At the Core
The collaboration was sparked by a shared passion: performance power catamarans. Each founder brings extensive international experience in the boating and maritime industry, ranging from hands-on boat building to leadership roles in globally recognized boating companies. Coming together, these founders merge their expertise to create an innovative power catamaran that sets new standards in the market, providing everyone the opportunity to truly enjoy the pleasures of boating.
The MAKAI brand was founded by a diverse global team from the UK, Australia and Croatia ,with over 40 years of collective experience in the boating industry. Their expertise focuses particularly in catamarans, emphasizing fuel efficiency and innovation. Drawing on their industry insights, they synergized their individual strengths to craft a luxurious and powerful powercat that addresses contemporary market demands. To infuse the MAKAI values into the boat design, the team collaborated with Italian Sports Boat Designer Emanuele Rossi.
Our current founders leverage their expertise to guarantee the delivery of the highest quality product in the market. Shane Grover, our operations director, has been building performance catamarans for almost 20 years, and is hands on at the factory every day with every new build to uphold the highest standards of production quality.
Designed in Italy
Built in Croatia
The MAKAI M37 is intricately designed in Italy, renowned for its excellence in craftsmanship and trend-setting design. For many months, the MAKAI team dedicated extensive effort to enhance and perfect the original prototype so it reflects on all of MAKAI's core values.
"The sportiness of the design is inspired by classically elegant sports cars. The boat has an interesting combination: the boat moldings and surfaces have a feminine elegance, but there are also more masculine aspects that coexist together. This interesting cohesion creates that fascinating harmony between elegance and masculinity, expressing sportiness with agility. In design, it is important to find the perfect balance between the two worlds if the aim is to portray both sportiness, grittiness as well as elegance. "