Entry Level Boats

Whilst the cost of buying a boat is perceived to be high, here is an array of craft which prove that boating can be an affordable pastime for the whole family to enjoy.

Priced from £1,000, these boats will all be at the Show for you to explore:

Excel Vanguard XHD335
Stand(s): E068
Length: 3m 35cm
A very good quality inflatable packed with features and at a great price. It is brand new and has a 5 years warranty. The boat has High Quality Constructed 1100 Hytex Fabric - Lightweight yet…
Excel Vanguard XHD395
Stand(s): E068
Length: 3m 95cm
The VANGUARD XHD range from EXCEL is the optimal solution to waterborne applications requiring a portable, strong, spacious and stable boating platform to work from. These versatile craft with…
Excel Vanguard XHD535
Stand(s): E068
Length: 5m 35cm
EXCEL VANGUARD XHD535'S PATROLLED THE THAMES DURING THE OLYMPIC AND PARALYMPIC GAMES 2012 AS RESCUE BOATS! Get this Commando Style Inflatable Boat EXCEL INFLATABLE XHD535 -The all new XHD535,…
Excel Variane RT260
Stand(s): E068
Length: 2m 60cm
The larger of the two RT (or ‘Round Tail’) models the VARIANE RT260 is an excellent all-round inflatable dinghy and is suitable as a tender or as an emergency / auxiliary boat for larger…
Excel Ventura SL200
Stand(s): E068
Length: 2m
Possibly the lightest tender currently available on the market! The Excel ‘SuperLite’ series of tenders is a concept that has evolved through the need for a portable and easy-to-stow…
Excel Ventura SL230
Stand(s): E068
Length: 2m 30cm
Using the same ingenious space and weight-saving design as the smaller SL200, the Excel VENTURA 230 offers more internal space and higher loading capacity, making it more suitable for longer…
Excel Ventura SL260
Stand(s): E068
Length: 2m 60cm
The largest of the ‘SuperLite’ series, the VENTURA 260 answers the increasing demand for a practical, lightweight tender that can comfortably carry 3 crew and weigh less than 20kg! Stored…
Excel Volante SD230
Stand(s): E068
Length: 2m 30cm
As one of our most popular tenders, the VOLANTE SD230 sets the standard for portable, practical inflatable boats with perfect proportions. The design has been copied by many, yet none can match the…
Excel Volante SD235
Stand(s): E068
The best just got better – taking the timeless design of the SD230 and beefing it up with bigger tubes, making it a safer, more stable tender that can carry a third crew member. As with all…
Excel Volante SD260
Stand(s): E068
Length: 2m 60cm
The Excel VOLANTE 260 achieves everything you would want from a 2.6m inflatable boat. It is suitable as a tender or as a small recreational boat, ideal for younger generations to safely develop their…
Excel Volante SD290
Stand(s): E068
Length: 2m 90cm
The Excel VOLANTE 290 is sometimes referred to as ‘the largest small boat’ in our comprehensive range of inflatable boats! Whilst measuring under the 3 meter mark, the VOLANTE 290 can…
Excel Volante SD330
Stand(s): E068
Length: 3m 30cm
The Excel VOLANTE 330 is often referred to as ‘the smallest large boat’ of our comprehensive range: with two aluminium seats (supplied) there is room for four adults and one child, and…
Excel Volante SD360
Stand(s): E068
Length: 3m 60cm
The Excel VOLANTE SD360 is the ideal solution to practical performance in boating, with an inflatable boat large enough to carry 5 passengers and a 20hp outboard, yet compact enough when packed…
Excel Voyager SR240 RiB
Stand(s): E068
Length: 2m 40cm
Presenting the all new Voyager Lite range of Lightweight Yacht Tenders with Aluminium Hulls using proven construction techniques for the inflatable collars from the larger Excel Vantage and Virage…
Excel Voyager SR270 RiB
Stand(s): E068
Length: 2m 70cm
Presenting the all new Voyager Lite range of Lightweight Yacht Tenders with Aluminium Hulls using proven construction techniques for the inflatable collars from the larger Excel Vantage and Virage…
Excel Voyager SR290 RiB
Stand(s): E068
Length: 2m 90cm
Presenting the all new Voyager Lite range of Lightweight Yacht Tenders with Aluminium Hulls using proven construction techniques for the inflatable collars from the larger Excel Vantage and Virage…
Excel Voyager SR350 RiB
Stand(s): E068
Length: 3m 50cm
Presenting the all new Voyager Lite range of Lightweight Yacht Tenders with Aluminium Hulls using proven construction techniques for the inflatable collars from the larger Excel Vantage and Virage…
Excel Voyager SR420 RiB
Stand(s): E068
Length: 4m 20cm
The Excel Vantage SR420 Rigid Inflatable Boat is the ideal Vantage Rib for the fisherman, the diver or for any water activity. With a maximum engine power of 60hp you have a boat safe enough for…
Stand tall on the water aboard the Mirage Eclipse, another world’s-first watercraft from Hobie. Incredibly stable, just get on and go using MirageDrive® leg power. Soon you’ll fly…
Hobie Mirage Eclipse 12'
Stand(s): B033
Stand tall on the water aboard the Mirage Eclipse, another world’s-first watercraft from Hobie. Incredibly stable, just get on and go using MirageDrive® leg power. Soon you’ll fly…
Hobie Mirage i11s
Stand(s): B033
Elegant simplicity: The new i11S takes MirageDrive motivation and distills it to its essence. This low-profile performer with a rigid inflatable drop stitch hull is the lightest weight hands-free…
Hobie Mirage i14t
Stand(s): B033
The Hobie i14T is the ultimate two-person, inflatable touring kayak. Two MirageDrives simplify locomotion, and an optional Sail kit enables you to enjoy everything from a sunrise paddle to an…
Hobie Mirage Oasis
Stand(s): B033
The Oasis is stretched-out and spacious, the more performance-oriented of Hobie’s pair of tandems powered by the elegant, easy-to-use MirageDrive. So speedy yet boasting a robust carrying…
Hobie Mirage Outback
Stand(s): B033
The legendary design that propelled the MirageDrive to fishing supremacy is better than ever. It’s still every inch an Outback, with a time-tested hull that’s an ideal blend of confident…
Hobie Mirage ProAngler 14
Stand(s): B033
Hobie’s original Pro Angler packs extreme fishing utility, with scads of (that’s six) horizontal rod lockers, enough tackle compartments to empty a store, and an elevated Vantage ST seat…
The flowing, liquid lines of the Revolution 13 deliver an undeniable message. This is a quick, seaworthy and efficient design that, at 28.5-in. wide, hits the sweet spot for stability minus any…
Length: 5m 64cm
How do you improve on an already great kayak?  Attach the Tandem Island’s ‘ama’ floats and ‘aka’ crossbars (out-riggers) and unfurl its square-topped sail,…
Orkney Longliner 2
Stand(s): M400
Length: 16ft
The Longliner 2 is today the first choice for keen fisherman and cruisers who appreciate the great sea keeping characteristics and long keel, enabling comfortable drifting and the ability to lie well…
Portland Pudgy
Stand(s): A080
Length: 8ft
The Portland Pudgy is a multifunction boat that was designed in the Unites States as a yacht tender and unsinkable, dynamic lifeboat for blue water sailors that can be sailed to…
The Pedal Boat
Stand(s): A015
Length: 5m 35cm
The Pedal Boat was the first of David’s boats back in the ‘50s and it is the first offering of Dad’s Boats. Two people sit facing each other in the boat and are both able to pedal…
Compass Scheme
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