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All Inflatables Picture Library

Browse through interesting pictures of inflatable boats in action, from small tenders to large military craft, from Western Canada to South Africa.

Inflatable boats, inflatable kayaks, dinghies, inflatable canoes & inflatable boat accessories and products all in 1 location. Also commonly called inflatable boat, rubber boat, boat, inflatable boat, rubber, dinghy, inflatable dingy or just dinghy or dingy. You'll see Zodiac, Avon, Bombard, Sea Eagle, Quicksilver and many other inflatable boat brands.

Initially, inflatable boats were developed for use in the navy for transporting torpedoes and other cargo as well as other applications. Over time, recreational applications evolved for the smaller boats including pleasure, tender and fishing. When the stability, flotation and seaworthiness of inflatable boats became more known, lifesaving and rescue agencies around the world began using them as tenders on their larger vessels. Today, rescue and military agencies around the world use inflatable boats, particularly RIBs, for many applications inshore and offshore.

 


This isn't my boat but this thing really does fly......

...see, I told you it flies.

 

 

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Sea-Eagle 9.6 FT with custom steering console & watertight cushioned seat box. I use her for Striped Bass fishing in the Hackensack river in NJ. I keep her assembled on a trailer from spring to fall. This is an awesome boat for the money.


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Wonderful jump outside the Belgium coast in a Osprey Seaharrier 6,6m with a Yamaha 150 VMAX


New York City Police Sergeant Angelo Andriani with the Hoboken Police Department in New Jersey used his own Pro Open 650 to cover the water after the 911 attack.


Zodiac Hurricane Technologies sponsored boat (owner of this website was driver - holding plaque with yellow hat) celebrating a 13th place finish (out of 60) in the world famous 32 mile Nanaimo to Vancouver (Canada) bathtub boat race. Their custom inflatable bathtub racer crossed the ocean strait of 6 - 8 ft waves in under 2 hours.


Owner of this website and his Zodiac Pro 420 recreational rigid hull inflatable takes off...... literally. This boat was outfitted with custom seating, console and other goodies for fun in the sun.


If you have only one car and two boats, what do you do?  You load one on top of the other and the engine inside your truck.  Here I am with my boats ready for racing on the Vaalriver in South Africa.


3.4m Quicksilver with 15hp Mariner engine crossing the notorious and dangerous Pentland Firth from Scotland to the Orkney Islands.  The journey was 21 miles and took 1 hour and 40 minutes and we averaged 13.4 mph.  date of photograph 18th August 2003


15.9 ft. Sports Grand on the Columbia river wave hopping.


Scorpion manufactured in Greece by Ribco


Custom Built Jet used a seadoo jetski fitted to a terror Hull Great river Boat.


My baby! 60hp Yamaha 4 stroke. VHF radio. Garmin GPS MAP 168 Sounder. Standard Horizon CP170C color chart plotter.


My AB 570 VST, Edgar, finishing Illbruck Challenge this past April, 2002, at the end of the Volvo Ocean Race leg from Miami to Baltimore/Annapolis.


"Speed is not only for men! My wife and daughter zooming in a Nissan 3.3m (10'8") inflatable keel between Canadian Gulf  Islands on Pacific coast while we are out of wind."

Launching my 3.5m Quicksilver inflatable with 15hp Mariner engine at Portmahomack in the Scottish Highlands UK.


Mucking around the Solent. the stretch of water between the Isle of Wight and Portsmouth/Southampton harbours on the South-Coast of England


Here's my 1990 Zodiac Hurricane 640 going thru a wave on the Oregon coast. We have two 640's we use for our whale watching business on the Oregon coast, one of the roughest coastlines anywhere. No problem for the 640's.

"All alone with my Aquapro snorkeling for Oysters"
Impressions from last years 24th edition (days) of an international RIB meeting in the Port of Grado, IPordenone, Italy.
A gathering of RIBs prior to take off from last years 24th edition of an international RIB meeting in IPordenone, Italy.
 

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nflatable RIBs from Germany and Italy enjoying a spring meeting on River Danube Austria, organized by the German Inflatable Boat Association (ASC). 

Dear All Inflatables, Here is an out of water shot of my new Prestige RIB 5 meter with 90 hp Yamaha for power. I will have other in water shots to offer as they come.

A good historical picture of the inflatable boat shot in the present date application of several Afghanistan guerrillas. This is no vegetarian craft, probably camel hides or similar, and you wouldn't want this rig following you!!

1989, 14' 3'' Novurania equipped with 40 Yamaha and console. We go offshore to the Channel Islands to fish, dive, surf and camp. The crossing is a short as 11 miles and as long as 25 miles from land to the islands. No problem for this small RIB with deep-V hull and good ocean knowledge, respect and experience.

Before/after photos of a an ex-Navy seal Zodiac Mark IV HD (16.5'). Upgraded to include new white coating, carpeted floor, console, seating, 50HP outboard, electronics and trailer. Yacht tender in San Juan Islands, WA.

"Sunrider" - The smallest powerboat, first rigid inflatable boat, first bio-diesel fueled, and only stern drive equipped boat to circle the world. Built with help by Zodiac Hurricane and the owner of this website, www.allinflatables.com.

Passing the millennium eye on the river Thames
in London, two days before new year (2000)

Playing around in my Tornado during a large
swell off Jersey, UK during October last year.

I use my Zodiac to blast around the North Atlantic, just off the coast of Newfoundland. You know....the water that claimed The Titanic!

Marine Assistance response boat, Stonington, Connecticut.

24' 200hp Volvo turbo diesel Willard used for recreational vessel marine assistance out of Old Saybrook, CT.

The Arancia 3.8m Rescue Craft competing at West Beach Adelaide Australian National IRB Championships May 14-16 1999.

A Nautica 22.5' Recreational Marine Assistance Vessel, single 200 hp Yamaha, located in the Connecticut River.

Young lad in the family boat, customized Zodiac Futura Mark 3 with 25 hp Honda, whale watching near Orcas Island, WA.

A 733 Hurricane w /Twin 150 Hp provides "Quick response Marine Assistance" to boats in distress near Mystic, CT

A Himme 6.3 inflatable powered with a 90 Hp Honda. Picture taken off Timaru New Zealand.

Hurricane 733 powered with 2 x 150hp Yamaha's, which is not particularly extraordinary but the boat is fitted with many unique options and accessories Zodiac Hurricane could think of.

YAM 4.30 F equipped with a 30 HP Yamaha, steering console, back-seat, two benches, VHF radio, nav-lights, GPS & compass. The picture was taken near Roermond in the south-east of The Netherlands on a lake near the river MAAS.

Michael in Port Phillip Bay, Melbourne Australia sent a picture of his Zodiac Cadet 285S ready for a dive with 2 sets of gear and 9.9 Evinrude.

This is the Tinker FoldAway RIB, under power and sail in the Alameda Estuary, California. This 9' boat folds away and fits into the trunk of a car!

The incredible bouyancy, strength and durability of inflatables is represented here with this Sea Eagle inflatable boat carrying a prize moose.

This Dux tunnel hull inflatable boat launches off a wave during what appears to be a race.......or maybe it's just "the boys" out having some fun.

Planatech RIB, manufactured by Nautical Boat Design Laboratories Ltd. Note the simple, yet comfortable looking design for cushions.

South Coast RIBs submitted this picture of their Scorpion Sport model. Note the spacious layout and colourful design.

Early model U.S. Coast Guard Hurricane 730 rigid hull "goin' ballistic" while on patrol. Picture courtesy of Zodiac Hurricane Technologies Inc.

Several inflatable boats of all makes, models and colours jam into a lock. Picture courtesy of RIB International magazine.

 

 

 

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