HDPE Boats (High Density Polyethylene)

Mako Range of HDPE Boats

The MAKO HDPE (High Density Polyethylene) 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.

  • 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.

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

General Specifications

  • Complete MAKO 750 HDPE Work Boat, 7.5 m boat.
  • D-fenders all along the boat.
  • Complete wheelhouse, astern.
  • Compass.
  • 4 Bollards: 2 at the bow and 2 mid-ship.
  • Various cleats and lashing pad-eyes.
  • Part webbing sling arrangement to lift the boat.
  • Aluminium stern arch. Powder coated.
  • Aluminium outboard engine guard frame. Powder coated.
  • Hydraulic steering.
  • Steering wheel.
  • Fuel lines.
  • Water trap fuel filters.
  • Removable bow chute.
  • Bow Capstan windlass with 1500KG pull capacity, foot switch.


  • Navigation Lights – PRT, STB.
  • Astern white light mounted on stern arch.
  • Spot lights forward and astern.
  • Orange flashing light.
  • x starter batteries with battery switch.
  • Fuel level indicator.
  • 2x 12V electrical supply points.


  • Mounted marine Garmin VHF 200i radio.
  • Garmin GPS Map 721xs.
  • Garmin Transom mounted transducer.
  • Garmin 18 xHD Radar dome.


  • Two Yamaha F200FETX
  • 200 HP – 4 stroke outboard engines.
  • Stainless Steel props.
  • Associated top mounted controls and gauges.


  • Panel or grid to lock the wheel house.
  • Lockable fuel trap.
  • Fuel shut-off valve in lockable hatch.
Class Work Boat
Material High Density Polyethylene
Length Overall 8.0m
Breadth 2.76m
Depth-Console to Keel 1.51m
Light Draft 450mm
Dry Mass 2200kg
Max Payload 3000kg
Sealed Compartments 7
Max Personnel 12
Power Requirements 2 x 115hp (Min)
Class Patrol Boat
Material High Density Polyethylene
Length Overall 8.5m
Breadth 2.29m
Depth-Console to Keel 3.24m
Light Draft 400mm
Dry Mass (ex armourments) 2935kg
Max Payload 1565kg
Sealed Compartments 10
Installed Power 2 x Yamaha 150hp 4-Stroke
EST Max Speed 35 Knots
EST Cruising Speed 30 Knots
Fuel Capacity 250lt

What we do…

Mako Marine Africa specializes in military and commercial RIBS and fully inflatables, custom built boats, boat repairs and boat training. Our unique business model allows for unprecedented levels of customization for specialized boats required for most applications and industries.

Get in touch with us for your custom African made military and commercial rigid inflatable boats