Fox TV Show “American Grit” Features The Bombard Typhoon 310 ALU

At this point the cat is out of the bag and the show has begun to air so we are able to talk a little about it. The show in question is Fox TVs “American Grit” hosted by WWE Superstar John Cena and an elite group of military heros as mentors to competing teams. Watch as 16 contestants push beyond their limits for prize money worth up to a million dollars. – See episode 1

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IBC was there consulting with producers before filming to help with boat type selection and evolution planning so contestants could have a good and challenging experience similar to the military programs our troops use today.

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Much thought went into selecting the right boat at the right size and weight for the evolutions. In the end the Special Forces Zodiac FC470 was scrubbed and the Bombard Typhoon 310ALU was put forward as the best fit for the cadre in the evolutions. Because it’s easy to set up and light to carry all while being rated for 4 adults and up to a 10hp outboard the Bombard Typhoon 310 ALU checks all the boxes for “American Grit”.

The Bombard Typhoon is available in sizes up to 15’5″ with a 40hp rating and is tough enough for the “American Grit” cadre while being easy to setup and fun for the whole family. Don’t be fooled by internet copy cats the Bombard Typhoon line is a Zodiac brand and has all of 110 years experience with inflatable boat design and materials, your no name knock off internet special is but a cheap imitation and you’ll get what you pay for.

See Episode 2

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Bombard Typhoon 310 ALU

Speaking of teams, IBC added additional handles forward for John Cena’s cadre to allow everyone to team carry the Bombard Typhoon thru the terrain and obstacles laid out for the evolution. IBC knows about teamwork, we are a small shop that tackles big impossible missions for operators around the world daily.

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IBC prides it’s self on our own individual times “on the pond” that mesh together into one of the most knowledgeable inflatable boat cadres on the planet. From Navy deep sea evolutions to off shore racing, leisure cruising, and sailing our guys have done it all  just for the fun of it.

Watch “American Grit” Thursdays on Fox and get into the game, and if you are looking for a great boat for a great price give our team a call and join the evolution!

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Zodiac Pro 750 Unwrapped And Delivered

Recently we posted a big custom rigged RIB and had people guessing what was under the shrink wrap. Well today we answer those questions with photos of Whale’s Tail Charters new Zodiac Pro 750.

Built to spec for our friend Gary at Whale’s Tail Charters the Zodiac Pro 750 features a heavy duty hull and professional tubeset just like the orange RIBs you see the US Coast Guard driving.

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Zodiac Pro 750 Tubeset Fix Point

The Zodiac Pro 750 custom is rigged with a clean and quiet Yamaha F150 outboard that is kind to the environment and the people aboard making whale watching and marine biology missions safer and better for marine mammals and land lubbers alike.

Going over the horizon means you need a good set of nav tools and a good back up compass all of which were purpose specified and installed ensuring a safe voyage for the captain and the crew.

When the wind blows you will be glad to be in the heavy duty Zodiac Pro hull that cuts thru the water and reduces felt shock and bumps. Relax in the generous seating or have a seat on the tubes to get up close and personal with the  largest living creatures on the planet and have a whale of a time!

We are looking at an exceptional year for whale watching and marine excursions with Gary and Whale’s Tail Charters so book your trip now and ride on one of the best boats afloat with one of the best captains on the Oregon Coast.

Enjoy the unwrapping and setup pictures as well as a short walk around video of Whale’s Tail Charters new Zodiac Pro 750.

If you are considering an inflatable boat or RIB for your personal use give IBC a call at (503)235-2628 and get out on the water today.