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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.
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.
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.
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.