Zodiac has been mastering air and water exploration with a truly
innovative approach since its creation in 1896.

Zodiac Nautic finds its orgins in the “Zodiac airships and aviation French company”,
specialized in the production of airships. In the 1930s Pierre Debroutelle, one of its
engineers, invented one of the first prototypes of inflatable boats for the
Aéronavale, who were looking for innovative and easy solution for military transport.

This change from air to sea brought worldwide recognition to Zodiac. In the 1960s, the company turned to the leisure industry to accommodate the “vacationers” and their growing interest in recreational boating.

With a history of unrivalled experience, Zodiac Nautic’s origin is closely tied to all major innovations in the sector of inflatable boats. Today we are the world leader in inflatable products and services.

Take part in the legend!


120 years of experience and inventor of the inflatable boat, Zodiac Nautic offers products with exceptional resistance and reliability
thanks to the materials and processes that are always at the cutting edge of technology.


Its internal structure in rot-resistant polyester, built with a spar and floors network, guarantees a single-block linking between the hull and the deck. This process brings a rigidity, favorable to performace and a resistance to impact endured while navigating, in all types of loading conditions.


Zodiac Nautic developed a unique industrial process to assemble its buoyancy tubes: thermobonding. This process consists of welding the pieces of Strongan™ material together to offer a perfect material that is both waterproof and durable, almost indestructible, quality of assembling – greater than the material’s resistance itself. Zodiac Nautic is the only manufacturer to master the welding of all structuring materials of an inflatable boat, thus guaranteeing exceptional longevity and security.


Available on most of its models, the buoyancy tube is equipped with a heading engaging in a groove joined with the hull. The waterproofness is guaranteed by the pressure inside the tube. Entirely removable. The tube can be taken apart and folded, which allows for easier maintenance, repair, transportation and storage.

CHANGE YOUR BUOYANCY TUBES ? Nothing easier. The tubes can be removed from the hull – ideal to renovate or restyle your boat at a lesser cost.


Zodiac Nautic selects with care the materials that constitute its boats, following strict, nonstandard functional specifications. Zodiac Nautic probably is the only manufacturer to subject its new boats to a battery of tests in navigation in extreme conditions. Be sure of it, your Zodiac boat will follow you everywhere and for a long time to come.