As one of the top South African Boat manufacturers, Stingray offers superior quality workmanship, cutting edge designs and super efficient hull designs. Both our monohulls and catamarans are well proven and are recognised as the top performing hulls in our industry. The structural integrity of our hulls are unsurpassed.
We have been manufacturing boats since 1990 and our long list of satisfied customers bear testimony to our superior designs and build quality.
Our boats are exported to Europe, Australasia, North and South America, Asia and Africa.
Some of our customers include:
Marine and Coastal Management
SA National Defence Force- various units
Israeli Defence Force
Department of Water Affairs and Forestry
South African Police
Semi Rigid Boats
Monohull and Catamaran RIBS
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Boat Building & Manufacturing
Boat Building is considered to be one of the oldest branches of engineering as it has been done since the early times. It has been used for many things, and one most commonly is transport or transporting of goods.
Boats can be categorised into three types, Unpowered or Human powered – like canoes, kayaks and gondolas. The second type is Sailing boats, propelled solely by means of sails, and the third, Motorboats, which are boats propelled by mechanical means, such as engines. These types are all used today in the common lives of many different people as well as cultures.
Boat Manufacturing is an art and a passion, something to enjoy doing as it is something you need to pay great attention to. If something is not done properly or in the correct manner, then the boat will simply not function 100% and the end product will not be to your satisfaction. If you are going to do something, do it right the first time. Otherwise, what’s the point in doing it at all?
There are many aspects to consider when it comes to boat manufacturing and the most important of all is shape and size and obviously the main reason for the design, so that when you are assembling your structure and completing your design you will know exactly what goes where and how everything is supposed to work. If you have narrowed all this down, boat building should be a breeze.
Fiberglas is one of the most common materials boat manufacturers use today when it comes to boat building. It is used for its durability and as well as the fact that it is extremely lightweight, so in any event, it is the more appropriate material to use when it comes to boat building. Although the strength properties of fibreglass are somewhat lower than carbon fibre, this material is far less brittle and the raw materials are much less expensive. Boat manufacturers use fibreglass as it can be easily formed using a moulding process.
Boat Building, as I have mentioned before is an art and a passion and should be done with a great extent of detail. When assembling your vessel, you connect with the raw material, and you are proud of your “sculpture “ once it is completed.