Sit with a fishing rod in the middle of the lake - what could be better? Boating a night hunt isn’t it a pleasure? And just drive on the river - who has not dreamed about this? In our ranking - the best rowing and motor inflatable boats PVC 2016 - beginning of 2017.
How was the ranking of the best PVC boats
“You can talk endlessly about boats as about cars, everyone has their own opinion. I went to different, they are all almost the same (about PVC), but there are exceptions ... "(c) somewhere on the Internet.
As an amateur angler, more than once I wanted to buy a boat made of PVC, so that I could finally start fishing in places where I couldn’t go without a boat. And in general, the boat opens up many previously untested opportunities in both fishing and recreation.
However, in their aspirations to get a boat, I was torn apart by contradictions. On the one hand, I didn’t want to bother with registering a boat, engine and obtaining rights to control a small boat, on the other hand, I didn’t want to buy a PVC boat and did not want to install a motor, the notorious “what if” I always stopped from buying an ordinary rowboat .
Therefore, I decided to wander through the expanses of online stores, see what we now produce, compare prices, features and reviews on boats. For myself, I decided so that the comparison would be, somewhat equivalent, I decided to consider only two types of boats - rowing and motor. At the same time, rowing boats with a size of not more than 2.8 meters, and motor with a limited capacity of the motor, not higher than 15 horsepower. Otherwise, in the variety of boats that are on the market, you can get confused. Initially, I removed the boats that were made in China from a comparison. Since, having walked around the fishing communities, reading reviews for boats of the brands Intex, Sevylor, HDX, I realized that these boats, although inexpensive, are not suitable for fishing and exploitation in any more serious conditions than swimming on the lake in calm water. and without fishing and tourist equipment J.
The choice of PVC boats was carried out using the Yandex Market service, tried to choose from the most famous and popular boat manufacturers. When the list was ready, it turned out that all the boats were Russian-made (unexpectedly!). When choosing a model, I took into account my dimensions - a height of 191 cm and a weight of 100 kg and the fact that in the boat, besides me, there will be either one passenger, or fishing gear and other things necessary for fishing. Well, I tried to choose affordable models.
As a result of my research, I made the following list for myself the best manufacturers of PVC boats:
Type of boats
Leader Boats, Russia, St. Petersburg
Company "Master of boats", Russia, Ufa
LLC “Production Trade Company Hunter”, St. Petersburg, Russia
Company Ark, Russia, Ufa,
Company Stream, Russia, St. Petersburg
Motor and motor rowers
LLC "Ark", Russia, Ufa
Company "Master of boats", Russia, Ufa
LLC “Production Trade Company Hunter”, St. Petersburg, Russia
Mnev & Co LLC, St. Petersburg, Russia
Company "AquaMaster" Russia, Ufa
Further, studying the range that these manufacturers offer, I made for myself the main list of the best PVC boats, I want to tell you about them. At the same time, you need to understand that my choice is not the ultimate truth and you can always pick up another, not less quality product by going to the site of the manufacturer you like.
And so, my rating of the best PVC rowing and motorboats I chose for myself, and I will consider first of all when I decide to fulfill my long-time dream:
|The best PVC rowing boats||1||STREAM Dolphin-M||9.7 / 10||12 400|
|2||Hunter 280 Р||9.5 / 10||13 490|
|3||Locman Profi S-280-M||9.4 / 10||12 600|
|4||Taimen N - 270 С||9.3 / 10||12 400|
|5||Leader Compact 265||8.9 / 10||12 400|
|The best PVC motor and rowing boats||1||Pilot M-330||9.9 / 10||27 000|
|2||Aqua 3200 SK||9.7 / 10||32 650|
|3||Hunter 335||9.6 / 10||30 704|
|4||Cayman N-330||9.5 / 10||32 650|
|5||Apache 3300 SK||9.4 / 10||35 000|
The best PVC rowing boats
"Dolphin-M" - rowing inflatable boat, which collected all the best that has been accumulated over the years the production of rubber boats and PVC boats. Prompt contours for an easy course, PVC of the increased density of 950 g / m2, do control of the boat easy and safe.
The “Dolphin” boat has very interesting shapes, the food is rounded, the bow is raised, which, together with a sufficiently large balloon diameter, 0.36 m, makes it possible to safely use the boat at a wavelength of up to 0.5 m.
As can be seen from the characteristics, the manufacturer laid the passenger capacity in the amount of 1-2 people, but although the size of the boat is quite spacious, its design (see photo), I think, will allow comfortable fishing with things only for one person.
9.7 / 10
A good PVC boat, weighs, of course, a bit too much for this class, this is a minus, but in general, and operational characteristics and an inexpensive price, cross out this minus.
Hunter 280 Р
Hunter 280 P of Hunter Production Company LLC is a rowing inflatable boat of budget execution, which is manufactured from highly reliable PVC fabric with double-sided polymer coating, made by German concern HEYTEX. The boat is an O-shaped balloon.
The manufacturer guarantees excellent seaworthiness, sufficient capacity and good handling, all with a relatively small weight of the boat. The boat is designed for two people +1. Hunter 280P is quite roomy, has a high side, which, according to the technical passport of the boat, allows you to overcome a wave up to 0.7 meters in height. The bottom of the boat is glued with a rigid removable plywood section (payol) of 80 * 40 cm in size. The carrying capacity of the boat is 220 kg, which allows you to safely keep two passengers afloat. The number of inflatable compartments - 2, which are separated by air-tight membranes, which allows you to keep the boat afloat, if one of the compartments is damaged.
9.5 / 10
The Hunter 280P boat is 100% worth the money, the quality is good. And if you want to use it on lakes and quarries, this is what you need. If you want more, then you should think about big sizes.
Locman Profi S-280-M
The boats Pilot of the PROFI series from the Ark company attracts with ease, simplicity of operation, the increased comfort and safety. Increased reliability is ensured by using a thicker PVC fabric for the bottom. The system "li-groove" allows you to adjust the position of the seats. The PVC boat is easy to operate, has a load capacity of 220 kg and is quite maneuverable.
The boat is very large for its class, the width of the boat is 1400 mm, the very large diameter of the side of the balloon is 380 mm, which allows it to overcome a wave up to 0.5 m high. The bottom is tensioned, PVC material of increased density is used on the bottom. The small weight of the boat and reasonable price make it, in my opinion, one of the best inexpensive PVC boats in its segment.
9.4 / 10
Taimen N - 270 С
Fourth place in the ranking of the best PVC rowing boats takes a double rowboat Taimen N-270 C from the company “Master of the boats” with a mobile seat (“Liktros-likpaz”), slan-book in the form of the bottom. One of the modifications of the popular brand boats "Taimen". WITH - means "hard slope". This model is equipped with a solid solid plywood flooring.
The boat is big enough, its width allows you to comfortably sit inside the passenger (even to as large as me) and carry a lot of equipment. In addition, the bow of the boat bent to the top allows it to be operated with sufficient excitement on the water. The standard load capacity of this type of boat is 220 kg. The manufacturer claims good rowing and seaworthiness. The boat because of the hard bottom weighs quite a lot - 24 kg.
9.3 / 10
Since I am a finished float dealer, I took myself a rowing PVC "Taimen 270" from "Master Boat", Ufa - now I think I made the best choice. I do not like it! Strong, sides-360 mm. The four of us were sitting - even if henna ...
Leader Compact 265
Light and compact rowing boat Compact-265 from reinforced PVC from the company Leader Boats is quite budget, designed for hunters and fishermen. A rigid, plug-in bottom, consisting of 2 parts of moisture-resistant laminated plywood with anti-slip coating, allows passengers to keep their feet steady.
The manufacturer limits the use of the boat to the following conditions:
Well, this is understandable, the boat, a small diameter of the side, is only 340 mm, so it is not recommended for use with a wave on the pond above 0.1 meters - this, of course, is a minus. The boat has a mount for installing a suspended transom, which makes it possible to use a motor up to 3.5 hp. - this is, I think, a plus.
The manufacturer claims passenger capacity - 2 people and a load capacity of 220 kg, but judging by the size of the boat, I will be a bit cramped with my body size and with the passenger - perhaps this will be a disadvantage for myself. The hard bottom is good, the boat is quite stable when fishing while standing, the hull itself is made of PVC-reinforced material - and this is also good.
8.9 / 10
PVC boat like, very good. Particularly pleased with the price.
The best PVC motor and rowing boats
The motor boat Pilot M-330 manufactured by the Ark company is well suited for experienced shipowners, and also perfectly fulfills the role of the first boat, because at first you can operate it with a low-power motor, and later increase the motor power to 15 hp without replacing boats.
The main advantages of this model from the others are that the keel and bottom of the cylinders are protected from abrasion of PVC with a 60 mm wide timber. I hope everyone understands that this option is simply irreplaceable, since the cylinders and the keel rub against the bottom and the shore during each approaching to the shore, and the cant will help protect the boat and prolong its service life.
In addition, the manufacturer reinforced the cockpit under the stinger by sizing additional PVC tape on the tank at the points of contact with the stringers. When moving the hull of the boat bends, and inevitably there is a friction of PVC fabric on the metal stringer. And it is precisely such an increase in the cylinder that will be the key to long and reliable operation. The model is made of high-quality, reinforced, high-density PVC fabric.
9.9 / 10
PVC fabric is very high quality. Saw somewhere niggles, that well, such a boat cannot cost so cheaply - they say that the trick is buried somewhere. After a day spent in the boat, all doubts were dispelled, the boat is one of the best and worthy of trust, and I’m really picky about the quality of things.
Aqua 3200 SK
Motor rowing boat Aqua 3200 SK from the company "AquaMaster" one of the easiest in its class. This allows the boat to easily go on gliding, even with a low-power boat motor. The small weight and small dimensions of the boat make it easy to carry and transport. Aqua 3200 SK - "Slan-keel" is equipped with an inflatable keel. Payol consists of individual elements, assembled with aluminum guides.
Of the features of this boat, it can be noted that the transom is installed in a special plastic transom belt, which increases the reliability of the design. The hard flooring, which the Aqua 3200 SK is equipped with, is made of high-quality laminated waterproof plywood, which has a non-slip (rough) coating, on aluminum profiles.
9.7 / 10
The best inflatable boat for hunting and fishing. 2 people (130kg and 100kg + things 200 kg + like 23kg) with a HTD motor 5 hp goes easy. Excellent workaholic, very satisfied. 2 seasons on the Arkhangelsk rivers - no complaints!
The motor-rowboat Hunter 335 of production of LLC Production and Trading Company Hunter is an inexpensive keel inflatable boat. It meets all modern requirements for the operation and safety of small inflatable vessels. Spacious cockpit, floor of 12 millimeter moisture resistant plywood, the ability to install a motor 15 hp and dense 950 g / m2 PVC material make this PVC boat one of the best in its class.
The floor of the Hunter 335 reinforced from the factory, on all sides (joints of the payol, joints of the payol and stringers), an aluminum profile is installed on the payoles. Stringers are respectively placed on the profile. The transom is made of plywood 27 mm thick. The keel and transom is reinforced in the basic configuration. Reinforcement cylinders - an additional option that must be paid separately.
9.6 / 10
Excellent boat, two people with a load, even with five strong engines go normally and the boat is obedient under the oars.
The legendary boat CAYMAN - the standard of an inflatable motorboat in the Russian small size shipbuilding.
Made in accordance with the basic rules for the design of inflatable motorboats, it showed optimal speed and seaworthy characteristics, unsurpassed to this day.
Standard characteristics for boats of this type, the diameter of the board is 420 mm, the length and width of the boat is also standard and even slightly less than the same Apache 3300 SK or Hunter 335, but what is remarkable about this boat? The boat Cayman N-330 has proved itself well on the nautical qualities and reliability among fishermen and hunters, having read reviews on different sites, people speak warmly about the Cayman series boats. Good quality, long service life.
9.5 / 10
A beautiful, fast, large cockpit (you can fish together), is going to be disassembled (compared to other paylocks) very easily.
Apache 3300 SK
The motor boat Apache 3300 SK is produced by the company “Master of the boats”. The first thing that the manufacturer pays attention to is the diameter of the cylinder. To achieve maximum comfort and optimal ride quality, a cylinder with a diameter of 48 cm was designed, one of the largest among the inflatable boats of this class! The size of the cylinder allows you to confidently operate the boat in bad weather.
Boat manufacturer Apache 3300 SK ensures excellent driving performance. The boat easily goes on gliding and due to the well-chosen form of an inflatable keel, it is distinguished by a stable course and comfortable passage along the wave. Due to the large cylinders, you can sit comfortably in a boat and even at high speeds you feel safe, the boat does not strive to throw it out.
The boat is made of PVC-reinforced fabric with a density of 1000 g / m2 !!! And even in the configuration from the factory has the protection of cylinders and keel.
9.4 / 10
I bought this boat in July 2016, everything is fine, except for the sign on the sledge. The letters were erased on the second day and the plate itself bent like a rag ... And so everything is fine. Nice boat.
How to choose a PVC boat
First of all, it is necessary to decide what you need an inflatable boat. It is one thing to ride alone in a quiet evening over the nearest lake, where the wave has never risen above 10 centimeters. And another thing - to go with three friends to go fishing for 10 kilometers in troubled water. The most important parameters of PVC boats are the density of the material from which the cylinders are made, capacity, carrying capacity and the ability to hang one or another motor.
Having considered the order of fifteen models of rowing boats, having read the reviews, I came to the conclusion that if I bought a PVC rowing boat today, I would certainly have chosen Dolphin-M or Hunter 280 R. These boats are the best fit for my goals and objectives.
And what do we have in the category of the best motor boats? As it was already written that almost all the boats are identical in their characteristics, only those that have a bit more useful things that are necessary for a simple user, such as keel and cylinder protection, are allocated in the basic configuration. Good, high density reinforced PVC fabric. These boats will be preferable to conventional ones as standard.
Therefore, having considered a large number of boats and manufacturers, I would single out three models for quality, the Pilot M-330, Aqua 3200 SC and Hunter 335. Maybe someone will disagree with me, but I assure you that I’ve seen it very A large number of materials and each manufacturer has both pluses and minuses, but the least of all these minuses are in the three indicated models. At the same time, I liked the boat Pilot M-330 most of all, this is purely my subjective opinion.