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why takacat

An innovative range of quality proven catamaran inflatable boats designed and developed in New Zealand. Takacat was established in 2007 by Greg Sowden in Takapuna, Auckland, New Zealand. Takacat has since become a global success with more than 11,000 boats sold around the world through an extensive Distributor network.  Whether you love fishing, diving, exploring or simply looking for a quality portable tender for your yacht or motorhome. Takacat’s foldable sports boats or lightweight dinghies are a durable, stable and a fun option on any water. Known for their stability, versatility, compact pack down size and their light-weight. The inflatable tenders can be rolled up into a carry bag with Takacat's innovative fully removable tube transom® system for easy transportation and storage. Check out the full range and feel free to contact us to help you pick the best boat for your recreational style!  Takacat Go Series, Sport Series and LX Series boats are built to International Standard ISO/6185 and you're investing in over 15 years of continuous product development and refinement to deliver you the Ultimate Portable Boat!


Introducing the Takacat NZ team

Paul and Helen Powney are the distributors of the Takacat Inflatable Catamaran range for New Zealand and the Pacific Islands.  

Paul’s career has been involved with the marine industry for well over 25 years starting in the RNZN as a weapons electrical mechanic then working for diesel engine distributor TransDiesel in various sales and management roles including their Marine Market Manager and National Sales Manager before joining The NZ Sailing Trust as their CEO.  Helen has grown up on Auckland's North Shore with Grandparents and Parents spending leisure time cruising the Hauraki Gulf.

Helen, Paul and their boys enjoy spending recreational time on the water whether it's fishing, diving,  towing the biscuit or exploring the Hauraki Gulf and Bay of Islands in their Takacat.


We are passionate about supporting our customers and excited about building on the success of the Takacat brand.


Takacat NZ Ltd is the Authorised master distributor for New Zealand and the Pacific Islands

Interested in becoming a Dealer in the Pacific? Please contact the Distributor Principal at We are also looking for dealers in South Africa so if this is of interest and you're willing to make an investment into the Takacat brand then we would love to hear from you.

The Takacat history


Our passion for boating and leading edge design comes from a lifetime spent in and around inflatable boats. We invite you to experience the most innovative and modern range of inflatable catamaran sport boats on the market. High performance, versatile, portable, cost effective, and capable of handling various conditions, the Takacat LX Series is ready for open water adventure.

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