The Hits Keep Coming

Adam and Chris sure have been busy with the Zodiac Bombard Commandos this year and it isn’t over yet. A few more Commandos leave the shop this week to accomplish their missions. We never see them again after we sell them so it’s good to get a few pics before hand to prove they were here!

For the operators looking to use a jet the Bombard Commando C5 makes a smart choice and represents the best performance due to it’s wooden keel configuration.

To find out more about the Bombard Commando give Adam a call (503)235-2628 or shop IBC online at www.inflatableboats.com

 

C-3 Commandos Save The Day At The Bottom Of The World

The internet is filled with good and bad, and every once in awhile good seamanship stories leak out. In the Yachting World news we came across a story about Skip Novak and a recent Antarctic expedition turned beach recovery utilizing the trusty Bombard C3 Commando and some good seamanship.

Check the link below for Yachting World’s full text on what went on at the bottom of the world.

http://www.yachtingworld.com/voyages/real-life-rescue-skip-novak-aids-lone-yachtsman-recovering-yacht-beach-109399

If the Bombard C3 Commando sounds like a boat you’d be interested in give us a call (503)235-2628 or order online with our secure shopping cart.

www.inflatableboats.com

Portland Boat Show 2018 Day Two

It’s the start of day two at The Portland Boat Show and usually on day two we post a few pics.

Sure it’s better to see the boats in person, but not all of you can make it to The Portland Boat Show and it’s this reason we put up the galleries. Videos will be forthcoming and added to the blog area so check back often for the full high def experience. If you are going to the Seattle Boat Show you will still have a chance to see the premier of Zodiac’s Open 7 RIB in the US. To say that Zodiac has put other makers on notice would be an under statement! The Zodiac Open 7 has something for everyone including the speed demon and the casual boater alike. Looking towards the future and the ever changing role a boat has in it’s lifetime Zodiac has included expansion capabilities that allow the user to add or subtract seating and accessories with ease. This sort of functionality or as we say in the military segment “mission configurability” makes the Open 7 peerless in the recreational market. Advanced materials and manufacturing techniques ensure that the Zodiac Open 7 will never be outdated and removable/replaceable tubes in commercial grade mean it will always look it’s best and perform like a stallion.

We are closing up our Portland location early for the duration of the Portland Boat Show so please call to see if we will be there if you want to visit the showroom. (503)235-2628.

NW Sportsman Show Booth #1143

Adam and Mike will be on hand for the 2017 NW Sportsman Show the Portland Expo Center February 8-12 in booth #1143. The Inflatable Boat Center will be showing one of their Special Boat Division’s packages called the “RECON”.

This model is based on the Bombard Commando C3 with added Scotty Fishing attachments, a fish finder/GPS, Scotty strong back oar conversion kit, adjustable oars, collapsible paddles, bimini top, Yamaha F20, bench on rail seats, and more.

Setup with the outdoorsman in mind this package can be broken down and packed for transport by, auto, truck, or plane and reassembled on site to go where the sidewalks end. Suitable for waterfowl hunting, fish, crabbing, big game, or even just a fun day trip. With the Bombard Commando C3’s wooden keel assembly is easy and choppy water is a walk in the park.

The Yamaha F20 four stroke motor operates very quietly and barely makes a sound at idle. The clean and efficient Yamaha F20 can make your precious fuel supply on back country hunts seem to last almost indefinitely when used smartly thereby extending your reach. Full throttle operation brings the “RECON” on plane with three to four men aboard and tops out around 25 mph at sea level. Two separate shallow water settings on the Yamaha F20 will make possible entry into sloughs and creeks while fully laden with a hunting camp gear a breeze and make you wonder why you didn’t think of the “RECON” sooner.

This boat is quite possibly the best boat package ever made for the Northwest Territories and coastal regions because of it’s carrying capacity, ease of use, and safety.

You can see one in person at the NW Sportsman Show booth #1143 and talk to Adam or Mike about what you want to do or where you want to go and get one made for yourself custom. We love the water and the woods and it’s very likely that’s where these two guys would be if they weren’t there to meet you and talk about exciting times to be had with inflatable boats.

For more information on the NW Sportsman Show Click here

For more information on inflatable boats call one of our friendly staff at (503)235-2628

Rozalia Project Combats Plastic In Oceans

If you know anyone from IBC then you know we hate garbage in our oceans. Midway and Laysan are prime examples of what “away” means when you throw something away. Those secluded distant low islands are magnets for tons of plastic debris adrift in the pacific. If we look closer to home we see even more plastic waste in our marinas, bays and beaches choking our mammals, birds and fish to the brink of extinction.We’ve all heard or seen the pacific gyre garbage patch and thought how it kills sea life on documentaries but what has anyone done?  Enter The Rozalia Project….

The Rozalia Project contacted IBC for one of our Bombard Commando’s (that we love so much) by way of recommendation from Skip Novak of Yachting World’s “Storm Sailing Techniques” series. Skip uses a Bombard Commando C3 for his polar adventures, so does our very own Mike, Ron, and many many others. The Rozalia Project is preparing for a polar mission to conduct plastic garbage clean up and research on environmental concerns before it’s too late for this big blue marble we call home. Their Bombard Commando C3 is able to pack down and stow on The Rozalia Project’s green mothership ( the greenest sailing vessel in the world) American Promise.

The endeavor is one that seems impossible given the size and scope of the ecological nightmare we all face but one The Rozalia Project and Bombard Commando C3 is facing head on. Take a look at some of the photos we received from members of The Rozalia Project earlier this week. Don’t try doing this with a traditional boat or you will be sunk!

If you haven’t done it yet go to The Rozalia Project’s website and support their cause, and see what you can do locally. Portlanders looking to get involved locally can contact The Human Access Project to volunteer.

If you are looking for a boat that does it all contact The Inflatable Boat Center (503) 235-2628.

 

 

 

2015 Northwest Sportsmen’s Show

Come see us at the 2015 NW Sportsmen’s Show at Portland Expo Center.

We’ll be on hand to answer all of your fishing and hunting questions as well as those expedition and adventure options and must haves.

Get one of our Special Boat Division’s Custom C4 Commandos rigged with a 40Hp Tiller Handle Outboard and know why Mike catches all the fish and goes faster than everyone else!

Location = somewhere in the NW.
Location = somewhere in the NW.

February 4 – 8, 2015

SHOW HOURS

Wednesday: 11am – 9pm
Thursday: 11am – 9pm
Friday: 11am – 9pm
Saturday: 10am – 8pm
Sunday: 10am – 6pm

Box office closes 1 hour prior to show closing.

2015 Portland Boat Show

The 2015 Portland Boat Show Starts today  and IBC is there  with some special boats on display. Come see the 550 Pro Special Edition, or the Bayrunner 500 Racing, we even have a Bombard Air Ethic 500 on display! (the only one in America)

The new 2015 line of Highfield Inflatable boats are in stock featuring aluminum hulls and quality fabrics on display at the Portland Boat Show and in our showroom (you can also order them online).

A favorite among our operators and special use clients the Bombard Commando Series(another IBC exclusive) is on hand and on display in our showroom, at the boat show and online with many non-standard options available through our Special Boats Division here at IBC. Think of it as an inflatable boat pro shop and you’ll start to understand where the team guys are coming from when they build one of these bad boys out for a customer. (Most of us run one)

The new Cardinal Folding RIBs are on display as well as some extra special dinghies and SUP Boards. Don’t miss out on our 2015 Portland Boat Show Kayak Specials with prices to low to print!

For the luxury yachts out there IBC has on display the Zodiac Yachtline 340 in luxury Camel Trim Color and custom SeaDek Teak non-skid (only available thru IBC) with enough bells and whistles to make even the most up turned nose take notice.

All this and more at the 2015 Portland Boat Show Booth #214

Join IBC at the 2015 Portland Boat Show Booth# 214
Join IBC at the 2015 Portland Boat Show Booth# 214
Come see the IBC Booth #214 at The Portland Boat Show
Come see the IBC Booth #214 at The Portland Boat Show

IBC To Be West Coast Exclusive Dealer For The Commando Series Of Inflatable Boats

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.

Come see them on our showroom floor:

Inflatable Boat Center

2041 SE Powell Blvd

Portland Or, 97202

503 235 2628

or buy online from our secure website www.inflatableboats.com

Bombard Commando C-4R Load Out
Bombard Commando C-4R Load Out for the 200 mile Columbia River to Astoria mission

Live, work, and play on the water in a Bombard Commando.