Boot Düsseldorf 2020 was the first we spoke about our real plans of the all-new AO12 passenger boat. As indicated in its name, the safari boat will be 12 meters in length and approximately 3.4 meters in width. It will, as its sibling the LR9, carry up to 20 passengers + 2 crew. The model will be customizable for diving by adding ladders to the back or with a side door including a ladder. Incase of diving there is plenty of room for all the gear plus compressor for refilling the air tanks. On the new sea-capable model you will find special places for life-rafts on both in-board & out-board versions. The boat’s main idea is to have 20 passenger capacity with the highest speed to lowest fuel consumption without giving away anything on either safety or speed.

Our sincere hope was to be ready with the boat for Boot Düsseldorf 2021, but since the COVID-19 our plans have been shaken so hopefully, we can show the boat if not 2021 then 2022. For more information about the AO12 go to the model page.


Technical specification:
LOA: 12 meters
BOA: 3.4 meters
Pax.Capacity: 20+2
Fuel: 400L
AO Horsepower-to-Knots ratios:

The boat we sold at Boot Düsseldorf 2020 finally received its 2x 140 horsepower Suzuki engines. Indrek and Co were present in Frankfurt for the engine installment on the new LR9 tour boat. With our dear client, Abenteuer Spielplatz at Frankfurt, the LR9 passenger boat was put in water. During the test-drive Indrek teached the young skippers how take care of the safari boat and how to have fun with the boat & the drifting motion you can do with the model.

The boat will be used for fun children events being the Pirate Boat of Frankfurt for all to enjoy. We are glad and wish many happy moments to the owners of new WaterMate LR9!