True Kit is an innovative, independent company that designs, tests and produces an exclusive range of ultra high quality, portable inflatable boats. Founder Rod Dawson is a professional yachtsman. He is driven by innovation and a love of the sea and would like to make on the water adventures available to everyone. See "Our Story".
We were looking for a new tender for our launch to replace our rigid bottom inflatable and came across the True Kit range. We purchased a Navigator 3m and can honestly say its the best tender we have ever had or used. would never go back to a conventional inflatable.
They are so stable, easily driven and easy to assemble.
— Harry Dodson
We're proud that RAILBLAZA's top-quality mounting systems have been specified for True Kit's innovative inflatables; both companies are dedicated to delivering superb products and our association is proof that kiwis continue to lead the world in marine design.
— Ross Pratt, Owner RAILBLAZA
We researched what was available in the inflatable market. What we wanted was a run about, a fishing dinghy and a fun ‘wind in your hair’ biscuit tower. The Navigator 3.5 m simply blew the rest away. Rod Dawson’s extensive experience is reflected in the design. The materials and the finish are superior. I have owned other inflatable boats in the past. True Grit out surpasses all of them.
— Phillip Maguire, AUCKLAND
First day serious fishing in the True Kit was very productive. I had to stop because the bin was full! Next photo is today’s catch. All in less than an hour and the nearby bigger boats caught nothing. Size and quietness do make a big difference to catching fish. I’m really thrilled with the boat. Trying to convince my son to buy one too.
— Bruce Cochrane, AUCKLAND
I did a lot of research before contacting Rod to ask for some information. He is just so helpful and patient and as someone building confidence on the water, Rod takes the time to make sure that you have the correct set up for you and your family. I can only give Rod and TrueKit the 5 stars but if I could it would be 10/5 as everything is way beyond what you could expect in terms of quality, product and customer service.
— Stuart McDonald, WHANGAREI
Ordered the Tactician 3.5m Camo - far exceeded expectations. When you open the box and unroll the boat, the thing is so small and light it's almost unbelievable. And then you pump it up and it just gets better - plenty of room for one, comfortable for two, amazingly stable and rigid, yet still small and easy enough to carry by myself. You can spot the quality materials and attention to details! Extremely happy with the tactician.
— Jesse Wood, TAURANGA
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