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The North Atlantic Inflatables 8'8" Aluminum Rib Boats With Welded in Deck are the inflatable of choice for their ability to handle rocky beaches, rock ledges, etc. They are the ultimate in lightweight strength, durability, seaworthiness, and fuel efficiency.
North Atlantic Inflatables is a family-owned, Portland Maine business specializing in inflatable boats, fenders, other boat accessories, and Tohatsu Motors.
Rob O'Brian has been around boats his entire life. He grew up on Long Island and was zipping around the Sound with his younger brother on their little Boston Whaler as early as he can remember. It wasn't long before he was captaining ferries and water taxis around the Sound (although he doesn't use it anymore, he's still a licensed ferry captain!). It was only around the time that he and his wife had kids did Rob step away from the professional boating world, but the moment their kids were grown up and out of the house, he jumped right back in as he took the helm of North Atlantic Inflatables.
Have a boat question? 99 out of 100 times, Rob will have the answer. And if he doesn't, he can point you in the right direction!
North Atlantic Inflatables uses only top-quality high tensile #5052 marine-grade aluminum in our hulls. The hulls are then powder coated and baked to ensure a smooth finish that is both beautiful and long-lasting.
Their PVC boats are built using German fabric (Heytex) and have welded seams. While Hypalon boats incorporate Orca 600 series Hypalon fabric. PVC tubes have a 5-year warranty (Note: PVC tubes are not warrantied for southern climates with intense sun year-round. For those climates, we strongly recommend the Hypalon tubes.) Hypalon tubes have a 10-year manufacturer's warranty.
The North Atlantic Inflatables aluminum hull RIBs come in two versions:
☑ Light Weight series (ALV):
☑ Classic Series (ALA): includes welded in deck
☑ Locker Series (L): includes a welded-in bow locker sized to hold a 3-gallon fuel tank
Standard Equipment for Aluminum Hull Inflatables:
☑ 5 Year Warranty on Fabric & Hull
☑ Heytex brand 1100 denier PVC fabric
☑ Welded seams (PVC version)
☑ Halkey Roberts Valves
☑ 3 Pressure Relief Valves (one in each chamber)
☑ Powder Coated Aluminum Hull
☑ Welded-in lifting eyes
☑ (3-point system for boats w/out lockers, 4-point system for boats w/ lockers)
☑ Set of 2-piece Aluminum Oars
☑ Foot Pump
☑ Repair Kit
☑ Full Keel Guard
☑ Under Tube Protection
☑ Aluminum Seat (1 for 8’8” and 2 for larger boats)
☑ 5 Carry Handles
☑ Pulling Eye (welded in with stainless insert)
☑ 2 D-Rings
☑ Option: Orca Hypalon Tubes
☑ Length: 8'8"
☑ Beam: 62"
☑ Approx Weight: 99 lbs
☑ Max Person Capacity: 3
☑ Tube Diameter: 16.5"
☑ Shaft Length: 15"
☑ Max Weight Capacity: 992 lbs
☑ Maximum HP: 10 hp
☑ Air Chambers: 3
☑ Hull Thickness: 3.3 Mil
☑ Warranty: 5 year