Zodiac Nautic is a commercial brand specialising in a particular type of semi-rigid boat. It is, moreover, the inventor of the inflatable boat. Nowadays, the term Zodiac has been democratised in the French language to define motorised inflatable boats.
Zodiac Nautic has reinvented boating and continues to do so, 120 years after its creation. A French manufacturer and in particular market leader in motorised inflatable boats, Zodiac was created from the merger between the Aeronautics Union of France and the Mallet Company in 1896. Contrary to what you might think, the brand has not always made inflatable boats. In fact, at the start of its history, Zodiac Nautic had commenced production of airships. A few years later, the first prototypes of inflatable boats were launched for the Naval Aviation. Over time, the brand has become a true expert in the field with ever more innovative and original ideas.
The brand offers several types of boats with features specific to its use. Indeed, the range of Zodiac is very vast; there are boats adapted for fishing, lounging, water-skiing, surfing and windsurfing, diving, safety at sea and even underwater fishing. Thus, each Zodiac has been designed and produced to meet a particular need, to the delight of its customers.
A wide choice of destinations
Across all seas and oceans, Zodiac rental adapts to your desires. The Filovent fleet is present in all four corners of the world to offer you its services. Head to the South of France, near Marseilles, and discover the French Riviera with its wild creeks inaccessible on foot, and deserted beaches with turquoise waters. Corsica is a very good compromise for holidaymakers who wish to stay in France while having a change of scenery. With its kilometres of coastline, you can fully enjoy your holidays sailing along the coast for a maritime escapade. Whether you want to go for a day or for a week, we have what you need!
The different Zodiac Nautic ranges
Zodiac is distinguished by its elegant ranges of semi-rigid boats such as Pro, Open, Medline and N-ZO, and fully inflatable boats with the Classic and Futura ranges.
The models of the Pro range are equipped with a removable "platform" allowing to change the layout of the boat according to its use. Indeed, whether it is for fishing, diving, underwater fishing or just relaxing, all the Pro boats are perfectly adapted to your sailing desires.
There are 7 different models of boats in this range and they measure between 4.2 and 8.50 metres depending on the model selected, whatever satisfies you. Their accommodation capacity varies between 7 and 25 people according to their size. With a maximum power of 50 HP for the Pro 420, and 350 HP for the most powerful, the Pro 850, this range is very wide to best meet your needs.
Thanks to the advanced system developed by Zodiac, the Open range is equipped with a tilting console and a removable float. True Swiss Army knives, the boats in this range offer breathtaking performance thanks to their deep V-shaped hulls and optimised decks that allow free movement on board. Suitable for diving, lounging, water sports, and even fishing, the boats of the Open range are genuine all-in-one.
There are 3 different models of boats in this range, and they measure between 5.5 and 7 metres. Their accommodation capacity varies between 12 people for the smallest and 16 people for the largest. With a maximum power of 130 HP for the Open 5.5 and 250 HP for the Open 7, the boats of the Open range offer unrivalled performance.
Ideal for your sea escapades while enjoying the sun, the Medline range provides a large surface for basking in the sun. This new generation of Zodiac boats is oriented towards relaxation, with its wide deck that can be converted into a sun deck, and moving about on-board is without mishaps. With a vast quarterdeck, the Medline range provides comfort, safety and driveability.
There are 5 different models of boats in this range, and they measure between 5 and 8.5 metres. Their accommodation capacity varies between 9 and 20 people. With a maximum power of 80 HP for the Medline 500, and 350 HP for the Medline 850, the boats of the Open range will satisfy all your desires for lounging and relaxation.
With its sleek design and avant-garde lines, the N-ZO range ensures elegance and comfort. The hull structure of this range of boats offers its passengers a real cocoon. Equipped with state-of-the-art "Reverse and Sun" technology, the large sunbed unfolds in seconds. The space on-board is optimised for your maximum comfort.
There are 4 different models of boats in this range, and they measure between 6 and 8.5 metres. Depending on the model, you can carry up to 18 people. With a maximum power of 150 HP for the N-ZO 600, and 350 HP for the N-ZO 760, the N-ZO range of boats are perfectly suited for a day out with friends, in complete privacy.
Practical, economical and foldable are the keywords of the Classic range. Light to handle and equipped with wheels for easy launching, they are easy to transport for the greatest pleasure of their passengers. Its shallow draught allows it to navigate with complete peace of mind, even in protected water areas. Moreover, it can be completely dismantled and folded into a bag, so it doesn't take up any space in your garage.
There are 2 different models of boats in this range, and they measure around 4 metres. Their accommodation capacity varies between 6 and 7 people. With a maximum power of 40 HP, the boats of the Classic range will satisfy your desires for a sea trip for an afternoon with two, or with friends.
Sporty, fun and foldable define the Futura range. Thanks to its two side floats, the feeling of being at sea is incredible, for the greatest pleasure of those who are steering it. Just like the Classic range, the models in the Futura range are fully collapsible, and fit in a bag when folded.
There are 3 different models of boats in this range, and they measure between 3.7 and 4.5 metres. Their accommodation capacity varies between 5 people for the smallest, and 9 people for the largest. With a maximum power of 40 HP for the Futura Mark II and 60 HP for the Futura Mark III, the boats of the Futura range are perfectly adapted to small sea trips.
FAQ: Filovent answers you!
WHY RENT A ZODIAC?
The inflatable boat has undeniable advantages at sea. Economical, but also fast, it offers many advantages to sea lovers, but also to water sports enthusiasts. Water skiing, diving, racing…, many activities await holidaymakers in search of thrills, but also fishing enthusiasts. Despite its light weight, the inflatable boat has excellent stability and can easily be pulled from the beach.
In addition to its economical and practical nature, the inflatable boat can also be fitted with a few features to make your trip more enjoyable. By opting for an inflatable boat rental, romantics can indeed toast on board under a magnificent sunset.
So, if inflatable boats make speed lovers happy, semi-rigid boats will enchant the couples and families who wish to drop anchor near beautiful sandy beaches, or picnic on the turquoise waters of the Atlantic. Semi-rigid boats can in fact accommodate a small handy table, ideal for enjoying a meal after an unforgettable underwater dive or a long, pleasant sun bath. Not to mention that this type of boat remains one of the easiest to transport and store; some even fit in a bag when deflated.
IS IT POSSIBLE TO RENT A ZODIAC BY THE DAY?
Zodiac rental by the day is quite possible at Filovent. Simply go to the special "day trip" section, and you can take advantage of our many Zodiac models to go sailing for a day!
Whatever your desires; fishing, lounging, water-skiing, surfing and windsurfing, diving and underwater fishing… You will definitely find the Zodiac that will suit you. The Filovent team remains at your disposal. All you have to do is click!