The RDC, Rapid Deployment Craft, has extremely rockered (upturned) ends. They allow the rescuer to “drive” the boat’s open end over the victim while the victim’s head remains above water at all times. The floor is open at each end, allowing 2 entry points. The freeboard height is only inches, enabling a rescuer to easily pull a victim into the boat. The RDC will store in a 2′ cube, inflate in a heartbeat, and can easily be carried by one person. The most common way to carry it is deflated and stored in a rescue boat or vehicle. Designed to withstand severe use conditions for many years, it’s fabric is the most durable in the Industry. No glue or adhesive is used so our seams attain the same strength as the fabric which means there are no weak links in our rescue boats. The urethane coating also contains more UV inhibitors than any other material on the market which reduces fabric degradation from the sun, as occurs with traditional rubber boats.