Crossover between an inflatable Kayak and a Boat – KaBoat!
This is a truly remarkable and affordable boat to
the masses. You can go kayaking, rowing, fishing or motoring on a
limited budget and don't worry about storage. Just let air out and you
can store KaBoat in a trunk of your car, corner of your apartment or
bottom of your closet.
A crossover between inflatable kayaks and inflatable boats, KaBoats represent the best of both
worlds - kayaking and boating. Modeled after narrow Asian Dragon boats and due to their narrow profile, KaBoats can go faster then standard inflatable boats with lower rated engines.
To use it as a regular kayak, just paddle it anywhere, such as on the: ocean, bay, river or lake. If you get tired, just use an electric or gas engine installed on the marine grade plywood transom. The KaBoat is extremely portable and will fit in a medium size bag. The KaBoat is light, and will run great with an inexpensive electric or small gas engine.
KaBoats can be easily paddled with regular kayak paddles, allowing them to visit extremely shallow or narrow places. KaBoats are very stable. Customers can stand while fly-fishing and even get into those narrow spots where most other boats can't go, to get the best fishing.
KaBoats also come with pre-installed rowing oarlocks
for easy and effortless rowing if such needs should arise. KaBoat can
be used as a space saving and lightweight dinghy tender for yacht or
Benefits of KaBoat VS. conventional Kayak or Inflatable
- Conventional plastic or fiberglass kayaks require
significant storage space due to their large dimensions. KaBoats can be
deflated and folded for easy storage and transportation.
- Kayaks can be only paddled, but the KaBoat allows you to
use a small gas or electric engine to cover larger distances. If you get
tired of paddling, you can start using an optional outboard engine.
- KaBoats are much more stable than conventional kayaks,
allowing for standing and walking inside the KaBoat. In fact, you can fish
standing or even ride while standing.
- The KaBoat can be used for diving, snorkeling, and fishing,
however not many conventional kayaks can offer similar functionality.
- Due to the high buoyancy of its inflatable tubes, the
KaBoat can transport a much larger cargo than regular kayaks.
- KaBoat allows you to go to narrow or shallow places where
regular inflatable boats will not fit. Just raise the engine and paddle
anywhere that is at least 5" deep.
- Due to its smaller chambers, it is much easier and faster
to inflate a KaBoat than a regular inflatable boat.
- Because of its narrow profile and a much lower drag than
wide conventional inflatable boats, KaBoats can go faster with the same
rated engine than comparable size inflatable boats.
- KaBoats can also be used as a dinghy to a yacht or
sailboat, but take up much less space when deflated and folded. KaBoats also
can be placed on a swimming platforms.
- KaBoats cost much less than any inflatable dinghies and
most kayaks available today.
"Just wanted to tell you how much I love
my 15 ft Kaboat. I get compliments wherever I go. I fish it in both freshwater
and salt and it has performed wonderfully. Very stable, safe and fun. After
seeing my boat in action, no one I know wants a canoe anymore.... The best part
is: completely portable and no maintenance!!!! What's not to love? I keep it in
the backseat of my Ford Taurus. Whoever designed it should get the Nobel prize
for boat design. I put a 3 HP mercury on it and it really moves. Just can't say
enough. Thanks Boats-to-go!"
"Hello, I purchased the SK396R and love it. The boat is better quality than expected and is great since I live in an apartment. Set up time from the back of my mini-van to water is about 5 minutes, I can often set it up and be out in the water before larger solid-hull boats can get off of their trailers and going. With my small outboard this things zips and since it doesn't weigh much at all, I barely use a gallon of gas all day. Anyways thanks for making a fantastic boat that I can afford on a college budget."
(Kevin, James River, Richmond, VA.)
"Hello, I purchased the SK396R and love it. The boat is better quality than expected and is great since I live in an apartment. Set up time from the back of my mini-van to water is about 5 minutes, I can often set it up and be out in the water before larger solid-hull boats can get off of their trailers and going. With my small outboard this things zips and since it doesn't weigh much at all, I barely use a gallon of gas all day. Anyways thanks for making a fantastic boat that I can afford on a college budget." Kevin, James River, Richmond, VA.
"Last Sunday I have tested the kaboat with my family (my wife, my child and the little yorkie Maya) in Avigliana lake: It’s really great, stable (also with the waves generated by the boat of water-skiing that hit the side of the kaboat) and fast. In the photo you can see my yorkie Maya that do not want descend from the KaBoat, she loves it. She slept all the time on the floor under my seat"
"This is the best Kaboat of the world!...handy and very functional!...I'm 50 years old, and I can't carry with me any boat...you can feel witLast Sunday I have tested the kaboat with my family (my wife, my child and the little Yorkie Maya) in Avigliana lake: It’s really great, stable (also with the waves generated by the boat of water-skiing that hit the side of the kaboat) and fast. In the photo you can see my yorkie Maya that do not want descend from the KaBoat, she loves it. She slept all the time on the floor under my seath this kaboat like a fish in the water...I'm very happy and strongly recommend it to everybody!...Thank you!..."
"We received our boat last week and were able to test drive it over the weekend and we were totally impressed. The delivery was prompt, the product was excellent... even the bag is big enough so that everything fits in it when it's folded up. We bought it specifically to go camping with since we pull a small camping trailer we needed something portable to go in our van. We found that it fit very well on top of our mini-van when it was blown up so once we get to our camping spot we can go to various lakes in the area and not have to deflate and inflate every time. This is the 3rd raft that I've owned... the first two had the wooden floors - a Sevylor and a Sea Eagle and the air floor is much easier to deal with and pack and it's quite solid... we did buy some outdoor carpeting to put over it (we have a dog). Thanks for putting out such a great product at a reasonable price."
"Here are the first pictures of our KaBoat in Alaska. The boat performed flawlessly on our ride. I'm I just wanted to share my great experiences and photos by purchasing one of your KaBoats (SK430). The SK430 was everything I could have imagined in a quality boat, and more. I've taken it to 5 different lakes so far, and the performance of the boat has surprised me every time. Going slightly beyond the limits of the SK430, we even sat 4 adults comfortably on the boat in a lake for an hour, without leaving a scratch on the kaboat. After receiving this boat and taking it out, it has turned into a fully fledged hobby! Here are some photos of my experiences thus far. Very pleased and received quite a few comments from other boaters, one even asked for your website and was very interested. Thanks again for all your help."
"Your 15' Kaboats are GREAT - making 10 mph (controlled by Garmin GPS) with 2 peoples on 2.5HP Suzuki outboard!" Alex, Ontario, Canada