Small inflatable boats that you can mount an electric motor or gas outboard engine on have become popular in recent years because they are an inexpensive type of boat to use on the water. The performance boat props used can also be inexpensive.
Improvements in designs and on durability are another reason for their increase in inflatable boat sales . Cost on these boats range from a few hundred dollars up to a few thousand dollars for a two, four, six or more person capacity boat that is around eight to fourteen feet or more in length. Fishing or just putting around on the water are mostly what they are used for. They can easily fit deflated in the back of a pickup truck or SUV. You can quickly inflate the boats various air chambers with an electric air pump and mount the engine and be ready for the water in just a few minutes. You can only use low powered engines on the small inflatables because they can not support heavy engines but speeds of five to ten miles an hour be attained. Small high speed Catamaran hull style inflatables are available that can go up to seventy miles an hour with outboard gas engines using performance boat props.
There are many companies that make these boats and there are great number of models to choose from. Some of these companies are Intex, Zodiac, Sea Eagle, and Sevylor. There are more brands of inflatables you can search also. If you want to get on the water but don’t want to spend a lot of money these boats are a good option to consider buying. They are lightweight and are portable with no need of a boat trailer. If you do buy one of these inflatables with an engine we alway suggest you have a spare boat prop.