Different Types of Inflatable Boats
There are numerous different types of inflatable boats in different sizes and made of different materials in the market today:
One of the types of inflatable boats are light boats that are made of flexible tubes, and have a flexible, flat floor. There is a rigid transom on this inflatable boat to fasten an outboard motor. This inflatable boat is referred to as zodiac boat.
There are inflatable boats made of other flexible material such as rubber, neoprene or canvas, where air can be contained at high volume and low pressure. These inflatable boats also have a frame to attach an oarlock mount and these frames are made of metal, wood or a combination of both. Inflatable boats are designed to be portable on deflation so that they can be packed into small bundles to be taken as life rafts.
Inflatable boats have varied uses as inflatable fishing boats and / or inflatable pontoon boats. These inflatable boats are usually high speed, maneuverable, stable and can be launched from a ship. The large inflatable boards have rigid boards in them which are driven by oars or outboard engines. It is important that these inflatable boats be inflated with the right pressure as with insufficient air, the inflatable boat may fold in the middle.
Inflatable boats can easily be found these days. You can find them both in online and offline sports stores. You may consider buying your inflatable boat from a store that wholesales inflatable boats so that you can get it at a discounted price. You can buy inflatable boats according to your budget; inflatable boats are available between the price range of $25 to $2,800 and covers 8-foot yacht tenders, fishing boats and 14-foot inflatable sail boats.
Inflatable boats are mainly bought for its portability (but also because they are a much less expensive option than other boats). When inflated, inflatable boats are rather light and can be manually hauled to required locations. There are numerous brands of inflatable boats available today. You might be able to do a bit more research on the different brands online, but regardless of the brand, if you are looking to buy your first boat, keep in mind that one that is eight feet long, holds three people, uses a motor and does not have a wooden floor or heavy parts is a popular and safe choice.