About – World Leaders in Inflatable Boats and Products

Lancer have been making inflatable boats longer than anyone else in the southern hemisphere. With experience comes expertise. The Lancer story began in Auckland, New Zealand, in 1971. Founded by an industrial designer, Lancer took a high-tech approach to the business of building inflatable boats.

Lancer Industries are World Leaders in Inflatable Boats and Hypalon Products.

Driven by the desire to innovate, Lancer won industrial design awards for its range of deep-v inflatable boats in the 1980s. It also succeeded in gaining contracts in the defence sector. In 1989 it became the first company outside Europe to win SOLAS (Safety Of Life At Sea) certification for manufacturing rescue boats. In the same year it built the world’s largest RIB – a 17-metre rigid inflatable boat. This record has since been bettered on two further occasions by Lancer.

600P - Arctic Circumnavigation inflatable boats

600P – Arctic Circumnavigation

Currently, Lancer holds the record for the world’s largest multi-hull tube.

In addition to manufacturing its own water craft, Lancer works closely with naval architects and boat-building companies to supply the world-class inflatable components their designs call for. Innovation is ingrained and quality is paramount. In 1983, Lancer became the first inflatable boat manufacturer in the world to offer a 10-year warranty on materials and workmanship for hypalon leisure boats.

B100 Launch inflatable boats

B100 Launch

Where the rubber meets the sea!

The Lancer range encompasses everything from inflatable boats for super yachts to oil pollution recovery barges. In addition to manufacturing its own water craft and inflatable collars, Lancer works closely with naval architects and boat-builders.

Lancer inflatable boats and RIBs start at 2.3 metres. Our inflatable range offers models up to 6 metres. The RIB range encompasses models up to 14 metres, and longer for custom projects.

Our product range also extends to critical components:

  • Airodock
  • Foam fendering systems
  • Inflatable fenders
  • Oil recovery barges (TSDs)
  • Salvage and lifting equipment
  • Engineering solutions
  • Custom projects

Building partnerships with the world’s leading boat yards

If you are developing your own vessel, Lancer offers a full service for bespoke design. We are leaders in this field and have the capability to manufacture custom RIBs. This has led to four world records for the largest monohull and catamaran RIB.

Lancer is a privately owned company that builds strong relationships with its customers. Innovation is ingrained and quality is paramount. In 1983, Lancer became the first inflatable boat manufacturer in the world to offer a 10-year warranty on materials and workmanship for hypalon leisure boats. In 1991, the company was certified to ISO 9002 Quality Assurance, certified by TELARC.