Best inflatable boats
Owning an inflatable boat is a great source of excitement for adventure lovers who enjoy hours of great fun and sporting activities. For anglers, the best way to cast your fishing rod without having to worry about transport, hauling or to trailer a boat is to own one of the best inflatable boats; they provide the perfect option.
Being a watercraft made of light and durable material, they are convenient marine multi-tool that gives you a lot of freedom. It is also cheaper and economical than a traditional boat, in fact, you will experience many of the benefits of owning a boat.
Here is a list of 7 great inflatable boats of 2016.
Straight Edge Angler
The Straight Edge Angler is an inflatable kayak designed with a high-back seat that can accommodate one occupant.
It is rugged and detailed in construction as its bow and stern have a built in aluminum rib frame to improve tracking especially in conditions with open waters.
It has a very fantastic hull that can rival any other in the market; it is made up of high-quality PVC that can endure abrasion conditions in rough waters as well as get pricked by sharp objects under water.
One great feature of the Straight Edge angler is its superior self-bailing ports. The self-bailing ports can be opened in rough water conditions and be closed again in cold or calm water condition.
It comes with a puddle bag that is that allows for an easy packing and carrying it along. The kayak is already pre-assembled in the factory and what is required of you is to unpack it simply, inflate and attach its adjustable seat. The seat is padded to provide comfort for longer rides.
The Tioga is a framed 9-ft Inflatable pontoon boat with a padded seat; it is one of the best inflatable boats to navigate a river or a lake with great ease.
Being a heavy duty pontoon, its bottoms is made of abrasion resistant PVC material with its top made of tough nylon that can withstand tear and wear.
It has oarlock positions with oar-rests incorporated on the inflatable. The oars are 7-ft in length and made of aluminum making them light and easy to use.
Other great features incorporated with the Tioga include the ability of both the footrests and the padded seat to adjust to your best comfort.
Its numerous pockets provide you with a high storage capacity as well as the rear space that gives more room including a battery platform. A sturdy motor mount is also provided for trolling.
An Osprey is a compact stand up paddle board that is very stable and can be stacked away into its carry bag very quickly, and you can take it with you to your next destination.
It is very suitable for fishing purposes as it gives you incredible visibility as you paddle it while standing tall.
It is about 11ft long, 35-inches wide and weighs about 42lbs; you can check in on a plane as luggage.
The extra robust and thick EVA foam deck provides stability to be able to paddle through rivers, bays, and lakes in pursuit of your favorite fish.
Fish Cat Scout
The Fish Cat Scout is a frameless pontoon boat designed with a kayak-like seat which can accommodate one person.
It is one of the easily portable inflatable boats in the market suitable for fishing expeditions, weighing just about 35lbs; it is light-weight and perfect for venturing into new fishing sites.
The overall feature of this boat includes a float tube in the form of a pontoon with a single seat.
It comes with an open floor cockpit which can enable the angler to perform fin kicking comfortably and guiding the boat while fishing at the same time.
It has two oar supports on either side with an inbuilt carry gear pocket and a holder for the rod. Fish cat Scout is an ultimate inflatable for those who embrace simplicity besides there are no hassles in setting it up.
Stealth Starker 10
The Stealth Starker 10 is a frames inflatable boat that is about 10ft in length and has a capacity of two people. It is suitable for use in all fishing conditions including lakes, bays, rivers and either in calm or rough waters.
It can also be comfortably handled by a single person with ease despite it being able to accommodate two. It has a fully enclosed hull that makes it usable in any water body as this inflatable boat is more spacious, light and portable.
Due to its stability features, the Stealth Starker can be used in a wide range of water conditions as well as for fishing. Since it has a round gull configuration, it provides anglers a comfortable platform to go about their duties knowing their safety is guaranteed. They are four horsepower rated while utilizing gas but can also be equipped with an electric motor.
Saturn FK396 Fishing Series
The Saturn FK396 fishing series is a kayak fishing inflatable boat whose length is 13ft and its floor, as well as the top of the tubes, are made of a heavy duty PVC that is double layered and very rigid when inflated.
This fishing kayak is so stable that you can stand up and do your fishing if necessary.
FK396 fishing series is equipped with two aluminum benches that are removable for attaching any other accessories, for instance, a fish finder or rod handlers. Another great feature of this kayak is that it has an option of a bikini sun shade that can be attached to it to shield you from hot sunlight or rain.
Fish Hunter 4-Person
This 9ft long fishing boat is one of the best inflatable boats that make a fishing adventure worth your while.
It comes with a quiet space expected of any boat of this category and is equipped with four swivel oarlocks to make rowing much easier if you ride as a pair.
Should you wish for an upgrade, the stern and bow can be fitted with a 2.5 electric motor and hence achieve a faster cruising. On the stern, there are a set of rod holders that can either be used to carry your poles.