Achilles Inflatable Boats
ALL HYPALON. ALL THE TIME.
Every Achilles boat is made with our own proven four-layered fabric reinforced with DuPont Hypalon. We are one of the few inflatable boat companies that manufacture our own Hypalon fabric, and have for over 30 years. This insures consistent quality year-to-year and boat-to-boat.
No fabric is more effective in resisting damage from the elements, oil, gasoline or abrasions. And nothing is better for air retention than the interior Neoprene coating we use.
So we take the extra time Hypalon hand-gluing requires to insure that unsurpassed quality, safety and durability are built into every Achilles, from our smallest dinghy to our largest utility boat.
So the question shouldn’t be “which inflatable?” but “which Achilles?”
Achilles boats are certified by the National Marine Manufacturers Association as adhering to federal regulations and rigid industry standards established by the U.S. Coast Guard and the American Boat & Yacht Council. Achilles boats must pass rigorous annual inspections from independent third party inspectors to maintain this prestigious certification that guarantees our boats meets the highest safety and production standards.
UNSURPASSED SEAM CONSTRUCTION
Our seams are overlapped a full inch and reinforced with seam tape both inside and out. No one else takes so many steps to insure seams will last.
A SMOOTH, SIMPLE OAR SYSTEM
We invented the fold-down, locking oar system that makes rowing a breeze while keeping oars secured and out of the way when not in use.
NON-CORROSIVE CHECK VALVES
All Achilles valves are non-corrosive and double-capped for safety. They are engineered for easy "one-way" inflation and instant deflation.
STRESS BEARING TRANSOMS
Transom failure is a common problem on some inflatables. We secure our transoms with a unique Neoprene rubber mold and transom tape combination, and not just one or the other.
ACHILLES WORK & RESCUE BOATS
Achilles produces heavy-duty workboats and rapid deployment rescue boats.
Achilles Produces a complete line of Hypalon riverboats and Kayaks.