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 Advantages


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 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.

ZAR MINI in Malta

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.

FUN Series (1.8m – 2.4m)

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.

FUN 6 ZAR Mini Inflatable Dinghy

ALU Series (2.7m – 4.6m)

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.

ZAR ALU 10 in front of our shop in Marsaskala, Malta

ZAR AIR Series (2.4m – 3m)

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. 

The smallest AIR deck model is the AIR 7 found here, whereas the largest model is the AIR 10, shown here.

ZAR AIR 7 in action

ZAR RIB Series (2.4m – 5m)

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.

ZAR LUX Series (3.5m – 5.5m)

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.

The Lux 12 is the smallest model in this wheraas whereas the LUX 18 is the largest. Take a look at some photos below.


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 for further enquiries .