The series of articles on jet tender design details by Agilis
What do you see as soon as you first look at the boat?
The color and texture of tubes are one of the first things to catch the eye. Thus, we will find out together which material of tubes is the best for jet tenders..
PVC and Hypalon are the most popular materials for inflatable boats. Both of them have their advantages, but they also have significant differences. Let`s find out.
PVC (or polyvinyl chloride) is a fabric made from thermoplastic materials used in inflatable boats. This material has enough strength and high abrasion resistance. It is often used for non-professional and lower-priced mass-market boats. One of the main disadvantages of PVC is its medium UV and temperature resistance; that
s why it cant be used for boats in warm climates for many years. Nevertheless, PVC manufacturing is lightweight and economical but harmful to the environment.
Hypalon is a durable fabric, resistant to weather and chemicals, and easy to repair. This unique material was created and patented in the 50s by the company DuPont. Its peculiarity was high resistance and prolonged lifetime. This company doesn`t exist anymore, but other manufacturers adopted production technology. There is a great variety of companies now that produce Hypalon.
Among different manufacturers, Agilis chooses ORCA®, and here are some reasons for this:
- their fabric is designed for professional or leisure inflatable boats to be used on the water and permanently exposed to sun, sea, and salt;
- It is available in more than 30 colors and 4 surface finishings; – numerous international certificates and awards confirm their quality.
- Numerous international certificates and awards confirm their quality. As always, Agilis is known for the quality, durability, and safety of materials for our yacht jet tenders.
- Also, remember that you can choose different color combinations of Hypalon for your future tender in our Configurator.