Purpose Built Aluminium
Sport-Fishing Boats

At Makaira Boats we are a passionate team of aluminium boat builders and game fishers who live and breath boats and sport-fishing. Our aim is to build the best quality offshore aluminium sport-fishing boats on the market.


Makaira boats is based a few hours north of Auckland in the game fishing capital of New Zealand, the Bay of Islands. We are very passionate about what we do, always looking to improve and streamline our building methods to maximise the functionality and fishability of our boats. We will custom build your boat to suit your needs; be it a dedicated sport-fishing machine, a custom dive boat or a family weekender.

If you have the vision, we can build it.

The Makaira Difference

All of our boats are built to survey standard with self draining decks which makes them far safer than most trailer boats on the market today.

  • Hull shape naval architecturally designed, with a full weight study done on the boat before it is built to ensure the best sea keeping in all seas 
  • Fully welded full length girders and intercostal frames
  • Multiple captive buoyancy chambers (we leave all frames and girders intact)
  • 8mm hull standard
  • 10 year structural hull warranty
  • All aspects of a boat build are completed in house from CNC cutting of the plate at fabrication right through to paint, electrical fit out and upholstery 
  • Option of “Survey/Build”

Standard Specs For Game Fishing

These features are standard across our entire range:

  • Large underfloor fuel tanks
  • Sport fishing transoms
  • Toughened curved glass screens
  • Classic Carolina sport fishing lines
  • Built in aluminium tuna tubes
  • 8mm hulls
  • Game rigged with game poles and bases

"Each Makaira boat can be designed with your sport fishing needs in mind, or simply as a leisure boat for that weekend away - every boat is designed for your individual needs."

 - Makaira Boats

Custom Work

We also do custom tuna towers and other refit work. Get in touch to find out what other services we offer.


Makaira Boats

24a Klinac Lane
Waipapa, Kerikeri 0295


021 121 8889



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