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Brig Inflatables are Back!

The video above was made in March 2022, less than a month after Ukraine had been invaded, BRIG USA CEO Boyd Tomkies explains what was happening to Brig’s 400 workers.


BRIG Employees

BRIG is one of the largest builders of rigid hull inflatable boats (RIBS) with more than 420 employees.​​

Ukrainian Builder Shipping Again

15 months after the factory and its 400 employees were evacuated from the Brig International factory just outside of Kharkiv, the company is once again in production.  New Brig inflatables are once again available around the world, including in the U.S.

We want to thank the many BoatTEST members who contributed to the Brig’s Family Foundation which helped many of the company’s employees relocate.

BRIG Family Foundation

The BRIG Family Foundation (EU) was created to help our BRIG family and friends in Ukraine.

Brig International produces a wide range of inflatable boats from small tenders to its 10 Meter 33’) Falcon with twin outboards, which is designed for a large crowd offshore. Over the last several years before the war, the brand had received international acceptance from boat builders using them as tenders, and consumers alike, because of their excellent engineering and qualityy construction. In 2022 Brig had sold over 4,000 boats world-wide and was the largest builder in class.

The whole international boating community is amazed at Brig’s resiliency. 

Hopefully, with the factory back in business, the brand can regain its previous momentum.

Brig USA has a number of dealers around the country.