Fully Inflatable Surf Rescue Boat

Mako has developed a unique catamaran design Fully Inflatable Surf Rescue boat– size 3.8m, size 4.0m and 4.2m High Speed  for Search and Rescue and surf lifesaving uses.

This range consists of boats that are very light and extremely maneuverable due to the catamaran shape hull that allows these boats to run on a pocket of air making them particularly effective and highly stable passing over waves  in sea spray and backwash.

Accessories and ergonomics of the boat are also specifically designed to optimize the effectiveness of the crew in all the phases of rescue operations.

Features & Benefits

  • Safe and effective in Rescue operations
  • Easy maintenance
  • Light weight but strong GRP floorboard (Hexagonal core material)
  • Accessories: Flexible fuel tank, footstraps, integrated paddles and flexible storage bags to hold tools & small equipment.
  • Excellent performance in wave and surf conditions (breaking waves)
  • Large buoyancy tubes
  • Safe and particularly stable due to catamaran design.
  • Light weight allows them to be transportable by a two man crew
Mako Range of Fully Inflatable Rescue Boats

Mako “RESCUE” Range of Fully Inflatable boats

Built to Specifications

RF-3.8m RF-4.0m RF-4.2m
Max number of persons 4 5 6
Max payload-Inc Engine & Fuel 400kg 500kg 500kg
Overall length 3.8m 4.0m 4.2m
Overall width 1.75m 1.8m 2.0m
Weight empty 60kg 70kg 80kg
Buoyancy Tube Diameter 0.45m 0.45m 0.53m
Folded Dimensions-inc floorboard 1.4mx0.6m 1.4mx0.7m 1.8mx0.95m
Inflation Chambers/Safety
Main Tube compartments 3 3 4
Amount of Inflation Valves 3 3 4
Amount of Safety Valves (3 bar) 3 3 4
Speed Tubes (Hi-jackers) 2 2 2
Engine Capacity
Shaft length Short-15″ Short-15″ Short-15″
Max Power 30hp/22kW 40hp/30kW 50hp/37kW
Max engine weight 70kg 85kg 105kg
Options of tube fabric:
Tube fabric-Neoprene 1100 dtx 1100 dtx 1100 dtx
Tube fabric-Durotex-heat welded 1050 gm2 1050 gm2 1050 gm2
All wear areas below waterline Reinforced Reinforced Reinforced
Rigid Floor-GRP 3 Sections 3 Sections 3 Sections
Rigid Floor-Marine Ply (Covered) 3 Sections 3 Sections 3 Sections
Handles and footstraps
Carrying Handles (moulded) 4 4 4
Footstraps (Material) 4 4 4
Exterior Lifeline 2 2 2
Pasenger front rope & handle 1 1 1
Transom Marine Ply Marine Ply Aluminium
Water Deflector fitted to transom
Bailers-Large self bailer 2 2 Wash Thru
Engine mounting Plate 2 2 2
Transom-S/S towing D-Ring 2 2 2
Self-righting bag with rope 1 1 1
Storage bag for medical equip 2 2 2
Paddles-Wooden in bag 2 2 2
Emergancy Repair kit 1 1 1
Double Action Fast Inflate Pump 1 1 1