Comfort and Safety
Inflatable boats are said to be the safest and most stable boats in the world today with all the new construction methods, technology and the new designs allowing necessary safety systems to be in place. Because of their safety reputation, inflatable boats are now the standard for use by the Coast Guard, military and other agencies because of its speed, maneuverability, and safe stable ride.
When you first think about it, you might wonder if an inflatable boat is as safe as a larger fiberglass or wood boat, the fact is inflatable boats are just as safe as larger boats. Inflatable boats are more buoyant because of the inflatable collar or tubes, these inflatable sections help spread the buoyancy out over the entire boat.
A concern that some people have when they are considering an inflatable boat over a larger boat for whale watching is the stability of the inflatable. This is a common question of some people, the fact is inflatable boats are more stable than a larger boat. This is a great feature for people who might be a little bit nervous about going out on an inflatable boat. One indication that inflatable boats are safe is that they are preferred by the Coast Guard as offshore rescue vessels.
The reason the Coast Guard prefers these boats is because they are stable and handle better. Unlike larger boats, an inflatable boat sits flat on the water and has a low center of gravity, which means they don’t roll like the larger boats, another feature is you won’t have to smell diesel fumes; hence, you won’t get seasick. We have all the latest safety features and have been inspected and approved by the state of Oregon.