The Falcon Family

The Falcon Family

Marius Heyneman founded Falcon Inflatables in the 1985.

Over the years his wife, sons and daughter have joined him in making their family business one of the top brands in inflatable boat manufacturing.

Being a family business ourselves, the IBR team was thrilled to get a chance to meet with the Falcon family and check out their work hard/play hard approach to inflatables.

In Swellendam we stayed at a farm house located miles down a narrow dirt road, surrounded by the thick low-growth of the Western Cape. We arrived past midnight and all we could see was the edge of the road and vegetation immediately in front of us. All you can do is keep driving on faith in a van-full of searching eyes to get you there.

In the morning we got an early start after watching one of the five local baboon troops make their way through the horse pastures and fruit bearing trees in our backyard. When we arrived at Falcon Inflatables headquarters we were greeted by their founder, Marius Heyneman.

Marius showed us around, brought us into his office and took us for a ride through the history of inflatable boats in South Africa