The exciting world of inflatable boats awaits!

Learn about every facet of using inflatable watercraft, so you, your family, and friends can get the most out of this great hobby. From basics to advanced topics, no inflatable boat question goes unanswered on PumpupBoats.com.

Are you new to the world of inflatable boats? Then my Getting Started Guide is for you! You’ll find tips, tricks, and how-to articles to start off right.

Inflatable Boat Reviews

After testing lots of inflatable boats, I decided to write reviews of the ones that were good. You’ll find them here.

Inflatable Kayak Reviews

Inflatable kayaks are in many ways better, then hard shell kayaks. Have a look at the reviews of the best ones.

Motor & Battery Reviews

You can fit an electric trolling motor or even a gasoline outboard on SIBs. These articles will guide you.


Mariner 4 Review

Intex Mariner 4 review – My favorite SIB

Overall 4.4 Features Durability Stability Speed Intex Mariner 4 opinion The Mariner 4 is a unique SIB in many ways. It is the only one that comes with a hard floor to make it more stable, as…
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Gasoline outboard motors for inflatable boats [Guide]

If you have an inflatable dinghy with a keel and a fixed transom, you might want to skip the electric trolling motor and invest in a gasoline-powered outboard motor. Unlike electric trolling motors, outboard motors can make…
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How to clean inflatable boats (to look like new)

Proper care, cleaning and maintenance of an inflatable boat will not only keep your boat in tip-top shape, it will also extend its lifespan. If your boat is cleaned regularly, it will look like new almost all…
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Intex Excursion 5 review – A day on the water

Overall 4 Features Durability Stability Speed Intex Excursion 5 opinion This boat is a comfortable SIB for a weekend getaway on the lake. It has plenty of room for families looking for a relaxing time, as well…
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Hydrofoil on a motorized SIB: yes or no?

Many inflatable boat owners like to upgrade their SIBs either aesthetically or mechanically. As a first upgrade, I always recommend the installation of a hydrofoil on your outboard motor. It has numerous advantages, makes your motorized boat…
How to properly tow an inflatable boat

How to properly tow an inflatable boat

A lot of people buy an inflatable boat as their main boat, but there are instances where you might want to tow your inflatable boat using your mother boat. Whether you’re using your dinghy as a tender…
Top life vests for your SIB adventures

Best life vests for inflatable boats and kayaks

A life vest, also known as life jacket or personal flotation device (PFD), is considered fundamental safety gear for boating and kayaking. If you’re out fishing, recreational boating, and doing various water sports, you and the kids…
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[Guide] Inflatable sports boat registration in all US states

It is necessary for boat owners to register their boats to legally operate them within a state. However,  every state has different conditions and requirements for boat registration. Specifications on the type of watercraft that needs to…
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