Lancer has developed a reputation after 38 years of supplying high quality inflatable rubber boats and structures. It is the largest such manufacturer in either Australia or New Zealand.
This has led to a number of patents and several awards by the New Zealand Industrial Design Council, International certification under the International Maritime Organization SOLAS convention.
While manufacturing a wide range of recreational inflatable boats. Lancer's strength lies in its ability to make specialized inflatable products for commercial or industrial application.
Lancer has a broad customer base including many New Zealand Government Departments, Commercial shipping and fishing companies, plus organizations such as US Coast Guard, Hong Kong Police, and Greenpeace. Plus numerous leisure boat customers.
Lancer operates from a purpose built, air conditioned 20,000 sq.ft. Factory and employs from 20 - 35 staff depending upon demand.
Lancer has always emphasized quality assurance as a basis for ensuring customer satisfaction and gaining International recognition. In 1992 Lancer became the first marine manufacturer in NZ certified to the internationally recognized ISO 9002 Quality Assurance Programme.
Lancer builds all its product with pride and all boats come with a 10-year warranty, we also have a strong network of dealers and agents through out the world to ensure you have ultimate peace of mind when buying a lancer.
Lancer is a 100% New Zealand owned and operated company.
1971 Start of business in Auckland manufacturing the first inflatable boats made in the Southern Hemisphere. Several patents subsequently granted.
1984 Awarded an Industrial Design Award , for range of deep –V Inflatables.
1984 Finalist in the Prince Philip Design Award.
1984 First Defence contract won by the company
1985 Opened new, 20,000 sq.ft air conditioned factory.
1988 Achieved MOT Certification for Inflated Rescue Boat – the first NZ manufacturer to be so approved.
1989 Awarded SOLAS Certification. The first company outside Europe to manufacture “Safety of Life at Sea” rescue boats to International Maritime Organisation Standards. Approved by Australian DOT & C.
1989 Gained USL (Uniform Shipping Laws) Australia Certification. First NZ manufacturer to be approved for use on Australian Interstate Shipping.
1989 Supplied 17 metre RIB tube to Carrington Slipways. World’s largest RIB.
1990 Manufactured 15 metre 100 tonne capacity oil recovery barge for NZ MOT.
Largest inflatable craft then made in the Southern Hemisphere.
1990 Launched range of specialised rigid inflatable workboats.
1990 Commenced manufacturing helicopter float bags for Bell Helicopters Australia.
1992 Won New Zealand’s largest export boat order valued at $9.5 million for the United States Coast Guard. Was NZ’s largest ever sale to US Government.
1992 Accredited by TELARC to the International ISO9002 Quality Assurance Programme.
1993 Developed 3 cubic metre fenders for the NZ Navy.
1993 Manufactured 5.2 metre inflatable boats for the Indonesian Navy.
1994 Constructed 100 tonne capable lift bags to assist in launch of NZ’s largest yacht.
1994 Short-listed to supply inflatable boats for the Australian Navy’s Minehunter Project.
1994 Acquire Aeromarine and “Albakor” range of inflatable boats.
1994 Commenced production of approved surf Life-Saving boats for Arancia Industries. Ongoing today.
1994 Developed “donut” CIP bags for Milk Treatment Industry.
1995 Supply two 5 tonne fuel bladders for commercial fishing company.
1994 Won NZ Export award for “Small Business Exporter of the Year”
1995 Launch 13 metre rigid inflatable boat for Dickson America’s Cup Syndicate.
1996 Supply oil barges to England, Sweden, Japan and Tunisia.
1996 Hypalon Tubes first supplied to Rayglass “Protector” RIBs
1997 Supply work and rescue boats to the Auckland Police, the Auckland Regional Council and the Auckland Airport.
1997 Launch range of double bubble deep Vee inflatable boats.
1998 Commence barge development programme with Japanese Maritime Safety Authority.
1998 Awarded a $200,000 NZ Science Grant for strength and comfort research in inflatables.
1998 Supplied Australian Commandos with 120hp – 6 metre Airdroppable Inflatable Boat.
1999 Built New Zealand’s largest Rigid Inflatable Boat at 14 metres.(Twin Diesel /jet)
1999 Supply 28 Boats to America’s Cup Syndicates.
2000 Four x 100 tonne remote inflation barges supplied to the Swedish Coast Guard.
2001 Supplied Tubes for World’s largest RIB – 20 metres, (2 America’s Cup syndicates).
2002 Manufacture 10 tubes per month for RIB’s over 8 metres.
2003 Technology agreement with Chinese Boat manufacturer
2003 Developed range of diesel/jet RIBs (6.5,7.3,7.5, & 14m) for defence & Rescue
purposes with fibreglass hulls.
2004 Supply Singapore Navy, Malaysian Police, Philippine Navy
2004 7.3m RIB Seaboat in service with Australian Navy (Diesel/jet
2005 Launch and recovery system for Singapore SAS.
2005 Added 2.3m tender and 4m sports boats to alloy hull RIB range.
2005 Shortlisted by Australian Defence to supply 11m Stealth RIB
2006 Developed H/D deck systems for B50 environmental barge.
2007 Hypalon Tubes first supplied to Sealegs Amphibious RIBs.
2008 30 X Oil Recovery Barges for Japan
2009 Yachting NZ Coach Boat 5.6m, Viaduct Harboar Patrol Boat x2, Qatar Petroleum x 6
2010 Yachting NZ Coach boat two further boats, Supply of barges to Japan, Qatar
2011 AiroDock establishes in Australia with sales world wide, Surf lifesaving comitments