An Innovative Micro Tender
The Takacat T260LX is the perfect micro tender and small personal craft—a lightweight and innovative dinghy. With it’s small size and portability the Takacat T260LX is the swiss army knife of portable inflatable boats. The T260LX provides easy boarding from the water and can be used for hassle-free access to clean the waterline of a larger vessel. With a sleek design, and featuring innovative Takacat advantages such as an open bow, catamaran hull design and the revolutionary Tube Transom®, the T260LX is often the most practical and envied dinghy in the anchorage. It also is a safe and comfortable fishing boat and has nearly limitless other uses. Possibility awaits you with this innovative and cutting-edge dinghy!
A Tender With A Twist
The Takacat T300LX is our most popular tender and small personal craft—a lightweight and innovative performance dinghy. With it’s modest size and extreme portability the Takacat T300LX is the ideal dinghy for any larger boat. The T300LX provides easy boarding from the water and can be used for hassle-free access to clean the waterline of a larger vessel. With a sleek design, and featuring innovative Takacat advantages such as an open bow, catamaran hull design and the revolutionary Tube Transom®, the T300LX is often the most practical and envied dinghy in the anchorage. It also is a safe and comfortable fishing boat with nearly limitless other uses. Possibility awaits you with this innovative and cutting-edge dinghy!
The Ultimate Portable Watercraft
The Takacat T340LX is the ultimate portable boat. Boasting incredible performance with small outboards as well as superior rowing performance (for an inflatable) this boat is an ideal first boat as well as medium to large all-inflatable dinghy. With it’s large interior size and widened hull the T340LX offers comfort and safety when in rough conditions. The T340LX provides easy boarding from the water and can be used to easily board from the water by swimmers, snorkelers and SCUBA divers alike. With a sleek design, and featuring innovative Takacat advantages such as an open bow, catamaran hull design and the revolutionary Tube Transom®, the T340LX a practical boat to be used for a wide array of activities from recreation to professional and first responder applications. The T340LX is our most popular Takacat model!
A Professional Grade Day Boat
The Takacat T380LX is the big brother to the T340LX. It is a larger boat with a longer waterline for easier planing and for carrying heavier loads. The Takacat T380LX is the boat of choice for professionals, coaches and families. This boat is the first size that has multiple chambers per tube making the boat safer for trips further offshore. The T340LX provides easy boarding from the water and can be used to easily board from the water by swimmers, snorkelers and SCUBA divers alike. With a sleek design, and featuring innovative Takacat advantages such as an open bow, catamaran hull design and the revolutionary Tube Transom®, the T380LX is well suited to go on adventures not all inflatable boats could survive.
The Most Portable 14' Boat
The T420LX is the second largest Takacat LX model. This size uses a larger tube diameter than the other Takacat models which allows it to be more stable when at rest which makes it a fantastic fishing or hunting platform. The longer waterline will allow the boat to get amazing speeds out of small outboards even well suited for electric propulsion or becomes a rocketship when equipped with a 9.9 or 15 horsepower motor! Featuring innovative Takacat advantages such as an open bow, catamaran hull design and the revolutionary Tube Transom®, the T420LX is an amazingly large boat capable of accommodating the whole family for a day trip or hauling enough gear for an extended adventure but portable enough to ride in the trunk of your car!
A Portable Craft Like No Other
The T460LX is the largest Takacat LX model. This boat is absolutely massive! This boat can comfortably take 6 adults for a day on the water without any issues with crowding! This boat is just as happy being pushed along with a 9.9 HP outboard as it is with a 20 HP hanging on the back. Capable of reaching speeds well over 20 knots, even when loaded with cargo and passengers, this boat isn't for everyone, but when you need a big boat, the 460LX really fits the bill!
Takacat LX Series Features & Benefits
Small and Convenient Storage Footprint
The Takacat LX Series features a removable transom. This means the boat can be easily folded, then rolled like a swiss cake roll so these boats take up the smallest amount of space possible.
Even the largest LX model can fit on the backseat or trunk of nearly any passenger car!
Catamaran Hull Design
The catamaran hull design of the Takacat reduces the wetted surface area of a common inflatable allowing the Takacat to go faster with less horsepower.
- The catamaran design also allows this boat to float in less water as well as be incredibly stable—so stable that you can stand on one side while the boat remains flat in the water!
- Once on plane, these boats will skip from wavetop to wavetop for a comfortable ride, even in choppy waters.
Quick-Drain Open Transom
The open transom does more than make these boats portable, they also allow for instant draining of all water in the boat.
You can launch in the surf and take breaking waves without ever filling the boat with water. Heck, you could park it under a waterfall without it filling with water!
Easy Access Open Bow
The easy access open bow design of the LX series is very unique and has a lot of uses.
- You can easily board the boat from the water, instead of trying to climb over bulbus hulls.
- It makes it very easy and safe to enter and exit the boat when beached and it makes scrubbing the waterline of your larger boat a breeze since standing on the very bow of an LX boat puts the soles of your feet at the waterline.
- Due to the upturned angle of the bows, it does not scoop water when underway.
Single Seam HD Tube Construction
All Takacat LX Series boats have a single seam that runs down each hull. We didn’t stop there, that single seam has a quadruple overlap to prevent leaking and premature wear from frequent folding.
Glued Seams - Better than Welded!
Glued seams are the right choice for this style of boat. Welded seams are easier and less technical way to get an airtight seal, but the process of welding the fabrics together makes the material a bit brittle. Welded seams aren't a worry on RIBs that don’t get deflated, but on a boat like the Takacat that will see frequent folding for storage, this is not advantageous.
Glued seams are also repairable as the seam can be serviced with a heat gun and new glue, welded seams are not serviceable and can only be patched.
Takacat LX Series Technical Specs
|Table header 0||260LX||300LX||340LX||380LX||420LX||460LX|
|Length||8 ft 6 in||9 ft 10 in||11 ft 2 in||12 ft 6 in||13 ft 9 in||15 ft 1 in|
|Beam (Width)||5 ft 1 in||5 ft 1 in||5 ft 5 in||5 ft 5 in||6 ft 1 in||6 ft 1 in|
|Tube Diameter||19 in||19 in||19 in||19 in||22 in||22 in|
|Weight||55 lbs||64 lbs||75 lbs||89 lbs||111 lbs||125 lbs|
|Rec HP||2.5 - 6 HP||2.5 - 8 HP||2.5 - 10 HP||6 - 15 HP||9.9 - 15 HP||9.9 - 15 HP|
|Max HP||8 HP||10 HP||15 HP||20 HP||20 HP||20 HP|
|Capacity||3 people / 793 lbs||4 people / 809 lbs||5 People / 1135 lbs||6 people / 1410 lbs||7 people / 1576 lbs||8 people / 1874 lbs|
|Bag #1 Size||37.5 in x 14 in x 12 in||41.5 in x 14 in x 12 in||47.5 in x 14 in x 12 in||51.5 in x 14 in x 12 in||59 in x 14 in x 14 in||65 in x 14 in x 14 in|
|Bag #2 Size||35.5 in x 14 in x 10 in||35.5 in x 14 in x 10 in||35.5 in x 14 in x 10 in||35.5 in x 14 in x 10 in||35.5 in x 14 in x 10 in||35.5 in x 14 in x 10 in|
*All Takacat boats are built with 0.9mm, 1000 denier PVC.
*All Takacat boats are UV Rated 4.5 out of 5 and manufactured to ISO 4892-3:2006.
*Transom bars are made of 2mm wall thickness 304 Stainless Steel.
Expand the Performance & Capabilities of your Takacat LX
GO FASTER AND FARTHER WITH LESS POWER.
The Takacat LX catamaran design means that you need less power to push these boats at the same speeds as flat and v-bottom boats. The realm of portability for outboards is in the 9.9 hp range and under: this is where the Takacat boats thrive. A 9.9 hp can push a Takacat up to 18 mph even with a couple people on board!
We have access to new Yamaha outboards from our local Yamaha partner and are expanding our service department to start refurbishing used outboards. Call to inquire about pricing and availability!