Our Story

“Performance plus luxury plus peace of mind, our customers tell us, is what sets PROTECTOR apart from other boats in this category,” explains President, Howard Shiebler. “PROTECTOR boats handle rough water more safely and comfortably than traditional hard-sided boats. Additionally, they are faster and more stable.”

Originally engineered for the New Zealand Coast Guard, PROTECTOR is a multi-purpose, high-performance, hard bottom inflatable powerboat. The solid laminate, fiberglass hull is built for strength and safety. The chambered hypalon tubes provide shock absorption, stability and additional flotation. Together, the deep-V hull and UV resistant tubes create unmatched safety and performance compared to traditional hard sided boat designs. In the United States, the PROTECTOR is used as a luxury recreational boat because its multi-functional design and quality build that has attracted the most discerning of boaters. Also, in line with the heritage of PROTECTOR, custom-equipped commercial boats have been built for police, fire and search and rescue teams across the country.

We bring the boats into the USA from the factory in NZ, do all the rigging and fitting of options and electronics and then deliver each boat one by one to our customers, often spending days with the customer to demonstrate how to get the most out of their PROTECTOR.