MAKO’s fully inflatable Defender military boat is made from strong, hard wearing materials. Simple to transport and deploy to remote areas, the design makes it lightweight and easy to handle in all expected terrain and water conditions.

fully inflatable boat manufacturers

The MAKO Defender Range of Fully Inflatable Military Boats have been used and developed over time for various African Military and Police Special Forces units.

Designed for Military Tactical Operations in all marine environments encountered throughout Africa (sea, inland lakes and rivers), a key capability of this craft is that it can be transported by road or air into any area to deploy combatants in a variety of missions.

The hull shape is especially important to get a large load on the plane while retaining excellent manoeuvrability in harsh and challenging conditions.

  • Heavy-duty fabric (1670 dtx hypalon) combined with high-quality manufacturing processes.
  • Excellent durability.
  • 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. Products can be delivered ex-works in Cape Town, or directly to the client by sea, land or air.
  2. If required, once the vessels have arrived at their destination, MAKO can fly in country and assist the clients with unpacking 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.
Mako Marine Africa Military Fully Inflatables Supply Chain

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