Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show

Foldable inflatable a recreational and rescue craft

Foldable inflatable a recreational and rescue craft

As an Arctic Warfare Specialist for the British military, Steve Bruce taught soldiers how to survive in extreme conditions.

That experience in saving lives eventually led to Bruce developing a foldable rigid inflatable boat for sailors, cruisers and anglers that performs in emergency situations.

As it turned out, the boats 9 to 15 feet long made by FRIB are also popular with those who don't have room for a boat and a trailer, but want to have fun on the water.

"We have put these in some very small cars. Even a Volkswagen Up!" said Bruce, whose boats are on display at Bahia Mar Yachting Center at the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show, which runs through...

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