Porta-Bote folds to 4 inches flat. This boat is virtually tough and ideal for fishing, hunting, sailing, Military, rescue , and boating enthusiasts etc.
Porta-Bote’s size and weight.
Our 10 foot 8 inch Porta-Bote weighs about 78 pounds and folds up to the size of a long surfboard. That makes her easy to get on and off the deck for storage purposes. Folded she’s between 3” and 7” thick. That’s flat enough that we can easily see over her underway, something that was a challenge with many other dinghy’s.Total capacity is 585 lbs (266kg) including an engine that can weigh no more than 56 lbs. In practice the biggest four stroke engine possible is six hp.
If you can buy a two – stroke engine you might get something more in the 10 - 15 horse power range with that weight.
The hull of Porta-Bote is made with polypropylene - impervious to salt water is incredibly tough. It turns quick and it rows beautifully, with oars that clamp to the oarlocks so you can drop them to cast, that break in the middle for packing, and are foam filled to float. Porta-Bote is comfortable for sitting in, roomy for moving around and steadies enough for stand-up casting.
The Porta-Bote is simply great; it is well made, easy to erect and carries a 10 year limited hull warranty.
In addition Porta-Bote are sold worldwide to various organization like,