About Australia’s Inflatable Boat Specialists
The world renowned ACHILLES Brand of inflatable boats are now back on sale in Queensland through Australia’s Inflatable Boat Specialists, based at Hope Island on the Gold Coast.
Available in alloy and fibreglass rigid hulls, as well as conventional roll up timber or aluminium slatted floors. In addition the inflatable floor AIRFIRM Hypalon models range from 2.3 to 3.6m in size.
Australia’s Inflatable Boat Specialists is a new venture established by Neil Solomons, a long time exponent of inflatable boats, having been the importer of Avon Inflatables out of the UK and a past distributor of Zodiac, AB and Caribe inflatables.
Customers include NSW Maritime, Riviera Cruisers, Warren Yachts, Fairline Luxury Cruisers, Australian Yachting Team, Royal Sydney Yacht Squadron, Cruising Yacht Club Of Australia, Police Rescue Squad, other various Yachting Clubs and Universities around Australia to name a few.
Neil Solomons’ name is synonymous within the marine industry as he has lived and breathed boats since his childhood. Neil commenced his career in the 1970’s with NSW Maritime and progressed through the years in sales and marketing with Meridian, Bayliner, Riviera, Cobalt and Maxum sports cruisers to name but a few. Neil was also Managing Director of Sydney Inflatables, the importer and distributor of Avon inflatable boats for over a decade. More recently he was the Director of Boating Connexions in Taren Point as the NSW distributor of AB Inflatables.
Neil’s involvement in the marine club scene has seen him racing boats at the St. George Motor-Boat Club and Royal Motor Yacht Club, being a member for over 35 years.
With a “can-do” attitude and experience in marine management for 40 years, Neil can find the right solution when sourcing the correct boat for the discerning Captain. Neil mentions, “My family members span around Australia and I am lucky enough to have had experience in the many waterways all over this country, recently touring the Whitsundays. I have made a career out of doing what I love . Playing boats and introducing this awesome lifestyle to many new customers, eventually develops into lifetime boating friends.
Moving to Queensland his boating prowess evolved working with the Australian Distributor of AB Inflatables, but more recently Business Development Manager for Suzuki Australia Marine QLD.
I am extremely proud to be part of this new marine venture, with exciting new products coming soon.