Nauti-Craft Pty Ltd
Based in Dunsborough, Western Australia, Nauti-Craft is a flexible “skunkworks” style R&D company with a small highly experienced team of engineers, technicians and naval architects who specialise in taking radical new concepts from proof-of-concept stage to commercially viable prototypes. Nauti-Craft has a growing IP port folio of five international patents families dating back to 2002.
While land vehicles have used suspension to isolate the shocks and vibration of the road surface, boat users have always suffered from the harshness associated with the buffeting of even the most modest wave conditions. The Nauti-Craft Technology solves this issue.
The creators of Nauti-Craft include the inventor/founder Chris Heyring and other core members of the team that developed the automotive suspension technology company Kinetic Pty Ltd. Suspension systems developed by Kinetic have been used by Mitsubishi Motors in the world's toughest off-road race, the Dakar and by Citroen's WRC team in the World Rally Championship both with formidable results.
Kinetic systems are now fitted as original equipment to the Toyota Landcruiser Sahara, Prado Kakadu and the new Nissan Patrol. Most recently some of the world's most advanced supercars, the McLaren MP4 12C and the acclaimed new McLaren P1 have been launched incorporating a Kinetic suspension system.