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Inflatables Are A Better Option

Inflatables Are A Better Option

Australians now understand the benefits of purchasing inflatables boats. “The inflatable boats offer so much more in terms of use and comfort, as well as a modern elegant look,” declares Mike Orsmond, founding director of RIB Force Inflatable Boats.


Here are more of the reasons:


Safety. Mike explains, “The safety features of an inflatable boat will provide the confidence needed to enjoy boating in a responsible manner without losing the thrill. Inflatables are very easy to handle and provide great tracking, as the RIB design allows a sharp V without the threat of capsizing. This also drastically reduces the shock effect of hitting a wave as the tubes act as a giant shock absorber.”


Payload. For general use, the inflatable boat has many advantages over conventional craft.

The huge inherent buoyancy allows payloads up to three times, when compared to tinnies. A 4-metre inflatable boat can accommodate 10 people. In comparison, a 4-metre tinny can only accommodate four or five people.


Access to shallow water. “The design of an inflatable boat allows for a very shallow draft allowing an inflatable boat to go where others cannot in shallow water. When off shore, the safety features of an inflatable boat enables it to go where other craft are prevented due to adverse wave conditions—the reason why the navy, police, and rescue use and prefer inflatable boats,” says Mike.


Design Range. Inflatables allow a wide range of choice of boat designs, from open inflatables to sophisticated centre consoles. The range includes racing boats, fishing boats, elegant and stylish tenders, general conveyance, and a host of other applications.


Getting on board. It is extremely easy to climb into an inflatable, compared to climbing into a tinny. This is one of the many reasons an inflatable RIB is the vessel of choice for divers and spear fishermen.


Collapsible Option. Another option is a completely collapsible inflatable, which will allow the intrepid 4×4 enthusiast, to go to places off the map and explore. When deflated, inflatables are small bundles, which are easy to store, and when required, inflates into a serious boat capable of getting you where you want to go. There are collapsible RIBs with rigid hulls, allowing for serious exploring.


“We get to speak to a lot of people who are considering the switch to an inflatable boat,” states Mike. “Buyers have been swayed by cheap pricing of a budget inflatable boat, only to discover that the standard of the boat and finish is simply not designed to last.”


RIB Force Inflatables has been in the business for over 25 years with an ever increasing and loyal client base. Mike declares, “We stand by the quality of our inflatable boat brands from the world’s leading manufacturers.” These include America’s number one AB Inflatables, as well as Aurora Inflatables and Mercury Inflatables. The company also offers convenient boat-motor-trailer (BMT) packages, being an authorised Mercury outboard engine dealer and operates a knowledgeable in-house service and repair division.


“If you want to tow a skier – no problem. Or you just want to have a family day boat – there is an inflatable boat guaranteed to offer you every kind of experience.”   Ph: 1800 742 367




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