SpearFish 15 Inflatable Motor Canoe
SpearFish Boats are relatively long and narrow roll-up inflatables. Their unique shape makes them very easily-driven, which means you can achieve decent speeds with relatively small (lightweight and inexpensive) outboard motors. And because the deflated boats fit in a bag (that fits in most car boots), you wont need a trailer or mooring.
This all makes for a highly portable, and refreshingly affordable, means to get afloat.
For example, with a 6hp motor the smallest 450 (15ft) model will do 14-15 knots with two adults on board, when a typical-shape inflatable dinghy would be languishing in single figures. The ride is also remarkably comfortable – she slices through the tops of waves, rather than bouncing over them. And the stability is also very good, because as soon as she heels a few degrees.there is an immense amount of “push back” from those long (4.5m long) side tubes.
As David Parker, in PRACTICAL BOAT OWNER Magazine (August 2016) summarised: “It is certainly both very quick, and a lot of fun.”