“ENSURING QUALITY TIME ON THE WATER”
Kowie Marine Services started building barges (pontoon boats) round about 2000. From the first really rudimentary offerings - little more than a jetty float with a console and seat (with perhaps rails, but no roof) to todays sophisticated "second generation" offerings - it has been an exciting and heady voyage. Our barges can be catorgorized as follows; First Generation Leisure Barges, our exciting Mini-Barge range, and then the "special" builds and conversions.
Our portfolio of recreational craft include craft for kids and beginners, the serious estuary fisherman and the more discerning boat owner, who "has it all".
We offer the following:
3.10m Dory (Kiddies & Dad)
"Little Big" 340 River Runner
410 Estuary Basic Model
410 Estuary "New Generation"
Variety of Skiffs "Open" Boats
Port Alfred has miles and miles of water. Where there is water, there are boats. And boats need proper moorings in the Small Boat Harbour, or in front of your property on the waterfront, or the marina. You need a jetty! And jetties need servicing and repairs done. And where necessary, replaced with new units. We specialize in repairs and rebuilds. And our new Kowie Marine jetties are in high demand because of clever design, quality finishing and proper installation.
That's where we started professionaly producing leisure craft in fibre-glass. We have developed a range of very popular canoes to service a diverse user market out there. In approximately 10 years we have manufactured and supplied in excess of 750 canoes to the user public - mostly in the Eastern Cape. Most of the large canoe trail operators use our very popular Discovery Canoes and the traditional Indian Canoe remains a family favorite.
REPAIRS / CONVERSIONS
Being around the marine industry for so many years, has positioned us perfectly to offer a service to boat owners who need repairs to damaged craft and / or total rebuilds and upgrades where necessary. The conversion of old craft has become very important to our list of services. Old boats are bought, in many cases as virtual scrap, and then converted into very functional alternatives, particularly in our case - leisure barges, which are very central to our operation and portfolio of activities.