About Rhino Marine

Who We Are?

Rhino Marine Products (Pty) Ltd, a Cape Town based company, manufacture HPDE boats as a more durable replacement for conventional RIB’s, Aluminium and GRP hull work boats since 2003.

Rhino Marine has fabrication plants in both Johannesburg and Cape Town.

Rhino Marine is a member of the South African Boatbuilders Export Council (SABBEX).

Rhino Marine has developed the boats with the South African Marine Safety Authority (SAMSA) which ensures that we maintain the necessary safety requirements pertaining to our boats.

Our Mission

We aim to supply durable, virtually indestructible HDPE boats to commercial markets that require boats that can handle much abuse in tough operating environments.

About the team

Bertrand Bouchard
Naval Architect, MBA.

Bert has more than 15 years of offshore experience in various positions (diver, mechanical engineer and pilot). After completing his MBA in 1999, he moved more towards managerial positions to finally launch OIS Group, his own venture, in 2001.

Danie Van der Merwe
ND Mechanical Engineering.

Danie has worked as a Mechanical Engineer in the manufacturing, precast concrete, mechanical design and project management fields for 17 years. He specialises in conceptual design, project and production management as well as 3D drafting.

Anton Wale
Pr Eng, MSc Engineering (Coastal) (UCT), BSc (Hons) Civil Engineering (UCT).

33 years experience in Coastal, Marine, Sub-sea, Civil and Mechanical Engineering Construction, Installation, Fabrication and Design including significant Offshore Experience.

Wayne Gerstner
Factory Manager

Wayne has been working for the last 15 years in the construction industry. The majority of those years were spent building timber frame homes. He was involved in all spheres of the industry, from being “hands-on” right through to managing projects.