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Benefits Offered by Inflatable Boats

If you are a typical boating aficionado who still has to purchase your first boat, or are planning to buy a new one to replace your old and weary hard-shell, then consider getting what is lovingly known as a rubber ducky. There are lots of advantages provided by inflatable boats and you have to factor them in as you set your sights on a new rig.

Durability

As opposed to their hard-shell fellows, inflatable boats are constructed from tough materials that don’t easily break or tear when they smash into tough or sharp objects. Neoprene and hypalon and are popularly used by the makers of these boats, and they are appreciated for their ability to withstand blows or punctures unless deliberate. When handled right, your inflatable will be serviceable for many years.

Portability

This is one of the biggest reasons boaters, rafters, and kayakers often shift to inflatable counterparts of their rigs from those hard-shelled types. You can just fold them and tuck them away your vehicle compartment, if not in your backpack. Even when going on a cross country or an overseas trip to catch some nice rapids, you don’t have to concern yourself with lugging a boat behind you and paying for the extra baggageEven when you go cross country or out of the country to pursue some great rapids, you don’t need to think about lugging a boat behind you and spending money for additional baggage. They are also appropriate for combined hiking/camping/boating adventures where the inflatable boat will be used for crossing streams or rivers and simply folded away when unneeded.

Affordability

As opposed to hard-hulled boats, inflatables can be unexpectedly cheap. While you used to pay tens of thousands of dollars to buy a hard-shell in the past, you can purchase a quality inflatable having the same or even way better features for just a couple thousand. And they are sold with very good warranties. And with you having a choice to use smaller motors, spending much on that area isn’t necessary either, and that means even lower costs.

Safety

Buoyancy tubes of inflatable boats are attached to their sides, so they can stay afloat despite the toughest of water conditions. Also, it is almost impossible to capsize them, considering their center of gravity is extremely low and they sit flat on the water surface. Not to mention they have different chambers for every tube so if one punctures, it will not affect the boat’s total integrity. And because they are easy to repair on the water, they are the safest you can get for the family.

Convenient Storage and Maintenance

Finally, after a trip, all you have to do is wash them with ordinary soap and water, dry them thoroughly, deflate them, and put them away for future use. No worries about thieves now!

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