What You Ought to Know about Inflatable Catamarans
The best examples of the wide range of designs for inflatable catamarans come from Sea Eagle, a company in the boat business since 1967.
Sea Eagle is known for making durable and tough inflatable pontoon fishing boats, and they have really outdone themselves with the design of the new FoldCat.
They also make a sailing cat, cleverly named the SailCat, and another exceptional innovation, an inflatable kayak catamaran called the PaddleSki.
Here’s a closer look at all three inflatable catamarans:
FoldCat: The FoldCat is an awarding-winning design among inflatable pontoon boats. The North American Fishing Club tested it and gave it one of their best scores, a 9.7 out of 10. The catamaran has a folding frame and a full floor riding on twin-pontoons. A built-in motormount lets you add up to 4 hp gas (60 lbs. max weight) or up to 74 lb. thrust electric. Drop a Mushroom Anchor ($49) to keep from drifting, or float with the current, and you’re set for fishing.
SailCat: Fifteen minutes is all you need to set-up and inflate the SailCat. The catamaran has an easy for beginners to learn Lateen Rig Sail, with an aluminum mast, center tiller/rudder, and trampoline floor to seat up to 4 people. Because of its dual pontoon hull, the SailCat is a very stable and can move at a good clip when it catches the wind. This 97-lb inflatable sailing catamaran is a good value for less than $1400.
Sea Eagle Inflatable Catamarans – Factory Direct
PaddleSki: The last example is one that has won over a lot of fans. It is an inflatable kayak catamaran called the Sea Eagle PaddleSki. You might wonder how a kayak could be paired with a catamaran but Sea Eagle pulled it off. They placed the pontoons close together, seated the passengers up high on the deck, and added two skegs underneath for directional stability. The seats mount quickly into the frame and you have a foot rest for support; both of these features are important for safety when going down occasional whitewater. The 395 and the larger 435 PaddleSki serve as multi-purpose boats: you can add a sail, a rowing frame, or small outboard motor on them.
Buy Risk Free
The quality, durability, toughness, and price make inflatables excellent value for the money. They come in many styles and sizes, and it can be a bit difficult to choose which catamaran is best for your needs. Do your research to see how well these pontoon boats perform on the water in terms of stability, tracking, and maneuverability. And keep in mind that anything you buy from Sea Eagle comes with a six-month, no-risk guarantee. If you aren’t completely blown away with your inflatable catamaran, Sea Eagle will give you your money back.
Sea Eagle 375fc FoldCat - A highly recommended catamaran certified for safety and quality.
Sea Eagle 440fc FoldCat - A wide-beam inflatable cat designed to carry up to four people plus gear.
Sea Eagle 14 SailCat - A fun and inexpensive inflatable sailing catamaran.
Sea Eagle 395 PaddleSki - The PaddleSki lets you sail, motor, fish, paddle, and row, making this inflatable catamaran kayak a unique recreation boat.
Sea Eagle 435 PaddleSki - Inflates in 7 minutes, attach seats, hit the water!
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