When you compare a 14 foot John Boat with an average payload of 700lbs to our Classic 430 with a max load of 2600 lbs you can see why this boat is not only popular with the coast guard. Our boats are equipped with 3 to 5 air chambers depending on the size, and there is an over-inflation valve. In addition to inflatable boats having a much higher weight capacity, the design makes them far more stable than a John boat. No more shifting to balance the boat.
For the purist that is looking to casually fish and just enjoy the time on the water.
• Boat Bag
• Seat Bag
• Adjustable Seats
• Floor and Boat Bag
• Aluminum Floor
• and more
Our most popular add on package, The Angler, is perfect for those who do not need all the gear.
Everything in the Essentials, plus:
• Scotty Cup Holder (x2)
• Scotty Bait Caster (x2)
Perfect for lakes and oceans this truly is the ultimate setup.
Everything in the Angler, plus:
• Scotty Fly Rod Holder (x2)
• Scotty Fish Finder Mount
• Scotty Anchor Lock
• Scotty Transducer Mount
If you have any questions that we have not yet answered, please reach out to us!
People buy inflatable boats for good reasons. They are versatile, portable, take up almost no space, and will do just about everything as well as their non-inflatable counterparts. In some cases, they even outperform other types of boats!
They are very portable and can be packed up, put in the back of a car, and once arrived, set up in short order! They are super safe because, depending on size, they have 3 or 5 air chambers. Those chambers make it virtually impossible to sink the boats and super stable; have you ever tried submerging a balloon? Even a medium-sized Classic 390 (12'10") can easily support three adults, all standing on the same side.
All of our boats are made from High-Quality German PVC Fabric. PVC is the acronym for Polyvinyl Chloride. PVC is the third most common plastic after polyethylene and polypropylene. PVC itself is used for everything from sewage pipe to house siding; from clothing to furniture; and even vinyl lettering to toys! PVC Fabric is lighter than other boat fabrics which makes them much more portable.
The base structure of the boat is 0.9 mm fabric that has reinforcement in any high wear areas. The Hull is made of 1.2 mm material for added durability. As well, all of our seams are Thermal Welded rather than glued. This process is more labor-intensive but fuses the seams together and will not de-laminate over time.
As with everything, the life expectancy of an inflatable boat depends on how well you take care of it and if you use it every day of the year. Our boats are made using German PVC Fabric as we found it to best suit our needs. With any rubber or plastic, Ultra-Violet light is the main enemy. The German PVC fabric we use today has additives and surface finishes to better protect them from damage caused by UV.
Even in rough and tough environmental conditions, these boats will last for years; but if you take care of them well, they can last for 10 years and even more! We say that if you're in Florida or the tropics, CSM/Hypalon fabrics are still your best bet! Most non-tropical customers won't notice any difference in life expectancy between the two types of fabrics.
Inflatable boats of this design are often used by the coastguard, search and rescue, military or even as a lifeboat on larger ships. The simple reason is it is hard to sink a balloon!
Check out our Setup Instructions for more information!