BuilderZodiac

France

Zodiac Nautic LLC

Zodiac Model Range

The brand Zodiac produces rIB Boats and tenders. There are 25 models from 3 to 9 meters.

About Zodiac

History

In 2016, the French company Zodiac celebrated its 120th anniversary. Initially, it was far from water and specialized in the air«, building»balloons and other balloons for the military. Aircraft developments and materials came in handy in inflatable «shipbuilding». In the 30s, Zodiac engineer Pierre Debroutelle introduced a prototype kayak with inflatable sides, he became the ancestor of modern zodiacs.

In the early days, inflatable boats were actively used by law enforcement agencies - for cargo transportation, military landings in shallow water, etc. Only in the 60's Zodiac entered the leisure yachting market. At one point the name Zodiac «»became synonymous with RIB (Rigid Inflatable Boat) inflatable boats and boats. Fashion of the 70s on marine activities and, of course, Jacques-Yves Cousteau contributed to the recognition of the brand. He used Zodiac boats during his research and of course they were in his films.

The milestones for Zodiac's development were two purchases. The first was in 1980, when the French brand Bombard joined Zodiac, along with their rescue«technology and» professional range of Commando inflatable boats. In 1998 Zodiac acquired Avon Marine, a British manufacturer of premium tenders and RIBs. Both brands retained their independence in the Zodiac Nautic group.

Production .

Zodiac Nautic is the market leader in inflatable boats and ribs«with» production in France, USA and Tunisia and a wide dealer network. In its long history, the shipyard has sold over one million boats. With 73 patents in force, Zodiac is investing heavily in research departments.

Zodiac boats are renowned for their excellent buoyancy even under heavy loads. They feature a low centre of gravity, a deep V-shaped hull and additional stabilization.

Visit card Zodiac - the automated process of thermal welding and patented super strong material Strongan Duotex, weight ahead of PVC strength.

Before getting into the hands of the owners, all boats undergo a series of tests in extreme conditions.

Models

Zodiac offers several lines of RIB boats for active water recreation.

Well-packaged for daytime recreation, the lines of cute RIBs N-Zo and Medline. They are distinguished by a spacious aft saloon «and» wide areas for sunbathing on the nose. Suitable for those who like a relaxed rest on the water with good company: music, light snack, bathing and sunbathing.

RIBs from the PRO and Open series are designed for those who have decided on a maritime hobby (fishing, diving, underwater hunting, water skiing, etc.) and are looking for a safe and navigable boat for their favorite activity.

The Zodiac range also includes the Classic and Futura series of inflatable boats. The unshakable Classic - maneuverable, reliable, easy to transport, will be the perfect first boat in the garage of a sailor. Her history has passed over 70 years. A special pride of Zodiac is the well-balanced hull of Futura boats, it allows to develop good speeds and to glide even at high load without losing in comfort for passengers.

You can customize your favorite model for your requests on the company's website, using the online configurator.

Discontinued Zodiac boats

2012–2016
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