NautiBuoy Marine platforms are inflatable, rigid, modular setups that allow mariners to expand onboard recreational space and get closer to the water. The platforms come in four sizes and accommodate three to five adults. They have a water-ballast system for stability, as well as a ballast-dumping system that is designed to simplify breakdown. The platforms are constructed out of a durable PVC material with Kevlar reinforcements. They also have drop-stitched cores and either nonskid diamond or teak-effect foam finishes.
Achieving the optimum stability level took several years of refinement, according to the company. “We spent a lot of time in a local swimming pool doing stability tests on various [water-ballast] bag shapes, filming underwater with a GoPro, and analyzing how the [water-ballast] bags dumped,” says Clay Builder, NautiBuoy’s co-founder and sales director.
Multiple NautiBuoy platforms can be linked together to create a stern-hung seaside hangout zone using NautiBuoy’s Air Toggle system, employing inflatable pins and soft loops (picture a door hinge). Additionally, NautiBuoy Marine’s platforms are equipped with lifting handles, stainless-steel D-rings and anchor points. The platforms can be inflated or deflated using a 12-, 110-or 220-volt electric pump (included).
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