In response to requests for a more transportable and inflatable boat option, Wing Inflatables has added a series of Hypalon boats to its product offering. The IB-530, gives customers a choice of products built to their specifications. Another advantage of Hypalon material is that it can be easily rolled up for transport or storage - a benefit critical to many mobile rescue and military units. The IB-530 can be equipped with a single engine or twin 50 horsepower outboards. It features a 2-inch transom and special through-bolted transom-to-tube construction to accommodate the additional engine weight. Two 5.3 meter (17 foot and 5 inch) prototypes were developed – one with a fixed steering console and the other tiller-operated and equipped with speed tubes. Each boat was powered by a single 115 horsepower Mercury Marine outboard engine. With a single person aboard each vessel, the company said both boats exceeded the original speed projections. Other features of the IB-530 include a transom-mounted drain assembly accessible from inside the boat, high capacity deck drains with elephant trunks to restrict water entry and an aluminum deck with D-rings.