12 Best Inflatable Catamarans

12 Best Inflatable Catamarans
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    What Are Inflatable Catamarans?

    Catamarans are easily spotted by being the water vessels consisting of 2 parallel hulls (of equal size), connected together by a frame. With a priority on smooth sailing and stability, Inflatable Catamarans are your holiday go to option as they can be driven by engines, sails or a pair of oars. 

    Oars are used for rowing, and they’re connected to the water vessel via oarlocks or designated pivot points. The difference between a pair of oars and paddles is that paddles are held by the paddlers when propelling the vessel, while oars are connected to watercraft via oarlocks.

    With so much to see and do during the holidays and on your leisure, you sure wouldn’t want to miss out on your scheduled adventurous activities. Inflatable catamarans give you the option to go where bigger catamarans/boats would prefer not to, due to sizing and sometimes distance. 

    They are geometry stabilized water vessels that derive their stability from their wide beams. They’re unique in size, as their typical size range is between 8 – 14 feet (∼ 244 – 427 cm).  The inflatable catamaran could get slightly larger depending on the specific purpose for which it was created. They are used for a host of different purposes, of which some include: relaxation & picnicking, sporting, diving/snorkeling, fishing, marine research, and search and rescue.

    Before we proceed any further, even though inflatable catamarans have excellent maneuverability and are relatively stable, always ensure you’ve got a life vest, or if you’re with the crew, life vests. Also of important note is, if you’re inexperienced, you shouldn’t try doing this on your own. It’s advisable you’ve an experienced individual with you before heading out, it’s better safe than sorry.

    In addition to inflatable catamarans being very portable and lightweight, they provide a lot of comfort alongside fun. Some important accessories to have handy with your inflatable dinghies or catamarans include: anchors, foot pumps, storage covers, oars (or paddles), cart with wheels (for ease of transport from and to the target water location). Don’t forget to check out our Kayaking Near Me Interactive Map for finding the best kayaking locations near you, and of course our Fishing Near Me Interactive Map as well.

    Benefits of Inflatable Catamaran Dinghies

    1. They’re Portable, compared to their standard catamaran counterparts
    2. They’re silent and lightweight water vessels
    3. They’re fuel efficient (For the non-electric engine powered vessels)
    4. Smooth sailing and amazing stability (From the wide beams)
    5. Some have quick and easy inflation and deflation
    6. They’re foldable (this goes a long way in assisting their ease of portability)
    7. A good option to navigate smaller areas larger boats wouldn’t go
    8. Excellent maneuverability
    9. They can be left inflated for long periods of time (Find a way to protect it from UV rays and of course, the birds leaving gifts in form of droplets on it).

    Our Top 12 Picks

    1. Takacat 420 LX Powerful Safety Boat

    Takacat 420 LX

    This boat is single-handedly one of the largest inflatable catamarans, that also happens to be very portable. The Takacat T420LX hails as the largest boat in the Takacat LX series and is a powerful safety boat. 

    This amazing water vessel combines all the unique features of the Tacakat Series, but with an extra wide platform, making it a very powerful machine on water. Equipped with an extra wide beam and oversized tubes, you can bet the stability on this vessel is pretty solid, not just that, there’s more than enough room for everyone to hang around! 

    Produced with removable tubes transforms, the boat can be packed quite easily into bags and, and for a boat this large, it sure requires less space for storage (Yep, it can fit in the trunk of your car!). The Takacat T420LX is a multi-purpose water vessel. It can be used for rescue and research, fishing, relaxation and cruising, scuba diving, swimming and snorkeling.

    Unique Features:

    • Can hold up to 7 people (1576 lbs. | ∼ 715 kg )
    • Has a total weight of 110 lbs. (∼ 50 kg)
    • 13′ 9″ Length x 6′ 1″ Width (∼ 419 cm x 185.4 cm)
    • Available In different colors
    • Traditional (Gas) or electric propulsion
    • Ultra-light weight
    • Quick assembly: Can be assembled around 15 minutes when it is dropped at its desired location. With 2 air pressure valves allowing for quick inflation and deflation
    • Durable Materials: the hull tubes are constructed with 0.9 mm thick, 1000 denier custom made 3 Ply PVC reinforced fabric. Also, this vessel brags of extra reinforcement under each tube that helps resist accidental abrasions and snares.
    • Portable storage: Simply pack your catamaran into 2 carry bags and slide them into your trunk, closet or compartment. The carry bags are also produced vented, so you can store them wet and meet them fresh again (Well that’s amazing!)
    • Quick removable tube transform
    • Long lasting single seam construction
    • Fast and stable with easy entry (open bow design)
    • 22″ Tube diameter ( ∼ 56 cm)
    • 18 mm thick motor mount boards
    • Stainless steel tube transform
    • Allows a maximum of 25 HP
    • 1 Manual Pump and Gauge
    • 1 Inflatable Seat
    • 1 repair kit (doesn’t include glue)
    • 2 Oars
    • Air floor
    • 1 set of tubes

    2. Saturn Catamaran MC330

    11' Inflatable Catamaran MC330 V2.0

    The 11′ (∼ 335 cm) MC330 is a multi-purpose vessel that can be used for fishing, tendering, cruising and relaxation. It runs on a trolling motor, and is a relatively stable boat due to its large diameter tubes. These watercrafts are designed to be affordable. When moving against strong winds, ensure to limit your speed to avoid the boat flipping.

    Unique Features:

    • Lightweight and quite portable
    • Easy to setup
    • Sporty look and feel
    • Large diameter tubes for added stability
    • Small electric motor
    • Dual air chambers for each tube for added safety
    • Long lasting rub strake protectors
    • 2 small fins for added directional tracking
    • Hand pump
    • Repair kit
    • Set of Oars
    • 2 Aluminum Benches
    • 1 Carry Bag

    3. BRIS 15.4 ft Inflatable Boat

    BRIS 1.2mm PVC 15.4 ft Inflatable Boat Inflatable Rescue &Dive Boat Dinghy Raft

    This boat is a heavy-duty boat designed for relaxation, search and rescue, diving, fishing and in general, other professional uses. It’s built to a high standard, up to where it can take up on a 40 HP engine. Reinforced special fabrics and a long-lasting floor helps keep you, the crew and all your gear intact.

    Unique Features:

    • Up to 9 People
    • 2205 lbs. (∼ 1000 kg) maximum weight capacity
    • Boat has a weight of 216 lbs. (∼ 98 kg)
    • 4 ft in Length (∼ 122 cm)
    • 2 mm PVC Material (2000 Denier)
    • A Maximum of 40 HP
    • A 12.5 mm thick aluminum floor
    • Double fabric layers at tube bottom
    • Drain valve plug
    • Built in Oarlocks

    4. Takacat T380LX

    Takacat T380LX Boat

    This boat has the buoyancy, and the space for both you and the whole team, and doesn’t fall behind on room for sports or dive gear either. Equipped with 4 tube chambers and 1 floor chamber, this boat takes safety to a whole new level. 

    Made with removable tubes transforms, the boat can be packed quite easily into bags and requires less space for storage. The Takacat T380LX is a multi-purpose water craft. It can be used for rescue and research, fishing, relaxation and cruising, scuba diving, swimming and snorkeling.

    Unique Features:

    • Can hold up to 6 people (1410 lbs. | ∼ 640 kg)
    • Has a total weight of 92 lbs. (∼ 42 kg) 
    • 12′ 6″ Length x 5′ 5″ Width (∼ 381 cm x 165 cm)
    • Available In different colors
    • Traditional (Gas) or electric propulsion
    • Ultra-light weight
    • Quick assembly: Can be assembled around 15 minutes when it is dropped at its desired location.
    • Durable Materials
    • Portable storage: comes with 2 Carry bags.
    • 3 Year Warranty
    • Fast and stable design
    • 19″ Tube diameter (∼ 48 cm)
    • Stainless steel tube transform
    • Allows a maximum of 20 HP
    • 1 Manual Pump and Gauge
    • 1 Inflatable Seat
    • 1 repair kit (doesn’t include glue)
    • 2 Oars
    • Air floor
    • 1 set of tubes

    5. Scout 430

    Scout 430 Inflatable Catamaran Boat

    This multi-purpose boat is the true definition of ultra-lightweight, weighing in at only 60 lbs. (∼ 27 kg), this watercraft allows you new opportunities.

    Unique Features:

    • Ultra-lightweight with an outstanding quality
    • High stability
    • Maximum of 800 lbs. weight capacity (∼ 363 kg)
    • Durable materials
    • No boat ramp
    • Easy setup in less than about 10 minutes
    • 2 Year warranty
    • 4 tracking fins for added protection
    • 2 aluminum seats
    • 2 Oars
    • A Pump
    • Carry bag
    • Repair kit
    • Compact and portable
    • 5 HP engine recommended

    6. Colorado XT Inflatable Pontoon Boat

    Colorado XT Inflatable Pontoon Boat (By Classic Accessories) Pumpkin Color

    Sitting at number 6, we have the Colorado XT Inflatable Pontoon Boat. This amazing 9-foot (∼ 274 cm) inflatable boat is very portable, has a high capacity and can fit in a gear bag (What?! Yep, you heard that right). It’s equipped with pretty good transport wheels, removable stripping basket and has a decent storage capacity (more towards the huge side anyways).

    Each state has their different registration requirements, and some would require a bill of sale document. 
    Note: the manufacturer CANNOT provide that. Before proceeding, we duly advise you to check with your state agency for requirements to determine if you’ll be required to register the pontoon boat (Lets keep everyone safe).

    Unique Features:

    • 9 Foot in Length (∼ 274 cm)
    • Powder Coated Steel Tube Framing
    • 77 lbs. in Weight (∼ 35 kg)
    • Size (When assembled to top of seat): 108″ Length x 56″ Width x 28″ Height (∼ 274 cm x 142 cm x 71 cm)
    • Weight Capacity (Allowed Loading): Maximum 400 lbs. of Weight (∼ 181 kg)
    • 2-Piece Aluminum Oars. Bronze Oar Locks
    • Removable Side Pockets with 20 Pockets and 2 Insulated Drink Holders
    • Adjustable Foot Rests (Non-Slip)
    • Removable Stripping Baskets
    • Stowable Transport Wheel (allows smooth access to your favorite fishing and relaxation spots)
    • Amazing Anchor System with A Fillable Mesh Bag, cleat and pulley controls
    • 2 Year Limited Warranty
    • 2 Detachable foam fly patches
    • Weatherproof motor mount
    • Wire rear storage
    • No tools required for the assembly
    • Abrasion resistant PVC bottoms alongside powerful nylons tops
    • 6 position rod fishing holders

    7. BRIS 11 ft (Can Serve Well as a 2 Person Inflatable Catamaran Kayak)

    BRIS 11 ft Inflatable Catamaran

    Built with a focus on carrying 2 people, this dinghy is a multi-purpose lightweight vessel. It’s great for fishing, cruising and relaxing and diving. This watercraft is easy to store and transport and allows up to 10 HP.

    Unique Features:

    • 11 ft length x 6 ft width (∼ 335 cm x 183 cm)
    • 17″ tube diameter (∼ 43 cm)
    • Up to 4 People
    • 1200 lbs. max capacity (∼ 544 kg)
    • Maximum of 10 HP
    • Boat weighs in at 110 lbs. (∼ 50 kg)
    • 2 Year Warranty
    • Air deck floor
    • 2 small fins for added directional tracking

    8. Zodiac Pro 7

    Zodiac Pro 7

    This amazing inflatable watercraft serves as a multi-purpose vessel, that can be used for fishing, scuba diving, and relaxation or cruising. They’re equipped with a removable float that aids their maintenance and transportation.

    Unique Features:

    • Multiple color choices available
    • 4 exterior handles
    • 1742 lbs. weight (∼ 790 kg)
    • A maximum of 250 HP
    • 200L tank
    • Up to 16 people
    • 1 bow ring
    • 2 ft cleats (∼ 61 cm)
    • Foot inflator with a pressure gauge
    • 1 repair kit

    9. BRIS 14.1ft Inflatable Catamaran (Serves Well as a 3 Person Inflatable Fishing Catamaran Boat)

    BRIS 14.1Ft Inflatable Kayak

    This multi-talented watercraft is a cross breed between an inflatable boat and inflatable kayak (In summary, it’s a Kayak Boat lol). It runs quite good on an affordable electric trolling motor or gas motor. It’s very portable and can fit into a medium size bag. It is also great to serve as a dinghy for sailboats and yachts.

    Unique Features:

    • 1 ft length x 4.3 ft width  (∼ 30 cm x 131 cm)
    • 5 Inches tube diameter (∼ 13 cm)
    • Up to 3 People (2 adults and a child)
    • 750 lbs. max capacity (∼ 340 kg)
    • Maximum of 10 HP
    • Boat weighs in at 70 lbs. (∼ 32 kg)
    • 2 Year Warranty
    • Air deck floor
    • 4 fins for better directional tracking
    • One way drain valve
    • A pair of aluminum oars
    • Foot pump
    • 3 removable benches (made of marine plywood)

    10. Sea Eagle Inflatable FoldCat ProAngler Fishing Boat (Serves Well as a Small Inflatable Fishing Catamaran)

    Sea Eagle 375fc 2 person Inflatable Fishing Boat

    Featuring a patented folding system, this inflatable fishing boat can be fully assembled in minutes. It serves as a rigid fishing platform once the lightweight aluminum cross boards and under bars are combined with it. 

    This amazing watercraft comes with a comfortable padded 360-degree swivel seats (talk about relaxed fishing). Also, it has a unique color that allows it blend with its surroundings (Not even the fishes might see this coming!)

    Unique Features:

    • Ultra-lightweight
    • High stability level
    • Up to 2 People
    • 295 kg Max Capacity (∼ 650 lbs.)
    • 375 cm in length (∼ 12.3 ft)
    • 137 cm in width (∼ 4.5 ft)
    • 91 cm tube diameter (∼ 3 ft)
    • Around 10 minutes setup time
    • 3 HP Recommended
    • NMMA and CE Certified
    • A Pair of strong Oars
    • 2 Strong oarlocks
    • Motor mount for both electric and gas motors
    • Carry Bag
    • Repair Kit

    11. Minicat 460 Inflatable Sailing Catamaran Boat (Esprit)

    Minicat 460 Inflatable Sailing Catamaran

    Literally the world’s favorite sailboat that fits just about comfortably in your car! Coming in 3 bags, this ultra-lightweight sailboat is multipurpose, can be used for sailing, relaxing and racing (Oh, It’s On!)

    Unique Features:

    • Ultra-lightweight
    • Up to 4 People
    • Up to 40 minutes to setup
    • Comes in 3 Bags
    • Weighs in at 58 Kg (∼128 lbs.)
    • 4-Piece Aluminum Mast
    • Aluminum Frame
    • Rudder made of Epoxy RTM/Fibreglass
    • Aluminum Bowsprit
    • 0 m² Main Sail
    • Polyester Dacron Jib of about 3.5 m²
    • Jib Furler
    • Grey Floats
    • Black Trampoline
    • See-through/Chosen color Sail
    • Hook fitted floats to add the additional front trampoline

    12. Inflatable Sport Boats Dolphin 8.8' - Model SB-270A - 2021 Model Dinghy

    Inflatable Sport Boats Dolphin 8.8' - Model SB-270A - 2021 Model

    This is inflatable sports boat is a multipurposed boat designed for sporting, relaxation, emergency rescues, tendering, and fishing.  This vessel can be propelled manually or motorized. Compatible with 2/4 stroke motors, all seams on this vessel are heat welded.

    Unique Features:

    • Up to 4 People
    • Maximum of 1070 lbs. (∼ 485 kg)
    • Up to 10 HP
    • Around 8 minutes setup time
    • 8 ft length x 5 ft width (∼ 244 cm x 152 cm)
    • 16-inch tube diameter (∼ 41 cm)
    • Weighs in at about 60 lbs. (∼ 27 kg)
    • A pair of oars
    • One bench seat
    • 3 Year Warranty
    • USCG Approved

    We sincerely hope this article would aid your decision making when selecting an inflatable catamaran for your water adventures. Love kayaking? Then ensure to check out our in-depth review on the 20 best inflatable kayaks available on the market, and don’t forget to take a sneak peek into our 21 best fishing kayaks under $1000.

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