Materials

We build each AB rigid inflatable boat with exceptional standards using only the finest materials.

We travel the world to procure superior components, working with the most reliable and respected suppliers in the marine industry. The result is an inflatable boat of unmatched craftsmanship and quality equal to that found on the most prestigious yachts.

Design

Our superior rigid inflatable boats (RIBs) designs for the recreational pleasure boat and commercial marine markets are known and respected worldwide.

Available in more than 60 models, our wide inflatable boats are manufactured with the highest quality materials and constant attention to detail.

Every AB model has a unique forward hull design that creates a raised bow and enhances performance by enabling easier planing with less horsepower. This allows the boat to cut through wakes and chop, virtually eliminating spray. The result is a smoother, more stable, and drier ride than any other inflatable boat on the market.

Quality

We are dedicated to building the finest inflatable boats in the world.

One measure of our unique success is achieving the 3 most stringent industry certifications: CE (Europe), NMMA (USA) and ISO 9001 Bureau Veritas (No. CO 237239-A). We do not merely use quality-control standards, we instead earn the strict certifications.

Audits

Our commitment to deliver the best products to our customers extends to submitting all our manufacturing processes to rigorous evaluations by third-party auditors, which guarantees the highest quality standards.

Traceability

We offer the peace of mind that comes from providing each boat with a unique history report, documenting who made it and what materials were used. These records are useful to improve or modify our production procedures. This quality-control system, just one way in which we fulfill our promise to continuous learning, has enabled us to make important upgrades to our boats throughout our 40+ years in business.

Innovation and Craftsmanship

As part of our unshakable dedication to produce superior inflatable boats, we handcraft each boat to ensure even the smallest details are handled with care. The result is a full line of inflatable boats designed and built to please our customers, with the exceptional quality they have come to expect from AB.

Environment

Chrome-Free Advanced Technology Pretreatment

All of our aluminum inflatable boats are built using a cutting-edge, powder-coating pretreatment process that is chrome-free. This new eco-friendly technology maximizes corrosion protection and ensures superior coating adherence to the aluminum hull.

Emissions

Our commitment to caring for our planet extends to building our inflatable boats with NMMA certified fuel systems. They are designed, based on country-specific regulations, to minimize evaporative emissions.

Aluminum RIBs

Our aluminum hull RIBs are lightweight, enabling the use of lower-horsepower engines without sacrificing performance. This equates to less fuel used, and its resulting lower emissions.

Service Network

Our vast network of representatives worldwide provide quick responses with a personal touch.

We select companies known for their technical expertise, commitment to quality work and superior customer service. For any questions or concerns, please locate your closest dealer by clicking here.

Safety

Product safety is of the utmost importance for any boat builder. That’s why we only partner with the marine industry’s most trusted and respected suppliers, ensuring the highest-quality components go into every AB boat.

We further carry out our commitment to safety by continuously auditing our processes to ensure compliance with all certification requirements.

Tube Tests

We inspect and leak-test each one of our tubes and its baffles for quality. AB uses only the finest materials, and insists on strict production standards to create superior products.

Electrical and Fuel Systems

AB’s electrical and fuel systems are designed to the standards of the American Boat & Yacht Council (ABYC), the marine industry’s premier global standards organization and a leader in technical education and technician certification.

NMMA Certified Fuel Tanks

All AB console models use fuel tanks that are pressure-tested in accordance with ABYC standards and NMMA regulations, and meet ISO 10088 specifications.

About Us

AB Inflatables, a division of AB Marine Group, is a respected brand in both the recreational and commercial marine markets worldwide. We have, for four decades, earned our reputation for innovative design, superior construction, and outstanding customer service.

We have dedicated ourselves to quality. We are one of only a few inflatable boats manufacturers to secure all 3 strict industry certifications, ensuring our boats stand far above the rest: NMMA, CE and ISO 9001 Bureau Veritas (No. CO 237239-A).

How did we get here? We insist on attention to detail. We travel the world to procure the finest materials. We carefully hand-craft each boat, to ensure no detail is overlooked. The result is a full line of boats, designed and built to provide our customers with the exceptional quality, safety and enjoyment they deserve.

Our commitment to meeting the ever-changing needs of our customers drives our constant innovation. At AB, we have never shied away from the hard work of refining our existing models, designing new inflatables, or retooling our workshop to ensure that our boats are truly the most celebrated on the market. This unequaled pursuit of perfection separates us from the competition.

We invite you to explore our catalog here and website for the complete AB story, from our modular products to our larger multi-engine models. We are confident you will find the perfect rigid inflatable boat for your boating needs.