Zodiac MILPRO MK4 HD Alaskan Surf Or Bust!

Those of us who were on the oceans during the 80’s can remember exploring in Alaska, and surfing every break we found while sailing around the Arctic. Seeing new guys doing what we did some 30+ years ago gets the heart pumping and memories flowing again. Many of the early photographs of Mike (one of our salesmen) are of him in a Zodiac inflatable boat surrounded by ice or tundra in the background. Mike took a surfboard or two everywhere he went when he sailed from Hawaii or California during his many years at sea and hit all the spots others hadn’t made it to yet.

Flash forward to today’s modern age of cell phones, gps, and digital cameras and we see a whole new generation utilizing the same Zodiac MILPRO inflatable boats as Mike did back in the times of yore.

Today’s example is the Zodiac MILPRO MK4 HD, and for exploring around the arctic you can do no better. Because of the Zodiac MILPRO MK4 HD’s ability to be rolled up and stowed you can now take a heavy duty boat where ever the wind blows. Packed down into bags the Zodiac MILPRO MK4 HD isn’t much bigger than our shop dog Nora ,seen here relaxing in front of the Zodiac MILPRO MK4 HD. Fishing, hunting, cargo transportation, surfing, diving, shipyard, tending, you name it the Zodiac MILPRO MK4 HD does it all and with Futura Hull performance too!

Speaking of performance the Zodiac MILPRO MK4 HD can take twin long shaft 40hp outboards or you can run a Yamaha F70 (our favorite) and really scoot across the water. The Zodiac MILPRO MK4 HD’s size allows it to go up rivers and sloughs from the ocean with ease making that camp load out a snap and a one trip operation. Almost 2 tons of cargo for a capacity and incredible buoyancy that drafts in inches rather than feet means the Zodiac MILPRO MK4 HD goes and does where and what other boats can’t or won’t.

Call us at IBC (503)235-2628 to speak with one of our experienced staff members about your next adventure, we’d love to help!

CAPACITY

. maximum number of persons (ISO6185) : 12
. maximum payload including engine and fuels (ISO6185) : 1720 kg / 3792 lbs
. floorboard usable area : 3.585 m² / 38.57 sq ft
. buoyancy tube volume : 2500 l / 88 cu ft

DIMENSIONS

. overall length : 5.30 m / 17’ 5”
. inside length : 3.70 m / 12’ 2”
. overall width : 2.14 m / 7’
. inside width : 1.04 m / 3’ 5”
. weight empty : 150 kg / 331 lbs
. buoyancy tube diameter : 0.55 m / 1’10”
. folded dimensions : bag 1 5’1”x2’6”x1’5” – bag 2 4’5”x2’2”x0’10”

SAFETY / INFLATION

. number of airtight compartments on main buoyancy tube : 5
. intercommunicating, inflation valves : 4
. inflatable keel : 1
. lower tubes : 2
. design category (EC 94/25) : C

ENGINE POWER

. shaft length : L 20”
. recommended power : 45 kW / 60 HP
. maximum power : 60 kW / 80 HP
. maximum power with 2 engines : 2 x 30 kW / 2 x 40 HP
. maximum engine weight : 140 Kg / 308 lbs
. maximum weight with 2 engines : 2 x 95 Kg / 2 x209 lbs

STANDARD EQUIPMENT

FABRIC:
. buoyancy tubes : black , 1670 dtx, polyester, hypalon neoprene
. speed tubes : black , 940 dtx, polyamid, hypalon neoprene
. bottom : black , 940 dtx, polyamid, hypalon neoprene
. keel : black, 940 dtx, polyamid, hypalon neoprene
TRANSOM MARINE PLYWOOD:
. self-bailers : 4
. aluminium engine mounting plate : 1
. engine transom pad (marine plywood) : 1
. transom triangular deflector : 2
. transom bottom stainless steel protection shoe : 1
FLOORBOARD:
. anti-skid floorboard (anodised aluminum) : 4 parts
. bow floorboard marine plywood : 2
. stringers, wood profile : 2
. fixed bow thrust board : 1
VALVES:
. buoyancy tube intercommunication / inflation valves (delrin cap) : 4
. keel inflation valve (delrin): 1
. inflation valves on hoses to speed tubes (delrin): 2
REINFORCEMENTS:
. all around rubbing strake, flat profile, black: 1
. large transom ovoid reinforcement : 1670 dtx (PY)
. rubbing strake bow triangular profile : 1
. rubbing strake underneath lower tubes : 1 + 1

HANDLING

. lateral large lifting D rings (stainless steel with black coating) : 2
. bow lifting rings (stainless steel folding pad eyes on thrust board) : 2
. aft lifting rings (stainless steel U-bolts on transom) 2
. bow handle (plated brass) with black coating : 1
. exterior lifeline : all around
TOWING:
. aft towing rings, (stainless steel U bolts on transom) : 2
. bow large towing D-rings on tube (stainless steel with black coating) 2
OTHER EQUIPMENT:
. foot bellows + hose : 2
. repair kit with pressure indicator : 1
. paddles (aluminum shaft, plastic blade) with brackets : 2
. floorboard bag : 1
. boat bag : 1