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...