High Density Polyethelene Craft (HDPE) 750 Work Boat

“designed to withstand tough commercial environments”

The MAKO HDPE (High Density Polyethelene) range of boats are fabricated primarily for use in the offshore and marine construction environments, the off-shore oil and gas industry, and for military use.
Mako’s range of HDPE boats have been developed as a replacement to conventional RIB’s and have virtually indestructible HDPE hulls that are specifically designed to handle in tough commercial environments.

Mako’s HDPE boats can be used for various applications, but our boats are primarily used as work boats, personnel transfer boats and scuba replacement boats (SRP). Our boats are supplied with petrol outboards or inboard diesel motors and our inboard versions can be supplied with water jet drive or Z-drive (stern drive) systems.

MAKO HDPE Marine Boats Advantages

Mako Craft hulls require minimal maintenance and can be easily repaired or adapted by relatively unskilled staff.

Why HDPE?

  • Resistant to chemicals.
  • No corrosion.
  • No aging process.
  • Much higher lifecycle.
  • Easy to clean. Water and dirt repellent.
  • High UV Resistance.
  • Excellent impact resistance because it is ductile.
  • Can be easily repaired by relatively unskilled staff.
  • Do not require painting or any care.

Some of advantages of High Density Polyethelene relative to other hull materials are listed below:

APPLICATION ALUM BOATS HDPE BOATS FIBREGLASS RIB
Impact resistant GOOD EXCELLENT POOR
Repair Ability GOOD EXCELLENT GOOD
MASS EXCELLENT POOR GOOD
General Abuse resistance POOR EXCELLENT POOR
UV Resistance EXCELLENT EXCELLENT POOR
Maintenance HIGH LOW HIGH
Sandy Beach Landing GOOD GOOD GOOD
Rocky Beach Landing POOR EXCELLENT POOR
Puncture Resistant POOR EXCELLENT POOR