Lightweight Inflatable Boats
Weight is one of the biggest factors to consider when purchasing a new inflatable dinghy as it will dictate a huge array of factors - namely the size of the outboard engine you will require. By selecting a lighter dinghy, you will not require as much power from an outboard motor as you would with a heavier alternative, as the motor will not be pushing as much weight along. Thanks to this lack of weight, lightweight dinghies can often be paired with Mariner's 3.5hp Short Shaft Outboard Engine, or ePropulsion's Spirit 1kW Electric Outboard Motor - rather than costlier alternatives.
Another huge reason why lightweight dinghies are so popular is their transportability. Lightweight dinghies can be packed into small spaces, and thanks to their weight (or lack of it!), can often be carried in a backpack that is supplied with the dinghy.
Best Lightweight Inflatable Dinghy
In our opinion, the best lightweight dinghy is Seago's Go Lite Inflatable Dinghy. Available in three sizes (2.3m, 2.5m and 2.7m) - the inflatable boat is constructed from a 1100 Decitex 700g PVC fabric integrated with an air floor, lightweight transom and short sponson; resulting in an inflatable dinghy that is super-lightweight considering it's size and capacity.
The 230 Go Lite Inflatable Dinghy weighs just 18.5kg, making it one of the lightest inflatable dinghies on the market. All Seago Go Lite dinghies come with aluminium two piece oars, a backpack, carry bag, fully adjustable aluminium seat, repair kit, rubber rubbing strake and stainless steel towing eyes - so you have everything you need to get out on the water; just don't forget your buoyancy aid or life jacket!
Why Shop With Pirates Cave Chandlery?
Our Rochester store is home to a huge range of inflatable dinghies - all sourced from leading brands including 3D Tender, Seago, Talamex, WavEco and Waveline! Our inflatable boats have been hand picked by our highly experienced crew, who are on hand to help should you have any questions - get in touch today!
Get the most out of your lightweight inflatable dinghy by pairing it with a petrol or electric outboard motor! We stock a superb range of inflatable dinghies and outboard motor packages which offer great savings, in comparison to individual purchases.
Finally, why not check out our inflatable dinghy guide? It takes a closer look at all of our most frequently asked questions including size, weight, material.