Are AB Inflatables Hypalon or PVC?
AB boats are recognized for their fit and finish, and all of their boats utilize synthetic rubber fabric (Hypalon), including their popular aluminum RIB lines, which have become their name to fame in the US.
Are AB Inflatables Hypalon?
AB INFLATABLES USA is the exclusive importer distributor to the North American continent of AB inflatable boats. Our boats are made of the finest Hypalon fabric each one hand crafted to the highest standards with strict attention to detail.
Who makes AB Inflatables?
AB Marine Group
AB Inflatables, a division of AB Marine Group, is a respected brand in both the recreational and commercial marine markets worldwide. We have, for four decades, earned our reputation for innovative design, superior construction, and outstanding customer service.
Where are AB Inflatables made?
Venezuelan by birth, the 47-year-old just moved his company, AB Inflatables, from Venezuela to Barranquilla, an industrial city on Colombia’s Caribbean coast, in December 2007.
Why was Hypalon discontinued?
Hypalon production was discontinued by its original manufacturer, DuPont, back in 2009. This was due to production safety reasons and environmental considerations. For one, when Hypalon burns it releases highly toxic fumes. Moreover, Hypalon contains lead-based additives, well known for dangers and restrictions.
Where are Highfield inflatables made?
Developed to handle the tough conditions found along the Great Barrier Reef, Swift rigid-hull inflatable boats are renowned for their durability and performance. Highfield’s state-of-the-art production facility is located in Weihai, China.
Where are inmar inflatable boats made?
San Diego, California
At Inmar Marine, we are proud of our ability to build one of the safest, most dependable inflatable boats on the water. Based in San Diego, California with a love and passion for building quality products, INMAR Marine is 100% American owned & operated.
How do I know if my RIB is Hypalon?
There are several tests to check if you are unsure which fabric your inflatable RIB or dinghy is made from. A. Back of Fabric; If you can see the inside of the tube when deflated, through the valve, Hypalon is a dark grey or black on the inside. PVC is the same colour on both sides.
Are Highfield RIBs good?
Once you try HIGHFIELD inflatables you don’t think about a second option any longer. Here are just a few of the many benefits of these dinghies and RIBs: Hypalon has excellent chemical resistance and protection against UV rays and therefore also makes it the highest quality material for dinghies and RIBs.