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What is Inflatable Boat?

If you live close to the water, or ever wanted to boating, but lack the resources or storage space for a conventional boat, then now is the time to consider a BoatsToGo inflatable boat.

Inflatable boats take up as much space as a piece of luggage when deflated, which means they can be stored virtually anywhere. Imagine taking your boat out of the closet, putting it in your trunk, leaving your home or apartment, and heading to the water. Inflation takes mere minutes, and then you are ready for a full day of fishing, fun, and exploration by relaxing paddle or exhilarating speeds by motor. Best of all, at the end of the day simply let the air out, roll up your boat and store until the next time.


Compare PVC vs. Hypalon Inflatable Boats:

  • It is true that Hypalon boats last about twice as long as PVC boats. Hypalon in a rubber material that is resistant to heat and humidity, main enemies of PVC made boats. However, consider this:
  • At price of 1 Hypalon boat you can buy 2 PVC boats. That would mean that once PVC boat will get near its lifetime, you can always buy 2nd PVC boat, and have new PVC boat, instead of old Hypalon boat.
  • Why pay double for Hypalon boat that will lasts 10 years, if you may not even know for sure if you will be even boating 8 or 9 years later?
  • PVC boat will lasts on average 5-6 years when it properly taken care off. We have some customers that still have 10 year old Saturn PVC boats and claim these boats are still good.
  • PVC boats need to be stored in a well ventilated, shaded area when not in use, or covered with boat cover, while Hypalon boat does not require much care.
  • While Hypalon boats are best suited for hot and humid climate of Caribbean and Central or South America, you can still get very decent use of PVC boat given its low price.
  • Hypalon boats always leak a little bit of air via its seams. PVC boats remains more air tight than Hypalon boats.

The Benefits of Inflatable Boats Vs. Regular Hard Body Boats

Years ago, when someone wanted to buy a boat, the only great option was to go with a traditional hard body vessel. Simply put, it was the only way to get a truly great experience out on the water. But with improvements in technology, inflatable boats have improved by leaps and bounds, putting them on par with the fiberglass boats we all grew up with. In fact, in certain areas they are actually superior. Here are some of the benefits of inflatable boats vs. regular hard hull boats that you should consider when deciding on your next watercraft:

Lower Direct Cost

Inflatable boats can give you the same experience as comparable hard hull boats at a fraction of the cost. This starts with the price of the vessel itself, which can be many thousands of dollars less without having to sacrifice any performance or comfort at all. Depending on your situation, you can get into a high-quality inflatable motor boat for easily under $1,500, including a motor. And because of the lightweight design of these rafts, you can get the same or better performance with a much smaller motor.

Lower Indirect Cost

One of the main disadvantages of traditional boats is that even after you pay a high price for them, they still cost you a lot of money each month for things like storage, transport, upkeep and fuel. But with inflatable motor boats, these costs are almost non-existent. Because of the fact they can be easily deflated and transported in your trunk, these are truly portable boats. That means you won’t have to buy a trailer or pay someone to bring it down to the water for you. It also means no dock fees, as your new inflatable boat can be stored in your closet or garage. Add that to the limited amount of upkeep they require, and the fact that they are much more fuel efficient because of their lightweight design, and your monthly boat expenses will be extremely small.

Increased Versatility

The fact that these are truly portable boats makes inflatables much more versatile. They can be used in virtually any body of water, packed and taken on an airplane for a vacation with your family or used as a tender or safety raft on a larger boat. Many of them can also be easily changed into vessels you can paddle, row, use with a motor or sometimes even sail. That makes them great for all different activities, such as: a fishing expedition, a calm day out sailing with the family, whitewater rafting or speeding around a lake or ocean.

High-Level Performance

Compared to traditional boats, inflatable motor boats have many advantages when it comes to performance. That is why they are often a top choice for certain military expeditions and first responders. Their lightweight design allows them to fly through the water and make sharp turns with much less horsepower than a traditional boat. Their modern design and materials also makes them extremely solid and sturdy, so you will feel safe and secure. They are even solid enough for you to stand up on them while fishing.