Fishing in an enjoyable and relaxing sport but for many it is too costly to own a fishing boat so they are forced to stay onshore to do their fishing. However, inflatable fishing boats make it possible to own a fishing boat that is reliable, affordable and enjoyable. When shopping for an inflatable fishing boat, there are several qualities to look for:
**Durability – are the materials used for construction durable and good quality?
**Load capacity – does the boat hold the amount of weight that you are expecting it to hold
**Storage & setup – transportation, inflating and storage should be easy and quick
**Price – are you getting a quality product for the price you are paying? All of the boats below are under $1,000.
Sea Eagle Motormount inflatable boats are great fishing boats. They are lightweight yet provide a stable boat for fishing. These inflatable fishing boats can be operated with a 4 hp gas motor or up to a 74 lb. thrust electric motor – – of course, you can always row them too. They are easy and quick to inflate with a foot pump. Start-up and deluxe packages are available with all of the supplies that you need to get you out of the water. The Sea Eagle Motormount is affordable, at under $800, and is a great alternative to a standard boat for fishing. With the three-year warranty, you are guaranteed to receive a quality inflatable fishing boat.
The Fish Master 325 – FT325 is designed by anglers so you can rest assured that this is a great inflatable fishing boat. The boat is NMMA certified and includes a repair kit for convenience. Double hull construction provides for durability and stability when fishing. Maximum capacity is nine hundred pounds or five people. Weighing only forty-three pounds, this inflatable boat is easy to transport and easy to store. The cost is approximately $365 for this inflatable boat.
For the serious angler, the Sevylor Fish Master Raft is a great choice for an inflatable fishing boat. This fishing boat will accommodate up to five people and only weighs forty-three pounds. The serious fisher will enjoy the fishing rod holder, grab line and bait & tackle bag. The wood slatted roll-up floor provides for extra stability when fishing. For approximately $350, you can move from the shore to the lake for better fishing.
For great durability and performance, test the Red Star Marine Navigator Series Inflatable Boats. These boats are constructed from polyester mesh fabric and dual coated with PVC for durability. Rigid, reinforced hulls, four air chambers and high-frequency RF welded seams mean that you can fish with confidence and comfort. Available in the 400 Series and the 500 Series, these inflatable fishing boats will meet and exceed your expectations and cost between $400 and $499 depending on the series you choose.
For more power and greater versatility, the RST Marine Buccaneer inflatable boat is the best choice. This inflatable hard transom boat provides more stability and a better platform for fishing. The plywood deck is marine quality and coated with polyurethane paint to protect it from sun, salt and chemicals. The durable construction provides the confidence you need when venturing further distances from shore or spending an extended length of time out on the water fishing. A more powerful 5 hp motor can be used with this inflatable fishing boat, which makes it better for longer fishing trips further off coast. The Buccaneer is constructed with strong materials for maximum strength. This inflatable fishing boat costs approximately $850 but provides superior quality and performance.