Inflatable tenders- any suggestions?

 Hi all,

looking at getting a little inflatable, anywhere from 2.5 - 3.3m to use as little tender mostly at Rotto just to get to shore if I anchor up. May also be used to dive out of in a couple of spots that you can't get a normal boat into but that's about it.


anyone got any suggestions or on the off chance, one they want to offload?





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 Hi Brett....I'm looking at

Wed, 2013-10-16 23:18

 Hi Brett....I'm looking at the same. Have done a bit of research online and found a Takacat. As the name suggests, it's an inflatable cat. From what I can see, it looks great....but welcome feedback from others who know more.

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 Rusty had one on here for

Thu, 2013-10-17 08:16

 Rusty had one on here for sale, not sure if he sold it but it was brand new.


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 I had an Aquapro 2.4m with

Thu, 2013-10-31 10:42

 I had an Aquapro 2.4m with wood slat floors and used that with a 2hp Honda.  I would recommend getting one with an "airdeck" (inflatable high pressure floor) as we tend to leave the slat floors off which means floppy and slow bottom.  2.4m was also too small for 2 persons to dive off once you bring dive gear/anchor etc on the boat.  Though it was easy to deflate and roll up into a large bag for storage in the boat's engine bay.

The 2hp Honda was convenient in that it used straight fuel without having to mix, had its own small tank which runs for a couple hours, and is easy enough to hand carry.  It was also aircooled which added to the convenience factor.


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