Providing Marine Solutions

Commercial Ribs

Rigid Inflatables

Inflatable Boats

Fully Inflatables


Hospital Boat

New Builds

Specialised Boat Builds


Marine Equip, Spares & Accessories

Vessel Brokerage

Vessel Brokerage


Boat Repairs


Mako Marine Africa

Mako Africa has been based in Cape Town, South Africa since 1991. The owner, Mark Louw, started racing inflatable boats at a young age and became South African Champion (1991 & 1992) and The Trans Agulhas (“Toughest boat race in the world”) Champion (1991 & 1992).
The very successful Mako boat designs have evolved out of the design and manufacture of inflatable racing boats, a field where it collected many highly acclaimed awards, both on and off the water. The company has grown consistently over this period and has enjoyed an ongoing and enviable reputation for design, innovation, product quality and performance.

We now specialize in Commercial Ribs, Specialised Boats, (like fully equiped Hospital Boats), Specialised Military Boats, High Speed Rescue craft, Vessel Brokerage e.t.c.

Mako Africa’s products are built using the best available materials imported from the world leaders. All of our materials are immensely strong, wear resistant, waterproof and completely immune to the hazards of sunlight, ozone fuel, oil, acids and contaminants. Our boats are built to last.

The right tool for every job:

With our unique business model allowing for unprecedented levels of customisation and optimisation there is an MAKO craft for nearly every job.

Over the last decade we have built boats that have been used in the following applications

Special Forces
Border Patrol
Law Enforcement
Fisheries & Conservation
Disaster Management
Marine Based Medical Solutions

Ultimately no application is impossible. Through the implementation of innovative design our experienced team of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers will find a way to design a craft to suit our customer requirements.