| Artigiana Battelli
|At ARTIGIANA BATTELLI,
every boat is carefully designed and inspected. Each craft is handcrafted with exacting
care, not mass produced. We use only the highest quality materials and the most advanced
technology available to meet discriminating boaters' demands for safety, dependability,
performance and styling. We constantly upgrade our boats and their features to meet our
customers' expectations. Our commitment to innovation and our attention to detail define
our market and bring us discriminating customers who demand quality boats, reasonably
Quality is only achieved when first-rate materials are combined with
superior craftsmanship. ARTIGIANA BATTELLI has been building aluminum boats since
1972 and inflatable boats since 1968 under the experienced leadership of Mr. Gianni
Perego, noted Italian Inflatable Boat Designer.
Every AB inflatable boat is backed by a full five year limited warranty. See
your dealer for a copy of this limited warranty.
Thanks to our intensive research and
advanced technology, we introduced in 1996 our revolutionary fiberglass floorboards that
are maintenance free! These floorboards come standard with anti-skid finish for enhanced
safety. Reinforced aluminum battens make up the framework of the floor structure providing
the utmost in rigidity, and once again, no maintenance! Also standard, double-molded
fiberglass transom and removable double-molded fiberglass rowing seat.
All our aluminum boats are made with marine grade aluminum . Nothing gives you
the strength, durability and weight advantages of aluminum. And no one puts together
aluminum better than the craftsmen at ARTIGIANA BATTELLI. In the hull you'll find
longitudinal and transversal stringers that create a unified and unyielding structure. In
our Lanven models every seam is precisely fitted and double riveted. Whereas in our
Lancraft models the aluminum extrusions and aluminum sheets are mechanically joined by our
exclusive INTER-LOCK system.
The AB inflatable boats are CE certified by IMCI (International Marine Certification
Institute) and by RINA (Registro Italiano Navale). For individual certification numbers
please check the owner's manual provided with each boat. ARTIGIANA BATTELLI is a
member of the American National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA).
ARTIGIANA BATTELLI manufactures both fiberglass and welded aluminum rigid hulls.
All our fiberglass RIBs are double-molded, hand laid and sealed to provide an airtight
underdeck compartment. Our characteristic raised bows and layered deep "V" are
designed to add seaworthiness and give you a dry ride. Each AB inflatable boat is
carefully designed to plane easily without excessive power. When weight is an important
factor, AB is your best choice. Each model is meticulously engineered to be as light and
as tough as possible. You can verify this toughness for yourself by walking through any of
our RIBs as they lay on a hard surface. Even the smallest RIBs have internal stringers
that add strength, rigidity and durability to the structure, a feature that makes them
very popular as dinghies among charter companies throughout the Caribbean.
All our tubes are hand-made with Du Pont
Neoprene-Hypalon®. Every seam on an AB inflatable tube is overlapped a full inch (2.5 cm)
and reinforced by taping on the inside. Note ARTIGIANA BATTELLI's rounded tube
ends, which you will not find on lesser-quality inflatable boats, which typically have
pointed cones. It takes superior craftsmanship and more costly materials to manufacture
rounded tube ends, but the result is a neat, quality finish with a rub rail that extends
around the ends of the tube to protect the stern of the boat. Compare the large diameter
tubes on AB inflatables to the lesser tubes of our competitors. We use large tubes for
each boat size to improve safety and seaworthiness, increase payload capabilities, and to
give you a dry ride. Another example of how ARTIGIANA BATTELLI makes the extra
effort to manufacture a better boat. All AB inflatable boats are built with a minimum of
three air chambers, divided by a special baffle system that equalizes pressure in all
three air chambers. In addition, each tube is sized proportionately to the boat's hull
dimensions, so you get the best ratio of boat length to interior space to weight possible.
The sole most important factor of an inflatable boat, is the fabric used in its
manufacture. That is why AB Inflatables has chosen Du Pont's HYPALON® reinforced fabric,
manufactured by Pennel & Flipo Industrie, the biggest European rubber materials
producer. P&F have developed during the last 75 years, among other products, fabric
for the nautical world. Their products conform to the highest standards having obtained
various certifications by European and International organizations.
P&F material used in the manufacture of AB Inflatables is constituted by the
a. Colored Hypalon Sheet
b. Colored Neoprene Sheet
c. Adhesion System
d. Polyester Textile High Tenacity
e. Black Neoprene Sheets
For A Brochure,
Pricing and Availability Call:
West Coast Inflatables 4227 B Lozano Lane, Fairfield, Ca 94534
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