Zodiac MK2C Inflatable Boat Goes Faster With Less Motor

While out on a safety patrol and rescue mission for the 2015 Portland Bridge Swim Mike and Adam came across a Zodiac MK2C Futura rigged with a 20hp Honda outboard. The customer had come from an older Zodiac MK2 GT model and has never been happier. It was easier to plane with less motor and went much faster than the older model.

Zodiac MK2C makes more from less and brings the whole family together.
Zodiac MK2C makes more from less and brings the whole family together.

The Zodiac Futura hull is one of the biggest leaps forward in hydrodynamics to come along. Zodiac engineers knew that they could go faster with less wetted surface so the measured and analyzed and planed then made the best hull imaginable. Often used in military special forces designs because it will get enormous amounts on plane with very little hp it also tracks and turns better than any other hull type.

Adam runs a Zodiac MK1 Futura and Mike has a hard time keeping up even though he has a bigger motor. Turns can be so instantaneous that you can toss out an unprepared rider when the boat is at full speed. Zodiac’s patented Futura hull utilizes additional tubes on the bottoms of the main sponsons that give it lift and makes it ride like a bullet train. These “speed tubes” as they are called are often imitated and renamed in the market on lesser boats and have names like high jackers, speed runners, speed rails,  etc. The problem with the copy cats boats is they are merely imitations and haven’t been engineered for each model like the Zodiacs which is why so many boats get utterly owned by Zodiac Futura hulls.

If you want to go faster, get better fuel economy, get more mass on plane, and use less motor then look no further than the Zodiac Futura line (also available in military and professional models).The Futura hull turns better, rides flatter, and is easier to beach and recover making any outing more fun and less work.

Purchase your next Zodiac from the Zodiac leaders at The Inflatable Boat Center by calling (503)235-2628 or by ordering online.

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