Bombard Commando C4R Rescue Jet

While out running a water test of a Bombard Commando C4R Rescue Jet on the Willamette River with Chris & Mike from IBC’s Special Boats Div. (and of course Nora the shop dog too) we came across a couple of bald eagles resting on a snag.

No, your dog's nails won't "pop" your inflatable boat. Just ask Nora our shop dog who is considered one of the bigger ones.
No, your dog’s nails won’t “pop” your inflatable boat. Just ask Nora our shop dog who is considered one of the bigger ones.

Bald eagles are returning in bigger numbers to our Willamette River and are an indicator species for ecology because they eat the organisms that live in the water such as trout, carp, bass, etc. Our rivers are getting cleaner and are safe to swim and recreate on which brings us back to the water test.

bald eagles on the willamette river
Bald Eagles On The Willamette River

 

This particular package is the second one built by IBC and the Special Boats Division for Montana’s search and rescue teams. They chose the Bombard Commando C4R for it’s rescue red color, and it’s wooden keeled performance that far surpasses any other inflatable boat rigged with a jet. The Bombard Commando C4R is rigged with a four stroke Yamaha 40/30 jet to allow access to flooded areas with debris, skinny rivers and creeks, and also offer protection from prop strikes to victims and rescuers in the water.

IBC and it’s Special Boats Division has pioneered the jet modifications used on these craft from it’s early white water racing roots with Capt. Ron Mauselle, to the new breed of boaters like Adam, Chris, and Mike. Our crew rates as “super users” and operates on all bodies of water in all conditions. We have an intimate understanding of the needs of the rescue professionals because we do it ourselves.

With proprietary mods and tuning IBC will take your visions of mission profiles and make them the things of legend. IBC serves the professional, military and recreational markets and offers boat packages for every occasion or mission. Give IBC a call today and see why we rate #1 for tough military and professional missions and #1 for recreational applications world wide.

Now for a couple of pics of the boat we ran this morning while you were sleeping.

 

Bombard Commando Summer

This summer every other call is for a Bombard Commando series of inflatable boat. The customers on the coast ,rivers, lakes and islands have all been seeing the benefit to the Bombard Commando series from Zodiac.

With it’s wooden keeled performance and ability to pack down into bags for transport more and more users are going Commando. We love the Bombard Commando and many of us use them here at the shop, but we are dismayed at some of the other no name manufacturers saying it’s too hard to put together. In fact it’s one of the easiest!

Don’t take our words for it, see two of our newest Bombard Commando owners and decide for yourself.

Shannon runs a Bombard C4 Commando with a Yamaha F20Hp outboard that she inflates and deflates every time to stick in her car for kite surfing and fun on the water.
Shannon runs a Bombard C4 Commando with a Yamaha F20Hp outboard that she inflates and deflates every time to stick in her car for kite surfing and fun on the water.
Yes you can fish on an inflatable, just ask Jenny she tells no tales.
Yes you can fish on an inflatable, just ask Jenny she tells no tales.
Jenny inflates and deflates her Bombard Commando C3 every time and uses a Yamaha F20Hp outboard to get to her fishing spots .
Jenny inflates and deflates her Bombard Commando C3 every time and uses a Yamaha F20Hp outboard to get to her fishing spots .

jenny c3 commando 2

What do these two ladies, surfers, divers and fishermen know that you don’t? The Bombard Commando series by Zodiac offers the best performance and ease of setup over most other makes and models on the market.

The next time you want to go boating don’t make excuses, make friends and Go Commando while you’re at it!