The Inmar 470-MIL Military Series inflatable boat is a resilient, versatile model that was originally designed for serious military use. The 470-MIL was made to be tough, and Inmar paid special attention to making sure the boat is safe, extremely durable, and highly functional. This boat is quick and easy to set up, and two people can have it up and operational within twenty minutes.
Inmar Marine is a San Diego-based company with a wide, diverse customer base. They offer a variety of water craft for every need — from military, search and rescue, and law enforcement applications, to fishing boats, yacht tenders, and inflatable stand up paddle boards for recreational use. Inmar's goal has always been to deliver products that are safe and can withstand the stresses of the tasks expected of them — all while carefully balancing functionality, performance, and overall quality.Since first launching the rugged Military Series, Inmar has gone on to upgrade the whole range. The new 470-MIL is more resilient and versatile than ever before.
In this Inmar 470-MIL review, we'll cover the standout features of this well-built inflatable boat, discuss the pros and cons, what's included, commonly asked questions, and more.
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Outstanding build quality
Made for serious use
Nice bundle of accessories included
Excellent customer service
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Inmar 470-MIL Review: Boat Overview
The Inmar 470-MIL isn't your standard, run-of-the-mill inflatable boat. This boat is not cheap by any means, but you get what you pay for. The 470-MIL has been designed to deliver high-performance and rock solid durability.
If you’re looking for something cheaper and you don't necessarily need something so rugged, there are plenty of other Inmar boats to choose from. However, if you're looking for a 10 person inflatable boat that is built like a tank (and you have the budget to afford it), the Inmar 470-MIL is a boat that should definitely be on your shortlist.The 15'6″ x 6'8″ 470-MIL is real workhorse, capable of hauling an impressive max load of 2640 pounds. This boat can handle conditions that would leave most other inflatable boats floundering, making it the perfect choice for commercial operators.
Since upgrading the series, Inmar tubes are now made of an extra thick 1.2mm material. Inmar then took things to the next level by adding an additional layer which runs along the bottom of the tube. This increases the tube’s overall thickness to a whopping 3mm.
The Inmar 470-MIL is also extremely safe. In the unlikely event that something causes a puncture, the 470-MIL features 6 separate air chambers which means that the boat will stay afloat.
- Non-skid aluminum floor with anodized stringers
- Wooden bow floorboard, colored black
- Marine plywood transom, colored black
- Aluminum engine mounting plate
- Reinforcement on tube transom attachments
- Standard pop-up internal release self bailers
- Flat-profile rubbing strakes all around the boat, colored black
- Rubbing strakes on keel and tubes to create an extra layer of protection when beaching
- 8 soft handle neoprene covered nylon carry handles for easy carrying
- Bow handle
- Exterior and interior peripheral life lines
- 15 stainless steel interior tie down D-rings
- Reinforcing seat patches on tubes
- 2 large stainless steel tow rings on the bow
- 2 large stainless steel tow rings on rear tubes
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Inmar ships the 470-MIL with a foot pump with gauge and pipe, a storage bag for the bow, hull, and floor, a aluminum paddle set, and a field repair kit.
Also included is Inmar's excellent warranty which covers the boat for up to 3 years (3 years for recreational, 1 year for commercial).
After placing an order, how does the boat arrive?
The Inmar 470-MIL gets shipped in two packages: The boat package (54″ x 28″ x 18″ inches, 304 pounds), and the floor package (46″ x 28″ x 13″, 116 pounds).
Does Inmar Marine have a return policy?
Inmar does accept returns under certain circumstances — just check with the company before shipping anything back.
Is this the 470-MIL the biggest boat in Inmar's Military Series?
No, the larger Inmar 530-MIL allows for up to 12 passengers and a max load of 2980 pounds. The 530-MIL is the largest boat in Inmar's Military Series.
While the Inmar 470-MIL isn't cheap, it is an outstanding value for anyone who needs an ultra-reliable, extremely well-built boat of this size. The Inmar warranty is excellent, and the company has a reputation for going out of their way to take care of their customers.
The 470-MIL's impressive durability is built into every fiber of its design. The double coated tube bottom, rubbing strakes, and 6 air chamber design makes for a boat that will keep going even in the harshest of conditions.
If you're a recreational user, the extra reinforcements and serious load capacity of the Inmar 470-MIL may not be worth the additional money. For heavy duty users, however, this boat is a definitely an excellent choice.