The NAV HD SERIES is a 100% Canadian handmade product. All our boats meet and/or exceed marine construction standards. These include TP 1332 “Construction Standards for Small Vessels for non pleasure crafts”. Our most popular models are the 14 feet, 16 feet and 19 feet. All the NAV HD (Heavy Duty) series are the ONLY boats on the market entirely made of Hypalon 1880 decitex. Every model in the NAV HD series is equipped with the “speed tubes”, a high-performance feature that give you incomparable manoeuvrability with stability while performing sharp turns at high speed. On the open ocean or even shallow water, these craft have been engineered to turn on a dime thanks in part to their generous width and the rigidity of the 1880 DTX Hypalon tubes.
|NAV 14HD||NAV 16HD||NAV 17HD||NAV 19HD|
|LOA :||4.19 m||4.87 m||5.35 m||5.9 m|
|Overall Width:||1.75 m||2.10 m||2.15 m||2.5 m|
|Weight||143 kg||170 kg||188 kg||253 kg|
|Airtight chambers on the buoyancy tubes:||4||5||5||5|
|Airtight speed tube:||2||2||2||2|
|Airtight inflatable keel:||1||1||1||1|
|Maximum number of persons:||8||10||12||15|
|Internal Length:||3.10 m||3.53 m||3.71 m||4.2 m|
|Internal Beam:||0.81 m||1.00 m||1.06 m||1.2 m|
|Buoyancy Tube Diameter:||0.43 m||0.55 m||0.58 m||0.64 m|
|Maximum payload including engine and fuel:||1100 kg||1300 kg||1800 kg||2500 kg|
|Recommended HP:||30 HP||50 HP||60 HP||90 HP|
|Engine Maximum HP:||40 HP||60 HP||75 HP||120 HP|
The Speed tubes are an important part of the structural design of the NAV series inflatable boat as it brings 3 outstanding advantages :
In case of perforation of the air chamber, the Speed tubes are two additional chambers for extra buoyancy. In addition, if the perforation occurs at the aft chamber, the speed tubes will keep the transom up to permit to use the engine on the transom to bring back the people on shore.
The Speed tubes offer an extra grip on the water giving additional response to any manoeuvre.
When performing a sharp turn, in this case a right turn the water first slide on the exterior membrane of the speed tubes and then hit the interior of the speed tube which has an hooking effect instead of sliding on the water.
3– HIGHER PAYLOAD
The additional buoyancy gives by the two additional air chambers along with the extra rigidity allow a higher payload.
Our craft are fully foldable and compact, easy to carry in their transport bag and quickly assembled.
Removable anodized aluminium T6063 (thickness: 2mm) floor (3 sections)
Bow thrustboard (1) | Bow floorboard (2)
Heavy duty Stringers in aluminum profile (2)
Stringers of the floor 3 times stronger with special internal design
The aluminum slats of the NAV’s floorboard are made of aluminum 6063T and they are 2 mm thick which is almost the double of standard aluminum slat of other floorboard giving the NAV’s floor additional rigidity and durability.
A reinforcement bar is inserted in the aluminum slat at the transom and also in the slat where the lifting pad-eyes are bolt-in.
Ultra thick transom made of 3 layers of Marine Plywood covered with Hypalon and extra resistant ovoid attachment to the transom of multi-layers of Hypalon both vertical and horizontal
This is our model for the rapid deployment by helicopter, submarine and C-130, the NAV HD-FIS-RUP is equipped with our patented Fast Inflation System and an aluminium roll-up floor covered with high density Cordura envelope.
To inflate the NAV HD-FIS-ROLL-UP FLOOR with a scuba bottle, you only have to screw the Din connector of its Fast Inflation system into the scuba bottle, make sure the keel deflation point is closed and open the scuba bottle, It takes 60 seconds to inflate all the 8 different chambers of the boat and no other manual action is required.
This quick and simple inflation is possible due to our special Intercommunication valves system, patent no.: CA2541885 & no.: US 732 2309.
In top of that, our Fast Inflation System is the only one on the market right now to inflate the 5 main chambers to 3 PSI and the keel and speed tubes to 8 PSI. As all the chambers are properly inflate to the right pressure, it gives the boat the same high performance in speed and manoeuvrability. At the opposite of a speed tube inflate to 3 PSI only which will give resistance in the water.