KAPTEN BOAT COLLARS
WHERE IT STARTED
In 2009, while crossing a QLD harbour entrance in a 4.5m tinny, Pat Jones had a near fatal mishap. After that, Pat looked for a stabilizer that would improve his boats performance, and when he found nothing, he used his years of boat building experience and hydrofoil experiments to trial ideas. Finally, he invented the Kapten Boat Collar - a wide reverse chine made of marine foam, that attaches to the sides of tinnies, improving many aspects.
The performance and comfort now experienced in tinnies was so dramatically improved, the customers frequently said Pat should make tinnies with aluminium collars. Passionately curious, Pat designed and built the first Waverider. Even as a first prototype (below), the 490 outperformed his highest expectations, and he knew he had something very special to contribute to the marine industry.
Below: Pat talks about how his love of hydrofoils started, and how his research, development and failures led to the current Waveriders.
2018: SUBMERGED HYDROFOILS FITTED TO WAVERIDERS
Why not make an incredibly safe boat even safer, if it's possible? That was Pat's thinking when he realised he could install Submerged Hydrofoils, or Ultrafoils, to the Waveriders, and still maintain the boat's easy launch & retrieval features on a trailer, as well as not have the Ultrafoils interfere with fishing lines etc.
The Ultrafoils soften the ride through really rough swell and chop, making it smoother, more comfortable, and ultimately safer, for you to get home safe when the weather turns foul.
In this video, Pat explains just how The Ultrafoils work, as well as how they turn bad weather into a fairweather day!