We are grilling up some awesome R.I.B.s in the service dept. currently. Today’s blue plate special consists of the Zodiac Bayrunner 420. Flavored generously with extra seating and sound system it’s a mouth watering combination on a U.S. built fiberglass hull and Pro Zodiac Hypalon tubes. MMMMMMM GOOD! It’s a very seakeeping vessel able to perform well in the rivers, lakes, bays, and open water alike. Perfect for whale watching or a family picnic on that distant island you’ve always dreamed about.
The next best thing coming is the Bombard Air Ethic one of our favorite designs with the added plus that it’s eco friendly and a serious performer. The Bombard line is one of our favorite Zodiac offerings and is synonymous with quality and performance (take a look at the Commando models for example). Bombard took everything one step forward again with next level engineering and materials in the construction of the Limited Edition Air Ethic. Tear producing speed and handling with no regrets. Because of the combination of natural fibers and recycled materials making up part of the award winning hull design you can feel good about using it. Special welded replaceable tubes use no glue or solvents in their construction and are made at the same factory in France as the hull further minimizing the carbon footprint. Now if that doesn’t taste great I don’t know what does!
We are very excited about all of the new R.I.B.s that are being cooked up in our secret test kitchen, (service dept.), and if you are in the market for a new boat you should be too. Call us and set up a special viewing of the flavor of choice and see why IBC continues to be your #1 inflatable boat source.
Check out the 2014 Big Float pics held in downtown Portland Oregon.
IBC pilots Adam and Mike were on hand to transfer V.I.P.s, bands, and equipment, as well as provide water safety over-watch for the event. Portland Police, Sheriff, and Fire, along with the USCG were on hand to provide assistance to floaters as they made their way down the course. Navigating thru the many thousands of floaters was tight and required a steady hand and a stable boat which showcased some of the many strengths of the Bombard Commando and Zodiac Futura in use by the IBC Pilots. (thanks Adam and Mike!)
Enjoy the pics below captured at different parts of the day by the IBC Pilots as well as the Oregonian link and City Commissioner’s tweet.
Paying tribute to Dr. Bombard (French Physician, Adventurer and Environmentalist) the Bombard brand takes a step into the future with all new manufacturing practices and local sourcing of materials minimizing the impact on the environment. Giving a nod to Dr. Bombard’s epic journey 60 years ago in a prototype inflatable Bombard developed the “Air Ethic 500” in commemoration of his incredible triumph.
Dr. Bombard’s Atlantic Ocean crossing in an untested design with no food or water was the springboard for all current modern inflatable boats as well as leading to the development of lifeboats and survival at sea techniques. With such a great history it’s no wonder the Bombard brand is considered the leader in product development and cutting edge design.
IBC is proud to announce North America Exclusivity in this very limited Bombard model.
See what all the fuss is about in the IBC Showroom located in Portland Oregon or shop online from the comfort of your chair.
IBC is happy to announce another IBC exclusive. The Zodiac/Bombard Commando, a thermo welded Duotex hull with a wooden keeled boat. Ron has won world championships in this boat and Mike runs this one exclusively.Get one today and see why boaters in the know Go Commando!
Suitable for everything in the water from crabbing to wakeboarding to rescue, salvage, etc. IBC has always sold these models at our store in Portland, usually to the more professional users, and to some recreational boaters in the know as well.
Some days I love my job better than others and today is one of those. Today I got to see a unicorn and it was real. The mythical Zodiac MK1 Futura Fastroller Yachtline Edition.
“What’s that?” you say wondering if I made another one of my famous typos. ( I never professed to being an office puke) 😉 Well every once in awhile Zodiac makes some special flavors and this is simply one that has it all, kinda like Rocky Road ice cream.
Over Pressure Relief Valves with ability to quick inflate with HP Air System (not shown)
Basically the only thing this unicorn is missing is me!
IBC is very proud of this honor and continues striving to be the World’s Best Zodiac Dealer in service, sales, and logistics for the recreational ,commercial, and military sectors.
Our highly experienced staff are out on the water almost every day in the rain, sleet, snow, or sun because we love what we do that much. When’s the last time you had a job you loved so much that you did it on your off time for fun?
Thanks for helping us achieve Zodiac’s Top Ten List again!
You may be asking where do I get one of those awesome Teak Kits for my Zodiac Yachtline 340DL (or 380, 420,etc.) like that one family had. Well if you want the kind to bare feet, easy to care for kit the answer is IBC of course.
IBC created CAD/CAM files and worked closely with SeaDek in creation of several kits for models of luxury tenders. The kits are another IBC World exclusive product that can be customized with custom colors and artwork if the teak look isn’t for you.
1. Unpack your kit and place it on the boat to match up the correct parts to their correct places. If you stick a kit panel down it’s stuck there’s no repositioning, so be right the first time.
2. Score thru the paper backing (careful don’t cut the panel just the paper) on the kit panel about halfway across and apply strips of tape to help hold it in place when you are ready to peel off the paper carrier sheet.3.Tape down section then bend the sheet to get the other peel half started. 4.Peel off paper backing and smooth down with your hand taking care to evenly apply to prevent any air bubbles.5.Bend other half of panel and repeat step above.6.Press firmly all over panel to ensure good adhesion.