Barrus Partners with Z Nautic Group

Published on: 06/01/2020

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Barrus is pleased to introduce Zodiac and Bombard to its growing portfolio of Marine Leisure products with exclusive distribution of the full range in the UK and Northern Ireland.

As market leaders in the design and manufacture of high-quality RIBs and inflatable boats, the Zodiac and Bombard ranges complement Mercury and Mariner outboards enabling Barrus to offer the most technically advanced boat and engine packages to the leisure and commercial user.


Zodiac invented the inflatable boat and have over 120 years of experience in building RIBs that are renowned for resistance and reliability.

Zodiac boats have an enviable reputation with leisure boaters alike who rely on their exceptional performance and practicality and have years of experience producing boats to support global exploration.

From fishing to water sports and security, the Zodiac range offers unrivalled stability, power to weight ratio and hulls that are designed for crossing waves.


Following a scientific expedition in the 1950s, Dr Alain Bombard oversaw the creation of a line of inflatable boats designed for pleasure boating. By offering safe, robust products, Bombard has forged his values of adventure and reliability into the brand that bears his name.

Every single Bombard hull is conceptualised using CAD to produce the highest standard of planing ability, resistance points, rigidity, comfort and safety. 

Bombard is simply the best value for money.

To strengthen the existing Zodiac Nautic dealers worldwide, Barrus will be securing authorised dealers within the UK whilst supporting its existing network. To support UK sales and build the brand profile further, the product catalogue is currently being produced in English and stock will be held in the UK to meet customer demand.

“The range of Zodiac and Bombard RIBs has been a long-anticipated addition to our portfolio,” commented Ben Allen, General Manager for the Marine Leisure Division, E.P. Barrus Ltd.

“We are following Brunswick’s strategic partnership with Z Nautic in an effort to streamline our range of inflatables and deliver strong, premium brands to our customer base,” Ben concluded.

“We have big ambitions for Zodiac in the UK and would therefore like to take advantage of the synergy between Barrus & Zodiac which include over 220 years of combined experience, Barrus’s logistical expertise, the existing dealer network and Z Nautic renewed product range,” commented François Renault, EMEA Export Sales Director for Z Nautic Group.

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