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Incept Inflatable Raft Technology
Design experience, expert craftsmanship & the world's
And, of course, we have to do a lot of field testing!
Back Inflatable Raftsexcel
in extreme water. The guide sits closer to thewater
which gives easier control. Thelonger
bow, the longer waterline and the crew weight being
slightly back allows the raft to punch through holes,
have speed with minimal effortand
maintain ease of control.
Double-Ender Inflatable Rafts
the conventional river raft shape but aswith
they have exceptional dynamicperformance
in all classes of water.- see
article about Incept's self bailing floors.
Marine whitewater inflatable rafts are designed to
achieve optimum waterline shape and exceptional handling
with good carry-through in holes and stoppers.
Incept have developed
uniquely tapered self bailing inflatable boat floors for all
models which are permanently integrated into every boat.
This results in long life, excellent performance and
stability, together with good tracking and handling
Poly Urethane (PU): Model suffix
"X" Expedition Series
Polyurethane is unbelievably tough and is the strongest and best boat material available.
It is weldable for construction - which means there is no glue to deteriorate -
and yet is easily repairable with glue. PU has better properties than any other
inflatable boat material in all categories except low-temperature foldability (Hypalon is easier
to fold below 10 C). We have had 15 year old PU commercial rafts come into our plant with the basic
15yr boat material
Polyurethane can be alloyed for enhanced properties, and
Incept offers options for the larger rafts of a PU alloy in the sponsons and 100% PU in the
floors, gaining good dollar values, obtaining extreme coating adhesions, and retaining the
advantages of polyurethane's toughness. The big advantage of using this alloy is
that the very expensive but more effective Aliphatic
Polyurethane can be used (instead of Polyether
Polyurethane) and high UV resistance and colour
is obtained - important in lower latitudes.
Polyurethane materials have the highest adhesion values
in the industry. This means that the materials will hold
together given the worst punishment short of dragging
down the road behind the trailer.
Construction & Materials
polyester base cloth, 950
fittings and rope beckets are welded.
Lightweight Inflatable Rafts
up to and including
polyester base cloth, 950
fittings are welded.
Rafts W33SX (Expedition)
General Construction - Polyurethane Alloy, 2200
base cloth, 1050 gsm.
- Polyurethane alloy, 3340
polyester base cloth, 1500 gsm.
seams are either "Hot Air" or "High Frequency"
D-rings are welded.
History of The Incept
Self Bailing Floor
Undoubtedly Incept has the
self bailing inflatable floors.
The adoption of radical
design concepts in the 1980's allowed Incept self
bailers to have curved tapered rocker built in to fit
the shape of the sponsons and also completely eliminate the
hard "rails" which exist along the edges of the floors
on probably every other inflatable raft on the market.
This means that Incept rafts are far less susceptible to
the inevitable cross-currents which exist in turbulent
white water, can punch through holes and stoppers
and can be navigated into more assured channels rather
than be at the whims of the flow. Know that this
benefits you when you suddenly find yourself in dire
straits! Incept rafts will stay upright when others
In 2003 Incept adopted Orca
Polyurethane as the floor material of choice in the
raft range. The top colour is international
rescue-orange to make it distinctive and give classic
distinction to the standard Incept raft colours of red
or yellow. In 2011 Incept adopted ultra high adhesion
grades from Erez Thermoplastics.
The boats are in long term
daily service in extreme conditions such as the NZ
Kaituna and the Australian Tully where high impact over
drops and highly abrasive volcanic riverbeds have proven
PRIVATE USEFive years
on materials and workmanship
COMMERCIAL USETwo years
on materials and workmanshipWarranty provisions are
conditional on the return
the product to
the factory or approvedwarranty shopfreight paid.All costs of making
good including freight
warranty baseback to owner