The World's Leading Inflatable Boats
Lancer have been making inflatable boats longer than anyone else in the southern hemisphere and with experience comes expertise. The Lancer story began in Auckland, New Zealand, in 1971. Founded by an industrial designer, Lancer took a high-tech approach to the business of building inflatable boats.
Driven by the desire to expand our range of products, Parker Marine Group was eager to partner with the country's leading inflatable boat builder/innovator. Lancer won industrial design awards for its range of deep-v inflatable boats in the 1980s. It also succeeded in gaining contracts in the defence sector. In 1989 it became the first company outside Europe to win SOLAS (Safety Of Life At Sea) certification for manufacturing rescue boats. In the same year it built the world’s largest RIB – a 17-metre rigid inflatable boat. This record has since been bettered on two further occasions by Lancer.
Currently, Lancer holds the record for the world’s largest multi-hull tube.
In addition to manufacturing its own water craft, Lancer works closely with naval architects and boat-building companies to supply the world-class inflatable components their designs call for. Parker Marine Group is proud to call itself one of these partners. Innovation is ingrained and quality is paramount. In 1983, Lancer became the first inflatable boat manufacturer in the world to offer a 10-year warranty on materials and workmanship for hypalon leisure boats.
Parker Marine Group is proud of the fact that the Lancer range encompasses everything from inflatable boats for super yachts to oil pollution recovery barges. In addition to manufacturing its own water craft and inflatable collars, Lancer works closely with naval architects and boat-builders.
Lancer inflatable boats and RIBs start at 2.3 metres. Our inflatable range offers models up to 6 metres. The RIB range encompasses models up to 14 metres, and longer for custom projects.
Building partnerships with the world’s leading boat yards
If you are developing your own vessel, Parker Marine Group in conjunction with Lancer offers a full service for bespoke design. We are leaders in this field and have the capability to manufacture custom RIBs. This has led to four world records for the largest monohull and catamaran RIB.
Parker Marine Group is a privately owned company that builds strong relationships with its customers. Innovation is ingrained and quality is paramount.