Britain’s Great
Boating Festival15-24 September 2017

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): E074
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 rigid…
Excel Vanguard XHD395
Stand(s): E074
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 Variane RT260
Stand(s): E074
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): E074
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): E074
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): E074
Length: 2m 60cm
A larger model 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!…
Debuting the Virago range of high specification, lightweight, aluminium hulled, recreational and yacht tender RIBs packaged with outboards from Suzuki and offered through premium dealers. 
Debuting the Virago range of high specification, lightweight, aluminium hulled, recreational and yacht tender RIBs packaged with outboards from Suzuki and offered through premium dealers. 
Excel Volante SD230
Stand(s): E074
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…
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): E074
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): E074
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 SD360
Stand(s): E074
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): E074
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 SR290 RiB
Stand(s): E074
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): E074
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): E074
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…
Grabner Adventure
Stand(s): A124F
Length: 4m 50cm
Families, who enjoy paddling, need plenty of stowage and require an absolute safe boat, would choose the ADVENTURE as the most popular Canadian type canoe. Its versatility is unsurpassed. It is…
Grabner Happy Cat Hurricane
Stand(s): A124F
Length: 4m 99cm
Equipped like a professional high-performance catamaran, it fulfils every requirement of experienced regatta and long distance sailors.  It represents the maximum possible performance from a…
Grabner Mega
Stand(s): A124F
Length: 5m
New super-comfortable touring kayak; offering 1 or 2 adult-,  or 2 adult + 1 small child  application. Elongation-aspect  plus wide beam offer smooth run and unbeatable…
Hobie Mirage Compass
Stand(s): B033
Set your course with the new Mirage Compass, the newest addition to Hobie’s fleet of award-winning kayaks. Simplicity defined, its time-tested MirageDrive pedal system with Glide Technology…
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 i9s
Stand(s): B033
Hobie’s i9S was specifically designed for people shy on spare acreage but who dream of spending their time kayaking, fishing or sailing (via the optional Sail kit). The compact i9S offers…
Hobie Mirage Outback Camo
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…
Sleek. The Hobie Mirage Revolution 16 boasts a long, lean hull that’s low on drag and big on speed, allowing you to glide along at a pace typically reserved for far more fragile…
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,…
Sports Fisher 500
Stand(s): A015
The perfect British-made boat for: Leisure sailing Fishing Sea sailing Hand-built in Stourport, UK by a team of highly experienced boat builders with a fibre glass hull laid…
Topaz ARGO
Stand(s): J217
The Topaz ARGO is the ultimate all-round sailboat that delivers controllable performance and comfortable capacity (for up to four adult sailors) without compromise. Very durable and virtually…
Topaz OMEGA
Stand(s): J217
The Topaz OMEGA is the ultimate multi-purpose sailboat with huge carrying capacity. Very durable and virtually maintenenace-free TRILAM hull construction.
TOPAZ Race X
Stand(s): J217
The TOPAZ Race X is an exciting single or doublehanded dinghy with gennaker. Very durable and virtually maintenenace-free TRILAM hull construction.
Topaz TAZ
Stand(s): J217
The TAZ is a modern and exciting small dinghy designed for young sailors starting to sail. For one or two children or for an adult and child. Very durable and virtually maintenenace-free TRILAM…
TOPAZ Uno Plus
Stand(s): J217
The TOPAZ Uno Plus is an excellent recreational starter and training boat to suit single or doublehanded. Very durable and virtually maintenenace-free TRILAM hull construction.
Topper 4.2
Stand(s): J217
Length: 3m 40cm
The Topper 4.2 is the ideal Junior Pathway Racing Class to sail before graduating to the Topper 5.3 and Laser.
Topper 5.3
Stand(s): J217
The Topper 5.3 is a hugely successful and popular Junior Pathway Racing Class.
Whaly 210
Stand(s): A032
Length: 2m 10cm
The Whaly 210 is an incredibly, double-walled robust boat manufactured from high-grade plastic (Polyethylene) – it’s almost unsinkable and indestructible. This boat is low-maintenance and…
Whaly 270
Stand(s): A032
Length: 2m 70cm
The Whaly 270 is an incredibly robust, double-walled boat manufactured from high-grade plastic (Polyethylene) – it’s almost unsinkable and indestructible. This boat is low-maintenance and…
Whaly 370
Stand(s): A032
Length: 3m 70cm
The Whaly 370 is an incredibly robust, double-walled boat manufactured from high-grade plastic (Polyethylene) – it’s almost unsinkable and indestructible. This boat is ideal for…
Whaly 435
Stand(s): A032
Length: 4m 35cm
Whaly 435 and 435R make for a perfect Leisure boat as well as popular with safety and rescue operations as well as work boats etc. MaterialRotational Moulded Polyethylene (100% recyclable) UV…
Whaly 500
Stand(s): A032
Length: 5m
  The All New Whaly 500 max 50hp &  new 500R max 60hp. This versatile Drop-down bow & Large open deck space makes it capable of carrying a large size payload and high numbers of…
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