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Tuesday, October 29, 2019

Hurley Marine’s rugged dinghy davit designs allow you to winch your dinghy on for easy storage or just push-off for launching. No more towing or leaving your tender behind! The Hurley H3O Dinghy Davit systems come in two different configurations. The H3O Davit has a weight capacity of up to 400 lbs and has an adjustable and

tags: Lifts & Hoists, Water Toys, Inflatable Boats

Tuesday, June 18, 2019

Nearly all inflatable boats are built using either PVC or CSM/Hypalon fabric. So, how do you know which is right for you? Generally speaking, CSM/Hypalon RIBs are more expensive – sometimes more than twice as – but they also are much more resilient to UV exposure and to accidental gas, oil, or chemical exposure, such as

tags: Inflatable Boats

Thursday, May 2, 2019

Highfield Boats, the world’s largest manufacturer of aluminum-hull rigid inflatable boats (RIBs), is proud to announce its appointment as the Official RIB Sponsor of the 2019 Helly Hansen National Offshore One-Design Regatta Series. With the partnership, Highfield will provide the media boat for the NOOD Regattas at each of the

tags: Company Expansions, Inflatable Boats, Racing, Sailing

Thursday, November 29, 2018

For many, recreational boating is a way of life. But, it can always be improved. That’s what multiple-timepaddling champ Luke Hopkins foresaw many years ago with inflatable watersports products, such as Standup Paddleboards (ISUPs). For the boating community, it’s a match made in heaven. Hopkins, a former kayak and

tags: Inflatable Boats, Paddleboards, Water Toys

Tuesday, November 20, 2018

With just a touch of a button, your tender can be launched and retrieved using the FreedomLift Tender Lift System… and now, the Michigan-based company is offering optional, lightweight Carbon Fiber Lift Arms — an industry first. These arms are made of structural carbon fiber and are 45% lighter (only 15 lbs.) than the

tags: Inflatable Boats, Lifts & Hoists

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

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: Inflatable Boats, Lake Erie, Service & Repair

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

Rec'd Jan. 2019