Boats And Accessories

In our store, you will always find the right boats and the best accessories!

Are you looking for a new boat for your next fishing trip or a boat with which you can have fun on your local lake?
Then you are exactly right with us. We have a large selection of boats and suitable accessories for you.

All of our boats comply with the current quality standards and are perfect for long fun on the water.
We have tested and found our boats that we offer in our shop to be excellent. Of course, you get a guarantee on every boat or accessory you buy from us. If something should not work or if your new inflatable boat has a fault, you can contact us at any time and we will find the perfect solution to your problem with you.

We also offer dinghies for the ship here in our online shop. We can offer you inflatable dinghies as well as dinghies with a firm bottom. You can also find the right boat engines for your new dinghy with us.

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Are you looking for boat engines? Please visit our boat engine category. We offer you a large selection of boat engines that also fit our dinghies offered here. Either the dinghies are directly equipped with a mount for a boat engine or you can easily retrofit this mount. You can of course also find these engine mounts with us!

When you are out with your boat or dinghy, you should never forget to have a life jacket with you for each person. When the water gets wilder, a life jacket can save lives! Or if there are people on board who are not very good at swimming, or if there are children, you absolutely have to provide every passenger with a life jacket. >> Here you can find our life jackets <<

Would you like to transport your luggage safely and dry on your boat or dinghy? Then we recommend you to buy a drybag. With a drybag you can, for example, protect your clothing, but also, for example, expensive camera equipment from water and dust. >> Take a look at our large selection of drybags. <<

8 REASONS TO CHOOSE INFLATABLE Kayaks or Inflatable Boats

I have been using a variety of inflatable boats for several years because they are not only fun, but also extremely practical. Inflatable boats have many advantages and are ideal for people of all ages, with and without boat experience. Here are the 8 reasons why you should buy an inflatable boat.

  1. THE PERFECT TRAVEL COMPANION

Most rubber dinghies weigh less than 20 kg, many even less than 10 kg. Rolled up, many boats fit in your luggage and can be transported on the plane at no extra charge. Even on excursions, you will rarely ask yourself whether your inflatable boat still has room. With a hard shell boat or a conventional kayak, you need a roof rack or a very large vehicle, which you are spared with an inflatable boat. The low weight and the minimal space requirement are perhaps the greatest advantages of inflatables.

  1. LITTLE SPACE REQUIRED

An obvious advantage is the small space requirement. While you need a garage or parking space for other boats, you can simply store your inflatable boat in a closet or in the storage room.

  1. INFLATABLE BOATS ARE CHEAP

Of course there are inflatable boats in different price ranges. Nevertheless, the inflatable kayaks and boats are usually significantly cheaper than the “normal” models.

  1. INFLATABLE BOATS PROVIDE ANY AMOUNT OF STORAGE SPACE

Most models are designed to be open. The open design and the fact that most inflatables are quite wide allows a lot of additional luggage. No matter whether you go on a camping trip or go fishing, your equipment is sure to fit

  1. A sleeper is comfortable

You won’t find any sharp edges on an inflatable boat, of course. Most inflatable boats also offer plenty of legroom and free choice of space.

  1. STANDING PADDLE

Many good inflatable kayaks have a stable bottom and a relatively wide construction. Paddling while standing is much easier than in hard-shell kayaks, which require more skill from the paddler.

  1. STABILITY CONVINCES

No matter what type of inflatable boat you choose, all are characterized by their stability. The wide construction and air-filled side parts make tipping over or capsizing almost impossible. Inflatable boats are therefore perfect for all ages.

  1. EASY REPAIR

Inflatable boats are very durable and resistant. If the inflatable boat is damaged, it can be repaired very easily with cheap repair kits. Some boats even include a set.

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Inflatable boats are not all inflatable boats. A basic distinction is made between fully inflatable boats that do not require a shelf and inflatable boats with aluminum or wooden floors. There are also inflatable boats that have an inflatable shelf.

If you want to buy an inflatable boat, you should first think about how you want to use the boat. The rubber boats without shelves are commonly referred to as “bathing boats”. They are light, inexpensive and especially designed for the leisure sector. You will see that there are already good swim boats for less than 100 dollars.

Robust inflatable boats with integrated rod holders and less conspicuous colors are suitable for anglers.

The boat with a stable shelf is called a rigid hull boat. The rigid inflatable boats are often used with an outer boat motor and can be so robust that they can even be used for expeditions in the Antarctic.

Inflatable boats with paddles are usually steered with their backs to the direction of travel. An exception are inflatable kayaks, in which the paddler sits facing forward.

Every inflatable boat, no matter what price category, loses air over time. In cheap or inferior models, seams and the material itself are susceptible to air loss. In high-quality boats, the valve is usually the leak. A very good bathing boat should be checked and inflated at least once a week. With a cheap boat, you will find that you can pump some air every day. The older a rubber dinghy is, the shorter the pumping intervals become.
What is an inflatable canoe?

Many speak of canoes or kayaks but actually mean Canadians. In colloquial language, the terms are used as synonyms. In the technical language, one speaks of a Canadian. We use the term canoe in this article. It is a boat that is driven with a paddle and in which the paddler is facing the direction of travel. Originally, canoes were used by North American Indians as a means of locomotion and transportation and are now known as recreational boats in all countries. Two people are usually paddled in the canoe. The man in front is a kind of motor and the man behind supports paddling and steering. Paddling alone is also possible, but requires more practice.

Inflatable canoes are dinghies and have a bottom and two side air chambers that are filled with air using an air pump. This is how the boats maintain their shape and rigidity. As in rigid canoes, there are two or more fixed seat boards in inflatable canoes. Compared to inflatable kayaks, inflatable canoes offer significantly more space and a higher payload. Air canoes are therefore particularly suitable for multi-day tours and family outings, but also for paddlers who prefer paddling with a paddle. There are also suitable inflatable canoes for adrenaline-addicted paddlers for up to whitewater level 5.
Areas of application for inflatable canoes

There are various areas of application for air canoes for which this type of boat is particularly suitable. Basically, the areas of application for inflatable canoes can be broken down as follows.

Wild Water

Inflatable canoes are ideal for whitewater use. Due to the large volume of air in the boat hoses, inflatable canoes are very stable. When there are obstacles in the water, the bottom and side walls give way compared to hard-shell boats and drive over small obstacles in the water with ease. Only high-quality inflatable canoes should be used for whitewater use. These have a very robust material.

In addition, a firm hold in the boat is required in white water. Therefore, the majority of inflatable canoes have thigh straps for whitewater use. However, these should only be used if they do not prevent you from leaving the boat if it capsizes. Here it is recommended that the use of the thigh straps is practiced beforehand.

You can recognize inflatable canoes with a focus on whitewater use by the fact that the bow and stern are strongly raised. This means that the canoe has a shorter waterline and is much more maneuverable (e.g. in blocked river passages). In addition, the raised bow means that fewer water splashes into the boat.

Multi-day tours

Although inflatable canoes offer less space in the interior, they are still perfect for multi-day tours. For example, the 3-person canoes offer a payload of up to 992 lbs and enough space for paddlers.

Because of the benches you sit or kneel in the canoe. In a kayak, on the other hand, you sit with your legs stretched out and slightly bent. For this reason alone, air canoes have significantly more space for luggage than inflatable kayaks. Canoes are also not closed, i.e. they do not have a canopy. This means that the luggage does not have to be squeezed under the hood, but can be better placed in the boat.

Since the boat is inflatable and easy to transport, an inflatable canoe is ideal for taking with you on vacation. So you can use an inflatable canoe in a wide variety of water regions. The focus of an inflatable canoe is not on speed, but on exploring the area and going on long tours. Especially in Scandinavia, like on a paddling tour in Sweden, you can see many paddling in a canoe.

Inflatable canoes or kayaks with a pointed stern and bow are better suited for trips lasting several days on tame flowing rivers and lakes than canoes with a raised stern and bow. Due to the pointed bow, the boat cuts the water better and thus reaches a higher speed. It also has a longer waterline, which also improves the running properties.

Buying a dinghy: which is the best?

Dinghies are versatile helpers in all situations: to the pub in the harbor, to the bakery for bread rolls. For shopping in the supermarket or the wonderful beach in the bay: with a good dinghy you can get almost anywhere, be it for fun or out of necessity. But there are an almost unmanageable number of different types, and the question arises: Which is best for the individual purpose?

THE MAIN SELECTION CRITERIA

Purpose: Every boat is ideal for the purpose for which it was designed and built. This also applies to dinghies. So if you are often traveling with a lot of luggage or numerous people, you will pay more attention to space and stability than someone who is mainly traveling alone to do sports or to explore bays and lagoons

Hull material: Basically, you should decide before buying whether you want a boat with a solid hull or an inflatable boat. Both have advantages and disadvantages that have to be weighed against each other

Propulsion: Whether oars, paddles, sails, motors, there are many ways to move a dinghy through the water, whereby most boats are suitable for two types of propulsion (e.g. oars and motors)

Type of floor: There are different variants, especially with inflatables, all of which have an effect on stability, driving behavior and the space required for stowing the boat on board or in winter storage

Driving license: For some years now, German law has allowed boats with up to 15 HP engine power to be driven without a driving license. An argument that could be decisive for many a buyer

PAYLOAD

Do not be tempted to sacrifice this important factor in addition to storage space in favor of economy or compactness. Sure, you can go back and forth more often, but you are always tempted to take on an additional passenger, even if the boat is already technically full. These are those dangerously overloaded dinghies that you can see on the water in every harbor or bay.
In any case, less loaded dinghies are lighter and faster, often drier and safer, regardless of which propulsion you choose, whether motor or rudder. And if you’re worried about space problems with a slightly larger inflatable, try not just to let the air out, but to pump it out. So the boat can be folded and rolled really compactly, which also makes it easier to fit into the locker.

Safty

With the dinghy, you are often exposed to the greatest risks on the water. Statistically, the dinghies are more dangerous than blue water passages. Adequate stability and sufficient buoyancy are therefore two very important criteria when choosing a tender. Filling and sinking often go hand in hand. Inflatable boats are hard to beat in both respects, and rigid hull things can sometimes be fitted with additional floats. The boat’s dinghies from Walker Bay could also be retrofitted with an inflatable “collar” that was attached to the bulwark and thus improved stability.

GIVE IT UP FOR FUN

Small dinghies that have planning in their repertoire are particularly attractive because they allow you to cover greater distances between anchorage or mooring and the harbor or beach in a short time. Gasoline outboards with 2 to 10 HP are usually used for this purpose, but recently those that are electrically operated have become more and more common. The advantages are obvious: Less maintenance, clean, quiet and light. The last point in particular is important because a lighter engine can be installed or dismantled more easily and is therefore easier to protect against theft.

Those who like to be fast on the move with a small vehicle might be toying with the tiny but extremely expensive Williams tenders, which easily manage 25 knots and more with a jet drive. They even fit inflated into the rear garage on large sailing yachts, see e.g. Bavaria C57. However, there are also the downsides to consider: a larger engine, more fuel consumption and, of course, a higher price for acquisition and maintenance. In addition, many smaller inflatable boats can really only glide with a small payload, which almost makes the discussion superfluous again.

DRIVE ALTERNATIVES

You shouldn’t smile about that. A good pair of oars can save you from some unpleasant situations, especially when the engine gives up and there is a strong ebb current or it blows offshore. A boat that can be moved easily with muscle power therefore deserves consideration. Fixed hulled boats in particular score highly in this regard. But even an inflatable boat that is one size larger than the absolute minimum that you need can often row quite well. Important: The shaft length of the oars supplied is usually too short. Oars should be at least 1.80 m or even better 2.40 m long on rubber dinghies in order to move the boat properly. Provided you have enough storage space.

Inflatable boats should always be fully inflated, i.e. up to the maximum pressure recommended by the manufacturer, so that you do not waste a large part of your muscle strength deforming the tubes instead of rowing the boat forward. If you have any doubts, I can say that with my 2.9 m long Avon inflatable dinghy with two oars I am about as fast as a 2.4 m long dinghy with a motor. If I’m on board alone, I’m often faster. In Germany, the following applies: Under 15 hp no driver’s license is required!

FIXED ROCKING OR INFLATABLE BOAT?

Inflatable boats are king of popularity because they are versatile, stable and usually compact to stow when the air is out. But fixed-hulled boats are often easier to row and more robust when you hit them hard. Owners who have a tender on land and only need it to drive out to the boat that swims on a mooring buoy like to fall back on robust and inexpensive rigid hull boats because they have the boat. do not have to take it on board and stow it. Bluewater sailors are often fond of folding boats such as the banana boat because of their stability and the ability to easily stow them on board or a so-called nesting dinghy, which can be divided into two halves and therefore also takes up little space on deck.

WHICH BASE?

Inflatable boat buyers have to ask themselves this question before purchasing because this decision has a direct impact on weight, pack size, and performance on the water. Boats with rigid wooden or aluminum floor protectors are stable, but also heavy and need more space when stowed. Inflatable keels are a good compromise because they give the boat a little extra rigidity and take up significantly less space when packing, because there are no boards. A new type of game are the 3D keels, which are integrated into the side tubes and give the boat a little more V-shape, which makes it better and better in choppy water. Can move with more directional stability. In this respect, of course, the best are rigid bottom inflatables, i.e. rigid inflatable boats with a keel and underwater hull made of GRP or aluminum. Such boats offer very good handling characteristics in waves and can be pulled onto sandy or pebble beaches without hesitation. But they are much heavier and more complex to stow because they can neither be folded nor rolled up.

WHICH HOSE MATERIAL?

There are essentially two tube materials for inflatable boats: Hypalon and PVC. The former is a very durable rubber, making it the best material for inflatable boats because it is robust and UV-resistant. It’s also relatively straightforward to repair. Patch it up and good. These are the reasons why you can still see quite a few old Hypalon inflatable boats that look flawless and do their job without complaints. The disadvantage: The material is relatively expensive, so it is only used in high-quality boats, but especially in large RIBs that have to be tough.

The slightly cheaper alternative is PVC, which is also quite resistant, especially if the seams are welded and not glued. However, PVC should be protected from the sun, which is not always practical or easy, especially in the Mediterranean and the tropics, and it is significantly more difficult to repair than Hypalon.

TWO IS BETTER?

A small dinghy is therefore a valuable companion with which short but important distances between land and boat can be covered, regardless of the purpose. Unfortunately, these little companions, like bicycles in a big city, are a coveted object of theft, which is why long-distance sailors who are particularly dependent on their dinghy sometimes carry a second one in a locker so that, in the event of an emergency, there are no serious impairments to sailing operations and safety .

DON’T FORGET ANCHOR!

Let’s admit it: many experienced sailors hardly care about the equipment of the dinghy, e.g. with suitable anchor gear. But this is exactly what is being saved in the wrong place because if the outboard suddenly gives up its ghost and it blows offshore or the tide is just running down, an anchor is literally the last resort before you are washed out of the bay or the harbor at sea.

Build your own boat

Have you ever thought of building your own wooden boat? If after work you still feel like starting something new and starting a new hobby, your own boat building project may be just the right thing for you. It’s not that difficult either! With a little practice and the right tools, you can build your own boat too. We have special boat building plans for you that make it very easy for you to build your own boat yourself. With these step-by-step instructions, you are guaranteed to be able to build your own wooden boat yourself.