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Benefits of Smartwave Boats


The benefits of Polyethylene as a boat building material is well proven and documented, with Smartwave boats being manufactured over 20 years ago and still in service all around New Zealand. This demonstrates the longevity and low maintenance attributes of Smartwave boats in varied applications by recreational and commercial users.

Ask anyone who owns a Smartwave boat about their experience and they will emphasize the boats soft ride, trouble free boating and durability characteristics.

The boats do what we say they will do, no showbiz or fancy marketing, just quality made boats for everyday worry free boating. We believe in providing a quality product, that performs well, is easy to maintain, at an affordable price point. There’s a Smartwave model that will suit your needs, you just need to add water for instant fun and adventures.


Polyethylene is an environmentally friendly material which is 100% recyclable. Any materials surplus to boat production are re-used in other products. Even the production method is very environmentally friendly.  Polycraft Boats are the environmentally friendly choice.

The unique dual wall hull is manufactured in one piece.  There are no seams, welds or joins so the hull is extremely strong and durable.

Smartwave boats are manufactured from UV stabilised marine grade polyethylene designed for extended use in direct sunlight. The colour is part of the material so your boat should retain the original colour and will never need painting.

Smartwave boats feature a unique, soft ride. Smartwave boats flex to absorb the impact of the sea, just like the shock absorbers on your car absorb and deflect the jarring from potholes in the road.

Smartwave dual wall hull absorbs both engine noise and the noise of the sea. This results in a quieter ride and a more enjoyable day on the water. If fishing is your passion you may benefit from quietly approaching you favorite
fishing spot.

Polyethylene has been shown in independent tests to have five times the impact resistance of fibreglass. This makes Smartwave one of the strongest boats on the market providing trouble free boating for many years.

If used for recreational purposes, Smartwave offers a four year manufacturer’s warranty. A one year warranty applies for commercial use (see warranty statement for full terms
and conditions).

Polyethylene is an inert material that is not affected by electrolysis that may be found in aluminium boats or osmosis that can affect fibreglass boats.  In the harsh marine environment a Smartwave will keep looking good for longer.

Polyethylene is very easy to maintain, clean and repair.  In addition, it is less susceptible to marine growth than many other materials.

Polyethylene has natural buoyancy and will float unaided when placed in water. The unique dual wall construction traps air in the cavity between the dual walls and helps contribute to buoyancy.

The unique hull design features pronounced reverse chines which contribute to unmatched stability at rest. The reverse chines also promote lift when accelerating onto the plane and allow for tighter cornering at high speed.

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