The formation of RIB Force Inflatables is now confirmed with a merger of Global Force Marine and Gemini Inflatables (Australia) Pty Ltd. In addition to the current inflatable brands names of Caribe and Aurora , RIB Force Inflatables is pleased to be appointed the exclusive distributor of AB Inflatables, the no 1 brand in the Caribbean and no 2 in the USA. The merger now provides one stop access and support to three of the top brands of inflatables on the Australian market today. RIB Force Inflatables will also continue to offer the Mariner range of outboard motors from Mercury Marine to power any sized inflatable from ducks to luxury RIBs. Gemini customers and products will continue to be supported under the RIBForce brand. As the Australian recreational boat market continues to develop in sophistication, RIBs and inflatables are showing increased market share as the tender of choice of super yacht owners and families alike.
Originally perceived as soft boats, the opposite now proves the case as inflatable boats are selected from all comers by Australian special forces, Rescue Services, SLSA and police SAR ops. By combining the safety of multiple independent hypalon ruggedised buoyancy cells with reduced weight, lowered centre of gravity allowing increased strengthening of the hull core, smoother and quieter passenger ride and thermal isolation they just can’t be beaten on the water. A major step in 2010 has been the advances in hull and deck shaping to provide better ergonomics and looks.
The soft feel allows passenger to interact with the waterline and other watercraft, sitting on the tubes while traveling, rolling into the water to swim or just lying around the boat in comfort with no hard edges.The merger sees RIB Force Inflatables operating from three factory units at the Gold Coast City Marina.