Northland Inflatables is the only specialist for inflatable boat repairs in Whangarei. We are very proud to provide friendly service and the highest quality workmanship to all of our customers, whether they are right down the road or all over the world.
Our family-owned business has a proud and long boat building tradition. Before we settled in New Zealand, we operated a boat repair yard in Sydney at Botany Bay. Add a couple of months in Tonga and a few years in Queensland, and it combines to more than 30 years of experience repairing boats.
Give us a call or send us an email and we will provide you with our honest opinion, expertise and time. We take great pride in providing all of our customers with outstanding service. No matter what your problem happens to be we will do our very best to make your day better!
We carry Southern Pacific and Maxxon inflatable boats and on request can supply a majority of other brands. Our showroom is fully stocked at all times with popular models and usually we can get any order in within 48 hours.
Our aim is to ensure that your confident about your new boat prior to you leaving our shop. We will take the time to make sure you are familiar with the features of your dinghy, including safe inflation practice tips, how to store it to minimize wear and tear, simple repair and maintenance tips, and safe use while on the water. We take great pride in our service standards and would like you to get maximum pleasure from your new boat.
Our extensive knowledge of both maritime safety and the marine environment means we can ensure that you have all of the information that you need to stay safe in your new boat out on the water. We consider this to be our duty of care and is very important to us.
We are the local inflatable boat repair specialist, and serve both Whangarei as well as the wider Northland area. The following are some of the problems you may be faced with and how we can help you with them:
Punctures: Fish spines frequently causes these, with the worst offenders being the snapper. It may seem like it would be easy to repair minor punctures, but we recommend you bringing in your boat to us even for minor patches. On our repairs we only use two part, industrial grade adhesive and highest quality hypalon fabric or PVC. To ensure good adhesion we also control the humidity and heat.
Split Seams: Whenever a boat is inflated, seams may give way. As the day grows warmer, air inside of the pontoons start to expand. To avoid this problem, always start off your day with a boat that is fairly soft. If you didn’t get this advice in time, bring your boat into us and we will fix it.
Loose Fittings: Some of the glue that was used in the past for manufacturing dinghies hasn’t held up over time. Reattaching fittings and handles that have worked their way off of the pontoons is one of the most common repair jobs that we do. Usually it is an easy job and a lot of customers take this as an opportunity for having them refastened in positions that are more convenient and to have new fittings added as well.
UV Degradation: As we all know the sun damages skin and can deplete fabric over time that is used for making inflatable boats. This can be resolved by spraying on a product that repairs a fabric’s porosity that has been damaged by the UV rays of the sun.
Loose Transom: Wear and tear along with a heavy outboard being carried can result in the transom board coming loose from the pontoons. It can be a complicated repair at times, but on any boat that has more than a few years worth of life left, it is worth it.
Leaking Floor: It is easy to fix leaks that are on air floors, but wet feet are sometimes the problem and we can fix that also.
The Great Mystery: We sometimes may search for a leak for days. However, we are very persistent, we guarantee that your boat will not leak after you take it home – otherwise we will fix it free for you. We like keeping a boat for 24 hours after repairing it to ensure no further leaks exist.
Look through our wide range of various inflatable boat accessories, repair kits and spares. We can trace a majority of inflatable boat spare parts and fitting, so just ask if you don’t see it here.