Built by one of the world's top marine production factories.
Great Lakes Inflatable Boats are designed with pride in Ontario. They are manufactured using only top-grade materials and construction methods.
Our mission is to provide North American boaters with comfortable, reliable and user-friendly inflatable boats at unrivaled value to every level of boater. With industry-leading ideas and product value, there is no doubt that we have the right inflatable boat for you.
High quality, high performance inflatables since 2018
Being avid boaters & having years of industry experience, we know what makes the perfect inflatable boat. We created Great Lakes boats to provide a premium choice. Every boat is made with top quality materials, smart design for improved experiences and extra safety features you will love, and all at a fair price.
An inflatable boat is a lightweight boat constructed with its sides and bow made of flexible tubes containing pressurised gas. For smaller boats, the floor and hull is often flexible, while for boats longer than 3 metres (9.8 ft), the floor typically consists of three to five rigid plywoodor aluminium sheets fixed between the tubes, but not joined rigidly together. Often the transom is rigid, providing a location and structure for mounting an outboard motor.
Some inflatable boats can be disassembled and packed into a small volume, so that they can be easily stored and transported. The boat, when inflated, is kept rigid cross-ways by a foldable removable thwart. This feature makes these boats suitable for liferafts for larger boats or aircraft, and for travel or recreational purposes.
INFLATABLES SUPERIOR MATERIALS & DESIGN
Our inflatable boat tubes are constructed with the world-leading Mahler Industries PVC in Germany and Achilles Hypalon from Japan
We use double-welded reinforced seams on all our inflatable boat tubes, ensuring a long and durable life.
Our marine-grade aluminum is powder coated and baked at 390°F to ensure a long-lasting durable finish.
Our inflatable boats have fully aluminum floorboards/hull and aluminum transoms so you never need to worry about rot.
Before leaving the factory, each Great Lakes Inflatable Boat meets quality standards to ensure customer satisfaction.
Contemporary inflatable boats are manufactured using supported fabric. They are made of rubberized synthetic fabrics, PVC and polyurethane, providing light-weight and airtight sponsons. Depending on fabric choice, the fabric panels are assembled using either hot or cold manufacturing processes. Different styles of one-way valves are used to add or remove air, and some brands include inter-communicating valves that reduce the effect of a puncture.
Inflatable boats with transoms have an inflatable keel that creates a slight V-bottom along the line of the hull to improve the hull's seakeeping and directional stability. These vessels are very light, so if powered with an engine, it is best to put weight in the bow area to keep the bow from rising while the boat is going up on plane.
People increasingly use inflatables for personal recreational use on lakes, rivers, and oceans—and for white water rafting and kayaking, and for scuba divers to reach dive sites. Users can deflate, fold, and store fabric bottom inflatable boats in compact bags, making them ideal for limited storage and quick, easy access.
Sail rigs are available for inflatable dinghies, kayaks, and catamarans. In keeping with the portability of the inflatable hull, sail attachments fold or disassemble to fit in a compact bundle. Leeboards on the sides perform the same function as a centerboard, so users can tack these boats into the wind.
INFLATABLES WITH ENHANCED COMFORT,
CONVENIENCE & SAFETY
More Comfort with extra thick premium Bow locker cushions that snap into place
Convenient seat cushions with under seat storage bag included and smart design allows lockers to open easily without removing cushions
Inside oar storage neatly secures oars out of your feet — but allows for easy to access if you need them
Consoles with extras like Bluetooth Stereo
WARRANTY: We are proud to offer a 5-year warranty on our PVC boats & 10-year warranty on our Hypalon boats.
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