Parker Marine Group is really excited to bring you Mac Boats. We have dinghies, sailing boats and trailer boats available and every one of them is rotationally moulded from polyethylene thermoplastic. Designed and manufactured in New Zealand, Mac boats are constructed using a patented “Gyro-Tech” process that forms double skin pontoon boats with extraordinary qualities. The boats are virtually indestructible, almost unsinkable, and maintenance-free with around FIVE X the impact strength of fibreglass.
Our technology allows the boat hull to be formed as one integral piece, eliminating any hull welds or joins. The polyethylene (plastic) used in Mac Boats® is top quality. Besides its inherent strength, polyethylene offers the owner virtually maintenance free boating – no corrosion, rust or rot, no osmosis, no mould growth, no electrolysis corrosion created by your electronic toys, no paintwork to maintain.
Our aim is simple – to provide quality products and services to satisfied customers.
Presenting boats that put the fun back into boating
Being light in weight, Mac Boats® are easy to launch and need less horsepower than a comparable-sized fibreglass boat, so you’ll save initial cost as well as fuel costs. Mac Boats® will provide years of trouble-free boating with strength up to FIVE X that of fibreglass, positive-buoyant and won’t rust or corrode. Polyethylene is a new generation material for safe boating.
Mac Boats® are resilient enough to take bumps and knocks from novice boaters, or from those more seasoned players who are hard on their equipment. They’re also built to level flotation, and all boats are foam filled with polyurethane to provide this standard safety feature, which is a mandatory requirement for marine Commercial Survey. This benefits commercial or professional operators who use their boats as a business tool and who can have “peace of mind” to know that this requirement is standard in every hull produced today.
Mac Boats® are manufactured from marine grade polyethylene. They are virtually indestructible and are up to five times stronger than fibreglass, with no corrosion, osmosis or gel coat to crack or fade.
The unique design where the inner and outer hull is bonded together in one piece, or “kissed off”, continues along each beam from bow to stern. This provides great strength and stiffness in the hull. This same process and technology was exported to the USA in the early 1990’s and is now being used by one of the largest trailer boat manufacturers in the world today.
Mac Boats® are positive-buoyant and lighter than comparable fibreglass boats so the ride is noticeably softer.
Boats for life
Mac Boats are rotationally moulded from polyethylene thermoplastic. They are constructed using a patented “Gyro-Tech” process that forms double skin, pontoon boats with extraordinary qualities. The boats are virtually indestructible, almost unsinkable, and maintenance-free and have around five times the impact strength of fibreglass.
Polyethylene offers significant advantages as a material for marine applications. It is “positively buoyant”, impervious to osmosis and corrosion, it is recyclable and environmentally friendly, it provides a hull with unique quiet and soft riding characteristics, and because UV stabilizers are added, won’t age through weather extremes. In the unlikely event that a polyethylene hull sustains damage, repairs can be quickly and easily made.
Thousands of Mac Boats have been sold in New Zealand. They are also exported to many countries both for the recreational and commercial markets. Our boats are particularly popular in harsh operating conditions where a tough, low-to-no maintenance boat is required to perform under extreme conditions. This makes them ideal not only for the leisure boating enthusiast, but also for workboat, resort and hire/rental applications. Their exceptional pontoon stability and ease of exit and re-entry make them a first choice with safety boat operators, divers and fishermen.
Existing partnerships have also been extended as Mac Boats has worked with Glacier Explorers Boat Cruises, based at Mt Cook, to produce a new Mac 570 to carry up to 16 people to increase their tourist business. Mt Cook is a real test of the performance of a Mac Boat due to the harsh operating conditions where a tough, low maintenance vessel is required to perform under extreme conditions on the Tasman Glacier.
Call Parker Marine Group today and we'll get you out on the water in one of the safest boats afloat.