From the Blackdog Steelworks in Whangarei, we used to see a lot of rubber tube boats in Bream Bay and wherever else we dropped a line for our next catch. But the problem we kept seeing was the rubber tubes would invariably puncture – not what you want out on the water.
We knew we could do something different with some Kiwi thinking and clever aluminium work. The Blackdog Cat was born.
Since 2009, we’ve been designing and manufacturing dual-hull boats, made from marine-grade aluminium that have more space, better safety and more stability than a monohull. Over the years, we’ve kept improving our designs and expanding our operations to get bigger and better boats out on the water throughout New Zealand and Australia.
Your experience out on the water in your Blackdog Cat is everything to us. It’s pretty rare that we have an off-the-shelf boat; you’ll be part of the design process as we’re 100% committed to providing you with a bespoke boat, perfect for the type of boating you do. Got a young family? Get a ski pole for biscuiting or towing a wakeboard. If you want more power and more fishing rod holders, then we’ll make it happen.
We’ve built taller cabins for taller guys, and we even added a winch and lifter to help one client get their wheelchair onto the boat so they could keep enjoying the water and snorkel without limits.
Get in touch with Graeme and the team on 027 577 6563 (NZ)
to find out how we can get you into your new Blackdog Cat.