Safety Matters

Whether its your family or ours

Whether its your family or ours, safety and reliability mean everything to us.  As such, safety is integral to our designs, engineering, component selection, configuration and overall functionality.  We want you to have with peace of mind and the upmost confidence in your Waveform Yacht.  Learn more about our safety features in the following sections.

Safety Features | PontoonYacht

Engineered Reliability – The entire vessel subframe, cross-members, ribs, tube (735mm) are either oversized or reinforced with up to 6mm 5052 Marine Alloy, rather than industry standard 3mm. Within each tube are sectioned watertight bulkheads (15 in total) plus floatation foam for surplus buoyancy – we vastly exceed AS1799.1 – 2021 level floatation requirements.

Additionally, the bow fence is reinforced for wave impact, along with our vTube water deflection system that forces up the bow in the event of wave submersion.  For passenger safety, we’ve also increased the fence height to 850mm, compared to 600mm on other pontoon vessels giving us excellent capability for semi-smooth waters – bays, harbours and wide-open inshore waters.

Electrical Reliability – We use only the most reliable brands including Mastervolt and Victron as part of our SeaTech-IQ smart electrical system.  All wiring and appliance connections are circuit breaker isolated plus full battery protection and monitoring equipment is installed to prevent over and undercharge scenarios.

With ProC3-Helm, there are multiple touch screens at the command and control console for maximum situational awareness so you can monitor both onboard systems as well as your surrounds.  All semi-smooth water safety gear both mandatory (QLD) and recommended is supplied in our enhancement packages.

Safety Features | PowerYacht

Engineered Dependability – Our HYPR-V Hull is engineered from the highest strength and marine grade Alloy up to 14mm thick including framing and longitudinal reinforcement for structural integrity.  This allows us to safety achieve significantly higher velocity than cruisers and even high performance offshore boats.

Additionally, the bow shape is crafted to cut through chop and swell for a safer and smoother ride.  In the unlikely event of an impact, there is a forward impact bulkhead along with watertight sections filled with floatation foam which exceed AS1799.1 – 2021 level floatation requirements.  Deck sides are 1m high with grab rails shipwide and for high speed or bumpy transiting, the cockpit seating is equipped with safety belts.

Electrical Dependability – Our smart electrical system called SeaTech-IQ, is designed to be ultra safe, ultra reliable and ultra power efficient – in fact the entire vessel is run from battery, solar, outboard alternators, DC chargers and is almost entirely 12V.  This means the boat is much safer, quieter without a noisy generator, more power efficient and therefore less costly to run.  Furthermore, we do not use electrical equipment that requires a seawater cooling intake, so we have far less risk of water ingress, with pumps, values and hoses failing. 

We have also specifically chosen the highest quality brands such as MasterVolt and Victron, both of which are a benchmark for quality.  SeaTech-IQ also allows you to switch safely between onboard, portable or shore power with an RVD Safety device installed.  Your circuits are always protected whether you’re plugged in at a marina or out on the water (isolated).  We do not earth to the hull either as this increases risk of electrolysis.  All components are integrated so you can monitor onboard systems both storage, charge and usage.  It’s just a very smart system!

Additional Safety Resources

Smooth & Partially Smooth Waters

Smooth waters include rivers, creeks, streams and lakes, waters within breakwaters or revetments and within half a nautical mile from land within partially smooth water limits.  Semi/Partially Smooth Waters in Queensland are determined by Maritime Safety Queensland (MSQ).  Outside of these areas is considered offshore, that is beyond partially smooth water limits.  Be aware of these limits and how conditions can change, especially in partially smooth waters or beyond (offshore) where wind and swell can increase with little warning.  Be aware of tides for bar crossings and weather conditions before departure.  Continue to monitor the weather at regular intervals using the Windy Weather App, Simrad Weather Watch, the BOM and listen in on VHF Channel 16 to weather broadcasts.

Australian Volunteer Coast Guard

Provides Search & Rescue, Offshore Vessel Tracking, Recreational Monitoring, Radio Monitoring and Marine Assistance (towing).  If you are looking to obtain your VHF radio certificate, you can do this through your local Coast Guard Flotilla.  We recommend obtaining this as well as Marine Assist Membership should you intend yachting in partially smooth and offshore coastal waters.  Visit

Maritime Safety Queensland (MSQ)

Provides maps that define smooth and partially smooth waters.  In additional to this, MSQ as the regulatory authority also provide helpful information on bar crossings, shipping channels, navigation (IALA), GPS, radios, weather and the mandatory safety gear required for smooth, partially smooth and offshore waters.  Be aware that each state and territory has their own Maritime Authority.  If you are located in another state or territory, or intend entering their waters, their rules apply.  Visit

Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA)

Marine radio is essential if you are going into partially smooth waters or offshore in the event you need assistance.  As such, you are required to hold an Operating Certificate to VHF radio under Federal Law.  Furthermore, a VHF radios with DSC and GPS devices must be registered with ASMA.  Visit

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