Zodiac type boat

A Zodiac type boat as typically referred to in our industry is actually Rigid Inflatable Boats. These boats have many unique handling and performance characteristics, which make it the craft-of-choice for many varied mission profiles. Zodiac type boat (Rigid Inflatable Boat) has the lighter weight and unique hull design also make the boat’s handling much more agile and responsive to helm input.

To dispel a common misconception about the air holding tubes in RHIBS; when a properly designed RHIB is at rest or underway in nominal operating conditions, the tube-set or collar does not contact the water except to deflect occasional sea-spray, and it is NOT required for buoyancy to keep the vessel afloat.