In this buyer’s guide, we list our top picks for the best inflatable fishing boats for 2017. If you’re looking to buy a new inflatable boat for fishing, there are a lot of different choices on the market and we know that narrowing these boats down can be a real challenge.
Fortunately, we’ve done all of the heavy lifting for you. In this handy inflatable fishing boat buyer’s guide, you’ll find boats in a wide variety of configurations and price points. Regardless of your requirements or budget, you’re sure to find something that is perfect for your needs.
So without further ado, let’s get right to it…
Best Inflatable Boats for Fishing – 2017 Top Picks
|Sea Eagle Stealth Stalker 10||121"x60"||37-77 lbs||1199 lbs, 2-person||3-year, 180-day money back|
|Outcast OSG Striker||113"x60"||102 lbs||2-person||5-year|
|Sea Eagle 375fc FoldCat||148"x54"||75 lbs||650 lbs, 2-person||3-year, 180-day money back|
|Outcast Fish Cat Panther||108"x60"||67 lbs||400 lbs, 1 person||5-year|
|NRS Clearwater Drifter||216"x82"||330 lbs||1000 lbs, 2-person||5-year|
|Sea Eagle PackFish 7||84"x39"||21-26 lbs||300 lbs, 1 person||3-year, 180-day money back|
|Outcast Fish Cat Scout||84"x55"||34 lbs||400 lbs, 1 person||5-year|
|Sea Eagle 285fpb||108"x48"||31-42 lbs||451 lbs, 1 person||3-year, 180-day money back|
|BRIS Kaboat BSK395||156"x44"||77 lbs||570 lbs, 2-person||3-year, 30-day money back|
|Classic Accessories Colorado XT||108"x56"||72 lbs||400 lbs, 1 person||2-year|
|AIRHEAD AHIBF-06 Angler Bay||140"x67"||n/a||900 lbs, 6-person||1 year|
|HydroForce Voyager 1000||115"x50"||33 lbs||594 lbs, 2-person||n/a|
Sea Eagle Stealth Stalker 10 (STS10)
The Sea Eagle Stealth Stalker 10 is an excellent 2-person inflatable fishing boat that is well-suited for a wide variety of conditions. Whether you’re fishing in calm or rough waters, the Sea Eagle STS10 is a stable and durable fishing platform that will get you to all of your favorite fishing spots. We love the fact that Sea Eagle offers a wide variety of configurations, which makes it super easy to customize the STS10 to suit your needs.
To learn more about this fishing boat, read our in-depth Sea Eagle Stealth Stalker 10 review.
Outcast OSG Striker
The Outcast OSG Striker Raft is a small, compact inflatable fishing boat that is super portable and fun on the water. This boat comes with some nice features, including an inflatable lean bar that is really convenient for standup fishing. The OSG Striker is constructed from durable 1100 PVC material and features welded seams. It also has a self-bailing floor and was designed to support a motor.
Overall, this is a fantastic inflatable boat for fishing that is highly maneuverable and a lot of fun in the water.
Sea Eagle 375fc FoldCat
The lightweight and extremely portable Sea Eagle 375fc FoldCat is one of the best inflatable pontoon fishing boats. It features a stable design that can be fully-assembled in 10 minutes or less. Made from durable 1100 Decitex reinforced material and backed by Sea Eagle’s 3-year warranty and 180-day money back guarantee, the rugged 375fc is built to provide you with many years of memorable angling adventures. Sea Eagle currently offers six different configurations of this boat, and there are several different motors to choose from. For more info on this boat, check out our detailed Sea Eagle 375fc review.
Outcast Fish Cat Panther Pontoon Boat
The Outcast Fish Cat Panther Pontoon Boat is an extremely stable inflatable pontoon boat that is comfortable and loaded with great features that serious anglers are sure to appreciate. This boat has great maneuverability and the low-profile design keeps it from being blown around in windy conditions. Tracking is excellent, and the 6-piece aluminum frame is quickly broken down for easy transport and storage. If you’re looking for a super fun, 1-person inflatable fishing rig with a pontoon boat configuration, Outcast’s Fish Cat Panther boat is a great choice.
NRS Clearwater Drifter
Built out of super durable drop stitch construction and featuring a stowable modular frame design, the NRS Clearwater Drifter is a fishing boat that is perfect for serious anglers. The Clearwater Drifter is a hybrid drift boat/self-bailing raft that is one of the best inflatable fishing boats for rivers. NRS incorporated dual swivel seats, casting stations at the bow and stern, a high back padded raft seat, and diamond plate decks. If you can afford the premium price tag and want a super durable inflatable fishing boat that tracks extremely well, the NRS Clearwater Drifter is an excellent choice.
Sea Eagle PackFish 7
For those who want the ultimate in portability, the new Sea Eagle PackFish 7 is the perfect little fishing boat. The solo inflatable fishing boat weighs in at only 21 pounds and can even be worn on your back.
The Sea Eagle PF7 features a frameless design that can be packed down into a small bag for easy storage and transport. This boat is loaded with a lot of handy features such as rod holders, storage pockets for your tackle and fishing tools, fish measurement rulers, and more. Read our full-length Sea Eagle PackFish 7 review to find out more about this boat.
Outcast Fish Cat Scout Frameless Pontoon Boat
Perfect for fishing rivers and lakes, the Outcast Fish Cat Scout measures 7′ by 55″, weighs 34 pounds, and is capable of supporting a maximum weight of 400 pounds. Featuring a frameless, dual chamber design that is extremely packable, the Fish Cat Scout is constructed from durable materials and has a welded design for rugged durability.
The Outcast Fish Cat Scout is another great inflatable boat for those who need a stable, well-built solo fishing rig.
Sea Eagle 285fpb Frameless Pontoon Boat
The Sea Eagle 285fpb Frameless Pontoon Boat is capable of getting you to all of your favorite fishing spots, and it can be fully set up in just 5 minutes. The perfect solo inflatable fishing boat for rivers, creeks, lakes, and bays, the 285fpb is stable and capable of supporting an impressive 451 pounds thanks to the large air chambers. Sea Eagle added some nice features to this boat, including rod holders, a swivel seat, raised oarlocks, and a raised fabric floor. For more details, check out our in-depth Sea Eagle 285fpb review.
BRIS Kaboat BSK395
The durable BRIS Kaboat BSK395 features a hybrid inflatable boat/kayak design that is great for oceans, rivers, bays, and lakes. BRIS incorporated a removable drop stitch air deck floor, four independent air chambers, twin bench seats, and four fins for improved flatwater tracking. While the
While the BRIS Kaboat BSK395 works great with the included oars, it can also be set up with an electric trolling or small gas motor which gives you additional options to consider.
Classic Accessories Colorado XT
The Classic Accessories Colorado XT is a nice inflatable pontoon boat that is set up really well for fishing. Featuring removable fishing gear storage bags, an anchor system, rod holder, convenient transport wheel, and rear storage area, the Colorado XT is a well-thought out boat that you’ll definitely have a lot of fun on.
The Classic Accessories Colorado XT inflatable fishing boat measures 108″ by 56″, weighs in at 68 pounds, and is capable of supporting a maximum weight of 400 pounds.
AIRHEAD Angler Bay (AHIBF-06)
For those who are working with a tighter budget, the AIRHEAD AHIBF-06 Angler Bay is a fun and affordable way to get out on the water. This boat features an inflatable floor, movable seat, rod holders, handy wrap around grab lines, and drink holders. The 6-person Angler Bay is made out of heavy duty vinyl and AIRHEAD incorporated welded seam construction for increased durability.
Overall, this is a good inflatable fishing boat for the money.
HydroForce Voyager 1000
Another great option for the budget-conscious is the HydroForce Voyager 1000. Priced at just over $100, this is a cheap inflatable fishing boat that packs a decent amount of value. Constructed of triple ply reinforced vinyl, the Voyager 1000 comes with inflatable seat cushions, a storage bag, rod holders, 60″ oars, and an air pump.
The HydroForce Voyager 1000 is capable of transporting 2 adults and 1 child, with a max weight capacity of 594 pounds.