I purchased this boat as a gift for my girlfriend, along with a motor mount (made by Sea Eagle) and a 55lb thrust Minn-Kota electric trolling motor and of course a marine battery/battery case & battery charger. The boat is pretty quick to inflate with the bellowes system that comes with it. We have taken it on a lake once, and it was very enjoyable. Plenty of room for two with all of the trolling motor equipment. I'm not sure I would suggest more than (3) adults climb aboard if you do end up adding a motor system to it, as there is a little less room and a fair amount of additional weight. The only issue I had was I need to register this boat with the NYS DMV in order to keep things all "legal" with the addition of the motor. The manufacturer provided a registration card, which I filled out and returned. However, I needed to ask separately for a certificate of origin and quite honestly, they seemed a little confused by my request. I am shocked they don't get similar requests more often. I was a little surprised they actually asked me "what I needed" on the certificate of origin. Maybe it is an uncommon request for such documentation. Maybe my state of residence is the problem. Either way, I would strongly recommend this boat and a motor system as a very fun & portable way to tool around on pretty much any body of water you want!
- How accurate was the sizing? Accurate
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. Durable & well-made.
- Was the product free of any manufacturer defects? Yes.