defender fully inflatable military boats

Mako Defender Range of inflatables boats are used in various applications, from harbor patrol, law enforcement, defence, coastal security, military tactical operations and other critical operations.

Mako’s Fully Inflatable Defender military boats have been tested in Diverse Marine Conditions – Made for Military Tactical Operations. The MAKO Defender Range of Fully Inflatable Military Boats have been used and developed over time for various African Military and Police Special Force units to be used in all marine environments (sea, 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 maneuverability in various and dangerous conditions.

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

mako's supply chain

(from factory to client)
  1. We offer to transport the boats by sea, land or air and deliver the boats equipment directly to the client.
  2. On delivery we fly in country and assist the clients with unpackaging procedures and basic boat assembly instructions.
  3. We also offer additional full training courses on the use, maintenance and service of the boats and equipment.
Makos Supply Chain Diagram

Mako defender 470 (rapid inflation boat)

See rapid inflation boat specifications
Item Qty
Bow lifting D-ring 1
Bow cleat 1
Bow storage pocket 1
Lateral carrying handle 12
Lateral storage pocket 2
Exterior life line 2
Interior life line 2
Motor pad 1
Davit lifting U-bolt 2
Towing O-bolt 2
Fuel tank tie down 3
Compressed air cylinder protection cover 1
High pressure inflation system 1
Foot pump 1
Repair kit 1
HPIS manifold 1
HPIS manifold protection cover 1
Cylinder protection cover 1
Boat carrying bag 1
Oar 2


Item Qty
Aluminum rigid floorboards (2 boards + 3 panels) 1
Aluminum slat roll-up floor w/ 11 slats 1
Fast deflation kit 1
Under water cache kit 1
Luxfer compressed air cylinder (200 / 300 bar) 1
Dive Co2 cylinder (5.1 / 7.1 L) 1
Portable compressor connected to cylinder 1
Watertight bow bag 1
Waterproof OBM bag 1
Flexible fuel tank (6 USG – 22.7 L) 1
Flexible fuel bladder 6 USG (22.7 L) 1
Davit lifting slings (4 points) 1
Hand pump 1
Boat cover 1

defender fully inflatable military boats General Specifications

Max number of persons 6
Max payload-Inc Engine & Fuel 600kg
Overall length 3.8m
Overall width 1.74m
Weight empty 82kg
Weight Compressed air cylinder 14.2kg
Buoyancy Tube Diameter 0.46m
Total Packing CBM 0.5
Max number of persons 8
Max payload-Inc Engine & Fuel 950kg
Overall length 4.3m
Overall width 1.88m
Weight empty 132kg
Weight Compressed air cylinder 14.2kg
Buoyancy Tube Diameter 0.48m
Total Packing CBM 1.3
Max number of persons 9
Max payload-Inc Engine & Fuel 1200kg
Overall length 4.7m
Overall width 2.18m
Weight empty 162kg
Weight Compressed air cylinder 15.3kg
Buoyancy Tube Diameter 0.56m
Total Packing CBM 1.36
Max number of persons 11
Max payload-Inc Engine & Fuel 1500kg
Overall length 5.0m
Overall width 2.18m
Weight empty 189kg
Weight Compressed air cylinder 20kg
Buoyancy Tube Diameter 0.56m
Total Packing CBM 1.55
Max number of persons 15
Max payload-Inc Engine & Fuel 2300kg
Overall length 5.85m
Overall width 2.48m
Weight empty 268kg
Weight Compressed air cylinder 28kg
Buoyancy Tube Diameter 0.63m
Total Packing CBM 1.8


Take a closer look at our Defender Inflatable vessels built for various military agencies in Africa