Friday 21 January 2022

 The Wildfly V boat 

In conjunction with Wildfly, ARK has unleashed the Wildfly V boat also know as a belly boat. The V boat has stormed the Southern African Fly fishing world and is poised to join ARKS global sales.

Our Belly boat has been a long time coming, but with the years of expert input, we are glad we invested the time to create a perfect solution.

Many key advantages were identified and incorporated .To name a few , high buoyancy, multiple chambers (4) and solid white water construction. Finally a belly boat with potential to last many decades.

Touted as the "Last V boat you will ever buy"



Wednesday 8 June 2016


Tents can be joined on all four sides

ARK has rolled out the latest in its Airframe tent range.
Designed for maximum space and stability.
These 5 x 5 m tents designed to fit together on all four sides allowing for a vast array of configurations.
The units can be inflated in 7 minutes.
An entire village can come to life within minutes.
From bag to tent in 7 minutes

Spacious interior

Wednesday 27 January 2016


Yes it is inflatable.....Nothing is too big for ARK, Meet  Xcite a high tech 
inflatable survey system.

Ark along with NRGs engineers have developed this unique portable system to support geophysical survey systems. Towed behind a helicopter over remote locations this device "sees" through the ground.

Tuesday 8 September 2015


Still the best fun for by far the best value is a Family Rafting Trip.
Here is an great list of all the operators in Southern Africa and what they offer.
Thanks to Dirty Boots... oh yes and take note which boats they ALL use.

 Rafting Company List Southern Africa


Saturday 9 August 2014

Farout fun with FISHALOT

The FISHALOT is yet another  exciting addition to ARK's fleet of inflatables. This watercraft has a variety of uses, from white water canoeing, to fishing or crayfishing, to yacht tendering to using as the family holiday inflatable….. what you use it for is up to you and the options are endless.
The FISHALOT is very buoyant.  It is a longer boat than the Fishduc and has a high performance tube shape, thereby satisfying the needs of those who want all the pros of the Fishduc's versatility but want a bigger boat.

The FISHALOT is now the most efficient boat around.  It easily cruises for two hours at a speed of 15 knots with 5hp motor and three litres of fuel AND it has space for 4 people.  It is designed to take up to a 10hp motor. The FISHALOT is highly recommended as a remote expedition boat as it is capable of travelling great distances on minimal fuel and still having space for loads up to 600kgs.

There are two model options, either with a wooden floor (Model FT420W) or an air floor (Model FT420A).

FISHALOT is fitted with an adjustable seating system so you can choose the most comfortable seating position for you. You can select to have either a wooden bench or inflatable cushions and backrests. When packed it's size is 110cm x 45cm x 45cm - definitely small enough to fly in to any exotic location. Many people choose the FISHALOT  for commercial applications such as search and rescue, patrolling and wildlife management. The FISHALOT has quickly become the boat of choice for  any remote river explorations.

The FISHALOTs standard features include:
  • Adjustable seating system and two seats
  • Double skin underside
  • 75 mm big mouth bailer and plug
  • Grab lines
  • 6 x Stainless steel heavy duty D rings
  • Transom rated to 10 hp, 45 kg engine
  • Dropthread Airfloor or Marine ply floorboards
  • Aluminium Transom plates
  • Carry handles for easy portage

Its flat profile allows it to glide easily over the water and the highly effective bailing system ensures you are ready for the next big wave always. Like all of ARK's craft, the FISHALOT is durable and built to withstand extreme conditions.

If you would like more information on the FISHALOT, or any of our other products, then send us an email at or call us +27 21 783 1672.

Friday 30 May 2014

New from ARK The Multifunctional One Person Craft The Dragonfly

Do you dream of a boat that you can use to run rivers in, float and fish with, explore waterways? A boat that could be used as a kick boat, a float tube, a rowing boat or a motor boat? Something that gives you an expedition grade raft that also provides you with freedom and speed and agility? A highly versatile, multi-functional one person craft? Where could you find such a boat? 

Dream no more ARK have just such a boat for you. Introducing the DRAGONFLY KICKBOAT DF285

The beauty of this boat is that you can have it out of the bag and into the water in minutes. It is the ultimate frameless, pure inflatable, hybrid kickboat that is simply deployed by inflating the tube. Both comfort and safety were given high priority in the design of this boat. The generous tube and chunky, inflatable floor/seat are the tubes that provide the space and buoyancy to carry the angler and all the extra equipment, without compromising stability and safety. The large tube also reduces the draft, allowing you to manoeuver into the shallowest of places and best of all - it keeps your backside dry!

This craft was designed to encompass performance, comfort, ruggedness and easy portage AND  to accommodate the needs of anglers. The Dragonfly is designed with an inflatable floor combined with an adjustable upholstered foam seat with a backrest  that will provide you with hours of comfortable angling and exploring.

This highly versatile, multi-functional one person craft is easily deployed by simply inflating the tube.

You can easily row or motor to your destination on large still-waters, pack the oars away, and use your fins for fine control, just like a float tube.

You can make use of the open floor design to fin the kickboat into position keeping your hands free for casting and landing fish. Another option would be to rest your feet and fins on the adjustable rest bar and use the oars to propel the kickboat to new fishing locations or across flowing waterways. Once you are in position in shallow water you can stand up and wade while the Dragonfly floats around you, and if you wish to hop to another pool, you can lift the kickboat off the water for easy portage with specially placed carry handles. 

The Dragonfly has been cleverly designed to cater for a range of requirements and has plenty of stowage space for anchors, drogues, fishing bags and a cooler box.

The Dragonfly also features backpack style straps that allow you to carry the inflated kickboat short distances, especially handy if you need to get to inaccessible places.

If you would like to see the specs for this versatile boat, then click here and you will go directly to our webpage on Dragonflies.

If you would like more information on the Dragonfly, or any of our other products, then send us an email at or call us +27 21 783 1672.