As we begin our fifth decade of manufacturing the most reliable, seaworthy inflatables in the world, we do so in a new AB Inflatables headquarters and factory in Barranquilla, an industrial city on Colombia’s Caribbean coast. We moved from Venezuela in December 2007, in order to better serve our customers and enjoy a facility where new quality standards could be achieved as well as stronger professionalism of service.
Our new 100,000 square-foot factory is strategically located in the duty free zone on the waterfront, 500 feet from customs and Barranquilla Port. It not only offers larger production and design capabilities but allows for improved lead times to ensure reliable on-time delivery. Our dealers and customers world-wide appreciate our investment and commitment to their needs.
The entire manufacturing process, from the building of fiberglass and aluminum hulls, to the fabrication of the tubes, is done under one roof. Each craft is handcrafted with exacting care, not mass-produced. We use only the highest quality materials and the most advanced technology to meet the demands of discriminating boaters for safety, dependability, performance and styling.
Among our commercial clients, we supply inflatable boats to the American marine towing company Sea Tow; the charter companies The Moorings, Sun Yacht Charters, Sun Sail, Nautor Swan; and many other consumer and official boating organizations.
Our boats are the choice of the elite forces of many of the world’s armed forces to carry them on patrol and in harm’s way.
For years, explorers and their expeditions have selected AB Inflatables because they know of our earned reputation in the rugged and remote parts of the world they plan to visit. Only the best, trouble-free equipment will do for these hardy adventurers.
In the professional area, well-known Caribbean photographer Tim Wright has chosen AB Inflatables as a photographic platform because of the incredible stability and durability of our craft. Among our OEM clients, we have also supplied boats to the Italian company, Selva Marine S.p.A., with both inflatable and aluminum boats.
Our most loyal, but demanding customers are our civilian owners. Those who daily live the boating lifestyle and need the rugged reliability AB provides and also those occasional boaters who want their boats to be ready when they are.
At AB, we believe that quality is only achieved when first-rate materials are combined with superior craftsmanship. Our commitment to innovation and our attention to detail define our market, attracting discriminating customers who demand quality boats, reasonably priced.
We invite you to explore our catalog and Web site for the complete AB story, from our modular models to our larger multi-engine models. We are confident you will find the inflatable boat that is right for your boating needs.