Where are Valiant RIBs made?
it’s a big modern factory in portugal from what i understand and they knock out thousands with very high build quality. when you’re into mass production you cant get personal service and speccing but then again the qc operation means that just because manuel had too much vino the night before you dont get a bad rib.
How do I know if my rib is PVC or Hypalon?
Hypalon material is a dull dark grey or black colour on the back face of the fabric, whereas PVC and polyurethane (PU) is the same glossy colour on both sides of the fabric.
How long do Hypalon boats last?
Hypalon (CSM) boats usually last 7-15 years, but can last as many as 20 years. Inflatable boats with extended UV ray exposure will not last as long as boats which are covered or kept indoors in a climate controlled environment.