About Smartwave Boats

Smartwave Boats were originally developed in Rangiora by David Hickmott from Advantage Plastics and later acquired by Garth Galloway a few years later as a passion project to further improve, innovate and qualify the boats to CE certification standards, and has since grown to an internationally recognised and respected brand. During this growth and continued success, the desire to fulfil Garth’s dream has always been front of mind, offering the perfect boating solution for end users.

The boats are light weight with positive buoyancy (virtually unsinkable), robust (5 times stronger than fiberglass), extremely safe, smooth riding and will not succumb to rust or corrosion. Our specially formulated polymer won’t wear through like Gelcoat, star graze, or fiberglass boats. It is 100% recyclable as part of our efforts to keep the environment a better place for our clients to enjoy their craft.

Uniquely designed by one of New Zealand’s best boat designers Scott Robson, these crafts offer the best of both comfort and performance on the water. Manufactured by Galloway International Ltd who offer over 25 years of Rotational Moulded Boat building experience (under the well known ‘Mac Boats’ brand), and a long-standing, developed understanding of how to bring the Smartwave vision to life.

Produced for the marine market and exported around the globe, all Smartwave Boats are thoroughly tested to the highest standard, going through rigorous testing to ensure they meet the CE certification standards – as well as standing up to whatever tough conditions the sea, lakes or rivers can throw at them!

Our main focus is always to our customers. We provide this through the quality of our products as well as the quality of our communication to customers in Australia, Europe, The Pacific Islands, UK and more. We’re always open to hear what our customers think – there’s no better way to know how our products function than through the eyes of our most valuable team members – you!

Through our own Research & Development, in conjunction with Auckland University’s Engineering Department, as well as the Galloway International technology and innovation, we have been able to operate an Award-Winning Boat company – working with Disney Imagineering to supply and manufacture crafts for the Disney Parks water rides for over 15 years.

Built to last and look good doing it, the range of Smartwave Boats are available in either; open boat, centre console and off-shore runabout. Each model is available in a variety of lengths ranging from 2.4m to 4.8m. With a thick outer skin, a US Coastguard approved polyurethane foam injected between the skins, and a high quality LMDPE (Linear Medium Density Polythylene) material with a compound colourant of UV15 – these boats are perfect for any need:

  • Diving
  • Commercial Fishing
  • Tenders
  • Hire
  • Charter Work
  • Recreational Use
  • Personal Transport

Whether you’re an existing customer looking for your next craft or are looking to get yourself out on the water, Smartwave Boats will have the perfect option to suit your needs.

For more information or to discuss how we can help you decide on the model for you, please contact us.