Are inflatable boats worth it?
Inflatable boats are cost-effective and offer high performance and reliability that you can’t find in other types of vessels. Rigid inflatable boats get their name from their construction — a hard v-hull with inflatable siding. The unique design is what gives them their versatility and toughness.
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How long will an inflatable boat last?
Summary: PVC inflatable boats will last anywhere between 2-10 years depending on the manufacturer, the use, and care it receives. Welded PVC boat will outlast those made with glues/adhesives. Hypalon (CSM) boats usually last 7-15 years, but can last as many as 20 years.