Prices, Sponsoring, Inventions

Why are GRABNER rubber-boats more expensive than PVC or cheap synthetic material boats?

Apart from the many advantages for the user (optimum safety, maximum operating air-pressure, resistance against virtually everything harmful, i.e. abrasion, UV proof, low temperature stable, repair friendly, longevity, 100% recyclable, the price encompasses a number of other vital environmental benefits:

 

  • The 3-layer special boat-skin consists of a backing fabric of natural caoutchouc – polyester – EPDM car tyre rubber, which cost more than cheap PVC or other cheap quality  synthetic materials.
  • GRABNER boat-skin is not manufactured in low wage countries, but by the world market leader, the Continental company of Germany. German products do cost more than those of Chinese production. …
  • Production of the boat-skin is covered by stringent environmental specification, the specifications of which nowhere else in the world are implemented to the extent as in Germany. The  material conforms to current and future Reach-regulations a100%. Who else can support such claim?    
  • At the point of the boat-skin manufacture all wastes are recycled to a 100 % for re-use.

 

All that adds to higher costs in comparison to cheap products from low wage countries.  The buyer has apart from all the benefits  that come with the design, a good feeling that the product he owns is most environmentally conform and friendly.

I am flying off to Canada for a boating trip. Will you donate the boat to me, or support me by subsidising travel allowance if I supply a travel report on the trip?

We receive such requests constantly.

More on the subject of sponsoring here.

I have a great idea that could earn you a lot of money. Will you buy the invention from me, or pay a licence fee to me?

As the sole manufacturer of hot-vulcanisation inflatable boats in Western Europe we are being offered many inventions.

Our comments on the subject  here. (German language)
Also a check-list, relevant for inventors.

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