Pre-Loved boats / Inflatables and semi rigids
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Probably the most versatile of all classes of boat, the inflatable and the RIB (rigid inflatable boat, or semi-rigid as it is more generally called in SA) has carved itself a well justified reputation both locally and worldwide and is now part of the boating scene and here to stay.. At The Boatyard we have always associated ourselves with local manufacturers using only the best techniques, quality materials and world class designs, and are confidently able to offer these boats for use both inland and offshore.
There is no doubt that there are many advantages to a RIB when compared to conventional GRP (fiberglass) boats, chief among these being their comparatively light-weight and inherent buoyancy, but, strong though they are, they tend to be more susceptible to accidental damage on land and to continued exposure to the elements and therefore need more care, or less abuse, than the average boat is likely to experience if their true lifespan is to be realized. That said, it is worth remembering that most of the worlds armies and navies now use RIBs in patrol or active roles.
From a tiny 3.0m tender on the dam to a 7.5m dive boat far offshore, the inflatable concept has more than proved itself, and The Boatyard has hundreds of very satisfied users for whom the ease of towing, the overall versatility and the inherent safety far outweigh the need to keep the pontoons clean and covered when the boat is in storage.
As with all other types of boat, The Boatyard has a full motor and hull repair facility, so there is no need to feel alone if your inflatable needs some extra TLC.
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