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ZODIAC NAUTIC

Zodiac has been mastering air and water exploration with aninnovative approach since its creation in 1896. Zodiac Nautic finds its orgins in the “Zodiac airships and aviation French company”, specialized in the production of airships. In the 1930s Pierre Debroutelle, one of its engineers, invented one of the first prototypes of inflatable boats for the Aéronavale, who were looking for innovative and easy solution for military transport.

This change from air to sea brought worldwide recognition to Zodiac. In the 1960s, the company turned to the leisure industry to accommodate the “vacationers” and their growing interest in recreational boating.

Its internal structure in rot-resistant polyester, built with a spar and floors network, guarantees a single-block linking between the hull and the deck. This process brings a rigidity, favorable to performace and a resistance to impact endured while navigating, in all types of loading conditions.

Zodiac Nautic developed a unique industrial process to assemble its buoyancy tubes: thermobonding. This process consists of welding the pieces of Strongan material together to offer a perfect material that is both waterproof and durable, quality of assembling.

Available on most of its models, the buoyancy tube is equipped with a heading engaging in a groove joined with the hull. The waterproofness is guaranteed by the pressure inside the tube. Entirely removable. The tube can be taken apart and folded, which allows for easier maintenance, repair, transportation and storage.

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2 chemin de la Val Priout
31450 Ayguesvives
France