Boaters use rigid inflatables in many different marine sectors. Besides being the number one choice for military, navy and rescue operations, they are quickly becoming a popular option for recreational boaters too.
Here’s who uses rigid inflatable boats:
First Responders: When you have to be ready to go at a moment’s notice, you need complete confidence in your vessel. First responders and marine rescuers use RIBs because they know these boats are designed to handle any situation safely and effectively. The United States Coast Guard saves thousands of lives every year and responds to tens of thousands of distress situations.
Military: The Coast Guard, Navy and Army trust rigid inflatable boats for every mission. Our expert engineers and ex-military specialists design boats that push the boundaries of function for rescue and tactical operations. Whether it be transporting soldiers and gear, or for training exercises and special operations, RIBs are built to handle it all.
Law Enforcement: Police officers and marine patrol vessels need boats designed for performance and precision. Rigid inflatable boats have the toughness and smooth ride to perform in any situation. Whether for inshore patrol or rough seas, Fluid Watercraft’s IBs help officers get the job done.
Workboats: Marine professionals trust IBs because of their dependability. When you work aboard assistance vessels like a towboat, you don’t want to worry about having issues with your boat while you’re on the job. Rigid inflatables are not only resistant to trauma but also their parts are easily repairable and replaceable when necessary to keep your business running smoothly.
Commercial Passenger Boats: No matter where you take your passengers, there’s a RIB that’s perfect for your operation. Whether you’re on calm lake waters or watching for whales in the open ocean, RIBs are easily customizable — from seating configurations to sizing and power options.
Recreational Boaters: Because of their versatility and wide range of benefits, recreational boaters have realized how capable and fun rigid inflatable boats can be. They’re perfect for water sports, diving, exploring or as a dinghy for private yachts. RIBs are also great for families. They’re not only designed to give your passengers a safe and comfortable ride, but they’re also equipped for a full day of adventure, no matter what you like to do. Powerful motor capabilities make water-skiing and towing inflatable toys easy, and if you’re teaching the young ones how to dock a boat, it’s nice to have the protection from the inflatable collar for little bumps and nudges. Finally, there are RIB options that don’t sacrifice style for functionality.