Naiad epitomizes New Zealand maritime innovation, leading technology and quality craftmanship, and in the past 10 years has delivered over 130 vessels to New Zealand and Australian government agencies encompassing Coastguard, Rescue, Police and Patrol. A 100% New Zealand designed and manufactured watercraft solution, Naiad has consistently proven its pedigree in the world’s harshest maritime environments and garnered the respect and trust of New Zealand’s most discerning maritime small boat professionals.
Founded in 1975 in Picton, New Zealand, Naiad led global RHIB innovation with their world-first designs, patented collar attachment system and high-performance hull form. The unparalleled performance of this patented hull form has seen Naiad become known as the 4WD of the Sea – renowned for their robustness, safety and consistent performance in even the most challenging maritime conditions.
In 2020 Naiad was acquired by The Whiskey Project Group, an Australian veteran owned business creating operator-focused watercraft that provide optimal performance and protection for those who risk their lives in the maritime environment. Their shared vision is to provide New Zealand and Australian maritime operators with a competitive advantage, by providing them with truly fit-for-purpose boats, and contributing to a strong trans-Tasman maritime industry that will design, build, support and sustain these watercraft, ensuring significant public value and a sovereign self-reliance.