MAC Polyethylene Boats
THE MAC MARINE HISTORY
MAC Boats® first started business in Tauranga New Zealand in 1986 originally designed by Gary MacDougall. This is how the name MAC® originated. The first boat was a polyethylene 2.1 metre (8ft) dinghy. This dinghy was a great success with national sales and exports to Japan, Canada, U.S.A. and Australia. Due to the success a 3.4 metre boat was introduced into the range. Both of these boats are still being sold some 20 years later.
In 1988, Plasma Boat Corporation Ltd developed the first pontoon MAC Boat® at 5.7 metres (18ft). The design of the MAC 5.7 is the basis of the current design that is being used by MAC Boats® today. The MAC 5.7 is also very successful with sales being made into both commercial and recreational markets. Sales to the King of Tonga, King Taufa’ahau Tupou V1, Pearl Divers in Tahiti, commercial diving schools and commercial dive boats in Rarotonga are some of the sales internationally achieved during this period. These boats are still in commercial operation today!
Trialed and Tested – MAC Boats are built to:
- MSA Standards (Maritime New Zealand)
- US COAST GUARD Standards
- CE CERTIFICATION (Europe)
- ISO 9001
- ISO 14001
- ECO Smart
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 times that of fibreglass, positive-buoyancy 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. These boats are 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 UV resistant marine grade polyethylene. They are virtually indestructible and are up to five times stronger than fibre glass. Polyethylene does not fade, rust or rot, does not suffer from osmosis or electrolysis and is impervious to petroleum and corrosive liquids.
Due to the nature of Polyethylene and the positive buoyancy characteristics, Mac Boats® are extremely soft riding and responsive. Additionally, Mac Boats® are stable at rest allowing users to move around the boat safely and securely.
Polyethylene is a positive-buoyant material, unlike aluminium and fibre glass which means it floats on water.
FOAM IN MAC BOATS®
At Mac Boats® we take safety very seriously. Mac Boats® are manufactured with Endurathane, a closed-cell polyurethane foam. This feature provides “level flotation” even when you forget to put the bung in or should a serious accident occur.
CROSS SECTION OF MAC BOAT ®
Our Mac Boats® feature a double skin, one-piece construction to ensure longevity and perhaps most importantly, are virtually unsinkable.