As of today, we proudly announce that Ritz Marine are the official distributors for Fliteboard in Malta.
Fliteboard have also appointed Ritz Marine as the only authorised service dealer and Fliteschool on the island!
Experience freedom like never before while flying on the water. This is a great addition to your yacht, boat or as a personal watercraft.
Check out our full range of Fliteboards here.
EFoiling is one of the most fascinating types of watersports and can almost be deemed the “future of watersports.” It provides surfers with spectacular experiences on previously unrideable waves. EFoiling can be done on any body of water, including the ocean, lakes and rivers. You don’t need waves to propel the eFoil since the motor does it for you. Discover rare maritime creatures, explore new rivers and surf ocean waves with your eFoil.
Starting from the bottom, the eFoil has two foil wings — a front and a rear wing. Respectively, these wings create lift and help stabilize the board. Next, the fuselage is a bar that attaches perpendicularly to the mast and wings, creating stability. The wings and fuselage mimic the shape of a paper airplane.
The electric propeller mounted just above the wings and fuselage propels the board over the water. The mast holds and connects the bottom components to the board, creating enough pressure underneath to lift the board in the air and out of the water.
A rechargeable battery, kept in the board itself, and a virtually silent electric motor powers the eFoil. A handheld wireless remote that connects through Bluetooth operates the eFoil.
Flite are continually innovating and developing new technologies that, when scaled, have the potential to create a future of quiet, clean ocean enjoyment and water transport.
Fliteboards are able to carry an 80kg human at foiling speed using less than 700 watts of battery powered electricity. They are quiet above the water, and have an underwater acoustic profile that is significantly less impactful than even the smallest petrol marine motor. They are manufactured to commercial grade and built to last.
‘Fliteboards are possibly the world’s most efficient and environmentally friendly powered marine vehicles.’ – David Trewern
Now you can get your Fliteboard in Malta from the local agents, family owned Ritz Marine.
Rest assured that you are in good hands when purchasing Fliteboard. Our trained staff will get you started in no time and our engineering team who are authorised by Fliteboard will ensure that you get the best possible service.
Jetsurf is an increasingly popular sport around Europe and in Malta, and with good reason.
We may be biased, but for us, Jetsurf is the ultimate watercraft! Some of the main features include:
Since the board is only 20kg, it is super easy to carry around and get to the sea!
Take a look at some of the footage below from our last Jetsurf session. We left from St Thomas bay and explored Munxar area.
We also provide lessons to interested buyers. During our Munxar expedition, we had a potential client join in with the fun! We first started him off with the Jetsurf tube which increases buoyancy, but Jordan managed to stand also without the tube on his first try! Take a look at the image below!
Get in touch with us to get your dream watercraft today! We will guide you accordingly and stock a wide range of Jetsurf boards. For beginners we recommend the Jetsurf Adventure DFI or Adventure DFI Plus. For more advanced riders we recommend the Cruiser DFI and Race DFI.
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When it comes to boating and kayaking, Railblaza’s versatile and secure mounting system for your accessories can make all the difference. That’s where Railblaza comes in – a company that produces a range of high-quality mounting systems and accessories for watercraft.
Railblaza offers a wide range of products that can be used for a variety of applications. You can view the whole range of products on their official website here, but we made it easy for you! Here’s an overview of some of their most popular products below:
The StarPort is the foundation of the Railblaza mounting system. It’s a low-profile, surface-mounted socket that can be installed on your boat or kayak. Once installed, you can easily attach and detach Railblaza accessories to the StarPort. There are several types of StarPorts available, including ones that can be mounted horizontally or vertically.
Railblaza offers a variety of rod holders that can be attached to your boat or kayak using the StarPort mounting system. Their rod holders are designed to securely hold your fishing rods in place, so you can focus on catching fish without worrying about your equipment. You can view the range here: Rod Holder R, Rod Holder II and Rod Tube.
Railblaza’s camera mounts allow you to easily attach your camera to your boat or kayak, so you can capture all of your adventures on the water. Their mounts are designed to be adjustable, so you can position your camera at the perfect angle. Some items include the Railblaza Camera Mount Kit as well as the Camera Boom 600.
If you use a GPS unit while boating or kayaking, Railblaza’s GPS mounts are a must-have. They allow you to securely attach your GPS unit to your boat or kayak, so you can keep it within reach at all times.
Railblaza’s drink holders are designed to keep your drinks secure while you’re out on the water. They can be attached to your boat or kayak using the StarPort mounting system, and they come in a variety of colors to match your personal style. We also have Fillet Tables.
Using Railblaza’s mounting system is easy. Simply install the StarPort on your boat or kayak using the included hardware, and then attach your desired Railblaza accessory to the StarPort. The accessories can be easily removed and reattached as needed.
Railblaza’s products are known for their high quality and durability. They’re made from rugged materials that can withstand the harsh marine environment, so you can be confident that your accessories will stay securely attached to your boat or kayak. Additionally, Railblaza’s products are versatile, allowing you to mix and match them to create a customised mounting system that meets your specific needs.
We are actively looking for Railblaza dealers and distributors in the island of Malta and Gozo. We offer wholesale prices on all stock. Get in touch with us on [email protected] for more information.
In conclusion, if you’re a boater or kayaker looking for a versatile and secure mounting system for your accessories, Railblaza is your answer. Their products are easy to use, durable, and can be mixed and matched to create a customised system that meets your unique needs. With Railblaza, you can focus on enjoying your time on the water, without worrying about your equipment.
ZAR Formenti’s inception platform was built upon the principal “il coraggio di distinguire” – the courage to be distinguished.
As a result, in all facets of design, research, technology, fabrication and cruising experience they have achieved a unique place in the inflatable, RIB Tender and Sport boat markets. Designed with superior qualities of safety, sea-worthiness, flexibility and comfort, ZAR boats assure a remarkable passenger experience.
The lengthened hulls combined with reduced tube length and lateral reverse tunnels are unique. They create an unparalleled, smooth, pitch-less cruise that can only be compared to boats of a much longer length. These vessels are meticulously manufactured with the intents of safety and practicality.
There is a clear dedication to these details; grab-handles for all passengers,
No design or construction aspect has gone unconsidered. Passengers enjoy ergonomic seats, modular lay-out of spaces and the cruise of a vessel that clearly belongs powering a course on the water.
Designed with superior qualities of safety, sea-worthiness, flexibility and comfort, ZAR Rigid Hull Inflatable Boats (RHIB) assure a remarkable passenger experience.
Of all facets of the design, hull size is the most important in the navigation quality of a R.I.B. (Rigid Inflatable Boat). Because of the forward tubular absence and the transom moved backwards, all the ZAR models are equipped with a quite longer hull than all the other traditional R.I.B. of the same overall length. The absence of the tubular element in the bow (internationally patented) has enabled Formenti ZARs to be built with a very deep V. The lateral tunnels (another international patent) increase the hull lift. Thus, the ride is more comfortable under any sea conditions. The combination of these sophisticated and rigorously tested design choices delivers exceptional performances.
A ZAR hull design is the result of rigorous mathematical calculations, simulations and continuous refinement to ensure safety, comfort and performance. Each prototype is tested and improved upon until it reaches the standards of the project as well as Formenti’s creative philosophy. Tests are carried out in multiple sea, surface and atmospheric conditions. The results help to define the deck’s space and volume. This is carefully calibrated to deliver dynamic and static balance of the boat under any condition and at any speed.
Once the virtual project is perfectly designed, huge five- point computer numerical control machines (CNCs) give shape to the real boat. In the 2000s Formenti began to integrate 3D design software. This enabled them to further implement more modern technological information. These routers systematically cut, drill, plane and refine giant pieces of resin. The combination of software, concise cutting, and continuous refinement allows maximum precision in scaling models and molds. Through careful polishing, the grace of handwork finishes the final prototype from which molds can be generated.
When the molds are ready, the boatyard commences the next structural stages of fabrication; molding, tubolars, gluing, scuttlebutts and pillows. Under the management of skilled production leadership, the advanced technology behind the design partners with ZAR teams’ craftsmanship. A ZAR is born.
Zar Formenti uses ORCA® products from Pennel Industries for the rubberised parts of ZAR boats. Belgium based, ORCA® has been an established leader in the fabric and materials industry since 1924. ZAR utilises their “High-Tenacity” polyester fabric which is manufactured with CSM (chlorosulfonated polyethylene) and polychloroprene coatings. Such fabric and construction material is used on river expedition rafts, aeronautical vehicles, emergency and quick response rescue vessels and airplane evacuation slides.
The chemical formulas and high tenacity fabric products provide significant abrasion, fire and ultra-violet light resistance. In addition, they are hydro-carbon resistant and perform with a high level of mechanical resistance. Not surprisingly these fabrics are highly recommended for workboats. Despite the durability of the products used in ZAR manufacturing, they can be repaired with kits offered by multiple on-line sources.
These carefully tested and calibrated materials choices ensure the standards of safety and performance demanded by the Formenti designs.
ORCA® offers a wide range of light fast colours.
Since its beginnings, ZAR Formenti Inflatables, Rigid Inflatables and Tenders have made onboard quality of life and boat flexibility guiding beacons. With four international patents and a versatile range of hulls to follow, ZAR has demonstrated a pioneering excellence in the industry.
Aft design modifications and the elimination of bow tubolar elements lend to a generous amount of room for seating, stowage and movement. Aft seating usually only consists of a modest bench but on a ZAR, one finds a veritable “lounge” through a redesigning of the stern. Seated, one enjoys modular backrests and cushions. Helm operation on many Zars accommodates seating, standing or partial standing with the polished ergonomics of the controls and cushions. Offsetting some pilot stations allows the option for a wider corridor for easier movement.
One is again made aware of the designers’ concern for safety and comfort by the number of grab handles alongside a generous seating area. Nor does a ZAR boat lack locker space. Each model offers progressively more abundant space for anchor gear, passenger cargo and other accessories. A swim platform(s) accessed by stainless steel ladder(s) enhances the passenger experience as well. In each model, there is a range of accessories and options which enhance passenger experiences and the ideals of functionality and practicality ZAR embraces.
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ZAR Mini are a world renowned brand in the boating industry and are considered market leaders in their segment. They have been producing dinghies and rhibs since 1979 and make a wide range of boats from 1.8m (FUN 6) all the way up to 40m! ZAR focus on quality over quantity and use the strongest materials and glues on the market as well as the latest welding techniques. ZAR Mini are proudly represented in Malta by Ritz Marine since 2022. Ritz Marine engineers have visited the ZAR production and warehouse complex in March 2023 to learn more about how ZAR operate and to be able to offer a better service to the end customer.
ZAR Mini have a vast experience with inflatable boats and ZAR Formenti manufactures them since 1979.
ZAR’s technical and creative design team is located in Spain, Italy and Germany. They are a true European inflatable boat and RIB manufacturer. As one of the largest brands in the inflatable boating world, ZAR are proud to be located in the European Union, where we have the skills and knowledge to do things the right way.
Every single boat that ZAR manufacture is checked by trained and qualified personal during every step of manufacturing and before sending them out to their dealer net. Like this we ensure perfect quality.
All ZAR models have unique advantages compared with our competitors. Compare them or get in touch with us on [email protected] with any questions.
ZAR are not a company that is hiding in some country without existing law, when there are problems. They are situated in Germany and have 100% German ownership and management.
ZAR are not aiming in selling the most, but producing the best, for our valued customers worldwide. They prefer to develop carefully and precise over fast and furious. ZAR is known all over the world as top quality manufacturer and we from ZAR mini and ZAR Interceptor have ZAR in our DNA.
At the end of your RIB’s life you can give back your boat to your dealer and it will still be worth something as it is made from Aluminum. Unlike fiberglass, Aluminum can be 100% recycled and used for a new ZAR mini or ZAR Interceptor. Trying to leave a small footprint on our beautiful planet.
A wide range of ZAR Mini inflatables are found locally from sock at Ritz Marine Malta. We are located in Marsaskala. Check our exact location and opening hours here before visiting. We will go over a high level overview of the ZAR product range below so that you as a client, can make a better decision on which model to buy.
The FUN series is the ideal inflatable boat for people, who are looking for a reliable but very small foldable boat. It is very easy to assemble and easily stowed away. It comes with a woodem slatted deck which can be rolled up very easily.
The three models in this range are the FUN 6 (1.8m), the FUN 7 (2.1m) and the FUN 8 (2.4m). Their small size makes them ideal as a tender and easy to carry on your car roof with a Handirack. To make loading on your car roof easier we also suggest using a Load Assist mechanism which allows you to roll your dinghy on your car roof with ease.
Next up in the ZAR inflatable boat line up is the aluminium boat range with aluminium floorboard and keel. This range is ideal for people who are looking for a reliable and safe foldable boat which is easy to assemble. The ALU lineup can take engines up to 40HP and easily pull water toys thanks to the two installed D-rings on the transom. With ZAR’s specially designed two speed tubes installed under the main tube of ALU13, ALU14 and ALU15, you will enjoy a very unique fast and comfortable ride.
The ALU range is ideal for a customer that wants to carry more people on his boat. For example, the ALU 10 has a loading capacity of up to 500kg! Picture for reference below.
Next up on the list is the most popular AIR series. These are foldable boats with airdeck and inflatable air keel. These are ideal for people looking for a reliable and small foldable boat which is lightweight and also performs well on the sea thanks to its air keel. Can take up motors of up to 20HP.
The high pressure floor, made in the “drop-stich” processing, can be inflated until 0.8 bar. Together with the air keel, that can be inflated until 0.35 bar, the small ZAR miniTM AIR gets very rigid and planning is easy.
We have chosen the flat double flooring with air keel, because it has the advantage that in comparison to a V-floor you can still drive, if your high pressure flooring has a leakage. All foldable AIR inflatables from ZAR miniTM have a 5 layer reinforced high quality 1.100 dtex PVC material with a weight of 1.050g/m2 and a thickness of 0.9mm.
Here is where we start getting into what ZAR is really famous for. Their famous RIB design is in use practically world wide and has pushed ZAR success to great lengths. The RIB line has two versions. RIB LITE and RIB DL with double floor and bow locker. RIB 8 and RIB 9 fit a 12l fuel tank. RIB10-12 fit a 24l fuel tank in the bow locker. RIB LITE are weight optimized without bow locker or flat double flooring.
Due to the very light aluminum hull it can go very fast and plan easily with a smaller engine. The hull will not face any problems like a fiberglass hull. It will also last longer and not become heavier during use. The hull are made of special aluminium and powder coated to resist corrosion and saltwater. You will have a lot of fun with your ZAR mini™ RIB.
All ZAR mini™ RIB inflatables are also available in CSM (formally known as HypalonTM from DuPontTM) with a special design. Please ask your ZAR mini™ dealer, for further details. CSM lasts much longer than PVC and is more resistant toward UV light, acid, alkalis, saltwater, heat and cold. We use HypatexTM that is one on the best material on the world market today. It has been manufactured since 60 years.
The LITE line features are shown below on the RIB 8 LITE. This model features 2mm aluminium hull and a V hull making it easy to plane on the sea.
The RIB series also comes with a blow locker and double floor. These models boast an aluminium hull with 3mm thickness. The models range from the RIB 8 DL up to 22 feet such as the RIB 22. Below you can see some features from the Rib 18 SC.
The RIB range comes with a large variety of accessories which you can pick and place according to your preference.
The ultimate boats by ZAR mini are the LUX series, designed and finished off with a luxury look and feel. Our beautiful ZAR mini™ LUX line has different sizes and versions to offer. All boats are equipped with a bow locker and a flat double flooring. The design of the hull and cockpit is self-draining. Standard equipment includes the Teak design PU floor, a bow cushion, bow backrest, bow step plate, keel-guard, bimini holder, luxury steering console and a reinforced hull.
We discussed the full range available locally from premium brand ZAR Mini. As ZAR dealers we are here to help you along your boating journey and ensure you get the best boat for your needs! Get in touch with us on [email protected] for further enquiries .