PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT: Our order processing cycleis20 to 40 days as all items are manufactured "just in time". Beware of buying old-stock rubber boat from suppliers who are taking advantage of the situation to clear old stocks that may have degraded due to poor storage conditions in hot warehouses. If you are buying old stock, please inspect them carefully watch for gluing at seams instead of thermally welded, brittleness at folds, or discolorations which could indicate material degradation or wrinkling after inflation which coulld indicate punctures or valve leaks, or if thickness feels like it is just a thick plastic cover instead of tarpaulin.
How much have you spent on life insurance (that doesn't actually doesnt "insure" life) or pre-need (that might not actually be there by the time you need it)?P 50,000? P 100,000?How much is your car worth?P 300,000 ? P 500,000? P 1M? Now, how much is your family's life worth andhow much have you spent for their safety now?
Floods from storm "Ondoy"will not be the last killer flood.More floods are inevitable.
Face the facts:
- Philippines is among thefirst countries (or the FIRST if you dont consider the Island-nations)in the path ofstorms in the Pacific Ocean where most of the world's storms form
- Many parts are below sea-level
- Drainage systems are unreliable
- In times of disaster, you cannot depend on your neighbor because chances are, he is in the same predicament and having the same problems as you
- YOU CANNOT DEPEND ON NDCC OR RED CROSS WHEN DISASTER STRIKES because they simple do not have - and can never - have enoughresources toreach everyone at the same time. It is unfair to expect that. No nation on earth can assure that. But an hour of delay could mean the difference between life or death.
- When disaster strikes, the people who survive are those favored to survive through preparedness orrandom chance or fastthinking or quickaction.Faith and prayers alone cannotuniquely and miraculouslysave youand exactly only youwhile so many around you are dying in exactly the same situation. Biblical Noah wassaved from flood not through a magical miracle ... he was guided to prepare aboat. Maybeyou havebeen guided toread this now to prepare for your own flood -think about that.
The sun isshining now, so why worry about typhoons and floods? Because that's what preparedness is all about. You don't buy a flashlight when there is a power failure already. You don't stock up on food when this is a food shortage already. Youdon't buy gasoline only when you have finally ran out of gas. You don't think about buying a boat WHEN THERE IS ALREADY A NECK-DEEP FLOOD OUTSIDE. It would be too late by then.
The time to buy a boat is NOW. You DO NOTwant to regret not doing this now. Now that you already havethe knowledge- it's your duty to act. Your fate is in your hands now.
What kind of boat?
The important thing is to HAVE a boat. A wooden boattakes up space and is expensive to buy and transport. Fiberglass boats are even more expensive.
An inflatable boat is cheaper and easier to store.
Buoyancy is one of the main concerns with any watercraft. How high a boat sits in the water and how well it stays afloat are important contributors to overall safety. Buoyancy also helps determine the amount and weight of cargo that a boat can transport. Inflatable boatstend to be more buoyant than traditional watercraft, mainly because of the inflatable collar or tubes. The inflatable sections help spread the buoyancy out over the entire area of the boat, making it more resistant to sinking. In addition, buoyancy of an inflatable boat with multiple chambers will not be noticeably affectedeven if one chamber becomes deflated.
Not only does the design of inflatable boats contribute to increased buoyancy, it also helps make the watercraft more stable. Unlike traditional V-hulled boats, an inflatable boat sits flat in the water and has a low center of gravity, making them virtually impossible to tip. They are better able to handle rough water, and people standing up in the boat are not going to cause the craft to capsize. And swimmers and divers can use the sides to pull themselves up without causing the boat to rock or flip.
Inflatable boats can more responsive and easy to maneuver because they are much lighter.
Do I need a motor?
A motorized boat surely has advantages. The advantages are obvious: power, speed, agility.
Disadvantages? Cost, maintenance, storage, safety. Engines have a way of not working when not used regularly. Car owners know this: you cannot just park your car and just leave it unused for months. Plus you need to keep flammable fuels stored. A motorized boat in the hands of an untrained person is unsafe - just like giving an electric power saw to someone who doesnt even use a manual saw everyday. You could run over people wading in the floodedstreets.
The less the parts, the less things that can go wrong. The simplest answers are sometimes the best: everybody knows how to use oars to row a boat.
Are all inflatable boats the same?
In the olden days of tubed tires (interior), one puncture flattens the whole tire. Thats an example of a single-chambered container. You do not want your boat to be like that. You need multi-chamber. We offer 4 1 and 4 2 chambers.
As watersplashes,and as people get on board and move about, andas other vehicles or waves go by, your boat can take on water and start to sink (and take on more water). With regular boats, you need someone with a cup or "tabo" to bail out the water or you could sink. You do not want another thing to worry about when you are boating in the flood waters. You need a boat with self-bailing design. See picturefor explanation.
Size is critical. "The bigger, the better" is not always true. You need the right size for your needs. If your boat is very big, yes you can put a lot more people but note that doing so endangers all you have already "saved" ifthey remain inthe boat. An excessively large boat will also attract a mob of desperate people to want to cling on it and end up capsizing it. We offer 4- 6- and 8-person models.
Materials and Design.Do not buy a cheap "For Kids" type beach toy boat! Kidscannot even keep it from capsizing in the swimming pool. Thin, film-thicknessmaterials do not offer good value even if they are cheaper. Our boats are well-designed and we use thick boating materials that are welded NOT glued. Shipping weights are 42 kg, 51 kg, 64 kg respectively for the 3 models. The heavy weight is another indicator of quality - thicker materials naturally translate to higher product weight.
What if the flood never comes and I never get to use this? I would have wasted my money.
Saying that is like saying you feel bad that you paid premium on yourlife insurance last yearbut didn't die.Or feeling bad that you never get to use your First Aid kit because no one in the house ever had an accident.
Onthe lighter side, unlike insurancepremiumsthat vanish and medicines that expire, you can actually have fun with the boat in Summer!You get to have fun with a boat AND in time ofneed, it can save you and your family. Can you think ofanything else that can do the same?
How much will it cost?
It's cheaper than your so called "life insurance" that doesn't even do anything to keep you alive. This is for real. Here are the 3 models indicating capacity, size, chambers and price in US$ and Philippine Peso.
PH-4305-SB For 4 Persons, L 305cm W 153cm 4 1 chambers 41cm tube $ 1,150.00 ~ P 56,500.00
PH-6365-SB For 6 Persons, L 365cm W 173cm 4 2 chambers 44cm tube $ 1,350.00 ~ P 66,500.00
PH-8400-SB For 8 Persons, L 400cm W 188cm 4 2 chambers 46cm tube $ 1,550.00 ~ P 76,500.00
If these look expensive to you, just imaginewhich you would rather have when the water is already at your Second Floor: a boat or P 1,000,000.00 cash?
What comes with it? How big is it when it arrives?
It arrives in compact, deflated form. Here are the approximate dimensions:
PH-4305-SB 88cm x 61cm x 34cm (30cm ~ 1 ft.)
PH-6365-SB 102cm x 70cm x 32cm
PH-8400-SB 106cm x 76cm x 34cm
It comes with ONE (1) pc Oar and Inflater. Ordering additional oars is not advisable as it will require special handling and packing and costs will be passed on to you. Oars are available locally. If can also be improvised, immitated, or purchased locally at lower price.
Note: As with anything, once you unpack, you cannot quite put it back the way the factory packed it by machine. It will become slightly bigger. If which case, we recommend putting it as new carton box and seal it with duct tape.That way, it is protected from accidental damaging by pointed objects or animals.
How do I order and pay?
First you must decide model based on your needs. For color, theres yellow blue and red. We recommend RED. You dont want to blend in the scenery - you want to stand out.
Payment is 50% upon ordering. Orders are imported individually or in group. 20 to 40 days processing - Depending on factory load at the time of order. Then 50%to ship within Philippines via LBC.
Payment methods: Paypal Verified Account, RCBC Deposit, BDO Deposit, WesternUnion, Over-the-Counter.
Payments are coursed through our Receiving Office in Makati CBD (near Arnaiz and Chino Roces). Address and full contact information will be given to serious buyers. Receiving Office is for payments only - not for Sales. or Productinformation.Receiving Office will issue acknowledgement for payments and will instruct us to ship to Makati with partial payment. When they receive payment of balance, they will immediatelyship toyour location locally.
Shipping within Philippines is free up to P 1,500.00 per boat. Receiving Office may ask you to shoulder excess charges if shipping cost within Philippines is more than P 1,500.00 BUT must provide you a proof of excessive cost of shipping. Shipping weights are 42 kg, 51 kg, 64 kg respectively for the 3 models. The heavy weight is another indicator of quality - thicker materials naturally translate to higher product weight.
Send a private message to order. All orders are confidential. You can have a discount of at least P 2,500.00 per boatif you order more than1 because we save on shipping charges. If you ahve a large requirement, we encourage youto order only a few of each modelinitially so that you can fully field-test all our products to your satisfaction - this will help you decide the best model and give you100% confidence.It will also hep you identify if you need special/custom features.
This is a mail order process (we do not have showroom/demo unit in the Philippines). Established in 2000, our Companyhas been at the forefront of innovation, manufacturing, distribution and marketing of inflatable products in southern of China. We haveworldwide clients from Southeastern Asia, The Middle East, Europe and America. In the Philippines, weare working throughRepresentative/Receiving Officefor ourinitial sales ventures.