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Wednesday, October 10, 2018

The M Series Mercury RIBs are the perfect tender for your yacht. Built by the same company that produces Airship RIBs (Adaptive Composites), the M Series might be a step down in terms of size but certainly not in quality. Every part on the M Series RIBs is designed and built right on the shores of Lake Erie in Vermilion, Ohio, using

tags: Dealerships, Inflatable Boats

Thursday, September 27, 2018

Less than three years after Brig Boats began distributing its rigid-hull inflatables in the United States, it’s safe to say that American boaters officially have caught RIB fever. Not only has Brig USA signed a whopping 15 dealers in the last 11 months, it was just named the No. 2 distributor worldwide for the Kharkov,

tags: Inflatable Boats, New Boat Models, Company Expansions, Dealerships

Thursday, September 20, 2018

Did you know that you can extend the life of your inflatable boat? Sirocco Marine, the Lake Erie dealership for BRIG RIBs, is offering the following tips for keeping your inflatable in good condition: 1. Keep it clean! Washing your inflatable with liquid soap while using a soft bristle brush will remove most dirt, stains, and water

tags: Service & Repair, Inflatable Boats, Lake Erie

Tuesday, August 28, 2018

With almost 1000 boats sold in 45 countries, the inflatable sailing dinghy Tiwal 3 is now a reference in the world of sailing. The Tiwal 3 presents a new version at the Annapolis Sailboat Show, Dock F2, in October. A SAILBOAT OUT OF 2 BAGS Stored in 2 bags, the inflatable sailing dinghy Tiwal 3 can be taken anywhere. Simply inflate

tags: Boat Show, East Coast, Inflatable Boats, New Boat Models, Sailing

Friday, May 11, 2018

A 12-foot boat that folds. A paddleboard in a backpack. A kayak that blows up like a balloon. These folding and inflatable vessels are attracting attention as the Inflate-A-Fleet that is the centerpiece of the 2018 New York Sea Grant Discover Clean and Safe Boating campaign. “These unique floating vessels are considered boats

tags: Inflatable Boats

Monday, April 23, 2018

A few years ago, the father of Ohio resident and marine business owner Bert Ammerman purchased a rigid-hull inflatable boat from Brig Boats. While not a well-known brand in the United States, Brig was Europe’s largest manufacturer of recreational RIBs and the world’s largest manufacturer of RIB’s longer than 10

tags: Lake Erie, Company Expansions, Inflatable Boats

Tuesday, March 6, 2018

Inflatable boats have come a long way from the early part of the 20th century where they evolved from the airship industry. RFD in England and Zodiac in France began to see the usefulness of the rubber-coated materials that were used in constructing their hydrogen airships. In 1919, RFD began to develop a line of lifesaving rafts that

tags: Inflatable Boats, Lake Erie, Lake St. Clair, Service & Repair

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

BRIG, the world’s largest manufacturer of rigid inflatable boats (RIBS) is making waves in the US. Now, dealers have the opportunity to come on board and share in the success of the global behemoth in the RIB market. The top selling RIB brand in Europe, acclaimed for its aerospace pedigree, innovation and commitment to R&D

tags: Inflatable Boats