Leading safety equipment manufacturer and supplier Survitec showed the recently updated military specification inflatable boats at DSEI in London 11-13 September. The 5.3 metre inflatable boat was part of the official waterborne demonstrations each day and could also be seen on the Survitec stand in the Naval zone through augmented reality.
Manufactured in house by our specialist team of engineers in Germany, the military inflatable boats range from 3.2 to 5.8 metres and are constructed of heavy-duty high specification Hypalon material which is abrasion and UV resistant. Designed by ex-operators with the end user in mind, significant updates have been made to include an innovative single point inflation, extra wear patches on the tubes, extra rubbing strake on the keel and a double skin reinforcement on the bow area making the boat able to withstand robust operations and impact damage during beach landings. Additionally, the boats are available in three different floor types including a specialist robust inflatable floor.
The inflatable military boats range are robust and lightweight in order to maximise operational capability whether it’s sub-surface, surface or aerial delivery and are rapidly deployable with inflation in less than 60 seconds.
The military inflatable boat grabbed the attention of two UK defence ministers visiting DSEI, Johnny Mercer and Mark Lancaster, who both went out for a demonstration with the Survitec boats team. The updated 3.8 and 5.3 metre boats have been shown at several exhibitions this year including NAVDEX, Seawork and DSEI. Be sure to follow our social media pages to find out where they’ll be on display next.
For more information about our military boats, please contact our boats SME, Scott Tonks
Scott Tonks, Boats SME