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Defender Marine offers an extensive line of inflatable boats from rigid hull to soft bottom inflatables to commercial series and military inflatables ranging between 6 and 42 feet. Fully rigged RIBs and/or inflatables are available to get you started on the water with plenty of accessories.
Inflatables offer an all-around fun experience for new boaters and stability for the not so seasoned crew. Soft bottom inflatables make the perfect tenders and boast a portability rivaled by few boats because of their lightweight design. If you are looking for a more versatile rig that works well in all types of seas and conditions, a RIB (Rigid Inflatable Boat) has more extensive options, deeper V-hull designs, more weight and higher horsepower rating.
Adhesive bonding or high heat bonding? Solid panel flooring or roll up or air floor? 1100 denier PVC fabric or CSM (Hypalon) tubes? Aluminum or Fiberglass hull material? Defender Marine's vast inventory of inflatable boats is a virtual smorgasbord of options and the best part is every option is a world class one. Let Defender Marine help you navigate the choices and find the perfect boat, style, and construction for your needs.
Inflatable Boat Brands
AB Inflatable Boats
Achilles Inflatable Boats
Defender RIB Inflatables
Highfield Aluminum Boats
Mercury Inflatable Boats
Zodiac Inflatable Boats
Zodiac Military / Pro
Inflatable Boat Styles
Inflatable Air Floor
Roll Up Floor
Rescue / Dive Boats
Military / Pro Boats
How To Choose Your New Inflatable Boat
The toughest thing about choosing your new inflatable is all the options to choose from. As with all major decisions - owning a boat is truly a love affair so it is a major decision - it is best to determine your use first. Think not about the way you want to spend your time on the water, but the actual way you do spend time on the water.
Today's inflatable boats offer speed, stability, fuel efficiency, ease of stowage, rapid deployment, tow ability and fixed features. One of the great benefits of shopping for an inflatable boat is the affordability of this class of vessel. Just remember, dreams of performance can outweigh a budget even when inflatable boats offer more bang for your buck!
Finally, especially for any self-proclaimed boater, is assembly. All boats are built from marine safe materials and all boat builders strive to balance performance and cost while under the influence of an industry where innovation happens every day. But do not let that scare you - weighing the pros and cons of construction is easier when the budget and application are kept in mind.