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Why a Coastal Inflatable Boat?


FABRIC     FEATURES    QUALITY STANDARS     CUSTOMER SERVICE

Fabric

In today's marketplace, inflatable boat companies seem to be popping up everywhere. The motivation behind many of these companies is to purchase boats at the lowest possible price so they can sell them at the highest price to maximize their profit without regard to quality or customer service. Most of these companies sell boats which are manufactured using Korean or Chinese PVC (or in some cases Hypalon). It is always advisable to verify where the materials are made before purchasing any boat. Many of these companies have no idea where their boat materials originate from. Some of these companies use a broker in China to purchase their boats. These brokers in turn purchase boats from several different manufacturers. As a result, these companies not only have any idea where the materials used in the manufacturing of their boats originate from, but they also have no idea what quality control procedures are in place by the manufacturer. How could they know when they don't even know what manufacturer is making the boats? We are not suggesting that all Asian boat materials are bad. Some of the materials, more specific PVC, made in Asia is of good quality but a lot of the materials from Asia are inferior. The boats with inferior materials look great when new but by the end of the first season these boats show significant UV radiation damage due to exposure from the sun. Unfortunately, it is impossible to know what kind of material you may be getting when you purchase a boat from some of these "new" companies. The only real way to tell is by the "time test". The time test is how the boat looks like after one or more seasons. If you are dealing with a company that you are not familiar with, ask the salesman where the boat's material originates. You will be amused by the answers as he or she puts their spin on it. They will offer you all kinds of answers but the bottom line will be (in most cases) no-name Chinese or Korean material.

At Coastal we refuse to settle for average or substandard materials. We believe that exceptional quality can only be achieved by combining the best materials with an unrelenting attention to detail. We only use top quality materials. Our tube fabrics are either ORCA® CSM (Hypalon) from Pennel and Flipo in France or Valmex® PVC from Melher Texnologies in Germany.

OrcaOur ORCA® CSM (Hypalon) is of the highest quality. ORCA Fabric for marine use has 3 different grades, The ORCA® 215, ORCA® 820, ORCA®828 and the ORCA®866 & 866s. The ORCA®866 & 866s are for commercial use (law enforcement, military). Coastal Boats are made with the high quality ORCA® 828 while most of our competitors use ORCA®215.
Visit ORCA's website

 

ValmexVALMEX® 7318 is the standard boat material used by most companies with a total weight of 1000 g/m² in the standard width of 150 cm. Coastal Boats use only VALMEX® boat 7318, a proven fabric of the highest quality.
Visit Mehler Texnologies Website

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Features
Coastal Boats have many features on every boat as standard equipment. Many of our competitors have an "up charge" fee for many of their features but not Coastal. Some of our features include:

  • Fiberglass Transoms on our Orca & Valmex boats
  • 3 Davit Lift points on every boat
  • Large Tubes - 17" & 18" tubes makes our boats ride higher and drier for your safety & comfort
  • Rounded end tubes - extends the waterline, provides more buoyancy at the stern, minimizes bow lift
  • Premium handles & oar locks that double as cleats
  • Tie down & Pad for external gas tank
  • Repair Kit that includes Tool to tightened Valves
  • Safety overpressure valve install on every boat
  • Textured aluminum seats
  • Many more features.....
All these features are INCLUDED in the price of the boat! No where can you get all these features as standard equipment!

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Quality Standards
The fact is that our internal quality control exceeds the standards of our competitors. We believe that exceptional quality can only be achieved by combining the best materials with an unrelenting attention to detail. We only use top quality materials. Each Coastal Boat is made by hand, one at a time. Behind every model is tough, durable and hand-crafted manufacturing process that stands up to the toughest environment mother nature throws on our way. Our skilled manufacturing specialists & top-notch, quality control system are combined to provide the highest level of quality. When you buy a Coastal Inflatable, you can rest assured that you are buying a quality boat.

CEOur internal quality control exceeds the standards of our competitors, all Coastal models meet the requirements of the International Standard ISO/FDIS-6185. All Coastal Inflatable boats comply with the strict requirements for CE certification are fully compliant CE category “C” giving you peace of mind in terms of safety, durability, build-quality and insurability.

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Cusomer Service

The success of Coastal Inflatable Boats is based on a reliable high quality product at an affordable price and even more important, the personal contact with our customers to afford the best service possible. We believe in treating our customers as we would want to be treated ourselves. Find a Coastal owner and ask not only about the quality of our boats but also about the total sales experience. We are very proud of the customer service we provide. Please take time to read our customer's testimonials.

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