MAKO Fully Inflatable Military Boats

Mako’s Fully Inflatable Military Boats have been tested in Diverse Ocean Conditions – Made for Military Tactical Operations. The MAKO Defender Range of Fully Inflatable Military Boats have been used and developed for the South African Military and Police Special Force units to be used in all marine, inland lakes and rivers throughout Africa. It is the only craft of its type that can be transported by road or air into any area and be deployed to carry combatants in a variety of missions. The hull shape is especially important as it can get a large load on the plane as well as give the pilot unsurpassed manoeuvrability in various and dangerous conditions.

Features & Benefits

  • Heavy-duty fabric (1670 dtx hypalon) combined with high-quality manufacturing processes.
  • Durability unmatched in the market
  • Fast deployment and mobilisation.
  • High standards of materials and equipment used
  • Suited to all kinds of missions
Mako Range of Fully Inflatable Military Boats

Mako “Defender” Range of Fully Inflatable boats
Built to Full Military Specifications

DF-4.2m DF-4.5m DF-4.7m DF-5.0m DF-5.3m DF-5.5m
Max number of persons 6 8 9 11 13 15
Max payload-Inc Engine & Fuel 870kg 1000kg 1200kg 1600kg 2200kg 2500kg
Overall length 4.2m 4.5m 4.7m 5.0m 5.3m 5.5m
Overall width 1.75m 1.75m 1.75m 2.14m 2.14m 2.14m
Weight empty 100kg 110kg 120kg 135kg 150kg 170kg
Buoyancy Tube Diameter 0.45m 0.45m 0.45m 0.55m 0.55m 0.55m
Folded Dimensions-inc floorboard 1.4mx0.65m 1.4mx0.7m 1.4mx0.8m 1.5mx0.7m 1.6mx0.8m 1.9mx0.9m
Inflation Chambers/Safety
Main Tube compartments 3 3 3 4 5 5
Amount of Inflation Valves 3 3 3 4 5 5
Amount of Safety Valves (3 bar) 3 3 3 4 5 5
Inflatable Keel 1 1 1 1 1 1
Lower Speed Tubes (hi-jackers) 2 2 2 2 2 2
Engine Capacity
Shaft length Short-15″ Short-15″ Short-15″ Long-20″ Long-20″ Long-20″
Recommended Power 30hp/23kW 40hp/30kW 50hp/37kW 60hp/45kW 70hp/53kW 80hp/60kW
Max power 50hp/37kW 60hp/45kW 70hp/53kW 70hp/53kW 80hp/60kW 90hp/67kW
Max engine weight 98kg 110kg 115kg 129kg 140kg 150kg
Options of tube fabric:
Tube fabric-Neoprene 1100 dtx 1100 dtx 1100 dtx 1670 dtx 1670 dtx 1670 dtx
Tube fabric-Durotex-heat welded 1450 gm2 1450 gm2 1450 gm2 1450 gm2 1450 gm2 1450 gm2
Inflatable Keel Reinforced Reinforced Reinforced Reinforced Reinforced Reinforced
Speed Tubes-Hi-jackers Reinforced Reinforced Reinforced Reinforced Reinforced Reinforced
All wear areas below waterline Reinforced Reinforced Reinforced Reinforced Reinforced Reinforced
Floorboards-option
Rigid Anodized Aluminium 3 Alum/2Mp 3 Alum/2Mp 3 Alum/2Mp 4Alum/2Mp 4Alum/2Mp 4Alum/2Mp
Marine Ply-Covered with fabric 5 Mp 5 Mp 5 Mp 6Mp 6Mp 6Mp
Longitudinal Stringers 2 Alum 2 Alum 2 Alum 2 2 2
Handling and Towing
Carrying Handles (moulded) 6 6 6 8 10 12
Bow handle 1 1 1 1 1 1
Exterior Lifeline 2 2 2 2 2 2
Interior Lifeline 2 2 2 2 2 2
Interior Tie Down D-Rings 9 9 10 12 14 16
Bow-S/S towing D-Ring 2 2 2 2 2 2
Transom-S/S towing D-Ring 2 2 2 2 2 2
Bow-Internal S/S lifting points 2 2 2 2 2 2
Transom-S/S lifting points 2 2 2 2 2 2