While playing catchup from the NW Sportsman Show and the Portland Boat Show I thought I’d take a breather and share a couple of pics of some boats being built out right now. Yes there are several ribs coming down the pipes but for now it’s the sand on knuckles builds that I’m focused on.
IBC has always been a fan of the Zodiac Bombard Commando model line and as such we’ve always had our finger on the pulse of the outdoors. We’ve rigged Zodiac Bombard Commandos for hunters, fisherman, biologists, geologists, et al. and with a good record of keeping their feet dry and their cargo safe.
Currently we’re rigging several C5 Commandos and a few C4 Commandos of which I have pictures of today.
The black Zodiac Bombard Commando C4 pictured above is rigged with a 50/35 hp outboard jet and some extra kit to scratch it’s way through the bush creeks and rivers on the way to it’s destination. It’s new home in the Northern Territories will test what it was designed for, getting in the skinny water to check the steelhead population and get back home again. Mission Accomplished!
Talk to one of our pros to get where you want to go and start your adventure today. (503) 235-2628
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
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.
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.
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.
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 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!
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
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.