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Pre Sale Questions

  1. Why bother choosing an inflatable boat?

  2. Is it difficult to inflate and get the boat ready for fun?

  3. How can I convince my significant other that we need a boat?

  4. What should be considered when choosing the size of your boat?

  5. Which floor is better for you?

  6. Ok, now how do you care for it?

  7. What about when you’re not using your boat?


  1. Why bother choosing an inflatable boat?


    The inflatable buoyancy tubes are the highlighted feature on inflatable boats. The ride through a lake or ocean is very comfortable because of the inflatable buoyancy tubes and the V-shaped bottom that allow these boats to cut through the water. The main body material is very light and very flexible, which makes these boats extremely easy to store and transport. When deflated our Baltik inflatable boats can be easily folded down to fit a trunk of a very small compact car. Light weight, easy transport and quick assembly makes inflatable boats the most popular boats in the World.



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  2. Is it difficult to inflate and get the boat ready for fun?


    No!

    Assembly is as easy as TIE!

    1. Transport

    2. Inflate

    3. Enjoy!

     

    We cannot stress enough how easy our boats are to handle. Usually, it takes about 15 minutes to assemble a boat with a wooden or aluminum floor. To transport the boat, all you need is a vehicle with a trunk. Toss the boat into the trunk of your car/truck/SUV. When you arrive at your destination, simply take it out, unroll it, insert your floor and inflate it! It's as easy as that! It takes even less time when you get our air floors; then you don't even need to take out the floor when you're done or put it back in. When the boat is inflated, enjoy!



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  3. How can I convince my significant other that we need a boat?


    No promises on convincing anyone that you need a boat, but here are some ideas of possible uses for your boat (it makes a good argument when the "But we'll never use it!" comes up against you:

    fishing, hunting, scuba diving, camping trips, transport between your sailboat/yacht and your destination (make it your Dinghy or Tender!), government services (coast guard, search and rescue, law enforcement, security patrol, security lifeboat (**these are not certified lifeboats**)), ferrying, water sports or any water activity you think may require a boat! And remember, there is always a possibility of floods, so you can always say: that your family needs a boat for security reasons!



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  4. What should be considered when choosing the size of your boat?


    If you're looking for a tender for your power boat or yacht, make sure you know the maximum dimensions of the tender. Also, the bigger the boat, the bigger engine you can and will need to put on the back of the boat. Our Baltik boats are designed to be compatible with short shaft motors but whether or not you want to put one on is up to you and doesn't affect the boat itself. Also, you have to take into consideration what kind of passenger/carrying capacity you are looking for. Is the boat just for you to cruise? Our smalleer boats should suite you just fine. Do you plan on fishing alone? You may want to consider a slightly bigger boat to make sure you and your equipment will fit. With friends? Considering the number of individuals you plan on transporting in your boat, pick one of our bigger models to make sure that everyone is comfortable. One word of advise: No matter how big of a boat you decide on, the day that you want a bigger boat will come sooner than you think! 



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  5. Which floor is better for you?


    Honestly, it depends on what you're planning on doing with your boat.

    Are you going to inflate/deflate with each use? Go for the air floor. You never have to take the floor itself out of the boat; all you have to do is deflate the floor before you disassemble your boat and fold them up together. Air decks are also much lighter than wood and aluminum floors. A lighter deck means a lighter boat, which allows one person to move the boat easily and less horse power is required to push the boat. Also, the air floor provides easier, more compact storage, great for, among other locations, RVs.

    If you don't plan on deflating your boat every time and keep it inflated when you store it, consider our sturdier floors. Although the air floor becomes hard and sturdy when you inflate it, you can tell the difference between a 2 year-old child on it and a full-grown adult. Your wood and aluminum floors are the choices for better stability when standing on and safety. If you don't mind incorporating the extra time and hands that the aluminum and wood floors require to assemble, they provide stable surfaces for your kids, the dog, fishing trips and so much more! Aside from the assembly requirements, the wood and aluminum floors have a greater life time and require less care than the air floor. They offer the best performance.

    What's the difference between the wood and aluminum floors? The biggest difference is the weight. Aluminum floors have the most stability and they are surprisingly light-weight. The only maintenance required is a wash and dry after each use. They are extremely resistant to a variety of impact types and it is favored by divers and fans of high performance boats. It doesn't require any more assembly than the wood floors but provides the same, if not better, stability and safety.

    When considering pets, we do not recommend the air floor. When your pet, especially if you have a big dog, jumps into the boat or for any reason panics and shows its claws, the air floor can be punctured. For highest durability, we recommend the aluminum floor.

     

    Feature

    Air Floor

    Assembling Time

    Fastest

    Weight

    Lowest

    Performance

    Lowest

    Strength

    Lowest

    Necessary Care

    Most

    Storage/Transport

    Easiest

    Comfort

    Lowest

    Water Sport Durability

    Lowest

    Pet Durability

    Lowest

    Lifetime

    Lowest

    Price

    Lowest

     

     

     

    Feature

    Wood

    Assembling Time

    Same as Aluminum

    Weight

    Highest

    Performance

    Medium

    Strength

    Medium

    Necessary Care

    Medium

    Storage/Transport

    Same as Aluminum (Most Difficult)

    Comfort

    Medium

    Water Sport Durability

    Medium

    Pet Durability

    Medium

    Lifetime

    Medium

    Price

    Medium

     

     

     

    Feature

    Aluminum

    Assembling Time

    Same as Wood

    Weight

    Medium (less than Wood)

    Performance

    Highest

    Strength

    Highest

    Necessary Care

    Least

    Storage/Transport

    Same as Wood (Most Difficult)

    Comfort

    Highest

    Water Sport Durability

    Highest

    Pet Durability

    Highest

    Lifetime

    Highest

    Price

    Highest

     



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  6. Ok, now how do you care for it?


    Each time you use the boat, wash it off with water and a little soap. DO NOT USE ACIDS, SOLVENTS OR OTHER CHEMICALS which are not specially designed for cleaning the material. For best care, use cotton fabric to avoid damage to the boat's material. Also, make sure to thoroughly dry your boat. Storing it wet, especially somewhere warm, will cause unwanted problems to the boat's elements. For any wood products, make sure to check the condition of the wood from time to time, considering that it is coated with marine paint, varnish or it is laminated. For best life time, store in a cool, dry place.



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  7. What about when you’re not using your boat?


    We carry a variety of custom boat covers for when you are ready to store it, whether it's overnight or for the winter. We do not recommend storing your boat outside, especially if you live somewhere that gets snow. In low temperatures, the fabric may lose its flexibility and can become deformed if you move it while it's frozen. Warm it up first. If you are fortunate enough to be able to store the boat indoors, we recommend giving it some breathing room; leave it unrolled and inflate it just a little bit. However, if you do not have the luxury of lots of space, take it out of storage every few months to inspect it and remember to not roll it up tightly. And as with many fabric items, keep it away from heaters!



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