DNA Boats are a team of 6 all keen on fishing and outdoors, our boats are a combination of years of designing and build experience and a from the teams own personal experience using boats. We are constantly striving for the best build and owners experience we can.

Boatings in our DNA!!

Boats are in Jason Elvines DNA

DNA boats founder and managing director Jason Elvines has a passion for designing and building aluminium boats, it’s in his DNA

Jason has grown up enjoying NZ’s great outdoors for it’s hunting and fishing.

In the beginning Jason built himself a small boat for himself and was quickly sold to a friend who wanted it, he then built another altering the design in the process and again before long someone saw it and wanted to buy it also, this began the early stages of DNA boats, in 2006 at age 21 he finished his apprenticeship and started up Ace Engineering NZ Ltd and began engineering and manufacturing boats. The DNA brand was launched two years later in 2008. The company now employs five full time production staff and Jason is still hands on in the design and production side of the business as well as sales role accompanied by his wife Melissa.



Cad design allows the ability to move swiftly forward putting DNA’s new aluminum range of boats ahead of the rest.

Also providing endless options in creating modern concept/unique boats.

A practical approach to the design by Jason Elvines after a combination of MANY long hours spent on the computer and on the water analysis developing the standardised DNA hull design elements. This no compromise, thorough approach to the design has achieved well balanced soft riding boats.

With Jason on the floor building boats for a number of years and input from staff members with boat building backgrounds means they have been able to pull together and hone their manufacturing techniques and strength qualities of every hull they produce.

Integral hull framing system created by Jason using CNC cut interlocking full depth full length frames creating a rigid dependable system adopted throughout DNA’s alloy boat range.

Computer design enables the boats to be studied and tested in depth while still in the 3D model stage, also allowing the boats to be fully customised with the help of your input with out the costly exercise of first building a boat and then having to change it as it’s not how you pictured.

This along with CNC profile cut boats bring about fine tolerances and perfectly symmetrical and well balanced boats.


Our desire to strive for the perfect balance of stability, soft dry ride and space has led us to our latest concept, The X series hull alloy pontoon boat.

The first issue we addressed was to make a wider boat, the key element to doing this was to achieve extra beam but not require extra horse power to push a wider surface through the water
We did this by adding tapering down turned chines to the hull, by doing this we could step the pontoon out further to increase internal beam, also meant the pontoons were slightly lifted so not to cause any drag in the water once planning as they are clear.

The tapering chines are better able to deal with spray deflection as they are a nice flowing curve with a more aggressive downturn than what has been able to achieved by relying on pontoons alone for this task. Thus making a much drier ride as spray is thrown further from the boat and in a downward direction where the wind is less likely to pick it up and throw it at you.

The benefits are in the ride also, the chines acting as a shock absorber trapping a cushion of air under them as they land, and reducing the impact to the buoyant nature of the pontoon chambers.







DNA Pontoon designs are unique in that they taper towards the bow, a difficult feature to manufacture but made easier with computer design, a feature Jason says makes them a smarter boat as the pontoons toward the front remain out of the water at rest and serve no purpose other than to provide flotation if swamped, however the tapered pontoons are still designed to retain sufficient reserve buoyancy.

This also enables a smoother, more comfortable ride due to not having a large bulky mass trying to punch through the waves, also creating a sleeker more streamlined appearance.

Pontoons are divided into individual air tight chambers as well as sealed tread plate floors, all of which are pressure tested to 5psi, creating a virtually unsinkable boat














Our X series pontoon hulls feature full flat floors, meaning no angular section of hull beyond the edge of the floor to where it meets the pontoon join. Our hulls also feature a toe space where you can actually hook you’re feet in underneath the pontoon giving you more positive grip stance and allowing you to stand closer to the edge so you do not have to lean out as far before you’re upper legs contact the gunnels.













Our range of hard tops feature curved glass front windscreens for sensational unrestricted vision. Combined with sweeping curved panels and smart tapering folds to create a superior aesthetic boat.



























Weld quality, strength and cosmetic appearance is something the DNA team pride them selves on in both processes of GTAW (TIG) and GMAW (Mig) Welding.