If superyachts that are 30-meter-long boats have been using them for years, why don’t you, too, lengthen your boat with a floating platform? Lots of extra square footage on the sea, an excellent idea that is gaining momentum, with undoubted advantages, even on full-size boats.
These new floating platforms while inflatable are extremely stable on water and you can easily cram them on board when not in use. They inflate and are operational in minutes and have accessories to make them integral to the stern or side. They are so stable that they are even used to hold a lunch or dinner in direct contact with water. A terrace overlooking the sea that is as seaside as it gets. A great idea for summer.
NautiBuoy Marine has designed a series of inflatable platforms that rest on the stern. They can be had with floor coverings in non-slip material or even in a very elegant teak-like. The sizes of each of the four models, which can also be joined with others, have modules ranging from 2.5 x 1.5 m for the smallest up to 4×2 m for the largest, weigh from 23 to 46 kg, inflate from 1 to 3 minutes and fit in a bag with dimensions from 155cm x 30 x 30 to the largest with measurements of 220 cm x 32 x 32. They bear on-board weights from 400 to 700 kg.
You can use them to lie on the sea, but also to dine in contact with the water or to moor the boat’s other toys (sup, tender…) without having them bang on the side. NautiBuoy Marine also provides quick attachments to anchor the platform to the stern. Prices range from about 1,000 to over 10,000 euros in the ultra-accessorized configurations. https://www.bluedream.it/en/222-nautibuoy-inflatable-platforms
Aquaglide has an endless catalog of inflatables including slides, canoes, games. His perfect inflatable platform for use at the stern of the boat is the Landing Pad. Equipped with anti-slip, it is produced in two versions with capacity for 6 or 10 people with equal measurements of 4 m x 4 m and weights ranging from 28 to 36 kg. Deflated they fit in a 105cm x 60 x 25 or 165cm x 40 x 36 box. Prices range from about 2,000 to 3,000 euros.
For those who settle for something smaller, there is Aquaglide Speedway 10 Inflatable, which measures 3 m x 1.5 m, supports a maximum load of 500 kg costs less than 1,000 euros and fits in a 75 c, x 55 x 35 bag, weighs 18 kg. www.aquaglide.com
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