People who want to have a pontooning experience without a huge investment can opt for inflatable pontoon boats. These boats can accommodate a couple of persons, are small and can be deflated and stored in the boot of a car making them ideal for carrying along when going on a vacation. These may either be frameless or might have a sturdy metal frame supporting their body.
Sea Eagle 285 Frameless Pontoon Boat
The Sea Eagle 285 inflatable pontoon boat is frameless and features a U-hull design. This make it easy to carry it around with just 30lbs of hull weight with an additional 12lbs for motor mount. It has a single seat and can travel at 5-7mph with gas outboard and 3-4mph with electric motor. The boat takes about five minutes for inflation and is made from 1000 Denier reinforced material which is quite durable. It is ideal for fishing in all sorts of waters including shallow ones. It is equipped with universal Scotty Mounts that support all accessories from this manufacturer. The boat retails for $899.
Colorado XT Pontoon Boat
For people looking for an inflatable pontoon boat with steel frame, the Colorado XT is worth considering. The boat has enormous storage space with 20 pockets. This 68lbs boat comes with a transportation wheel for carrying convenience. Nifty additions include adjustable seat and footrests, two insulated drink holders, removable stripping basket, trolling motor mount with two positional configurations and an anchor system. The boat can seat a single person and comes with a price tag of $586 and 2-year warranty.
Durapro 10 Pontoon Boat
Venture Outdoors manufactures the Durapro 10 pontoon boat. The boat is made of DuraBladder, characterized by its excellent tensile strength and resistance to wear and tear and puncture. This inflatable pontoon boat has an aluminum frame which can be easily assembled without tools by just sliding and snapping. It comes with two oars, 7-foot long also made of aluminum. A motor mount or battery box maybe installed for trolling motors. It has a padded seat for one person and two storage pockets. The boat is priced upwards of $1149 and has a 1-year warranty.
Sea Eagle 375 Foldcat Pontoon Boat
375 Foldcat offering from the house of Sea Eagle in an inflatable pontoon boat with plenty of customization options available. The boat can be installed with one or two swivel seats with or without pedestals. There are multiple addon options available from Scotty accessories including fishfinders and even a canopy maybe be fitted. The boat can be folded and unfolded with an inflation time of about five minutes. Lightweight aluminum crossbars and under bars give the boat structural integrity and rigidity. The Sea Eagle 375 Foldcat is one of the best and most versatile boat on the market and is available from $1299.
NRS GigBob 2.0 Personal Fishing Watercraft
The GigBob manufactured by NRS is a frameless inflatable pontoon boat that can also be converted into a kick boat with removable oars and pontoons. The boat can be rolled up for easy storage and lugging. It has a 15-square foot deck space which is ample for fishing and carrying all required gear and supplies. The boat is made from 1000 denier PVC material for standing against rough and testing terrains. It is backed by a 5-year warranty and is priced at $995. A carrying bag, two Carlisle oars, a seat and a repair kit are part of the standard package.