The Swellfish Classic is our most versatile design, integrated with the highest quality materials to give you a boat designed to take on any adventure.
German PVC Material
Thermal Welded Seams
Up to 2mm material
Born A Classic
Developed From Innovation
The Pacific Northwest is widely regarded for its stunning waterways and some of the most treacherous and inspiring coastlines. These waterways, with their constantly changing conditions, drove the Classic's design.
The boat's hull is made from the same material as the rest of the boat, but with increased thickness and abrasion resistance. With this as our starting point, we added additional protection on any high wear or impact zones. With an attentive focus on every aspect of how the Classic was designed, you can beach your boat in even the toughest terrain. The Classic is at home in the ocean or the most pristine lake.
Tougher Than Tough
With the use of the highest quality PVC Material, thermally welded seams, ample reinforcement and protection on all high wear and impact areas, the Swellfish Classic line is tough enough to take on any extreme adventure.The bottom of the hull has a strategically placed rub strake and added material. This helps the boat avoid any punctures while it remains as light as possible.Inside the boat, extra material was added to any spots that see extra wear. This includes the seat and floor areas
Safety At Its Core
A Workhorse At Heart
When you compare a 14 foot Jon Boat with an average payload of 700lbs to our Classic 430 with a max payload of 2600lbs 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 Jon boat. No more shifting to balance the boat.
Made To Go Anywhere
When it comes to boats, many options can get you on the water. The advantages found in an inflatable boat are what drives our customers to the Classic line. Inflatable boat buoyancy comes from both the air chambers and the deep V-hull rather than just the hull displacing water. This is where safety and stability come from.
Explore Without Limitations
Only a boat that is over-engineered can prepare you for any adventure you might find yourself on. Compact and light enough to be flown in on a floatplane or helicopter, we genuinely believe that your gear should not limit your explorations or adventures. With this in mind, we have overbuilt our boats to give you a product that you can use for years and the ability to upgrade it to suit all of the adventures you are going on.
What's In The Box
All Classics come with: 2 Aluminum Seats, 2 Collapsible Oars, Seat Bench Bag, Front Bow Storage Bag, Foot Inflation Pump, Emergency Repair Kit, Locking Floor Rails, Aluminum Floor With Storage Bag, Classic Boat with Storage Bag.
Kitted Out To Perfection
Select one of our add-on combos and make the Classic truly yours!
Find The Right Classic
We say max 4 people, but if you're fishing with 2 adults the 270 can be a little cozy. This is truly for those who need to pack light.
We know we say max 7 people, but realistically 2 adults with their fishing and camping gear will leave just a bit of room to lounge.
Perfect for a small family or you and your dog on a multi-night adventure through the Pacific North West
The same increased stability of the 470 but a little less room. 3 adults, cooler and crab traps still feels roomy
The extra room means you can take 6 adults, the dog and all the gear you need for your hunting or fishing adventure in one trip
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.
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
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!