Since 1988 Southern Pacific has built inflatable boats for Southern Pacific conditions. Under the helm of formidable yachtsmen, its directors Richard Macalister and Dean Barker have an intimate knowledge of the requirements for quality inflatable RIBs. From small tenders through to 14 metre Hypalon tubes for international coastguard and military contracts, we are confident the Southern Pacific range of inflatable boats will surpass your expectation.
Southern Pacific Inflatables specialises in durable, light weight aluminum tenders, and the Puffin RIB is our proven flagship model. Weighing in at a very user-friendly 23kg and 25kg, the 240 and 260 RIB are easily handled and will plane with just a small amount of power. Pressed hull strakes on quality aluminum hull and thermally welded tubes make for a safe, dry ride. New features include; RAILBLAZA rowlock fittings with the ability to fit rod holders and other accessories, light weight oars and sharp new styling. Welded lifting points and soft edges throughout make the Puffin RIB a perfect tender for your launch or yacht.
The Southern Pacific Shearwater is a rugged RIB designed for bigger payloads, with large diameter tubes and voluminous aluminium hull. Pressed strakes strengthen the aluminium hull as well as deflecting the wake for a drier ride. Large diameter tubes are built extra tough. Rubstrake runs from bow to stern making the Shearwater rugged and durable and three separate air chambers in the 280, 310 and 340 provide maximum safety. A centre transom support, keel capping, deck grip and davit lifting points are standard across all 4 sizes. Fuel storage space comes standard in the three larger models.
The X-Tender is the latest evolution in high-performance, small footprint tenders. Developed with larger cruisers and launches in mind, it is light enough to lift on davits, yet performs like a much larger boat. Southern Pacific Inflatables has listened to customer feedback, and created more internal volume, dry storage space, and a convenient bow step/seat that integrates fuel and anchor storage. The vessel comes standard as an open boat, however a jockey console can be fitted. Three chambers across the 420mm tapering tubes make the X-Tender extremely seaworthy and capable of carrying the whole family safely.
Southern Pacific presents the lastest all-round versatile performance RIB. Its light weight aluminium hull is solid, light, and easily trailered on a single axel. Its deadrise has the benefit of creating less wake while also enabling off the beach launching. The brand new design by Dibley Marine group follows a brief for durability, weight reduction and a dry and stable ride with stability at rest. New Zealand designed and built, this craft is perfect for fishing, diving, water skiing, rowing coaching or as a yacht tender / sailing support vessel. The 5-chamber air tube incorporates a new type of fabric, which features a durable, textured exterior protecting areas of potential abrasion, with the added benefit of non-slip.