About SmartWave Polyethylene Boats

The range of highly respected plastic boats, branded SmartWave boats are manufactured in New Zealand for the marine market and exported worldwide to destinations such as Australia, Europe, Pacific Islands etc. All the models have been through stringent testing procedures to successfully achieve the CE certification standards. They are available in open boat, centre console, and off shore runabout. They come in a range of sizes from 2.4m to 4.8m and are popular rescue boats the all over the world. Built to handle harsh environments, these boats will take a hammering, and with a thick outer skin and foam filled cavity they also are very quiet on the water with the smoothest and safest ride you will ever experience!

SmartWave Mission
Our mission is for your success, all products produced are to be of excellent quality and design right through to delivery. Careful and dedication to service will ensure customer satisfaction and growth while retaining long term relationships. Customers input and ideas are always welcome as it further enhances the overall product.

SmartWave Profile
SmartWave Boats are the uniquely designed craft that we manufacture in New Zealand giving you the features to make your boating experience a pleasure. SmartWave Boats are world renowned for their ability to handle the tough and extreme conditions many seas, lakes and rivers contain. The efficient hull design, the high quality finish and features are the success story SmartWave has proved for over 10 years. The material used in these hulls is the LMDPE (Linear Medium Density Polyethylene) which is UV stabilised, strong and durable. This makes these boats perfect for diving, tenders, hire, charter work, commercial fishing, recreation and many other challenging opportunities. Ocean life has many yet unknown qualities and quantities that only the super quiet and stable ride of the SmartWave boat will give you the experience to discover these creations… Happy Boating.

Safest Boat You Can Own 
The survey swamp testing requirements in accordance with AS1799 and CE Standards have been successfully performed which makes SmartWave the perfect boats for hire operations, life craft and commercial operations. Foaming… Yes, all SmartWave twin skinned hulls have been injected with marine polyurethane foam that makes SmartWave virtually unsinkable. 

Putting SmartWave to the test:


1. 10 metre drop test with internal loading of 300kg
Result: No structural damage

2. Hull cut in half – Stern still floats

3. Internal loading of 500kg at starboard with list angle of 13°

 4. Fully swamped with internal loading of 300kg

5. Bow and stern rail test. Loading of 160kg per rail