Hello Adventurer

This time of year, when the days are short and cold, I like to say hello to the adventurers. I say adventurer because easing into to the winter months you don’t see as many “boaters” out there like you would during the fair weather. Adventurers have many things in common, reduced visibility, rain, winds, early mornings, early sunsets, etc.

Adventurers tend take advantage of the end of season sales on boats and outboards here at IBC. Adventurers have rain gear and pfds, adventurers have removable nav-lights and flashlights. Adventurers have two knives, a thermos of coffee and a snack for later. When the ducks are in the flyway and geese are honking, adventurers can be found on the water doing what the season allows. Adventurers are out crabbing because cold months mean crabs have hard shells full of meat.

The Oregon adventurer (where IBC is located) uses their wits to navigate the swollen streams and rivers going where roads can’t. Oregon adventurers can’t wait for the rain to kick off activities outdoors. Hunting, fishing, hiking, camping, surfing, marine studies, SCUBA, the list goes on and on.

Adventurers come from all walks of life daring to explore and seize the moment creating memories that last generations. Adventurers choose Zodiac inflatable boats because the risks are high, and lesser boats simply don’t make it out. Adventurers know first-aid, they carry a radio plus a cell phone in their gps pouch. Adventurers file a float plan and know the conditions before they even make the first splash.

Life is precious and shouldn’t be squandered, seek your own adventure. There’s a whole world out there waiting for your footprint. Go check out that surf spot, pull some pots, bait some hooks, charge up that Gopro and get after it! If the dark days and cold nights are too much for you head for the sunny side of things and begin your adventure in warmer climes. Zodiac Inflatable boats roll up and go where you go, wherever your personal compass points.

For me personally, the adventure almost always starts with a Grand Raid or a Commando as the corner stone. Building with such solid platforms makes the rest of the adventure much easier to accomplish. Want to start your own adventure? Dust off your own personal compass and imagination to see where a good boat will take you. IBC is open Tuesday thru Friday9AM to 5PM and Saturday 9AM to 3PM give us a call or stop by our showroom in Portland to discuss your adventure in person.

Inflatable Boat Center

2041 SE Powell Blvd.

Portland Oregon 97202



Bombard Anniversary Sale 2023

On October 19th, 1952, 71yrs ago, Dr. Alain Bombard started his journey into the annuls of history. By crossing the Atlantic un-assisted and with-out provisions in a Zodiac prototype inflatable boat he undertook a grand adventure of discovery that still ripples in the boating world today.

Dr. Bombard’s contributions to marine safety and survival at sea are remembered and celebrated by IBC every year during this time. Select Bombard Inflatable models and configurations to honor a legend will be announced soon on our main site. https://inflatableboats.com

Stay tuned here on our blog for images and updates as well.

In the meantime, take a few minutes to google Alain Bombard, it’s a wild ride!