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Protector’s Targa Line

Protector Boats boldly run into rough seas that would send many weathered boaters home. The New Zealand builder began manufacturing high-performance rigid-hull inflatable boats for the Coast Guard in the mid-90s, but with proven seakeeping ability, the boats gained worldwide recognition and crossed over into a range of other markets.

Brian Peterson, co-founder of Any Water Yachts, one of two Protector dealers in the U.S., recalls one of his more interesting sales. “A very large commercial fishing company out of Alaska was buying the boats because the competition was listening in on their

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