If you’ve always wanted to go out and enjoy fishing or a leisurely day relaxing in the water in your own boat but it just isn’t the budget, take a look at today’s inflatable watercraft. You’d be surprised at variety of these ready to go options. They come in many forms from kayaks, catamarans, larger boats to accommodate more people, different kinds of sport boats, and rafts as well. Many of them have their own advantages over the others and some of them are even better than the original non-inflatable models. Inflatable models are typically just as safe, durable, and comfortable to be in and can be a great option for anyone who enjoys going out on the water.
The best part about inflatable watercraft, like an inflatable kayak or catamaran, is that they are typically much less expensive than the originals; they are much easier to transport and they can be stored easily as well. They do take a while to set up and a lot of inflation is required, but it is nothing compared to having to store and pay for a non-inflatable boat. High quality inflatable watercraft are durable, secure and safe. In addition, they don’t pop like they might be expected to because they are made out of the same material that is standard for military use and it takes a lot to damage them.
One issue many boating enthusiasts raise is that the buoyancy of them can be an issue because they feel different in the water from non-inflatable models but this is a good thing. The inflatable watercraft are much more buoyant and while the boat might sit slightly higher than other models, which means the boat is resistant to sinking and has buoyancy spread out evenly throughout the many inflatable sections. The buoyancy is spread by the tubes that run around the boat and helps evenly distribute the impact of the water on the boat. Another benefit of having a system like the one tube in these watercraft is that if one does ends up getting damaged somehow, the rest will act to keep the boat afloat. With many separate chambers, the impact of one being taken out is much less than the whole.
Inflatable watercraft can also be fitted with motors and are able to move just as quickly as some regular boats because they are so light. It takes time to get used to how touchy the controls can be, because they are so light, but this is just because they can be quite mobile due to their weight. Once you master the control of your inflatable watercraft, you’ll be faster, safer, and lighter than you would be in the regular versions and you’ll have the added convenience of easy transport and storage.