Review of the best according to the editors. About the selection criteria. The the material is subjective, is not advertising and is not serves as a guide to the purchase. Before purchase is needed consultation with a specialist.
Inflatable boats – a budget alternative to frame boats or full-size boats that can be operated as in in conjunction with the motor, and on oars. Their diversity, based on the amount of materials used, and on structural features, in the hundreds, and the amount sold on Model market – tens of thousands.
After a full review of the situation in the segment, the magazine team prepared a rating of 20 of the best inflatable boats, each of which is sold in Russia and enjoys high popular among consumers.
- How to choose an inflatable boat
- Which is better: a boat with an inflatable bottom or a rigid one?
- Rating of the best inflatable boats
- Best hard bottom inflatable boats
- Poseidon PN 500 (500 cm)
- Poseidon Kasatka KS 385 Marine (385 cm)
- ProfMarine PM450CL (450 cm)
- Gladiator C 420 DP (420 cm)
- Yukona 400 TS (400 cm)
- Maxim Riviera 3400 SK (340 cm)
- Flinc Boatsman BT365SK (365 cm)
- Poseidon Viking VN 360 LS (360 cm)
- Flinc FT320L Luxury (320 cm)
- Pelican 300 TK (300 cm)
- Best PVC boats with inflatable bottom
- Honwave T40 AE2 (400 cm)
- Flinc FT360L (360 cm)
- Flinc Boatmaster 310 T Luxury (310 cm)
- Hunter 290 Р (290 cm)
- Best rowing inflatable boats
- Yukona 280 GTK (280 cm)
- Boatmaster SA 300 SA Samurai (300 cm)
- “Taimen” V-290 ND (290 cm)
- Flinc F280TLA (280 cm)
- Pelican (290 cm)
- Apache (240 cm)
How to choose an inflatable boat
When choosing inflatable boats for productive swims in ponds It is extremely important to determine the key characteristics:
Boat length. Parameter affecting both capacity inflatable ship, and for its purpose. If in perspective operation only as a model for a walk, then ideal the choice is a boat up to 2.0 meters in size. If in priority fishing or hunting, then you should focus on how much people who will swim with you and the number necessary cargo.
Capacity. As recommendations to this the characteristic immediately give approximate guidelines for the minimum length:
- for single fishing this indicator can vary from 2.0 to 3, – meters (depending on the number of gear you take with you);
- boats from 3.0 to 4.5 are suitable for two or three people meters;
- four or more people will fit perfectly on ships from 5 meters, however, such models, due to low demand, are found quite rarely.
Strength. This parameter is determined by which The material is used to make the hull of an inflatable boat. By almost all models are made of PVC to modern standards (polyvinyl chloride) containing 5-9 thin layers of binder threads. Such material copes well with its functions in open water, however, for swimming in snags, bushes, reeds or in shallow water it is better to use boats with more durable base, so as not to accidentally damage the cylinders. It may either reinforced PVC (with additional layers of durable basis) or material with a special surface treatment.
Type of seam. According to the classification of the seams on the boat can be glued or welded. The first type is found on the vast majority of cheap boats, and not reliable in the long run. The highest quality is considered it is welds, since the probability of their disclosure is high only with aging material.
Bottom type. According to this classification, the bottom of the boat may to be
- rigid – made from processed wood material or duralumin. It gives rigidity and strength to the construction, however It takes a long time to assemble and requires more space.
- non-inflated – the most impractical in terms of operation the bottom made of rubberized PVC or other dense material. Absolutely unstable, can get a random puncture, but at the same time boats with such a bottom are cheaper than others.
- inflatable – a more comfortable bottom view, performed, as a rule, from the same material as the main part of the boat. Differs more high stability and increase load capacity but weigh more, and the likelihood of a puncture is also high.
Optional add-ons. In some cases, even cheap inflatable boats may have structural elements such as reverse water drain valve, additional fastenings under the fuel tank, seat covers, stiff protection of the submersible part of the cylinders and the bottom, etc. We strongly recommend that you pay attention to this, since supplements can bring many benefits during regular operation.
Which is better: a boat with an inflatable bottom or a rigid one?
Type of boat
Hard bottom boat
+ More stable
+ Not subject to accidental damage to the bottom
+ As a rule, higher tolerance of complete motors for size and power
+ High sides of the boat
+ More usable free space
+ Prices lower than for inflatable boats
– More bulky and heavy
– assembly time
+ Light weight construction
+ Quickly operational
– Less reliable construction: it is easy to damage an inflatable floor sharp objects
– Higher price
– Low floor stability – to correct this nuance additional flooring or inflatable bottom required high pressure
– Permissible power of installed motors is less than hard bottom boats
– less free space inside
Rating of the best inflatable boats
|Nomination||a place||Name of product||price|
|Best hard bottom inflatable boats||1||Poseidon PN 500 (500 cm)||88 000 rub.|
|2||Poseidon Kasatka KS 385 Marine (385 cm)||57 000 rub.|
|3||ProfMarine PM450CL (450 cm)||58 198 rub.|
|4||Gladiator C 420 DP (420 cm)||56 200 rub.|
|5||Yukona 400 TS (400 cm)||45 000 rub.|
|6||Maxim Riviera 3400 SK (340 cm)||52 000 rub.|
|7||Flinc Boatsman BT365SK (365 cm)||45 000 rub.|
|8||Poseidon Viking VN 360 LS (360 cm)||41 424 rub.|
|9||Flinc FT320L Luxury (320 cm)||21 990 rub.|
|10||Pelican 300 TK (300 cm)||26 520 rub.|
|Best PVC boats with inflatable bottom||1||Honwave T40 AE2 (400 cm)||111 000 rub.|
|2||Flinc FT360L (360 cm)||29 990 rub.|
|3||Flinc Boatmaster 310 T Luxury (310 cm)||20 990 rub.|
|4||Hunter 290 Р (290 cm)||16 990 rub.|
|Best rowing inflatable boats||1||Yukona 280 GTK (280 cm)||16 620 rub.|
|2||Boatmaster SA 300 SA Samurai (300 cm)||18 380 rub.|
|3||“Taimen” V-290 ND (290 cm)||20 700 rub.|
|4||Flinc F280TLA (280 cm)||18 360 rub.|
|5||Pelican (290 cm)||19 600 rub.|
|6||Apache (240 cm)||9 500 rub.|
Best hard bottom inflatable boats
Poseidon PN 500 (500 cm)
Poseidon PN 500 – an extremely expensive premium segment boat, accommodating up to 11 people and capable of carrying loads of mass up to 1915 kilograms. Both the bottom and the cylinders are made of reinforced PVC fabric with a density of 1200 g / m2, due to which achieves maximum strength and reliability of the model in long term. Motor package implies the ability to place on the transom a 50-horsepower unit, which able to accelerate the ship to 70-80 kilometers per hour.
Among other features of the Poseidon PN 500, we note that the diameter cylinders is 62 centimeters – this is the best result in selection, however, pumping and complete assembly of the vessel is extremely long. Used flooring standard, plywood, thickness 12 millimeters, does not always live to the limit the condition of the entire boat, and over the years of use requires repeated acquisitions. In general, in terms of overall dimensions, this is the best option in the category. True, the availability of his choice is the prerogative not for everyone.
- allows you to install a very powerful motor (up to 50 hp);
- very dense and durable workmanship + external cylinder reinforcement;
- 12 mm thick plywood flooring;
- almost 2 tons of carrying capacity.
- very high price;
- 135 kilograms of own weight.
Poseidon Kasatka KS 385 Marine (385 cm)
Kasatka KS 385 Marine is an upgraded version of the standard river boat “Killer Whale-385”, designed for navigation. The maximum power of the motor installed on its reinforced transom, can reach 30 horsepower, however the maximum the speed is 3-4 kilometers per hour lower than that of river counterpart. The reason for this lies in the completely redesigned the bottom, which allowed to increase the ride comfort on the wave and improve seaworthiness.
The maximum load capacity of the model is 740 kilograms, and as a small “frigate” for two or three people, she will gorgeous. But the declared six passengers in it will be quite cramped: in the course of fishing various kinds of problems may arise, associated with a lack of operational space for a swing or fishing. However, Kasatka KS 385 Marine is also used as a boat for racing competitions, which neither we nor experts expected see.
- 740 kilograms of carrying capacity;
- excellent conditions for navigation – recycled keel part and bottom;
- reinforced transom, which makes it possible to complete the boat 30-horsepower engine;
- high popularity among users.
- high level of value.
ProfMarine PM450CL (450 cm)
Despite the load ratings of this boat obviously lower than the competitor’s Gladiator C 420 DP (total 900 kilograms), its strength characteristics are at much higher level. High density contributes to this. PVC material (1200 g / m2), the presence of welds and additional reinforced layer. All this coupled with large dimensions gave 95 kilograms of weight, transportation of which – for one person is quite complicated.
In total, ProfMarine PM450CL is designed for comfortable placement 7 people: for this, a thick plywood floor and standard hard seats. Thanks to the keel, the boat has excellent maneuverability on the water, and the possibility of manning a motor of 35 horsepower only helps to reveal its entire potential. It is not cheap, but due to ownership to the premium class to operate as a disadvantage will be wrong.
- good maneuverability on the water;
- support for motors up to 35 horsepower;
- high density of the material of manufacture;
- holds up to 7 people;
- strong and reliable plywood floor;
- the presence of a valve to discharge water.
- too bulky (almost 100 kilograms of its own weight).
Gladiator C 420 DP (420 cm)
The fourth place in the rating goes to the boat Gladiator C 420 DP, related to the premium market segment. Despite the Chinese origin the world community of fishers and hunters took it very warm, mainly due to the high-quality protection of cylinders with using additional reinforced cladding. With dimensions superior to the Yukona 400 TS, this model weighs a couple kilograms less (87), which is explained by the use of lighter protective elements.
The flooring is made of standard waterproof FSF plywood with aluminum edging, and the nose is covered with an awning, which tends to wear out quickly. Payload Gladiator C 420 DP is about 1087 kilograms, and the maximum number placed passengers can reach 7 people. True, comfortable fishing with such a load is unlikely to succeed: the most comfortable, from the point of view of users, is the simultaneous stay in a boat no more than 5 people. Purely visual, she looks great, and goes on sale in six color variations. It is expensive, but in the ratio “price / quality” wins almost any competitor.
- carrying capacity over 1 ton;
- favorable ratio of price and quality;
- 6 color variations to choose from;
- high strength cladding;
- the ability to accommodate up to 7 people.
- not found.
Yukona 400 TS (400 cm)
Yukona 400 TS is an extremely large boat for up to 6 people, whose own weight reaches 89 kilogram. It is heavy in transportation and takes an extremely long time. places however has one very important advantage over competitors: high density five-layer PVC material (on level 1100 g / m2). In order to provide greater reliability design, the outer part of the 50-cm cylinders is protected a bulk bar and a splash guard. All seams are soldered and additionally taped, which also adds strength.
The total load capacity of the Yukona 400 TS was 800 kilograms, and for a 4 meter boat this is very good. You can complete it 30 horsepower engines that develop a speed of 70 kilometers per hour. The most important thing in this whole story is the price, much lower than the reviewed “Maxim Riviera” or Flinc Boatsman. That is why we award her fifth place
- the ability to install a motor with power up to 30 hp;
- very high quality manufacturing;
- capacity for 6 people;
- high sides and reinforced transom;
- the ability to carry up to 800 kilograms of cargo.
- too bulky to be transported by one person.
Maxim Riviera 3400 SK (340 cm)
A very suitable option for the summer season, which is expensive, but able to serve faithfully until the age of 20 … if it’s good for him look after. The “Maxim Riviera” 3400 SK combines beautiful appearance and high quality finishes, for which he receives a little perhaps not the highest demand among all representatives of this categories. True, in the course of the Compact model, and only because full-size version prices are too high.
The diameter of the side of the model is 46 centimeters, and this is quite enough to prevent water from getting inside. More dense PVC material reinforced with synthetic and polymer threads, allows (with smaller dimensions) to transport goods weighing up to 650 kilograms: Flinc Boatsman BT365SK, with all due respect, far to that. Yes, and payol looks much more representative, since its thickness is 12 millimeters. Maximum engine power is also at the level of 20 horsepower, and permissible speed is 50 kilometers per hour.
- good load ratings;
- the possibility of picking a motor with a capacity of 20 horsepower forces;
- more durable manufacturing material;
- 12 mm thick plywood flooring;
- very long service life;
- nice appearance.
- high price.
Flinc Boatsman BT365SK (365 cm)
The special feature of this vessel from Flinc is visual latitude – in comparison with the Viking VN 360 LS it looks much larger, although the difference is a few centimeters. An interesting layout, coupled with a nice design (or graphite orange or camouflage color) makes Boatsman BT365SK very noticeable against other products, and in terms of characteristics everything is very good.
The maximum power of the engine component here is 20 horsepower that does not seem overpriced and provide acceptable speed of movement of a sufficiently heavy boat (64 kilograms). The hard floor is made of standard plywood with water-repellent impregnation, the thickness of which is 9 millimeters. It is stable, but, as users note, with while 4 people are in the boat and increasing pressure on limited area may not withstand. But the carrying capacity a 47-centimeter vessel is 600 kilograms, and the probability of accidental damage with such indicators is sufficient great.
- the ability to complete with a motor for 20 hp.;
- the diameter of the cylinders is 47 centimeters;
- total load capacity;
- the presence of kilson;
- Two nice colors to choose from.
- high price (more than 45 thousand rubles).
Poseidon Viking VN 360 LS (360 cm)
Heavy-duty inflatable boat, main advantage which expresses the presence of an enhanced transom, on which you can Install motors up to 18 horsepower. True, the excess potential of the Viking VN 360 LS very often falls short of location: sensitivity to the wave and excessive prowess on the course can play a cruel joke, even toppling over.
But in everything else, real superiority is felt. The diameter of the cylinders was increased to 45 centimeters with their change end part to a conical shape with eccentricity in relation to the bottom. The biased center of mass holds the boat better water, making you feel at least some semblance of security. Due to the increased dimensions in length and width (360×160 centimeters) carrying capacity was over 500 kilograms – enough not only to accommodate 3 people, but also to raise board an impressive arsenal of fishing or hunting equipment. There is also a 9 millimeter plywood flooring that provides good functioning for almost the entire life cycle boats.
- 540 kilograms of carrying capacity;
- the ability to install an engine with power up to 18 hp (10 hp recommended);
- high side of the vessel (45 centimeters);
- optimized cylinder shape for better stability on water
- flooring 9 mm thick.
- high price;
- yaw rate and wave dependence.
Flinc FT320L Luxury (320 cm)
Triple boat with bow awning, capable of transporting by water up to 320 kilograms of total weight. Is a good alternative Pelican 300 TK both in terms of overall dimensions and price, True, in some nuances it manifests itself extremely modestly. For example, in the indicator of the maximum power of the component engine – here it is only 6 horsepower. In general, the difference noticeable, but appears only with long-distance swims.
Paul Flinc FT320L “Lux” lined with 6.5 mm plywood “book” type slan, but its resource is limited to 3-4 years use – then you have to look for an alternative. Color the variation is limited only to gray and green colors, but according to by and large no one is losing anything, and overpay for “exclusivity” is not necessary. The only bewilderment of all users operating the vessel caused an anchorage clamping strips to the inside of the transom using self-tapping screws. Their output in this case is hardly 5 millimeters … and no trace glue or other attempts of additional fixing.
- the presence of a nasal tent;
- impressive dimensions (comfortable for transportation 3 person);
- acceptable price.
- short-lived hard floor;
- fastening the transom clamping plate to the screws is the roughest disadvantage of all possible.
Pelican 300 TK (300 cm)
3 meter boat with built-in transom, the bottom of which is lined special marine plywood with external processing anti-slip coating. Due to this, as well as the presence of sides 40 centimeters in diameter that minimize water ingress inside, the Pelican 300 TK is comfortable to stand, which is very important when aiming while hunting or throwing spinning.
The manufacturing material for this boat is a combination standard PVC and polyurethane which resists better scratches (including deep ones), and retains a pleasant external appearance for longer view. The seams are glued, and twice, but the quality suffers from this not very much. According to internal tests, Pelican 300 TK able to withstand up to 10-15 years of intensive use, albeit with periodic maintenance (accidental punctures and unsuitability valves have not been canceled). Such a ship is quite expensive it is presented in 9 color variations, and can be completed motor power up to 10 horsepower.
- stable flooring of 9 mm plywood;
- the ability to install a motor up to 10 hp;
- 10-15 years of guaranteed operation;
- use of combined material: PVC + polyurethane;
- 9 color variations to choose from.
- high price;
- for the “special” combined color will have to pay extra.
Best PVC boats with inflatable bottom
Honwave T40 AE2 (400 cm)
Uncompromising first place goes Honwave T40 AE2 for a reason lack of decent competition: the rest of the analogues are not even trying to reach the parameters of this model. Huge inflatable a vessel with a capacity of 7 people weighs 86 kilograms, but it can take on board over a ton of net cargo. Material, used in its creation, has a density of 1100 g / m2, as well as additional reinforcement of external layers.
The bottom of the Honwave T40 AE2, according to the category, inflatable, but in complete with hard aluminum flooring. On the built-in transom can fasten engines for 30 horsepower, capable of to accelerate the boat to speeds above 50 kilometers per hour. Due to abundance places here you can install (and secure) an additional gas tank and, if necessary, go offshore for significant distance. The basic cost of the model in retail can not afford to most of the circle of stakeholders, which sets a precedent for low popularity and low demand. Buying it is basically pretty wealthy hunting and fishing lovers, as well as professional Athletes participating in world championships.
- the presence of a water discharge valve;
- aluminum rigid flooring on the inflatable bottom included;
- supports engines up to 30 hp;
- possesses good dynamic characteristics;
- very high quality and reliable finish;
- up to 7 people on board.
- extremely high price.
Flinc FT360L (360 cm)
Another Flinc Medium Transom Boat price segment and intended for landing 4 people. FROM it is successfully used for swimming on rivers and lakes, as well as in the sea, but subject to almost perfect weather conditions. Ideally combined with a 10 horsepower engine, which can accelerate to 30 kilometers per hour (with an average load of under 200 kilogram with a valid 420). Cylinders of a boat with a diameter of 42 centimeters help minimize water on board, and even generally give the boat a “solidity” in size. Landing is high, but the quality of movement along the water surface is quite good: the reason for this is the flat bottom and installed elements directional stabilization such as fin keels from the same PVC fabric. In user reviews, information about that the “survivability” of the FT360L is nearly 10 years at heavy use. The result is very high, and therefore – second place in the ranking.
- original design of the bottom of the boat – equipping with PVC fins and flat base;
- high board (42 centimeters);
- large loading tolerance: 420 kilograms;
- the ability to install motors on 10 hp
- not found.
Flinc Boatmaster 310 T Luxury (310 cm)
One of two Flinc representatives in this category, in which is equipped with a bow awning to protect against splashes and creating more streamlined shapes to improve aerodynamic indicators. In conjunction with a 6-horsepower engine mounted on built-in transom, this configuration really gives a gain in speed, albeit at a modest 4-5 kilometers per hour.
Of the other advantages of Boatmaster 310 T “Suite” should be noted load capacity: with a length and width of 310 and 143 centimeters accordingly, the board can withstand up to 330 kilograms of weight, and holds yourself up to 3 passengers. The diameter of the cylinder is 40 centimeters, which creates a barrier against capsizing and reduces portions into a boat of water. Of the color solutions, Flinc kindly provides us either green or gray, once again confirming the reputation of the conservative producer in the visual part. The rest is nothing to note – this is a very ordinary civilian boat with acceptable price and good performance.
- up to 330 kilograms of possible load;
- transom, designed for engines with 6 hp power;
- the presence of a tent-mudguard;
- The optimum ratio of price and quality.
- not found.
Hunter 290 Р (290 cm)
The fourth place in the ranking is occupied by the Hunter 290 P boat on glutinous seams and rather dense, but not reinforced PVC fabric, which is popular with customers due to its low price. By regulatory documentation the vessel is designed to accommodate 3 people, but in this situation, there is extremely little space left on board for fishing or hunting gear. Although not all so critical: cylinders can withstand up to 300 kilograms before starting methodically submerge under water.
At the rear of the Hunter 290 P, as expected, is built-in transom on which units can be installed up to 5 horsepower. It seems to be not so much, but in solitary The swim model shows itself quite briskly. Not so long ago all Hunter variations were equipped with an inflatable bottom, however now there are versions with a flat canvas deck over which mounted floor. You need to track this very carefully, as many consumers are “burnt out” by committing a rash purchases.
- up to 300 kilograms of supported weight;
- the ability to work with the engine for 5 hp.;
- rather strong design;
- reasonable price level.
- in online stores there is a small marketing confusion with variations.
Best rowing inflatable boats
Yukona 280 GTK (280 cm)
The boat produced Yukona company. Her victory was expected because low price among its kind, it provides a lot Advantages: 290 kilograms of load capacity comfortable accommodation for two people (plus a lot of space for gear), installation of a low-powered motor for coastal skiing, as well as the most dense material for the manufacture of cylinders (850 g / m2).
But the most important feature of the Yukona 280 GTK is in the form: here there is a keel and, therefore, the model can calmly walk along the waves. True, the maximum permissible wave height does not exceed 25 centimeters, since exceeding the threshold may result in water inside the vessel. For flooring, AirDeck is provided here, however, according to numerous requests from users, the current model received and folding plywood flooring. Yukona 280 GTK definitely deserves respect, at least for democracy and taking into account all wishes of potential consumers.
- low price;
- AirDeck or plywood flooring to choose from;
- 290 kilograms of carrying capacity;
- the presence of a transom and the ability to install a 3.5-horsepower a motor;
- good wave stability;
- PVC density is higher than that of competitors in the category.
- not found.
Boatmaster SA 300 SA Samurai (300 cm)
One more boat produced at the foot of the leader by Flinc – this time we are talking about the Boatmaster SA series, which refers to boats with increased carrying capacity. However, official data states that passport capabilities limited to indicators of 220 kilograms – this is the nominal weight for most representatives of this class.
Like all other representatives of Flinc, Boatmaster SA 300 CA Samurai can be equipped with a weak motor with a power of up to 3.5 Horse power. However, his speed will be enough for comfortable moving along a body of water of a 17 kg ship with two passengers and a small supply of gear. It was possible to reduce the dead weight of the boat due to equipping AirDeck’s – high pressure inflatable bottom, characterized by versatility and giving a semblance of a harsh effect gender. Otherwise, you can highlight the high build quality, reliability of glued joints, as well as full standard equipment together with a cover, a pump and oars.
- The optimum ratio of price and quality;
- low dead weight (only 17 kilograms);
- AirDeck – inflatable rigid deck high pressure
- the possibility of a complete motor thanks to the outboard transom.
- not found.
“Taimen” V-290 ND (290 cm)
The boat “Taimen” V-290 ND is a purely rowing model without an optional transom, strong enough to operate on shallow water and overgrown spots. The density of PVC in it reaches 750 g / m2, however, be extremely careful in handling with sharp objects.
As with the Flinc F280TLA, the V-290 ND has a payload capacity of equal to 220 kilograms – not enough in nominal terms, but in real heats just stop paying attention to it, so as free space, especially with single heats, remains lot. And this is the main plus of this boat: it is comfortable, in many ways thanks to the inflatable bottom, high sides (40 centimeters), successful landing and many other little things. Immediately we can say about aesthetics of appearance: even in graphite color it looks well, not an example better than previous rating nominees. It turns out that the only drawback is expressed in cost – and we are forced to state that there really is nothing to cover it with.
- high-quality performance;
- the presence of an inflatable bottom and a generally high level of comfort;
- pleasant appearance in two color variations;
- moderately strong case with additional superficial processing.
- unreasonably high purchase price.
Flinc F280TLA (280 cm)
This ship has established itself as one of the most universal in the entire market segment. Fourth place Flinc F280TLA is due to the selection of high-quality workmanship, which, in turn, affected longevity and minimization cases of penetration of cylinders by negligence. Lifting capacity as and in the case of Apache 240, it was 220 kilograms … and, to be honest, here you can make a complaint.
In addition, this model is equipped with a removable transom, on which a motor with a power of up to 3.5 horsepower can be fixed. A trifle, but nice, and you don’t have to work with oars. Original the bottom is canvas, stretch, but on top of it is included a removable inflatable bottom of a high pressure on which You can stand, and moreover, very confidently. In addition to the main function this flooring can serve as an improvised mattress, and, believe me, quite convenient.
- the presence of a removable inflatable bottom of high pressure;
- the ability to install the motor on a removable transom (up to 3.5 hp);
- high quality material;
- reasonable level of cost;
- Two standard colors to choose from.
- low load capacity.
Pelican (290 cm)
Although the Pelican 290 is considered a rowing boat, it’s all can also be equipped with a motor. True, power in symbolic 4 horsepower, but the very fact of the possibility is already impressive. Thanks large overall dimensions fit comfortably enough in it 2 person with all the necessary cargo, whether fishing or hunting supplies. The loading capacity was impressive 300 kilograms, however, the cylinders do not differ high strength and density, so during operation should be extremely careful.
It is noteworthy that in the already expanded Pelican kit a full plywood flooring is supplied, the thickness of which is 9 millimeters. This also makes it possible without any balancing get up in the boat, and increased floor strength. Nicely and the fact that the diameter of the cylinder is 40 centimeters, which is somewhat limits the ingress of water and also increases safety users.
- acceptable price;
- the presence of a hard floor (9 mm plywood from plywood);
- the ability to mount the engine;
- comfortable space for two passengers;
- up to 300 kilograms of carrying capacity.
- very flimsy PVC material.
Apache (240 cm)
“Apache” – a typical rowing boat for two people, the carrying capacity of which is 220 kilograms. Is different low price and a minimum set of amenities – in fact, those there are practically none, with the exception of a couple of hard seats. The diameter of the cylinder, divided into two independent compartments, is 34 centimeters, therefore exclude the ingress of water inside practically does not work. And there’s no reason, since the canvas floor does not allow you to comfortably stand in the boat, therefore, and chances to slip at the user minimum.
Other features of Apache 240 include density PVC fabric, which is 750 g / m2. Strength indicators in no way prevent the boat from fulfilling its main functions however remember that any awkward movement with sharp objects can lead to breakdown of the cylinder. Otherwise, nothing interesting: there is only one color variation, and even that inconspicuous graphite color. The kit comes with a special carrying case and 150 duralumin oars centimeters.
- low price;
- acceptable cargo conditions;
- extended equipment, including cover, pump, oars and seats.
- not the highest strength of the facing material.
Attention! This rating is subjective, is not advertising and does not serve as a guide to the purchase. Before the purchase consultation with a specialist is necessary.