Inflatable Boats2020-12-06T09:09:48+00:00


For Rescue & Recovery Operations

LUCKY International/ LUCKY-TECH Membranes Pvt Ltd provides specialised PVC Coated Membranes for Inflatable boats that is impermeable, light-weight polymer-coated fabric which is highly durable, flexible in design, and UV & weather resistant. Our easy to maintain engineered Inflatable Boat fabric can endure the weight of the equipment in the boats while ensuring the attractiveness of the boat.



Due to their high performance and long life, Inflatable boats made in our specialised PVC Coated Membranes can be used in the navy, for patrolling or as tenders for larger ships.

Inflatable boats are often used by special operations units of the armed forces for purposes such as landing on beaches, diving and rescue operations as we provide Belgium’s best fabric with most advanced cutting and welding equipment ensuring great flexibility in design and high durability.

They are appreciated in the market for their features such as :

  • High durability
  • Weather resistant
  • Flexibility in design



These boats can be deflated and folded into smaller sizes that make them fit in small and tight places and also make them easy to use and mobile. Other than search & rescue operations, these boats are also used in the transportation of men and material and diving operations.


Inflatable boats are used by

  • Geophysical industry.
  • Oil spill recovery units.
  • Offshore sectors.
  • Rescue squads.
  • Salvage and diving companies.
  • Research and survey groups.
  • Government operations-especially for patrol and research

We design and develop a detailed range of highly durable and sturdy Inflatable boats that are chosen by a large number of customers on a priority basis. The fabric is of European standards, prepared under strict supervision, with the help of advanced manufacturing technology.


Why are Inflatable Boats so popular?2020-10-02T22:25:46+00:00

The versatility and inherent stability of the design make Inflatable Boats a popular choice for many sailors. They have excellent load capacity thanks to the added buoyancy of the sponsons and stay afloat in the event of the hull being compromised.

Why are Inflatable Boats rigid?2020-10-02T22:26:22+00:00

Throw in portability, ease of transport, stability, and durability inflatable boats offer a good combination of affordability and comfort. They cut through the water easily making the ride that much smoother and less bumpy – even in rough conditions.

What are the variety of uses of Inflatable Boats?2020-10-02T22:26:59+00:00

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.

Are inflatable boats reliable?2020-10-02T22:27:58+00:00

Safety is always the priority in any boating situation. An advantage of IBs is their increased safety due to the inflatable collar that surrounds the boat. Having inflatable siding not only helps protect your boat and other boats while docking and maneuvering in tight spaces, but it also reduces the impact if you ever happen to get into a more serious collision. Rigid inflatable boats are extremely tough and virtually unsinkable. Their inflatable collar keeps the vessel upright, even when taking on water.

While inflatable boats were initially designed by engineers for extreme rescue purposes, the inflatable siding makes life easier for everyday boating operations. Whether you’re using the boat as a workboat or for recreation, having inflatable siding makes everything easier — you can pull up to a dock or another vessel and not worry about damage like you would with a hard-hull boat.

If you use your vessel for towing or side-tying purposes, you don’t want to worry about damaging the boats you assist. Even professionals get in awkward situations sometimes when operating in rough seas and heavy weather, but with inflatable siding, you don’t have to worry about a small mistake causing damage to your client’s boat.

If you use your inflatable boats to carry passengers for hire, it provides a safer environment for your guests — especially if your passengers are inexperienced boaters. In rough conditions where everything is moving around, it’s great to have the protective, cushioned siding of rigid inflatable boats as opposed to the hard fiberglass of traditional hard hulls. Your passengers will be safer, and you won’t have to worry as much about an injury or awkward missteps.

How long will a PVC Inflatable Boat last?2020-10-02T22:28:43+00:00

On average, the life expectancy of an inflatable boat is 10-15 years. The approximate lifespan can extend or shorten depending on several factors and the use of the inflatable boat. PVC inflatable boats will last anywhere between 2-15 years depending on the manufacturer, the use, and the care it receives. Welded PVC boat will outlast those made with glues/adhesives.