Fantastic motor. Greg quickly got me the motor I wanted and answered all questions I had. I would definitely deal with Swellfish again!
Shipped quick to USA.
Awesome unit and works like a gem!
I have needed oarlocks for my inflatable boats since I bought them. These are the perfect solution.
only used it once but seems to do the job
Great boat! I only wish there were videos about assembly on the Swellfish website.
It’s been almost a year since I’ve had the 390. I got the angler+ package. My first thoughts were skewed seeing so many different pieces coming out of different boxes - is this a boat or a set? Haha. After some challenges installing the floor correctly (with swift assistance from Greg from Swellfish over chat), I put the entire 390 together in my living room. A 12’10” it surely is - and robust as it gets. The construction was superior than I first imagined, especially the transom, keel and bow area. A solid beast. After assembling the add ons it started to look like a real mean machine. I appreciate all the affixed Scotty mounts, the sliding seat features and the construction of the entire surface and its welds.
I’m an honest angler, so when I tell you the floor is difficult to install at first I mean it. Get some practice and don’t inflate the chambers much at all.
The aluminum floor pieces are made well but IMO are a little noisy at the joints, and are hard on the knees while installing. I’ve always carpeted my aluminum stand surfaces, so I quickly made my Swellfish more comfortable and quiet by throwing some Home Depot carpeted floor mats down. A easy fix that fits perfectly!
One thing to note with the seat cover and bow bag; this material will fade quickly in the direct sun if your boat spends too much time in the elements. Take em out if you’re moored.
I’ve been running an 8Hp two stroke on my 390 and it’s just enough to get on plane. I’d recommend at least a 9.9 and above for this tank. The boat holds keel incredibly well and reacts great to steering at all speeds.
I think the 390 is the ultimate size for what I wanted it for; shooting video on lakes and having a very stable platform to do so. This is exactly what the 390 is. Stable AF.
Is it a boat size to purchase to be constantly putting it together and taking it down? Not in my opinion. I’d say the 390 should be on a small boat trailer or cargo trailer. It’s too heavy and wide to be pulling in and out of a truck box as well. I’d go with the smaller models if your plans are to be Nomadic and constantly be assembling / tearing down / using out of a hatchback. Definitely an SUV or pickup box to move around the deflated boat and floors etc.
The swellfish advantages heavily outweigh the small list of cons. There’s always cons to boats that require assembly. The safety aspect of multi chamber inflatables and the incredibly massive payload rating trump a regular tin boat in this length, and some. The team at Swellfish are incredibly helpful and to be honest, they’re just damn nice guys. I’m a happy Swellfish owner and I’m already making plans for my second boat.
Bigger or smaller - maybe both!
Brent Gill / wait4itFILMS
Great product … works well and travels well
Had no instructions which made it harder then it should have been.....other minor issues but other then that l have reccomended friends to consider buying Swellfish then other offshore or American made inflatables....kenny evans
It's hanging in our shop on display, customers love it and ask a lot of questions about it.
Has been a great portable boat option. Not too heavy and enough room for two adults
I have trailered this boat behind a motorhome from Alaska to Mexico and back twice, had it in two different oceans, countless lakes and rivers and it just keeps going. Great build quality and versatility.
Thanks for the review Dustin. Your adventures are legendary!
Keep it Swell,
The Swellfish Crew
Great boat all around, its a tight fit for 2 full size adults with your fishing equipment and a deep cycle battery but you can definitely make it work, good fishing for hours, first set up is a little complicated but once you do it, easy up easy down making for fast fishing! Deflates small enough to fit in a compact car, only negative i have is the carry bags have/are ripping apart so just be careful how you handle it!
Would highly reccomend
Hi Bradley, we appreciate the review and the feed back regarding the bags. We have identified issues within the manufacturing and are working to make it more durable. We will be sure to send you a replacement when the new bags are completed as a thank you for your support and feedback.
Keep it Swell,
The Swellfish Crew
I purchased my swellfish 350 classic last year and have used it a ton and love it. I just purchased the classic and added my own Scotty glue on pads to where I wanted them (was very easy) I purchased a tohatsu 9.9 with the boat and it more then enough power for two people and a dog. Would highly recommended any of the swellfish boats
Super happy with my little boat. Great quality, fast to assemble and easily stores in my garage. Foot pump inflates the boat in no time. Perfect for fishing!
I have taken this boat on the westcoast in 10' swell. In hindsight probably not the safest but the boat handled great, with no issues.
Best part of this boat is how small it folds up into my SUV, saving me big money on the B.C. ferry!
Very pleased I bought this product, it has Met and exceeded my expectations
I purchased the swellfish 430 with 20 hp engine with a trailer from Highliner. The customer service was outstanding by all parties involved. We took out the boat for its maiden voyage and it performed beyond our expectations. I would recommend this company and their products to anyone interested In a fantastic value. Thank you all
Purchased a Classic 390 with the Angler Package for my husband as a surprise for his birthday! I was very impressed with the knowledge and excellent customer care provided by Eden throughout the whole process in ensuring I found the boat that best suited my husbands needs.
Also, thank you to the rest of the team at Swellfish for their continued professional advice and assistance.
Super knowledgeable staff... took time to show me how to setup and take down and proper care for many years of boating... and they beat my best price on a 15 tohatsu motor too!! Cant say enough good things compared to the "others" out there...
Purchased a boat from these guys a few weeks ago. They made the experience so enjoyable.
I was also amazed by the build quality and design.
If you are looking for a fishing boat to bomb around lakes and inlets, Get a Swellfish classic. Amazing product and stand up organisation.
Very cool doing business with the swellfish crew. My wife is a very nervous boater. I took her out on our new 14ft unit and it was the first time I saw her smile and laugh out on the water. This boat is super stable, plenty of room for the family and versatile for our needs. Keep selling boyz!
Just bought a new fishing boat from Kris week ago. He is a very professional ,tailored service, personal delivery. If you want to buy Boat, go to Swellfish and looking for my guy Kris.
Awesome boat at a great price! I would recommend this product to anyone looking to buy an inflatable boat.
I am currently in the process of looking to buy a boat and have narrowed it down to this brand. I met with the owners of the business the other day and they took the time to explain all the details of the boat and even took one out of the box to show me step by step how to inflate/assemble it. The boat itself is a beauty! Well designed, rugged and sturdy while having a nice asthetic to it. I was amazed how small the entire unit is once deflated and taken apart. I have a 2016 two door hatchback Mini Cooper S and this unit just fits into the back of my car...that is saying something! My car is awesome but was not designed with cargo capacity in mind. My car has no tow rating and I was convinced I could not get a boat...until I was shown this amazing boat by Swellfish!
I would absolutely recommend this boat to anyone looking for something they can take out fishing, etc. The model I am looking at (smallest one they carry) has a load capacity of 1738lbs or 790kg! If your looking for a "Zodiac" type of boat but don't want to pay "Zodiac" pricing and want design improvements over current inflatable boats, this is the one to get!!