onboard the mothership, or your True Kit is the water-going extension of your caravan, keeping it light is critical. The secret is in our thermo-welded seams and superior fabrics, which help us to remove all unnecessary weight from the boat.
At True Kit we aim to use the best technology available in the inflatable industry. Many people will have seen poor quality inflatable boats literally falling apart at the (glued) seams after a short period! At True Kit we are safety conscious and that is not an option. The seam can be an inflatable boat's Achilles Heel - or the strongest part. We choose to thermo-weld the seams on our boats to create the strongest bond available (a permanent mechanical bond). A welded seam on a True Kit inflatable actually becomes stronger than the fabric itself (notwithstanding the fact that the fabric we use is the best in the world).
BAG TO WATER IN MINUTES
True Kit folding inflatable boats are the easiest and fastest in the world to set up. Keep one in the yacht, the motorhome or the back seat of your car! Our agile boats allow any stretch of water to be your playground. Hit the water in minutes. True Kit make the outdoors more accessible.
5 YEAR WARRANTY
You can trust a True Kit to give you years of trouble-free use thanks to our rigorous commitment to quality at every stage.
•German-made Valmex® fabric
•Thermo-welded (not glued) seams for an unbreakable bond
•Top quality fittings from Railblaza
•Strict quality protocols to ensure that our boats stand up to their owner's demands
•Superior design specifications to cover critical durability criteria
THE TRUE KIT BRAND
We’re committed to developing quality boats and offering them at great value. We engage with our customers directly and share their passion for getting out on the water. We pride ourselves on our service and our True Kit community love to show off their boats. True Kit boats are enjoyed by people all around the world. We aim to deliver an exceptional user experience.
As a country, New Zealand is an ocean going nation, it’s where we play, it’s who we are. We are surrounded by beautiful coastlines and diversity of waters from open harbours to tranquil alpine lakes. We couldn’t ask for a better testing ground for our products. And we aren’t scared to try new ideas.