Small rigid inflatable boats are versatile, convenient, and fun. What’s not to like? Well, the bumpy ride, for one thing.
Clearly, what’s needed is a craft that provides the rigid inflatable’s convenience, but adds the comfort you’d usually get in a more conventional leisure craft. The good news is that it already exists: the Aqualux 14. Said to combine a thrilling yet secure ride with predictable handling, it’s seriously cool looking too. Suitable for wakeboarding, skiing and recreational fishing, it can accommodate four adults comfortably. For those chill-out moments, there’s a level forward sports deck with non-slip finish. Standard features include a 50-litre built-in fuel tank and stainless steel roll bar, and options include sound systems, storage hatches and flush-mounted rod holders. Expect to pay about R110 000 (that includes either a 45 kW Mercury or Mariner “Big Foot” outboard motor and breakneck trailer). Contact Aquaquad on 031-705 1690/1 or visit www.aquaquad.com