A conventional fixed transom on similarly sized inflatables adds around 15lbs and increases the storage footprint dramatically when packing away.
Takacat's revolutionary and innovative new open Tube-Transom design ® can be easily and completely removed from the inflatable tubes for easy deflation and storage. This allows the Takacat to roll-up smaller, more easily and lighter than traditional inflatable boats. These are big advantages when it comes to handling, transportation and storage. Takacat's small footprint is ideal for storage in your RV, on your boat, or in your closet between fishing trips.
This fully open transom design will never hold water on board. This will be a great advantage when the Takacat is being towed, being used in rough or wet conditions, or if you have wet divers, swimmers, or dogs getting in and out of the boat on your adventure.
The removable tube transom® not only offers the best portability, but also the advantage of having a built in fitting for our quick release wheel and rod holder accessories.
Takacat inflatables are designed to be light weight and use innovative materials. The drop stitch fabrics used for the high pressure removable floor replaces heavier aluminium, ply or fiberglass used for floor boards in traditional dinghies. The Tube Transom ® also provides significant weight advantages.
Takacat tubes are made tough using 0.9mm, 1000 denier custom made PVC. The tubes are Anti-UV grade tested to 4.5 out of 5. International Standards ISO 4892-3:2006
Additional Tube Protection
You will find full length rubber protection running the full length of the boat under the tubes. Rubberized rub rails on the sides of the tubes offer extra protection. The shallow draft of your Takacat allows you to maneuver in shallow waters and get higher up the beach where traditional dinghies are generally stuck out further in knee deep water.
Unlike conventional ribs or inflatable boats, Takacats can be re-tubed simply and cost effectively. This is due to the revolutionary tube transom ® & fully removable high-pressure air deck floor system. The tubes are not glued to a hull or transom so there is no hassle or costly process to have your aged or damaged tubes re-made and re-glued to the hull. You can simply order a new set of new tubes direct from Takacat and fit them like you normally do with a Takacat inflatable.
Takacat's air deck floor is made from a reinforced drop stitch PVC to provide a high- tensile rigid core. Specialized and unique anti skid made with additional anti-UV additive is high-pressure laminated and heat pressed to the top layer for the best durability and rigidity. Additional overlapping layers make the walls of the air deck floor 1.8mm thick and provide additional durability and strength.
Every Takacat comes with:
✓ 1 Set of Tubes
✓ 1 Tube Transom® Assembly
✓ 1 Inflatable Seat
✓ 1 Manual Pump & Gauge
✓ 1 Repair Kit (no glue)
✓ 2 Oars
✓ 2 Carry Bags
3 year warranty against defects in the material or workmanship that affect usability.
2 year warranty against defects in material and structure on all seams, parts and equipment.
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