CPI Marine manufactures sponsons, or tubes sets for Rigid Hull Inflatable Boats (RIBS). We make air, air-backed foam sponsons and retrofittable foam collars for traditional hard sided small craft. All sponsons can be custom designed and built for new boats or in some cases be retro fitted onto existing craft. We have built collars for boat manufacturers who have contracts to build RIBS for the US Military and we have also supplied the Military and Commercial customers directly. All CPI Marine collars are manufactured and serviced in the United States.
CPI's hybrid collar system features the best of both worlds utilizing the air bladder for as a nice cushion upon impact while the foam serves as a sturdy bumper.
CPI's unique air retention bladder system is a vast improvement over the traditional baffle system allowing for complete removing, repairing and replacing of any chamber while the sponson remains on the boat.
This assembly houses both the air fill and pressure relief valves on one piece. CPI Manufactures the assembly in house and hold a US patient on this product.
When the application requires a collar functioning more as a strong bumper, the foam collar, is usually requested. Air bladders are placed behind Polyethylene foam shaped to the boat hull and the collar is finished off with an outer cover constructed of Navy specked 40 oz 100% polyurethane coated fabric.
When inflated the air bladders push against the foam. This gives the collar rigidity, which means you get the best of both worlds. You have a strong bumper that will also give if the craft strikes another boat.
This was a prototype boat being shown off at the Miami boat show which is one of the largest boat shows in the United States.
CPI Marine has built several collars for this up and coming RIB builder who specializes in boats over 30 feet in length. We will be building 12 collars for their contract with the government to build 60 foot boats.
CPI has manufactured a large volume of sponsons for this Alabama based boat builder including a variety of target boats.
This is a prototype boat made for TP marine for a contract of 13 boats for the Saudi Arabia government. It is pictured in CPI Marine's newest production buildings.
CPI has manufactured collar systems for some of the most recognizable and respected boat builders in the world.
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