MiniCAT vs Hobie, Inflatable vs Rigid, PVC vs Plastic: What costs less, provides better value and is the best choice for casual sailors.
A comparison of portable/inflatable sailboats like the MiniCat made from PVC to rigid hulled boats like Hobie, made of fibreglass and roto-molded plastic.
Day sailing or dinghy sailing is one of the greatest things you can ever do. Many people learn to sail on dinghies at camps when they were young or by joining clubs as adults if they weren’t so lucky to learn growing up. Others are introduced to sailing while on vacation using beach cats such as Hobie and inevitably come home with a fire lit inside them. Sure, the big boats get the glory but just ask any sailor moored up on some beautiful body of water and they will all tell you that they wish they had a little day sailor or dinghy to zip around and have fun with. But yachts and cruisers simply didn't have the room for a sailing dinghy, until now.
What is the Best Portable / Inflatable Sailboat? (How to choose the right portable / inflatable sailboat.)
What is the best portable / inflatable sailboat? This is actually a trick question. The answer of course depends on which boat is ideal for you and your needs. So the real title of this post should be - How to choose the right portable / inflatable sailboat for your needs - A buyers guide to choosing an inflatable sailboat. In order to answer this I want to break it down into sections.