Tracking Pacific Walrus: Expedition to the Shrinking Chukchi Sea Ice

The Inflatable Boat Center works with their customers very closely to accomplish their missions.

Take a look at the USGS Video “Tracking Pacific Walrus: Expedition to the Shrinking Chukchi Sea Ice” I’ve  embedded in this post featuring an IBC custom rigged Searider. USGS’s mission was walrus tagging and tracking the Arctic Ice Zone, a mission made successful by the use of an inflatable boat.

The use of an inflatable boat offers many benefits over a solid hulled vessel, one of which is SAFETY, others might include speed,economy,handling,etc.

If I showed you a customer list you would ask yourself, “Why don’t I own an inflatable boat?”. That’s probably the biggest question in boating right now, and with current economic woes the fiberglass and metal boat guys are asking themselves,”why aren’t I selling boats?”.

Inflatable boats are the environmentally concious choice and they are infinitely configureable to meet the demands of any user.

That’s the answer.

Portland Yacht Club Christmas Ships Cook Out

IBC would like to thank the Portland Yacht Club for inviting us members and guests out for a night of celebration and cook out white the Christmas Ships went by.
It was a packed house inside and out with members and guests enjoying some good conversation centered on the Christmas Spirit and the incredible light show by flotilla.
Obviously you had to be there to get the full effect so these images won’t do the show justice but I’ve included them for the non-members and members who couldn’t make one of the Club’s biggest events of the year.


Portland Yacht Club

 

Inflatables As An Alternative To Hard Boats

People in the NW where I live always ask me about “deadheads” or logs in the river wrecking my inflatable boat. Well recently I had the opportunity to prove what I’ve been saying for awhile now….”You just don’t see damage like a fiberglass,wood, or aluminum hulled boat.” Look there has to be a reason 99.9% of all rescue boats are inflatable, they are lighter,faster,and more robust to what nature throws at them than that of a solid boat. In the video I’ve embedded here, you’ll see Adam and myself go by a U.S. Coast Guard boat while on plane then promptly hit a large log!! We were much more worried about the motor than the boat, and once we discovered we still had a lower unit it was back to the races. Being dressed as Santa Claus means we were on a mission and that mission can’t be scrubbed because of a sinker or a deadhead.

Enjoy the video and boat in complete confidence with an inflatable boat.

Remembering The Sailors Of Pearl Harbor

IBC would like to take a moment to remember the sailors and other service members who paid the ultimate price for freedom at Pearl Harbor on December 7th 1941.
In honor of our servicemen and women IBC is extending a Military Discount for all new boat purchases to customers who present a Military I.D. Card in the store.

Portland Boat Show 2 for 1 Coupon

1st — for the first time there will be a 2 for 1 coupon available for those attending the 2013 Portland Boat Show.
2nd — for WEDNESDAY, THURSDAY & FRIDAY the 9th, 10th & 11th, from 5pm to close, 9pm there is N/C (no charge) parking for those attending the 2013 Portland Boat Show.
For a couple attending the show those days we have just saved them $18.00. instead of paying $10.00 per person and $8.00 to park, it will cost 2 people attending W/T/F only $10.00.

Jusk click on the coupon image and print it out on your home computer, present it at the show and save.
Come see us at the show Booth # 212 and see what the World’s Leading Authority on Inflatable Boats can do for you.