Used as tenders for boats and for fishing, the Sportyak 213 and Sportyak 245 are more stable, more durable and lighter than the classical dinghies thanks to their particular hull and the technology used to make them.
More than 100 000 BIC boats have so far been manufactured and they have become a standard feature in the yachting world. The Sportyak 213 and 245 are stable, strong, light and 100% recyclable at the end of their life-cycle.
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Their catamaran hull gives them much more stability than all flat or V hulls. This is a major advantage for hunting, fishing or the transport of equipment to an anchored boat. The Sportyak 245 can comfortably accommodate three people who can, if necessary, change sides without any risk of capsizing.
Sportyak 245 versus V-hull: As soon as the weight is off-centre a V-Hull becomes unstable and dangerous, unlike the double catamaran shape hull of the Sportyak 245, which provides high stability and therefore prevents capsizing. Test done with two adults on the same side.
The double hull gives added safety to passengers. Even if a very violent impact made a hole on the outside hull, the inner hull would provide sufficient flotation to get back to shore.
The Sportyak 213 and the Sportyak 245 are made of polyethylene which makes them virtually indestructible. You don’t have to worry about leaving them in dinghy racks or on the beach. UV rays, salt and every day impacts have no effect on them. When no longer in use, these boats are entirely recyclable.
The Sportyak 213 and the Sportyak 245 are light which is an essential characteristic for a boat that is most of the time carried by hand and loaded onto roof racks. It is thanks to their double hull structure that even though they are very light, there has been no compromise on safety aspects.
The Sportyak 213 and the Sportyak 245 are particularly easy to carry. Several carry-handles have been positioned around the Sportyak 245 to facilitate its beach-launching and handling. The Sportyak 213 can be fitted with a roller kit. The Sportyak 245 is fitted with wide rollers integrated into the design of the hull which do not affect in any way the boat’s performance on water, whether it is being rowed or powered by an outboard engine.
"After celebrating its 40th birthday last year, this unmistakeable orange dinghy/tender is still a benchmark, if not THE benchmark..."
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