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Designer of Waverider Boats wins Gold at Australia's Good Design Awards

by Waverider Boats 28 Jul 02:06 UTC

Pat Jones, the designer of Waverider Boats at Sunshine Coast, Queensland, has just been awarded a Gold Tick Trophy, by Good Design Awards Australia, for his Kapten Boat Collars. His award was "in recognition for outstanding design and innovation" in the category of Automotive & Transport, which saw Mercedes Benz Sprinter, General Motors and Nissan Leaf also win "Ticks."

Good Design Awards are the highest honour for design and innovation in Australia, so on the 11th July, winners were announced at the Star in Sydney.

The hull shape of Waverider Boats is directly inspired by the hull shape a mono-hull gains with a Kapten Boat Collar installed. It's all about the angle, width and length of the extra wide reverse chine of the Collars.

Waveriders are the perfect solution for people who are seeking strong, top quality built trailer boats with all the stability and performance benefits of a Kapten Boat Collar, built in. And they come with Level Flotation as standard, too, to keep all crew safe as possible on the water.

Pat has even designed fully submerged (and retractable) hydrofoils for the Waveriders as an additional option for those who wish to glide up and over rough sea chop, and aims to enter the Waverider Hydrofoils into next year's Good Design Award competition.

The Award's Jury praised Kapten Boat Collar, saying, "A simple, cost-effective solution to the problem of instability of boats on the water... adding a hint of design flair to what is otherwise a very basic structure. This is the essence of good design particularly at a commercial level."

To see the design evolution of the Kapten Boat Collars into the Waverider Boats, visit the Design page on Pat's website:

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